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Bottoms Up: Eight Great Drinking Games

Bottoms Up: Eight Great Drinking Games has published an incredibly useful infographic detailing the eight most popular drinking games. Each game is outlined, complete with the basic rules, along with tips and tricks to help you outlast, outwit, and out-drink your opponents. Most interesting, however, is the history behind these games. For example, did you know that beer pong may have been invented at Dartmouth back in the 1950-1960’s? Not only is this game steeped in history, but it’s also facing controversy today, as some communities are attempting to outlaw the game being played outside due to health concerns over herpes and mononucleosis. From Edward 40 Hands to Flip Cup and Power Hour, this infographic will give you all the information you need in order to play each of these popular drinking games. via

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</div> BOTTOMS UP EIGHT GREAT DRINKING GAMES Looking for a way to get drunk? Looking for a way to get really drunk? Try one of these drinking games, which vary from feats of endurance to skill with dice.* * It should go without saying, but these games are only for those of drinking age-you know, grown-ups. AKA RULES HISTORY WHAT YOU'LL TIPS NEED EDWARD 40 Players duct tape a 40-ounce beer to each of their hands and may not free their hands until their beers are empty. HANDS Need to check a text on your phone? Too bad. Need to use the bathroom? That's really too bad. House rules differ as to whether players must drink BOTH bottles before removing the tape, or whether they can free one hand at a time. 80 OUNCES TO FREEDOM And punishment for those who can't finish also varies but can include the player having to pour the beer all over & themselves. THE 40 CHALLENGE 40s TAPE A STRONG BLADDER Possibly created after a crafty drinker saw the 1990 Johnny Depp classic "Edward Scissorhands" and thought, "But what if his hands were booze?!" Don't drink any other liquids before playing this game, use the bathroom before you start, and pace yourself. FLIP Two teams with an equal number of players stand on opposite sides of a table. In front of each player is a plastic cup with a set amount of beer (the amount varies by house rules-and who poured it). CUP At the beginning, the first member on each team drinks his or her beer. They then place their empty cup at the edge of the table, face-up, and using a quick, one-touch motion, attempt to flip the cup over so that it lands CUPS, TAPS, FLIPPY CUP, face-down on the table. When a player successfully flips his cup, the turn passes to the next player on his team. The first team to successfully flip all their cups is the TIPPY CUP winner. Ensure that your opponent has a challenge flipping his cup by "accidentally" spilling a little beer on his side of the table so AT LEAST SIX PLAYERS PLASTIC CUPS BEER his cup is tougher to flip. TABLE THAT YOU DON'T CARE THAT MUCH ABOUT According to some drinking game aficionados, the game was invented by college students in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1987. Whatever its origins, the game has spread and now includes pay-to-play tournaments around the country, even the World Series of Flip Cup. BEER PONG Keep your fingers dry. If house rules don't ban them, employ distractions to fluster your BETWEEN FOUR AND EIGHT PEOPLE BEIRUT PLASTIC CUPS PINGPONG BALLS opponents. BEER A TABLE Two two-to-four player teams take turns throwing pingpong balls at a triangle of cups on their opponents' side of the table. If a ball lands in a cup, the contents are consumed by the other team and the cup is placed aside or reinserted, empty, into the triangle. If a member of the opposing team throws a ball into an empty cup, they must drink one of their own cups. The first to eliminate all of the opponent's cups is the winner. The game may have its origins in a beer pong played with paddles by the fraternities of Dartmouth in the 1950s and 1960s. Some communities in the U.S. have attempted to ban the game from being played outdoors for health concerns, both over binge drinking and the spread of diseases such as herpes and mononucleosis. QUARTERS A cup (either empty or filled with alcohol) is placed in the middle of a table, at least 10 inches away from all the players. MOOSE (variation that includes bouncing quarters into an ice tray) Players take turns bouncing a quarter off the table and into the cup. If successful, the player makes another player drink and gets to take another turn (variations include the player to the left of the shooter drinking). Unknown but is one of the oldest drinking games and remains Players determine in advance how much constitutes a "drink." popular today BEER (OR OTHER ALCOHOL) If your house rules call for the shooter to choose the drinker, beware of revenge-don't choose the same player to drink every time you're shooting. HARD TABLE QUARTER CUPS KING'S Players sit in a circle around a table. A beer cup is placed on the table, and a deck of cards is spread out, face-down, around the cup. CUP Players take turns flipping over cards and must drink or watch others drink based on the value of the card. For instance, in some variations, if a player turns over a 5, all women at the table must drink. If a player turns over an 8, the table must go into a round of "Never Have 1 Ever." If a player flips over a King, they must pour the contents of their drink into the King Cup at the center of the table, and the last player to flip a King must chug the King Cup. CIRCLE OF DEATH, RING OF FIRE, WATERFALL, DONUT House rules are important, as everyone must know what to do when each card is LOTS OF PEOPLE turned over. The game ends when all cards have been flipped. A DECK OF CARDS Unknown, but the game Just try to A TABLE AND PLENTY OF BEER is popular among college students all over the remember what the cards mean. world. POWER HOUR VARIATION INCLUDES ABOUT SIX BEERS PER PERSON CENTURY CLUB SHOT GLASSES (a shot a minute for 100 minutes) The rules are simple: Drink 60 shots of beer in one hour-one shot per minute. Many websites exist to help players through the game by creating a one-hour playlist; simply drink when you hear a new song. House rules can penalize players for not finishing. Some claim the game originated in upstate New York. As you'll be drinking the equivalent of a six pack in one hour, just try to stay on your feet (or in your seat). THREE Each person takes a roll at the dice; the first to roll al and a 2 is MAN designated the Three Man, and any time a 3 comes up, the Three Man has to drink. Other actions are assigned to different dice totals, including making the players to the left and right of the roller drink and making everybody drink. MR. THREE, If another player rolls a l and a 2, they become the Three Man. In some HAT MAN house rules, if the Three Man himself rolls a 1 and a 2, he gets to choose who becomes the next Three Man. In some variations, the Three Man is forced to wear a special hat (often an empty beer case). Unknown Learn the rules of the house A PAIR OF DICE AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE (LARGER GROUPS MEAN LESS DRINKING) and try to retain you motor control as you get drunker. SOURCES • • Urban Dictionary Produced by BESTCOLLEGEREVIEWS.ORG in cooperation with

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