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Drinking Games: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Drinking Rat » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:42 am

Dearest drunks!
The new year is nearly upon us. Parties everywhere are lining up their bottles in battle formations, optimizing the snack-supply lines and fortifying their homes for the intensive alcohol abuse that will go on.
So is my party, we are missing one thing however. We do not just want to go into the new year fully blasted, we need the motivation to blast ourself straight to february!

To achieve this I have made a custom version of the ring of fire game, or circle of death or whatever you call it. You probably know the deal, you put cards in a circle, people take turns to pick a card, each card has a task or a game or something else drinking-related, and when you break the circle you have to take a real big glass of rotgut liquor.

Now finally I am coming to my request to you guys. You guys must be a huge untapped keg of wisdom concerning local variatons of this game and I'd like to hear about that. I'm currently at about 100 cards or something, but always looking for new 'expansion packs' to my game. So what are some fun rules/cards/whatever you guys use in this game?

Cheers and a verry happy new year my dearest mofo's!

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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by brandonman » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:56 am

Literally every party I've ever gone to has different rule sets. Here's the Official House Rules for Circle of Death at the brandonman homestead when I throw parties with my buddy.

2 - you: Pick somebody at the table to drink
3 - me: Sucks to suck. Drink up buddy
4 - whores: Girls at the table drink. Sorry for the crudeness, ladies
5 - Never have I ever: You guys know the drill. Three fingers up. I've been to parties that play this as "Drive". Don't do this and don't let anybody suggest it, it blows. Hard.
6 - Dicks: Guys at the table take a drink
7 - heaven: Point your finger to the sky. Everybody else follows suit. Last person to do it drinks
8 - Date/Mate: Pick somebody to be your date/m8. From here on out, every time you drink, they drink. Anybody they eventually choose/have chosen as a date also drinks. So you can end up with a chain. Be careful of the infinite loop.
9 - Rhyme: Say a word. It goes around the table and people have to say a rhyming word. Your time limit is at the group's discretion
10 - Categories: Pretty straight forward. Declare a category, i.e: Car models, and it goes around the table starting with you. Example: Mustang, Corvette, 458, etc. You can normally stick the girls pretty easily with this one
Jack - Thumb Master: Henceforth, when you place your thumb on the table, everybody has to (Don't be a dick, keep it in sight), and last person to catch on takes a drink. This is my favorite. Next person to draw a Jack becomes the new thumb master, so only one person has this power at a given time
Queen - Question Master: Henceforth, if you ask somebody a question, and they answer it, they have to take a drink. Have fun with this one. You suddenly became forgetful of the rules! As with the Jack, this is superseded by the next one.
King - Rulemaster: Make up a new rule. I always struggle coming up with a good one, but it's fun. We normally don't have this one superseded, makes it more fun
Ace - Waterfall: Countoff! Everybody starts drinking. Keep going. And going. Until the person who drew the card stops, but keep going! It is now the next person in the rotation's turn to stop when they choose while everybody keeps going. Then the next. This is great for those of us who can handle our booze that want people to catch up. Goes all the way around the table.


These are pretty standard rules, but figured I'd post 'em in case we do any differently around here.
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:39 pm

I simply don't know why people need to play drinking games...

Just drink. It's delicious and it makes you feel good. Why force it?
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Dale » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:25 pm

Just don't eat too much chilli next time.
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Drinking Rat » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:46 am

brandonmann, thanks. those are all pretty much in my set already but thanks anyway!

And Palinka, we usually play drinking games because it adds more of a social aspect. If you're with a group of whom you know about half the people it's a nice way to get liquored up and kind of get a few fun conversations going, and after one or two rounds of the game it dissolves into a normal party. It's kind of like a get-to-know-eachother game for adults :D

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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:30 am

Drinking Rat wrote:...It's kind of like a get-to-know-eachother game for adults..
Eeermm...Isn't that what drinking is about, anyway? Sure as shit managed to get FDR, Churchill and Stalin working together despite their ideological differences.
Hellsteeth, it even worked for Patton and the Russians.


I am not criticizing, merely offering food, or rather. booze for thought...
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Post by gerryLee » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:00 am

Palinka wrote:I simply don't know why people need to play drinking games...

Just drink. It's delicious and it makes you feel good. Why force it?
Agree with you mate. We can just enjoy drinking
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by brandonman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:30 am

Drinking Rat wrote:brandonmann, thanks. those are all pretty much in my set already but thanks anyway!

And Palinka, we usually play drinking games because it adds more of a social aspect. If you're with a group of whom you know about half the people it's a nice way to get liquored up and kind of get a few fun conversations going, and after one or two rounds of the game it dissolves into a normal party. It's kind of like a get-to-know-eachother game for adults :D
Yea, realistically. If You don't have the right drunkard crowd like us yungin's, it's hard. We've gotta coax people into drinking like us, into meeting each other, get the girls drinking, etc. You've gotta get the booze flowing through a forced-fun manner at the prime-ages, for some ages, nowadays.

