Fortnite Drinking Game

Players: 1-99

PS4, Xbox One, iOS, PC 


In honor of our return to the business of pretending-to-have-a-productive-reason-for-drinking, we’re throwing a couple of big title games your way. There’s nothing much bigger than Fortnite right now, which I do quite enjoy, but I’m surprised it’s still going. And the other big title for the month is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so make sure to check that out!

Fortnite Battle Royale Glider Girl

Me gliding away from all of my problems to my living room couch to play more Fortnite.

To clarify, we’re only doing a game for the Battle Royale mode. I’m sure that doesn’t really surprise anyone, but I wanted to clarify. I’ve never paid money for the actual game… or know anyone that has. Anyway, to the goods!

I have a special Death Game to provide the basis for the drinking involved, and then I also have standard rules set up for specific events.


The Death Game

The rules for this are simple:

  • For every 5 people remaining when you die, you drink 1.
    • This is a potential 20 drink hit if you die immediately.

There’s a catch, though.

  • Once you are under 50 remaining players, this number actually now applies to your friends watching or playing alongside you, but in the opposite direction.

So, if you survive to the 30th spot, your friends drink the equivalent of placement 70, which is 14 drinks, thus your incentive for survival is extra high in this game. All other players required to take a shot if you win (does not apply to fellow teammates that survived the round).

I know you guys are thrilled to try it out.

Fornite unicorn harvest tool rainbow

It truly is a strange, magical place.

The Basics

  • Jumping from the Plane – Social
  • Ammo Box – 2
  • Chest – 3
  • Gnome – 5
  • Orange/Legendary Weapon Found – 10
  • Llama – 15
  • Kill Someone – Everyone Else Drinks 5
  • Finish a Season Goal – Amount of Stars You Earn
  • Someone Dances on you after you Die – *Extra Death Shot*
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Horizon Zero Dawn Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS4


If you were to ask me what the best new IP to release in the last few years was, I’d ultimately have to say Horizon Zero Dawn. If you haven’t played it yet, you’re in for one of the best narratives in gaming since The Last of Us, in my expert* opinion. The combat is very addictive, as well, but I was mostly impressed with a story that was so fresh in comparison to many of the games we have today. I hope this game can help you enjoy it as much as I did.

* – Expert in domestic beer. It’s important.
Horizon Zero Dawn In a Nutshell Drinking Game

I promise it all makes sense after a few hours…

Due to the fact that I love the story so much, a lot of the rules are going to revolve around the story and quests. That is, besides my favorite aspect of this drinking game, which is The Name Game, which I’ll display first. What is it, you ask? Well, Aloy gets a lot of, uh, “titles” throughout the course of the game. I’ve taken the liberty of writing most of them down and assigning drink values to them. Some of these might be slight spoilers, but some of them are sarcastic, so you can’t really know which ones are serious! Enjoy! And let me know if there are any I’ve missed, and I’ll be sure to add them to the list.


The Name Game

Nora – 1

Aloy – 2

Outcast – 3

Brave – 3

Outlander – 3

Seeker – 4

Anointed – 4

Heathen – 5

Curse – 5

Trash – Shot

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It really is almost this pretty in-game. Okay, I’ll stop drooling over it.

The Other Rules

Save at a Campfire – 1

Finish a Quest – 5

You See a New Machine for the First Time – 10 / Shot

Someone Tells You to “Follow” – 3

A Story Character Dies Onscreen – 10 / Shot

You Fail Sneaking up on an Enemy – 5

Fail a Hunting Grounds Trial – 5

Clear a Hunting Grounds Trial – 2 / 5 / 10 Per Level of Sun Earned, Respectively

Clear a Corrupted Zone – 5

Clear a Bandit Camp – 10 / Shot

Clear a Cauldron – Shot

You Die – Shot

Use the Elevator – Chug!

Rappel Down – Chug!

You Pull a 12% Medicinal Herb (Or Whatever is Lowest for Your Difficulty) – 1

Find a Collectable / Vantage Point / Data File – 5

Find a Power Cell – 10 / Shot

Override a Tall Neck – 5

Rost is Mentioned – 5

Sylens Contacts You – 5

Elisabet’s Name is Said – 3


Extreme Mode

Take a drink any time you receive damage from a machine.

