Best Weed Strains for Gaming: Choose One That Suits Your Style

Last updated: 26 March 2024

Is weed good for gaming?

Smoking cannabis and playing video games rank among people’s favorite modern pastimes. Some might think that these two are totally incompatible and that when planning their weekend entertainment, one must choose between a bong and a gamepad. However, nothing could be further from the truth. You can be as high as a kite and yet at the top of your game – the important thing is to use the best weed strain for gaming.

What Makes a Good Strain for Gaming?

To recommend good weed strains for gaming is notoriously difficult. No two people will react the same way even to the same bud smoked from the same bowl. Finding a strain that best suits your own personality is an art and science in itself. Add another two variables into the equation – your gaming preferences and gaming style – and the problem is no longer computable. There’s really only one way to figure it out: trial and error.

But hey, there’s good news: general guidelines exist. The very best weed strain for gaming should do the following:

  • Make you energetic rather than drowsy (heavy eyelids are a big no-no)
  • Immerse you in the game and sharpen your focus
  • Spark your creativity if the game calls for it
  • Make you talkative and social if it’s a team game
  • Ease your aches and pains, or at least distract from them
  • Generally lift your mood – because gaming is all about having fun, right?

Best Strains for Gaming

Whether you’re a casual gamer who just wants to kill a boss or two after a stressful day at the office or a cyber athlete competing against the world’s best, you’ll find something on our list of the best weed strains for gaming.

Pineapple Express Auto

Pineapple Express Auto (Fast Buds) Pineapple Express Auto (Fast Buds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 20 %
  • Intergalactic flights and complete tranquillity
  • 400 - 550 g/m² indoors
    50 - 200 g/plant outdoors
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This famous autoflower is a perfect way to relax when the long busy day is over and you want to reward yourself with several hours of intense euphoria. Play an adventure game to suit your jubilant mood – you’ll be totally immersed in exotic places and larger-than-life action. Heavy smokers can use Pineapple Express Auto as their daytime smoke and play more demanding team games.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough (Dutch Passion) Strawberry Cough (Dutch Passion)
  • Photoperiod
  • World of Strawberry relaxation
  • 15 - 22 %
  • 300 - 400 g/m² indoors
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When your focus is laser-sharp and every left mouse click results in a headshot, you’ve probably smoked some old-school Sativa such as Strawberry Cough. With 15-22% THC, she isn’t overwhelmingly strong, but a few puffs are enough to propel you to another level of awareness and good mood. Among great strains for gaming, this one is compatible with serious tournaments.

Original Auto OG Kush

Original Auto OG Kush (Fast Buds) Original Auto OG Kush (Fast Buds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Overwhelming relaxation
  • 450 - 550 g/m² indoors
    50 - 150 g/plant outdoors
  • 23 %
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If your couch is soft and comfortable, the gamepad fully charged, and all the smoking gear just within reach on the coffee table, you only need some Original Auto OG Kush to have a perfect evening. This medicinal strain doesn’t impair your thinking or memory, so you don’t even have to play a game you know – you can familiarize yourself with a completely new one. A warm and solid body buzz will also purge you from a feeling of tiredness and give you your second wind for playing.

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze (GHS) Super Silver Haze (GHS)
  • Photoperiod
  • Legen - wait for it - dary
  • 800 g/m² indoors
    1500 g/plant outdoors
  • 19.11 %
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If you want to win gaming tournaments, you probably need a winning strain. Super Silver Haze was decorated three times with the highest award a strain of weed can get – the High Times Cannabis Cup. This is truly an exceptional Sativa that fills you with intense euphoria and Zen-like relaxation. Amid blood-splattering action, you will keep your cool and react with surgical precision. This stuff is strong though, so smoke it in moderation if you don’t want to suck.

Green Crack

Green Crack (Garden of Green) Green Crack (Garden of Green)
  • Photoperiod
  • Mental turbulence
  • 19.8 %
  • 500 - 600 g/m² indoors
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Many think that naming weed strains after hard drugs is in poor taste, but the name Green Crack accurately captures this marijuana’s character. These buds work better than coffee, and if you want to extend your gaming session ‘til the wee hours of the morning, you can count on remaining alert and functional. With close to 20% THC, the high is like high-octane fuel and has no comedown toward the end.

Gelato Auto

Gelato Auto (Herbies Seeds) Gelato Auto (Herbies Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 400 - 600 g/m² indoors
  • 26 %
  • Outpouring of creativity
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This one is for hardcore gamers and veteran smokers, as Gelato Auto is one of the strongest autoflowers on the market – it boasts a jaw-dropping 26% THC and gets you high in one to two hasty tokes between rounds. Surprise your adversaries with unorthodox and unexpected moves as this weed strain makes you wickedly creative. Another perk you get from these buds is unbounded energy that’ll last for hours.

Auto Skywalker Haze

Auto Skywalker Haze (Dutch Passion) Auto Skywalker Haze (Dutch Passion)
  • Autoflowering
  • Refreshing and strong
  • Very High
  • 22 - 26 %
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What makes a great team leader? Good strategic thinking, the ability to adapt on the fly, and being able to control your teammates with precise and rapid commands. Auto Skywalker Haze enhances all these skills, as this Sativa-dominant autoflower puts you completely in the zone. You’ll never forget a game plan and will completely control the battlefield while in a robot-like lucid state. You’ll also feel totally happy – both by the way the game unfolds and by the euphoric effect of the smoke.

Apple Betty

Apple Betty (Herbies Seeds) Apple Betty (Herbies Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • Sugary psychedelia
  • 600 - 800 g/m² indoors
    2300 - 2600 g/plant outdoors
  • 28 - 33 %
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You probably wouldn’t think a 33% THC Indica is a good candidate for the best weed for gaming, but Apple Betty can transform your gaming experience with its powerful psychedelic high. We bet you’ll occasionally lose touch with reality and think you’re inside the game you’re playing. These buds aren’t for competition, but playing against bots through some straightforward campaign will give you a sense of total immersion.

Trippy Gorilla Autoflowering

Trippy Gorilla Autoflowering (Big Head Seeds) Trippy Gorilla Autoflowering (Big Head Seeds)
  • Autoflowering
  • 400 - 600 g/m² indoors
  • Euphoric waves through the body
  • 25 - 28 %
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Like the previous one, this weed is also trippy, but her Sativa character makes the trip free of any unwanted sedation. It’s pure energy and exhilaration, with every color vivid, every sound crisp, and every thought sparkling with creativity. Depending on the dosage, you can smoke a little of Trippy Gorilla Autoflowering before the most important tournament or finish a whole joint just to have fun and see your favorite game in a new light.

Mimosa Evo

Mimosa EVO (Barney's Farm) Mimosa EVO (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 - 30 %
  • 700 g/m² indoors
    2000 g/plant outdoors
  • Laughing buddha
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Mimosa Evo is a very potent strain, with THC levels hovering in the mid-twenties but reaching a whopping 30% in some samples. She’s a dominating Indica with serious therapeutic qualities and will make you forget about your aching back and shoulders and cramping wrists after you’ve played for 12 hours straight. However, her main effect is – surprisingly – uplifting mental stimulation, which makes her the ideal weed for gaming enthusiasts.

Gaming and Weed Can Go Together Perfectly

As you can see from our list, the best weed strains for gaming are Sativas and Sativa-dominant hybrids, but you can find some unexpected gems among the best Indicas too. We’ve chosen and presented to you the prime examples from all these cannabis types. Do some experimentation, and you’re sure to find one that will be a kind of doping for your performance in cybersports rather than an impediment.

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