Animal Crossing: New Leaf Drinking Game

Players: 2-4

3DS


Looking for a way to play a drinking game with your friend who lives in Shanghai and owns a 3DS? Great! You’ve come to the very specific, perfect place.

Animal Crossing is a great game to play alone while you’re lying in bed questioning your life choices, waiting for sleep to come… but it can also be a great game to play with friends, while questioning your life choices and getting liver-destroyingly drunk.

There are a lot of ways you could turn multiplayer AC:NL into a drinking game, but the easiest way is the island mini-games. While you’re earning relatively useless tokens, you can dish out not-so-useless drinks and shots! The mini-games are all between 3 and 10 minutes each, so you can decide based on how quickly you want to get smashed.

acnl

Too bad you’re all gonna die out here.

The Rules of the Game

Rules of the game are simple. You each take as many drinks as the team earns tokens from Tortimer. If one player is awarded more tokens than the others, the additional tokens become shots that player can give out to the other players as they see fit.

Play until the screen on your 3DS becomes a hazy blur and using the joystick feels like trying to thread a needle while riding a bull.

Gulliver Passed Out Animal Crossing Drunk

You fucking drunk, Gulliver.

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Limbo Drinking Game

Players: 1-??

PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Mobile, PC


Limbo is one of my favorite Indie Games of all time. It’s creepy as hell, all while delivering a truly interesting puzzle platforming experience. The best part of it, though, is all of the wonderful ways you can die. And you die pretty consistently. You can be dismembered, smashed, drowned – you can see where this is going.

limbo screenshot

Death by zipline is my preference.

So, you can certainly play this game alone, but I’d say it’s definitely better with friends so you can start yelling at each other. I’m actually stealing a bit of the strategy from our Flappy Bird game, but I’m tweaking it to make sense for this one. It has the possibility to get brutal, so I hope you’re ready to forget the rest of your evening (or morning, no judgement).

drunk in the morning

Round two begins in 45, troops.

The Rules

As I mentioned before, you die a lot in Limbo. A stupid amount. Bunches. So…

Take a drink if you die, and pass the controller.*

That’s not so bad, right?

* – If any previous player has already died in this spot, increase death drinks by 1.

Oh.

So, to spell it out a bit, if you die in the same spot as your best friend Larry, you now have to take 2 drinks every time you die. If this happens again, it’s 3 drinks, and so on and so forth. And this applies to everyone’s death drinks. So, even if Tiny Tim is the one that keeps dying in the repeat spots, you still have to up your death drinks.

I like that term. Death drinks. I think I’ll save it for my inevitable Dark Souls game. Tiny Tim will probably screw you over in that one, too. Fuck Tiny Tim.

drunk tiny tim

More whiskey, Scrooge.

I’m really interested to see if anyone finishes the game by these rules. It’s not impossible, but you’ll probably have to have played it a few times before and generally just be good at it.

So, if you do happen to be playing with an asshole that is really good at the game, here are a few additional rules to help keep some of the beer flowing:

Drink for…

  • Spider / monster appearance
  • Another human on screen, dead / alive
  • Something startles you
  • Something alters your character’s abilities / movement
  • A shot for a sighting of your sister

Extreme Mode

Up the death drinks for every time anyone dies.

Have fun. Don’t die yourself.

Final Fantasy Tactics Drinking Game

Players: 1-??

PSX, PS3, PS4, PSP, PC, GBA


Final Fantasy Tactics is a game jam-packed with nostalgia. Its advanced job system laid the groundwork for tactical RPGs everywhere. It’s highly addictive, and it is at the same time quite rage-inducing. I have become quite a fan of the tactical RPG for drinking games, and for this one I’ll be taking a few lines from our XCOM drinking game (which is great, btw).

final fantasy tactics art

You’re all going to die.

Due to the recurring story elements and style of fighting, this game also makes a decent single player game with some altered rules. We’ll start with the multiplayer section first, though.

Battle – Multiplayer

The customization options aren’t quite as intricate in FFT as they are in XCOM, so you’ll basically just want to pick characters to assign to each person at random for this game. The character(s) chosen will represent you in the game for all drinking purposes. Try to keep the same amount of characters for everyone. If you have one odd out, make it a “social” character, and everyone drinks.

Your character hits an enemy – Give a drink

  • Double if hitting with counter

Your character is hit – Take a drink

  • Double if hit by counter

Go a round with no damage either way – Social

Your character dies – Take 3 Drinks

Your character levels up (job levels included) – Give

You generate friendly fire – The person controlling and the person’s character hit both take 2 drinks

End round with nobody currently dead – Controller gives out 5 drinks for every person playing (these can be combined to give to just one person, if desired)

Player fails mission or loses – They finish their drink

For every chocobo in fight at beginning of battle – Drink 1

final fantasy tactics jobs

I think I have multiple personality disorder.

