July 19, 2006
We were just saying the other day there weren't enough drinking games based on reality TV shows. We were kind of hoping the one we found would be based on America's Top Model, or maybe Hogan Knows Best, but we'll settle for Survivor. Maybe we should leave it up to the experts over at Critical Gamers but we're thinking of picking up a pack, because how can you go wrong for twelve bucks?
Beer Survivor is a drinking game for those who love drinking games. It is not for the faint of heart. You will compete in Challenges that will test your skill in quarters, card games, and flat-out, your ability to drink. Elimination from the game is always a threat. You will have the opportunity to acquire Immunity from any given challenge through the completion of Immunity Challenges. Along the way you will be tested, dared by your fellow competitors to do the outrageous, or to reveal your most private secrets. There's more you will be subjected to, but if we told you now, it wouldn't be a surprise. Becoming the Beer Survivor will not be easy, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. Good luck.
July 11, 2006
Just when you didn't think there were enough drinking games in the world, along comes one you can play every day if you subscribe to a newspaper. On top of that, you can use your Sunday morning coffee for a chaser while you play!
For those not familiar, Mark Trail is a comic strip in which nothing much ever seems to happen; the star being a soft-spoken, veteran outdoorsman bent on preserving our natural resources — and lulling us into peaceful slumber. But it must be doing something right; Mark Trail has been around since 1946, appears in 175 newspapers and has 23 million readers worldwide. But the artist, Jack Elrod, is either very near-sighted or genuinely thinks that animals can talk. So grab your local comics section, a bottle of your favorite adult beverage, and, each time an animal appears to be saying something, take a shot. You’ll be a hopeless drunk by Labor Day.
Plus, if you really want to get a jump on being hammered you can scroll through a whole week's worth of comics at King Features. Bottoms up!
June 30, 2006
So this week's physical challenge is the Strange Brew Drinking Game, and no, we're not telling you to get plastered and listen to Eric Clapton noodle on the guitar. The point of the game is to get your hands on a copy of Strange Brew, the 1983 movie featuring Bob and Doug McKenzie. The rules are simple - gather up a bunch of beer (preferably Canadian) and watch the movie.
All you have to do is drink every time someone says "eh" or "hoser."
Play your cards right and you're going to be on beer eight before you're halfway through the flick. Read on for other ideas to spice up the game, including alternate rules.
Continue reading: "Physical Challenge: Strange Brew Drinking Game"
June 23, 2006
On paper, Power Hour doesn't really seem like it's that big of a deal. You take a shot of beer every minute for an hour. Sounds straightforward enough, especially for the drunkards in our audience. But if it was easy, we wouldn't make it a physical challenge, now would we?
In practice, the whole Power Hour thing is like trying to play chess while riding a rhino - or that's what it seems like about halfway through. First of all, you have to find someone willing to stay sober enough to watch the clock and tell you to drink...60 times. Either that, or you have to come up with some other system - we heard about some folks who create a CD with 60 second snippets of songs, and someone has even come up with a version of the game for your PC, DVD or cell phone. Whatever works - we do it the old fashioned way...count to 60 between each shot. That's because we usually play solo, though.
Beyond the timing of the shots (and actually pouring them, which becomes a bitch after about 35 or so), there are a just a few rules/factors to take into account.
Continue reading: "Physical Challenge: Power Hour"
May 26, 2006
Summer is nealy upon us, and it's about time to start thinking about how you're going to waste...errr, spend...those hot, lazy days. How about a sport that involves a keg, but also involves a little activity so your legs don't atrophy while you're pouring yourself beer after beer? As far as we can tell, that's what Sloshball is all about - a bastard hybrid of softball and drinking. We know what we're going to be doing with our summers now, with Sloshball during the day and beer pong at night. God bless America.
Here's a little more about the sport:
Established in Southern California in 1995, Sloshball.org is the world's only organization dedicated to the global expansion of the great game of Sloshball. Its humble beginnings date back to the early 1980's and the sun-drenched ballfields of Boulder, Colorado. Today, it's become more than just a game--it's a state of mind. With organized Sloshball events spreading south to San Diego, Houston and Tulsa and east all the way to Toronto, North Carolina and Philly, it's clear that Sloshball is here to stay.
We're not big softball players, but we like any game where runners are obliged to empty a keg cup at second base before they can continue to third, and where a player who hits a home run is immediately joined by his teammates for a social drink. If we could figure out how to combine this sport with wiffle ball without ending up in rehab, we'd be in heaven. Check out an overall list of Sloshball rules
and find out how to contact your local team or start your own at Sloshball.org
April 19, 2006
It's a good time to be a gamer. E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo, for all y'all who forgot your geek-to-English dictionaries) is coming up in May. This could mean only one thing - booth babes. Oh, yeah - and some interesting video game news too. For those of you who can't wait for the festivities to start, Game Daily has come up with an interesting Pre-E3 drinking game to get you through while you're waiting to lock your looking balls on some PS3 demos, the Nintendo Revolution, and maybe even some second generation Xbox 360 titles.
The drinking games center around the holy trifecta of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony - check out our favorite highlights from the Nintendo drinking game below:
Reggie pulls a portable system from his breast pocket (we're betting on it being a DS Lite).
Reggie discusses how Nintendo's learned from its mistakes.