Nintendo Land Drinking Games

Players: 2-5

Wii U


A game that was largely conceived to show off the gamepad capabilities of the Wii U for its launch, Nintendo Land is one of my favorite titles for the system. I mean, it’s a party game, so you know it’s right up our alley. There are so many different games included, some with surprising depth. The drinking game is good for any player range, so grab as many people as you like, or drink alone. Mario Chase and Luigi’s Ghost Mansion are probably my favorites, but there’s something here for everything. Enjoy!

Coin Drop

Nintendo Land Coin Drop Drinking Game

If it takes you all 457 coins you have to drink a handle of Captain Morgan.

Take a drink for as many coins as you dropped to clear the stage. The other players can keep count for you.

Mario Chase

If Mario wins, everyone else takes 5 drinks.

If Mario is caught, his player takes a shot.

 

Luigi’s Ghost Mansion

If you’re captured, take 5 drinks.

If you die as the ghost, take a shot.

 

Animal Crossing: Sweet Days

If you are caught, take 7 drinks.

If they collect all pieces, utensils person takes a shot.

 

Captain Falcon’s Twister Race

For each zone passed by the player, others in the room take a drink for each second they had left on the clock.

If the player does not make it to the first checkpoint or dies by falling off or crashing at ANY point, they take a shot.

 

Zelda Battle Quest

Give 3 for every heart you have left at the end.

Take 3 for every heart lost on the end-of-level report.

Take a shot if you die.

 

Balloon Trip Breeze

For every 10 points you get, give out 1 drink

Land on the Second Place Platform: Give 5 Drinks

Land on the First Place Platform: Give 10 Drinks

 

Yoshi’s Fruit Cart

Take 5 drinks every time you fail.

Give out 1 drink for every 50 points you collect over your reign.

 

Octopus Dance

Give out 1 drink for every blue medal.

Give out 3 drinks for every gold medal.

 

Donkey Kong Crash Course

Take 2 drinks every time you die.

For every checkpoint you pass, everyone else takes 3 drinks.

If someone makes it to the end of the first board, everyone else takes a shot.

 

Pikmin Adventure

The losing player takes drinks for the difference in points (divide by 2 if over 20)

Winning side takes an additional 5 drinks if they were KO’d during the match.

 

Ninja Castle

Take a drink for every missed ninja at the end of the round.

 

Metroid Blast (Assualt Mission)

For every 5 hits you achieved give out 2 drinks.

For every point of damage you received take 2 drinks.

If you died take a shot.

Diablo III Drinking Game

Players: 1-4

PS3, PS4, PC, 360, Xbox One


So, this is a very basic drinking game, but it’s also very close to my heart…

A bunch of us used to live together in a three-story home that we rented in a not-so-wonderful area of St. Louis (it helped bring us all closer together…sorta). We all worked for the same company, and they didn’t have hours on Sundays. This meant that every Saturday night and all of Sunday we’d basically be partying. This is where Diablo came into play, and, well, we were fans of the infamous Fireball, due to its inexpensiveness. Plus, for a shot choice, it went down easy. And that was vital to how we played Diablo.

To add further context, we were also on a Sunday Funday volleyball league. We were awful, and what contributed to that was the amount of Fireball we’d drink because of this game before heading off to our match.

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Actual photo of us drunk at our volleyball game.

So, with way too much story now and not enough drinking, here is the game…

The Equipment Drop Shot

Whatever the rarest weapon type/color that drops for the area you’re in drops, everyone takes a shot.

“Wait, we just had three orange drop off of that boss, so just on…” No, take three shots.

I recommend a shot that you don’t mind having a lot of. Due to the rarity of such drops (sometimes), it really needs to be a shot of something. And it makes things much more exciting when it happens.

Diablo Rare Drop Drinking Game

Well, fuck.

Evoland Drinking Game

Players: 1

PC, Mobile


Evoland is an interesting Action RPG adventure that evolves as you play it. The game is on the short side, and there are points where you might end up dying constantly with possible rage quit… so it’s a perfect single player drinking game!

evoland bonus heart link zelda

I never found this. And it would have really fucking helped.

