November 7, 2007
There's nothing that goes hand in hand like drinking booze and manual dexterity. That's why we so often end up playing Jenga when we're a few sheets to the wind. Booze Tower is the next evolution of the game, with all the same block-picking mayhem and an added layer of "adults only" challenges. Oh, and it comes with four shot glasses - sounds like fun to us.
September 12, 2007
Are you a beer pong addict? Do you see any long, flat surface and picture yourself playing Beirut on it until your fingertips bleed? With Portopong, you can turn those dreams into a reality.
Portopong is an inflatable beer pong table that takes the guesswork out of the game. Do we have enough tables? Are we regulation length? If I take that last shot of beer, will I put my eye out on the corner of the table when I black out? (The answers are yes, yes, no, if you're curious).
Plus, if you play in the pool, you don't need a rinse cup, and since it's inflatable you can bring it anywhere you go - though we can picture you passing out from blowing it up way before you take your first drink. Pick one up at Portopong.com for $10 off the regular price (sale ends September 15).
July 4, 2007
Happy Fourth of July (or Independence Day, for those of you who don't like to tie the concept to a date) from Liquor Snob! We hope you spend your day eating and drinking in the sun. If you're looking down the barrel of a thunderstorm like we are, however, we've managed to uncover a fantastic waste...err, use...of your time. Yes, we're talking about the Independence Day Drinking Game
The first thing you need is a copy of the movie (available at Amazonif you want a copy for posterity, or you can just rent it). The next thing you need is to read the rules after the jump - they're straightforward and right to the point. We like the "...And If You Really Want to Get Wasted" rule, ourselves.
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April 11, 2007
There are a lot of Web videos out there, and a lot of them involve drinking. But sometimes you see a video that is so beyond the pale, you just have to share it. A friend of ours sent us such a video, with the mysterious name "Billy Ball." We almost passed on opening it - turns out we're very much glad we didn't.
The Billy Ball video contains some of the sickest, most improbable ping-pong-ball-into-keg-cup shots we've ever seen. There are props, behind the back hurls, multiple banks shots, and skateboards involved - and maybe it's all Hollywood magic, but we'd like to believe there really is someone out there who can make love to a beer pong ball that way. We think our friend JDK summed it up best when he said "don't watch it high or drunk because it will blow a hole in your mind."
Words to live by.
See the video at Suffer The Joy.
March 19, 2007
We're sure the last thing you want to think about the Monday after a Saturday St. Patrick's is another bar crawl, but we've discovered something we just have to share with our New England readers. We've known for a while that the Faneuil Hall area was basically vat-grown for pub crawls, and we've even been on a few ourselves. What we didn't know about was the Boston Bar Golf Invitational, a yearly event where a large number of people get together to take the area by storm. We're not talking an intimate stroll with a few friends here - we're talking shock and damage (nearly 200 people had signed up for the crawl when we wrote this story).
Faneuil Hall is renowned as one of the best Bar Golf courses in the world. From its world class Irish pubs to its lively sports bars, each establishment provides unique challenges to a bar golfer. There is no better environment to meet new people or enjoy good times with old friends. Join us this April on a journey that will be talked about for years to come.
Sounds like fun - head over to BostonBarGolf.com
to sign up and get more info. The Boston Bar Golf Invitational occurs on April 14 this year, and if you're still curious what the hell Bar Golf is, see below.
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February 12, 2007
It's one of those things you really don't want to think about - one of those thoughts that lurks in the back of your mind when you're about to play, but you beat it back. It's not like it's rocket science...when you play beer pong you're picking up a ball that just rolled under a radiator that hasn't been cleaned since the Roosevelt administration, throwing it into a cup of beer, and then drinking it. Makes our stomach turn a bit...but of course, we're (relatively) sober right now.
Anyway, two enterprising young scientists have done some experimenting to find out just how much crud you're drinking when you play beer pong or beirut. Guess what? It's a lot. We challenge the science community to invent antibacterial ping pong balls - or we might just start using Lysol in the rinse cup.
Thankfully, just before Christmas this gap of scientific knowledge was bridged by two gentlemen, Ben Morrissey and Aaron Heffner, who are currently enrolled at my illustrious alma mater of George Washington University. From one night of beer pong playing, these guys uncovered salmonella, E. coli and pneumonia germs under the microscope. Since the ClayNation column is eternally committed to the furtherance of science, I absolutely had to interview the foremost experts on beer pong bacteria in the world, Aaron Heffner and Ben Morrissey. And the result is another hard-hitting ClayNation interview.ClayNation
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October 11, 2006
Holy McCrap, we just realized we never announced the big winner of the Roll 'Em Show 'Em contest we announced a few weeks back. Chalk it up to being busy combined with the fact that we drink our brain cells away for a living. Anyway, we did choose a big winner from the scads of entries we received, and we also called an audible...the winner's entry was so good we decided it was worth the home game AND the t-shirt. That's how we roll here in the Liquor Snob offices - second place gets a kick in the nuts. Aspire to more, kiddies...aspire to more.
The contest was to list who you'd want to play the game with; check out our Roll 'Em Show 'Em review and see below for the winning response.
Erin Grey, circa 1979
Samus Aran (Metroid, just got to see what's under that armor)
Way to keep it nerdy, man - from
the original Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers to the Golden Girls. We'll be contacting the winner - keep your eyes open for more contests in the coming weeks. [Update
: Typing BG when we meant BR was a rookie mistake. The intern responsible will be flogged. - Ed.]
August 30, 2006
Picture this - you're sitting around in your living room having a few drinks and socializing with friends and acquaintances. It's a mixed crowd, and there are a few peeps there you wouldn't mind seeing at least partially naked, maybe kissing up on a little bit. It starts to get late and people are thinking about going home but you realize there's an electricity in the air that's unmistakable. Instead of letting them take off, you pull out a risque party game, dim the lights, and proceed to get frisky.
Sounds great, doesn't it?
Unfortunately, those are not the conditions we had for review Roll'em Show'em, a dice and card-based game that promises a shot at that very situation. What we had was a group of drunk, surly and (more or less) hetero male interns we'd conscripted for the sole purpose of road testing the game. What can we say? All the chicks bailed on us for some reason. So what did we think about Roll'em Show'em under these decidedly non-optimal conditions? Read on to find out.
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August 8, 2006
Do you ever say to yourself "Self, strip poker is a great game and all, and I do get to see my opponents naked, but I just wish there was something more"? We say that all the time. In fact, we have declared strip poker to be a relic of 2005, and we are facing forward to all new gaming opportunities that involve heavy drinking, casual necking and the removal of clothing.
Enter Roll 'Em Show 'Em. As the name implies it's a dice-based game, though it also integrates cards and fake money, and while we haven't made it through all the rules yet we know it also involves drinking and clothing removal. In fact, while we haven't played it yet we're pretty sure we like any game that contains a warning against drinking too much while playing. We'll get a review up as soon as we can, and we'll be setting up a giveaway soon (details to be announced). If your curiosity is piqued already, don't be afraid to head on over to the Roll 'Em Show 'Em site.
July 20, 2006
Every time we mention the weekly physical challenges we post to the site, someone says "Have you posted about Beer Dice yet?" Every time they explain the game to us we've been hesitant to post it because it sounded like some low-rent beirut knockoff, but the more we read about it the more we think it sounds like a great game. We've laid out the rules below, which we modified from the semi-official rules we found over at Pinky McDrinky (whick sounds like a fun game in its own right - read up on it here).
We've come up with what we think is a great physical challenge - we love any drinking game that involves hand-eye coordination. Actually, who are we kidding? We love any drinking game - read on to learn the rules of this one.
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