Need some new drinking games to play? During a recent get together with friends, a Korean friend of mine introduced these Korean drinking games to us. They’re simple and easy to explain. So get your soju (or your alcoholic beverage of choice), sit in a circle, and try out these games!
Baskin Robbins 31
The point of the game is to go around the circle and count up to the number 31 in consecutive order. Each person can say up to three numbers. However, you do not want to be the person who is last and has to say the number 31, because then you have to take a shot.
For example, person one starts and can say “1, 2, 3” or “1, 2” or just “1.” The next person continues and can also say up to three numbers. This continues around the circle. It gets amusing as you reach the end, e.g. the second to last person says, “29, 30…” and stops so the last person is forced to say, “31” and has to take the penalty shot.
Another counting game, except this time it does not go around the circle. Anyone can say a number, but only once. The point of the game is for two people not to say the same number at the time and to avoid being the last person to say a number. The number to count up to is dependent on the number of players.
For instance, if there are 10 people, you have to count up to 10. If two people say a number at the same time, the game ends and those two have to take a shot. If your group gets all the way to 10, the person left who had to say 10 has to take a shot. After having explained the game and playing a few rounds, it is the most fun when someone spontaneously shouts out “one!” to start a game.
Going around the circle, everyone takes a turn and makes a statement that they think can best describe someone there. People then point to who they think best fits the statement. The one who gets the most fingers pointed at him or her has to drink. That person then gets to ask the next question.
An example question would be like, “Who here looks the best dressed?” Of course, normal statements like this are fine, but it is most amusing when ridiculous or purposeful statements are said that would make everyone point to one person specifically, e.g. “Who here looks the tallest?”
These are only three of many Korean drinking games (and the few I could remember), so if you have any to add, please do leave a comment!
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