I beat the game with only two sessions lasting about five hours total. I hear the second one is longer, but who knows. Some of the same rules might apply? Let me know if you venture there. For now, enjoy the game below!

1 Drink

Obtain a New Mechanic

New Piece of Equipment

Find Item in Furniture

Any Character Gains a Level

Other Game References

Change The Time

For Each Person That Sends You to Another Person in a Quest Line

2 Drinks

Get a Star

Fall

Miss The Enemy in Turn-Based Combat

3 Drinks

Death in Zelda / Diablo Mode

New Graphic Upgrade

5 Drinks

New Battle Mechanics

Name a New Character

Achievement Unlock

Shots & Misc.

Blow Yourself Up (And Die) – Shot

Someone In The Story Dies – Shot

You Lose at “Cards” – Drink Difference in Points x2

evoland final boss drinking

Get ready to die to this guy a few times. He just loves to hug.

Tomb Raider (2013) Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS3, PS4, 360


I’ll admit, I never touched a Tomb Raider game until this one, but my girlfriend enjoyed the series back in its heyday. The definitive edition was available on the PlayStation store for $5, so it seemed like an easy purchase. Of course, we’d sit down and immediately make a drinking game for it.

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I didn’t even know there’d be clips like this before buying.

We found ourselves highly entertained with the game we conjured up, especially on some of the more ridiculous rules (we definitely made it a shot for when THE Tomb Raider says she hates raiding tombs). It’s technically a single player rule set, but I do suggest it with a friend. It’s easy to pick up at any spot, and the only variation to the rules is you only drink for your own deaths.

I would imagine most of the rules apply to Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well, but I can’t be 100% sure on that. It could also apply to the older games… but probably not well.

lara croft evolution timeline

Just, uh, take your pick.

The Game

Lara Curses – 1

You Fall (Any Fall) – 1

Particularly Long CS – 1

Lara Says “Sam” – 2

Someone Grabs You – 2

Perform a Finishing Move – 2

You See a Dismantled Airplane / Helicopter – 2

Find a New Weapon / Upgrade – 2

Find a Voice Log – 3

You Die – 3

A Friend Dies (Story) – Shot

Lara Says She Hates Raiding Tombs – Shot

 

Final Fantasy XV Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS4, Xbox One


I waited 10 fucking years for this game. Announced way back in 2006, the title was supposed to launch alongside Final Fantasy XIII as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and everyone wanted it so bad. Like, boycotting Square Enix and not supporting them until it released bad. That’s mainly because FFXIII was such a letdown with too much linearity and an uninteresting story, though I do enjoy the battle system once you get closer to the end of the game. Anyways, if you’re playing FFXV now then you probably know all of that. You’re welcome for my useless rambling.

Moving on. I love the game. It might have some flawed areas, and it’s a bit of a mess. But it’s a mess in the way you might remember opening presents on Christmas morning. You’ve just finished tearing everything apart, there’s wrapping paper strung about everywhere, and there’s so much trash to clean up, but look at all the cool shit you got out of it. A great battle system, interesting characters (best if you’ve watched Brotherhood), a great story – once you’ve done a bit of research to fill in the gaps, and an open world unprecedented in a Final Fantasy title.

Sorry, this isn’t a review site, but I felt I had to give my two cents. For as many hours as I’ve already put into the game, I’ve actually kept the drinking rules fairly easy for this title. That’s largely because there are quite a few great recurring elements strung about. I’ll say, this is best for the open world questing. I do have rules set up for story elements, but it’s not quite at the same level, considering most of your time will be spent on your own because the story is on the short side.

Shiva FFXV Gentiana

Did someone say… frozen margaritas?