The audience thunderously applauds (this will happen quite a bit).
New Super Mario Bros. is shown.
Someone discusses market disruption.
Someone doesn't mention Microsoft or Sony by name.
Nintendo says anything about the Game Boy Micro.
The classic gaming download service is shown/discussed.
Myamoto hits the stage (take two more sips if he comes out with props and/or is dressed like a videogame character).
We don't know who Reggie or Myamoto are, but that Nintendo drinking game
sounds like a hoot. If you feel like getting really liquored up in time for E3, charge up your console and check out the Microsoft
versions as well.
April 9, 2006
There usually isn't a whole lot of confusion involved in drinking games. Generally, the whole point is to get quite a bit of beer into you in a relatively short amount of time. Some of the games we enjoy include Flip Cup, Beer Pong, TEGWAR, and the enduring classic, You Chug. (It's as simple as it sounds - someone tells you to chug your beer and you do it, then you can tell someone else to chug theirs. Genius. We won't even get into the ever-controversial "Jesus Saves" optional rule).
As simple and direct as many games are, we've never stumbled across one that gets the concept across as simply as Let's Get Sh*t-Faced. Takes all the guess work out of what you're supposed to do, doesn't it? See below for the product description:
Players select one of the drinking assignment die colors to represent each player or each team of 2+ players. Then players take turns rolling the dice. The brown die tells you who drinks, and the other dice determine how much. Perhaps the highest or lowest numbers drink, the last person to perform a gesture drinks, or the losers of a silly contest drink. Contest ideas are included on the back, such as: hairiest ass, loudest belch, dirtiest joke, or best armpit fart. This is a game for 2 to 100 players!
Sounds like a winner to us! Yeah, we know it's Sunday, and you're probably feeling like 6 miles of bad road because you're coming off a bender, but just think - if you order it now, you'll probably have it in time for next
weekend, when you're ready to start all over again! Learn more and buy a set for $9 at DrinkingStuff.com
January 18, 2006
Remember when we told you about the World Series of Beer Pong? Well, we kind of missed the boat on getting you the results, since it wrapped up over a week ago, but better late than never, right? It's come to our attention that after fighting their way through a series of teams with names like "We're Going to Own Your Face" and "Drunk Bitch," a duo called Team France battled their way to Beer Pong gold.
A pair of recent University of Michigan graduates are each $5,000 richer for being the best at a national tournament involving a campus drinking game popular among many college students.
Jason Coben and Nick Velissaris are the champions of the "World Series of Beer Pong," which took place earlier this month near Las Vegas. The two beat out more than 160 other competitors to split the $10,000 grand prize.
via Boston.com - Mich. pair wins beer pong championship
Ten grand for playing beer pong? Note to self...put together a team for 2007. You can learn more and plan for next year at the WSOBP site.
December 2, 2005
Remember a couple months ago we went on a beer pong frenzy, and one of the products we featured was a racking system called Bombed? We really liked the game a lot, and we found the rack made it much easier to refill our beers, plus it kept us from knocking over our cups with bad tosses. We've just been informed that Bombed has updated their store with some new products, including the "Reload" package that includes spare ping pong balls and cups. They also offer tons of cool t-shirts...we got one of their "Nice Rack" shirts, and it's a great conversation starter no matter where we go. Plus, what better way to intimidate your beer pong opponent than to show up dressed for the occasion?
As if the beer pong-related products weren't exciting enough, Liquor Snob readers are eligible for a 10 percent discount on all their holiday purchases. What better way to tell mom or sis that you love them than with beer pong-related gifts? All you have to do to get the discount is order from the GetBombed.com site and enter the promotion code "GIVEBOMBED" at checkout. It's almost too easy.
If you need more coaxing you can read our full Bombed game review, but we recommend you head on over to the GetBombed store and get to shopping.
November 24, 2005
BJ's Beer Pong Tables
Folding portable beer pong table
Prices start at $69; Buy One Now
There's no excuse for how long it has taken us to post this review. Well, actually, there's a great excuse - we were busy playing beer pong. We've had our BJ's portable beer pong table for a couple weeks now, and if you've noticed a drop-off in our posts lately, it's because we've been having trouble tearing ourselves away.
BJ's makes tables in two sizes - "Dorm Room" which starts at $69, and "Classic House Party" which starts at $139. The Dorm Room model is 2'x7', and folds up into a 2'x3.5' briefcase that weighs about 25lbs. The Classic House Party is considerably beefier, starting out as a 1.5'x4' briefcase that weighs 45lbs, and folding out into a 3'x8' table. Both tables feature a cool, glossy finish, and they have raised foam-rubber skid plates to keep your cups from sliding around.
The thing we really liked about this table, however, was the customization option. You can replace the BJ's logo in the center of the table with whatever image you want. It obviously costs more for a customized table, but we figure it's short money for the chance to have yourself immortalized on your very own beer pong table. If your picture is on your beer pong table, people are going to know whose it is, and they'll give you the respect you deserve (and maybe give you a phone number? We haven't tested that yet). Or, if you're on a team and you put your team's logo right on the table, you'll put the fear of Jeebus into your competitors.
Learn more about BJ's beer pong tables, and pick up a stock or customized table of your own, at BJsBeerPong.com.