Ring of Fire is fun, but I still recommend slap cup. When somebody describes it (I've only heard a few descriptions, but eh, if you're interested in our version, hit me up here or in any of my threads. Literally my favorite thing to do - drink and play slap cup, but I haven't had a real game in several months), it sound "eh.... Ok....." But when you hit that game, IT'S FUCKING GREAT! If you're good though, gotta keep a whiskey on the rocks on hand. You get good and fuck on the newbies/girls, which, in itself, ads a new dynamic ;)
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Drinking Rat » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:21 pm

What's slap cup? Never heard of it.

And I don't mind the comments. I understand why people aren't into drinking games, and I'm also confident enough in the fun I have with those to not feel critiqued.
No matter how you how you get soused, as long as you enjoy yourself while drinking, you're drinking right is my credo :)

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Post by brandonman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:26 pm

Drinking Rat wrote:What's slap cup? Never heard of it.

And I don't mind the comments. I understand why people aren't into drinking games, and I'm also confident enough in the fun I have with those to not feel critiqued.
No matter how you how you get soused, as long as you enjoy yourself while drinking, you're drinking right is my credo :)
Ok, I'll explain it, maybe get you a hella fun new party game.

So you need at minimum four people around a table that's a good height (Something like beer pong height). So arrange 20 plastic cups in the center of the table in a circle. Go to the fridge, and grab five cheap beers. Distribute four of them across all the cups except the middle one. In the middle one, pour in that fifth beer. In addition to this, you will need two more plastic cups, and two ping pong balls. Let's rock.

Give two people on opposite ends of the table one of the two extra plastic cups and a ping pong ball. The objective of the game is to bounce your ping pong ball into the cup in front of you. Count off, and let them get going. Once you make it into the cup, pass the cup and the ball to the person to your left. Next guy immediately starts shooting. Here's where it starts getting good. If you make it on your first shot into your cup, you can pass it to *anybody* on the table. So let's say I pass it to the person that's to the right of somebody shooting, and that person who got my pass makes it first. The guy to his left is shooting. He slaps that guy's cup and ping pong ball off the table and passes his cup and ball to the next guy in the rotation. The guy who just got slapped now has to take one of the beers from the center, slam it, and use that as his new shooting cup (and also get his ball). So in the process, the other cup and ball can be sent back around to knock him out again while he's drinking and finding his ball. You can get a chain going, but we limit to 3 as bro rules. Sounds kind of ok in words, but if you're playing it in person, and are with some people who really get into it and yelling and shit, it's an intense game. Make sure it moves fast and frantically. As a party host, it's your job to keep everybody amped up.

Other rules: On your pass to anybody, you can not pass to somebody who has a shooter to their right. That'd be a dick move to pass it right as somebody makes it and slaps them. Of course, you can pass to somebody that will be slapping somebody ELSE, as we established earlier

If your ball lands in one of the center cups, knock your damned shooting cup off the table, chug that baby, and get back to it, you poorly aiming cunt!

Last person to get slapped takes that filled bitch cup in the middle. We don't make people chug it if they don't want. We reserve their time to drink it for smoking.

I think we have another house rule but I can't think of it at the moment.
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by oettinger » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:21 am

Palinka wrote:I simply don't know why people need to play drinking games...

Just drink. It's delicious and it makes you feel good. Why force it?
This.

I got a character in this game called life, the manuals do not prepare you for what`s coming in the least. Steering is iffy, that guy often just won`t behave and just doesn`t want to do what`s best for him.
But with a drink or two in your system you quickly forget the ripoff it really is and may try to score some "joy-coins" here and there. What still bothers me is that you can`t change characters once you are "born".
From a drinking game standpoint I`ll give it a B plus because you can choose between a freaking lot of drinks and visit other characters on the run. What really sucks though is the background soundtrack of the band called "Money" and their stupidly lame song "Work for a living". I hate techno music.
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Re: Circle of Death, Ring of Fire, all that jazz

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:18 am

oettinger wrote:...their stupidly lame song "Work for a living"...
Replace their song with this; one of the best songs about life (just ask Peetie44), "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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Drinking Games of The Day

Post by Mr Baggins » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:31 pm

Check this out. It is actually pretty sweet.

Let me know what you think.

http://www.drinkthegame.com



[I think that "Mr Baggins" meant to post a link to this website, which features rather outdated and vanilla drinking games.
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Post by brandonman » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:23 pm

Should I trust this link?
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Re: Drinking Games of The Day

Post by peetie44 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:04 am

Mr Baggins wrote:Check this out. It is actually pretty sweet.

Let me know what you think.

http://www.drinkthegame.com
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