The Game

Story

Complete a Quest – 5

Complete a Chapter – 10

Ardyn Appears – 5

Luna Appears – 10

Anyone Treats Noct Like a Child – 2*

Obtain New Summon – 10

Someone Dies – Shot*

Battle / General

Run From a Fight – 5*

Opportunity to Summon – 5

Imperials Drop Down – 3

Ariana Joins in Battle – 5

Daemons Appear – 5

Someone Dies in Battle – 5

Ignis Comes Up With a New Recipe! – 5

Realize You Forgot to Rent Chocobos Before Going Out – 10

Hear a New Character Line (“Is Ebony really all that good?”) – 2

Hear an Old Character Line (“This is just like King’s Knight!” for the 1000th time) – 1*

Gentiana / Carbuncle Appears in a Photo – 5

A Photo is Blocked by a Random Bush / Tree – 5

Drink 2 for every minute the car ride is

If you encounter animals crossing the road, drink until they’re finished crossing

Game Over – Shot

*Liver Danger Rules

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.

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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.

Skyrim Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS3, 360, PC


Skyrim has been out for ages now, and, having just jumped back into it, it’s as addicting as ever. I decided to write up a drinking game for it simply because I wanted to revisit the gorgeous countryside and reanimating dead corpses, but I wasn’t sure it was going to be the best material to drink to. I was wrong. There are a few recurring elements that walk the edge of comical at how often they pop up, usually within succession. It’s a bit of a shorter list than usual, but it works. Let’s get into it.

skyrim artowrk

You know how Tyler Durden “re-imagines” himself as Brad Pitt? That’s this guy for me.

Story Drinks

Any form of the word “Dragon” is mentioned – be prepared.

Skyrim is mentioned.

Someone comments on your race, gender, appearance.

Someone asks if you’re sick.

Any of the recruiting groups are mentioned – Legion, Stormcloaks, Thieves Guild, etc.

Slagathor in Skyrim - Character Creator

Slagathor is harassed pretty consistently in Skyrim.

Mechanical Drinks

You level up – drink the number of your new level.

Any skill goes up.

Fail a lockpick attempt – drink for each broken pin.

Fail a conversation attempt – persuade, intimidate, etc.

You find some kind of alcohol in a chest / container. Drink for each one.

Drink 5 for death – make it a shot if it’s from a trap.

Take a shot if you let your horse die because shame on you.

Dead horse Skyrim

You fucking fucks.

All I can say is a few conversations with the Jarl and the Greybeards about dragons and dragonborn, and you’re gonna forget you already accidentally killed your horse three goddamn times.

Dragon Age: Origins Drinking Game

Players: 1

PS3, 360, PC


Dragon Age is probably my favorite of Bioware’s game series. I might be a bigger advocate of Mass Effect, but I tend to lean towards fantasy over sci-fi as a general theme. That’s not really important here, though. You’re here because you want to get drunk. Or you’re lost. Either way, you might as well finish reading this article.

Dragon Age Origins Inventory Screen

That’s right. Slagathor continues in Ferelden.

This is a single player drinking game, but you’re always free to let friends join you with the same or modified rules. Every drink cue will be worth one drink unless otherwise specified. I’ll break them up into categories to make them a bit easier to reference for you. You’re fucking welcome.

Story

Grey Wardens are Mentioned

The Maker is Mentioned

The Blight is Mentioned

Racism is Apparent 

Someone Curses

Loghain is On Screen (stops applying if you recruit him.. unless you hate yourself)

Someone Takes a Drink

Sandal says “Enchantment”

Someone Thanks The Maker When They Clearly Should be Thanking You

Party Member Disapproves – Drink For Each Point

Make the Decision to Kill Someone – Shot


Party Members

Alistair is Sarcastic

Morrigan is Heartless

Sten Gives One Word Answer

Leliana is Over Considerate

Wynne is Concerned About The Maker

Oghren is Bitter

Shale is Condescending

Loghain… I Don’t Know; I Never Let Him Live


Mechanical

A Dialogue Option Appears With Drinking

Your Character Does a Special Finishing Move (Best Played With Melee Character)

Level Up on any Character

Accidentally Pull Out Weapon

Game Appears to Freeze

Party Member Falls in Battle

Accidentally Speak to Party Member When Trying to Click an Item

Game Over – Shot

dragon age dragon kill

If you get a sweet Dragon kill like this, everyone else finishes their drinks. If you don’t have friends, you finish your drink.