Battle – Single Player

Take a drink when any of the following happen:

  • Countered
  • Opposing Team Levels Up
  • Opposing Team Heals
  • Push the Wrong Button on Controller
  • Dialogue Happens Mid-Fight
  • Move to the Wrong Spot
  • You are Knocked Back
  • Hit by Summon – One for Each Person Hit
  • Death – Take 3
  • Fail Mission – Finish Drink

Extreme Mode

Take a shot if a guest character gets themselves killed in battle.

final fantasy tactics drinking game

The very start of this game and I already have people hounding me.

Story

These are good for both single player and multiplayer games!

Take a drink when…

  • Slagathor’s – or whatever terrible name you decide on for your character – name is said
  • Delita is mentioned
  • God is brought up
  • Chocobo appears
  • Opaque flashback sequence
  • Have unfortunate feelings toward a main character (Algus, a Beoulve brother, etc.)
  • Member of Beoulve or Heiral (Delita’s) family dies – Take 5

I’m sure there are other recurring items that would be a great addition to this list, but it has been a while since I’ve made it super far into the game, and it’s hard and things. Feel free to add your own to the comments, and I’ll be happy to add them to the official list if I decide I like it.

Slender Drinking Game

Players: 2-??

PC


I personally find Slender to be the scariest fucking game in existence. I think my top score ever is 6 pages, and I’m pretty sure I pissed myself. I never, ever played it alone, either. I don’t think it affects everyone the same way, but the premise of the game always unnerved me.

slender man drinking game

If I have to kill one more person for walking in on me in the bathroom…

Anyway, here’s a super simple game that is great with a group of friends if you want to get drunk and scared at the same time – good scared. And this is for the original download of the game, “The Eight Pages.” I heard “The Arrival” didn’t really deliver, and the premise seems the same, so feel free to try it with that as well.

The Game

One person will be in control of the game at a time. The person playing is essentially immune to drinks* during gameplay, so you can focus on running around trying to make hell for your friends. This person will play the game normally, but every time they pick up a new page, everyone watching has to take 5** drinks. Essentially you’ll just do this and rotate until everyone is on the floor. There is no penalty for dying, unless you die with only 0-1 pages. Take a shot for that because you’re bad.

*  – Player takes shot if they chicken out before death.

** – You decide the amount to take. Can highly depend on who is playing / how fast people die in your group.

Civilization V Drinking Game

Players: 1-12

PC


Civilization is a long running franchise that makes it very easy to lose several hours of your life pitting George Washington against Gandhi. It makes it especially worse now that you can do this with friends online. So, what better way to enhance the experience than with drinking? I’m sure a lot of players out there are already drinking alongside their campaigns to begin with, but we figure we’ll just throw in some rules to make it more interesting.

civilization v gameplay

Let’s play “just the tip”

This game will play fairly differently if you decide to play alone or with other people. Basically, if you’re alone, just take the assigned amount. And yes, doing things that tend to benefit you will score you drinks. That’s what drinking alone is all about. If you’re with friends, a lot of things are switched over to the give category.

On Your Own

Finish Research / Production – Drink 1

City Grows – Drink 3

Destroy Enemy Unit – Drink 3

Reputation Goes Up With Nation or Declare Friendship – Drink 3

Reputation Goes Down With Nation or Declare War – Drink 5

Found a City – Drink 5

Connect Two Cities by Road or Borders – Drink 5

Consume a Great Person – Consume 5

Hit Negative Gold Income – Drink 5

Your Unit Dies – Drink 5

Lose a City – Take Shot


With Friends

A lot of the rules for multiplayer can be decided before going into it, mainly drink amounts and such. It can depend on how many of you there are and how fucked up you want to get, but I’m building this with 3-4 players in mind.

Ideally, you’ll want to make a map that is mostly occupied by just the group you’re playing with. You can have some NPCs in there if you’re short on friends, though.

The goal is to kill each other. You can play this as tactfully or as sloppy as you like. For a level of fairness and balance, I’ll suggest you not make alliances with anyone else while playing, but that is just a suggestion. For acts of violence against other players, those players will drink. Or you will, if you’re an idiot.

Rules

Declare War on a Player – They Take 3

Down a Player’s Unit – They Take 5

Enter a Golden Age – Give 5

Found a New City – Give 10

Enter a New Era – Give 10

Destroy / Take City 

  • They Take a Shot
  • If More Than 2 People Playing, You Can Also Give an Additional Shot to Person of Your Choice

Win The Game – Give 2 Shots

Bonus / Hardcore Mode

Assign a specific technology somewhere in the technology tree to trigger shots to all opposing players for the first person to hit it. You can do this with multiple techs. It’s in your hands, now.

Let us know how you enjoy the game. Try not to turn it into the intro to the Fallout series. Or do. I don’t fucking care.

 

Titan Quest Drinking Game

Players: 1-6

PC, Mobile


Titan Quest is an older action RPG on the PC. In fact, it’s been 10 years since its initial release, but the developers have come back to this one and done some remodeling. So this is to celebrate that. Resembling Diablo in many ways, the game mostly revolves around creating a killing machine to sweep through the game. Given that, the drinking game will mainly revolve around killing, quests, and items. It’s a simple but effective game.

I haven’t played the most up to date version of the game, but the rules should be similar. Multiplayer mode can also focus more on kills and item drops to make communication easier. It also helps match the pace a bit better that way.

titan quest gameplay

I didn’t realize this was going to be a nudist party.

Accept a Quest – Drink 2

Quest Updates – Drink 1

Complete Quest – Drink 5

Beat a Regular Boss – Drink 5

Beat a Titan – Drink 10

Level Up – Drink 5

Notified You’re Out of Room – Drink 2

Legendary/Epic Item Drops (whichever is respectively the “rare” type at your level of progression) – Shot

Death – Shot

titan quest inventory screen

This seems like the ideal time to check my inventory.

This game is best played with quick shot items. We use the same strategy for Diablo III by using Fireball, and it’s great to do right before going to your weekly volleyball game. Get wrecked.

Call of Duty Drinking Game

Players: 1-??

PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC


Call of Duty is a long time drinking game favorite, at least in my circle. But we could just be alcoholics. We mainly like to muffle our yelling at the television and each other with beer and fireball. With that said, there are tons of different ways to drink with this game, and there’s a lot of different versions of this game. Feel free to take any rules and adjust them for whatever is best suited to you. The main idea is to establish a base model for your consumption needs. Black Ops III is the main reference for the game, but most of the rules apply to any.

This will mainly revolve around deaths. There are plenty of different games to make for individual play modes, but there’s a lot of those, and we’re lazy.

call of duty gameplay

General Gameplay

Death by…

  • Standard – 1 Drink
  • Headshot – 2 Drinks
  • Scorestreak – 3 Drinks
  • Melee / Projectile – 5 Drinks
  • Suicide / Accident – Shot

Bonus: Take shot if you’re sporting the skull (dead at the end of the match)

With Friends

Give a drink for every kill you have at the end of the match.

Give additional drinks for top three placement: 3 for third, 6 for second, 9 for first.

black ops 3 match results

Extreme Mode

Take a shot if you have a negative K/D ratio.

Finish whatever drink you have during match intermissions.

Drink 5 if you yell.

Flappy Bird Drinking Game

Players: 2-??

Mobile


If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve hit a low point in your life. I know I have for writing it. We’re gonna make this real short and simple, because there’s like 1 aspect to the whole game. And, obviously, this applies to pretty much any rip off of the game because the original is no longer in existence on the App store.

flappy bird screens

The Game

So, this is going to be simple. You are going to pass the game around, each person taking a turn. If you’re the first person, pass out a drink for each point you acquired during your turn. From there on out, you will either give or take the difference of the current high score.

  • If you are 5 points behind the current score when you die, take 5.
  • If you are 5 over and obtain the new high score, give out 5.

You can see how this will get pretty ugly the higher the score gets, as you will surely screw up very early on at least a couple of times while the score is rocking above the 50 mark – or however good your group of friends happen to be at this shitty game.

-Alternative Drink Option-

If your prescribed drinks hit the 20+ mark, you can trade in the full amount for one shot.


Now go get on with your life and try to make better decisions.

Balloon Fight Drinking Game

Players: 1-???

NES, Wii U Virtual Console, GBA

With the pending re-release of the NES, we knew that people were going to be looking for drinking games related to some of their favorite classics. Personally, I can think of no game that I was more hopeful to see on the list than Balloon Fight. Hours and hours of my childhood were spent playing this game on 1-player, 2-player, and Balloon Trip. So without further ado, here are ways to get drunk with all 3 options.

1-Player Game

1-Player Image

  • Your Balloon Pops – Take a Drink
  • You Lose a Life – Take a Shot
  • You Are Struck by Lightning – Take a Shot
  • Hit by a Fucking Fish – Take a Shot

2-Player Game

2 Player Image

  • Lose a Balloon – Take a Drink
  • Lose a Life– Take 3 Drinks
  • Struck by Lightning– Take a Shot
  • Hit by Fish– Take a Shot
  • Earn 3000 Points – Give a Drink
  • Earn 12,000 Points – Give a Shot

Distribute point based drinks/shots before or after each bonus round.

Bonus Rounds (Optional):

Bonus Round Image
Distribute the following drinks in addition to the drinks from rules listed above.

  • Earn 1,000 Points – Give a Drink
  • Score a Perfect 10– Give a Shot

The point amounts can be adjusted to the skill level of your group. If you’re all terrible, take them down a bit. If you’re pros, raise them – or don’t and just drink like crazy.

Balloon Trip

Balloon Trip Image
This can be played similar to 1-Player mode, but there’s also a great way to play with a group. Essentially, one person will be playing the game and the other players will be gambling on their performance.

For the person playing the game:

After you lose, give out a drink for every 3,000 points you earned, or a shot for every 12,000 points.

Alternate: Everyone not playing takes a drink each time the player accumulates 3,000 points.

For the other players:

Before the player begins, you may wager on two aspects of the game.

Cause of Death:

Bet a number of drinks on how you think the player will die (Lightning, Fish or Drowning.) If you are wrong, drink your wager. If you are right, give out drinks according to the chart below:

  • Death by Lightning – Give Double Your Wager
  • Death by Drowning- Give Triple Your Wager
  • Death by Fish- Give QUADRUPLE Your Wager

Total Points Accumulated:

Each player will guess how many points the player will accumulate before dying. The player closest to the correct amount may give out 1 drink per 1,000 points they are off by.

EXTREME MODE

While in Balloon Trip, any time the player pops a bubble, all players must chug their drinks for the duration of the screen freeze!

Pokémon GO Drinking Game

Players: 2-21,000,000+

Mobile


By now, if you’re not playing Pokémon GO, you’re likely the only one of your friends not out hunting small creatures on your phone. Niantic has provided this generation with what we’ve wanted since we were in elementary school: The chance to be the very best, like no one ever was…to Catch ‘Em All… to actually be a Pokémon trainer. It’s a great reason to take a walk, but it can also be a great drinking game when you’re staying in.

  • I’m bolding staying in because the last thing this game needs, or we are promoting, is some drunk idiot walking into someone else’s home or the street because of this drinking game. BE RESPONSIBLE. THIS IS A DISCLAIMER.
  • Thanks

The Rules

Everyone playing will have their phones open to PoGO for the duration of the game, so it’s good to play during another activity that doesn’t require the use of your phone. Some great options are another drinking game (like Circle of Death), watching a show/movie, or playing a console game like Final Fantasy XV.

You Spot a Pokémon

As part of the game, you MUST attempt to capture every Pokémon that you have the opportunity to. When you attempt to capture the Pokémon, you take 1 drink for each time the Pokémon breaks out of the ball, and 2 drinks for each time you miss the Pokémon completely. Check your aim!

You Catch a Pokémon

Give drinks according to the rarity of what you caught. Use this list from Eurogamer.net as a reference guide – it’s currently the best I can find including the newly added second generation. If a second or third evolution appears, take the given drinks times 2 or 3, respectively.

Everywhere – 1 drink
Common – 3 drinks
Uncommon – 5 drinks
Rare – 7 drinks
Very Rare – 10 drinks
Epic (Very Rare Section 2) – 1 shot
Special/Region Exclusive – Finish current drink
Not Currently Available – Drink everything else in the house. Everything. Even the mustard.

Congratulations, you’ve got a new Poké AND one of your opponents is drinking to your victory.

Optional: All given drinks must go to someone on the opposing team. Valor shall not give to Valor, etc.

The Pokémon Escapes

Take a shot! This isn’t amateur hour; if you have trouble with aim and successful captures, you’re going to be drunk… soon.

drunk oddish

 

Extreme Mode

You Evolve a Pokémon During Game Play

Give a shot! Have a bunch of Weedles saved up to evolve with a lucky egg? This may be a great time to use it.

Pokemon GO Evolution

Using a Lure

If you’re lucky enough to be able to play at/next to a PokéStop, then using a Lure will absolutely intensify the game. Everyone take a drink (or a shot) to celebrate the placement of the Lure!

Pokemon GO Incense Lure


Leave us your best catches while playing the game in the comments below. Or just report to us how many Pokeballs you wasted on this stupid drinking game and how many Rattatas you managed to let escape.