In no particular order of mayhem, here are the top 10 ways to have fun while you enjoy a big*ss cold mug of Carlsberg this Oktoberfest!
1. I Never
The perfect ice-breaker.
You will need: Beer, friends and honesty.
Everyone sits in a circle or closest thing to a circle. Actually you don’t even have to sit in a circle as long as you can remember whose turn it is. First player says “I Never…” followed by an event that he or she may or may not have done. For example “I Never cheated on a test”. If anyone playing HAS done it, they would have to drink. Then it goes to the next person and continues in the same manner until you pass out or know too much about your buddy and his love for Justin Bieber.
2. Power Hour
Survival of the fittest.
You will need: Beer, high tolerance to alcohol and a big bladder.
This game is all about drinking. There are no real rules. The object is to take a shot of beer every minute for an entire hour. It sounds pretty easy but believe me, it isn’t. If you want to prove you’re really a man you can try to join the Century Club. The Century Club does a shot every minute for 100 minutes (there’s one at Ecoba).
You can add rules to this game if you want. An example is if you go to the bathroom before the end of the hour you must finish a beer.
3. Flip, Sip, or Strip!
Two-Face’s favourite game.
You will need: Beer, a coin, psychic powers but failing that, layers of clothing.
The game is best with 3 to 5 people, but more and the game will last longer. The rules are simple. Flip a coin and while it is in the air, call heads or tails. If you guess right, pass the coin to your right. If you guess wrong, pass the coin to your left and either take one article of clothing off (anything that is a pair counts as one item) or drink a shot. One catch, you cannot do the same thing (sip or strip) more than twice in a row. If you don’t want to strip (or get arrested for public nudity), replace the ‘strip’ with flick. Less exciting but fun nevertheless.
Sharp shooters need not apply.
You will need: Beer, a bunch of coins, an empty cup and DAMN good aiming.
Some call it quarters, some call it coins. But who cares! Just grab a crate, a bunch of mates and play! Sit around a table and decide who goes first. The first person up, or the shooter will try to bounce the coin off the table top and into the cup. If it goes in, he gets to call whoever at the table to drink. The turn is over when the shooter misses a shot and the person next to him gets to make a move.
5. Edwards Beerhand
Look ma, no hands!
You will need: Duct tape, 2 cans of beer per person and the ability to gulp water like fish.
Tape one can of beer to each of your hands (make sure they can’t get them off without someone’s help). The rule is, you can’t take them off until both cans of beer are empty. This means that if you need to go to the bathroom, you either chug the beers or wet yourself, or make a real mess trying! You can’t answer your cell phone, or basically do anything until you drink the beers completely. The point of the game is to make people drink a lot of beer fast.
6. Beer Pong Official Rules
Every frat party’s mandatory drinking game.
You will need: 2 or 4 people (head to head or 2 on 2), 14 plastic cups (6 cups filled with beer per team and 2 water cups for rinsing), 2 Ping-pong balls (preferably more in-case one gets broken or lost), a flat level playing surface around 7 ft long and 3 ft wide and true sportsmanship.
Grab a ping pong ball and 12 glasses of beer. Now arrange six glasses on either side of the table like… oh who are we kidding? Here’s an in-depth online tutorial to Beer Pong.
7. The King and his court
Drink by numbers.
You will need: A deck of cards, a whole lot of beer and a group of friends. If you don’t have friends, now’s the time to make some new ones.
Shuffle the deck and scatter them in a pile on top of the table. One by one picks a card and flips open, showing what face you get to everyone. Each card has a different penalty.
Ace: take a shot
2: take two shots
3: take 3 shots
4: You get to choose another person and ask them as question of your choice. They can only answer with another question. This keeps on going until someone screws up.
5: You get to give five drinks to five people of your choice
6: The person, who gets this, has to say something they have never done before aloud. Then everybody at the table must drink.
7: This gives you some leverage. If you get this, you can put your thumb down on the table and skip the drink. Until another 7 comes out.
8: Pick a topic or category and everyone else must give it a kind.
9: Everyone must give a word that rhymes with yours
10: Everyone at the table drinks
Jack: Only the dudes drink
Queen: Only the chicks drink
King: This is crazy. The person who gets this has to drink as much beer as they can. The second person cannot stop until the first person does. And so on.
8. Indian Poker
Disclaimer: As in the native Red Indians. We’re not racist.
You will need:Â Beer, a deck of cards and the ability to ignore people staring on the account you will look kinda silly.
Every player picks a card and the player with the lowest card deals first. The dealer starts to the left and gives every player one card. Without looking at the card, every player holds the cards on their forehead. After seeing every other player’s card each player must decide whether to fold or play the round. The player with the highest card without folding wins and doesn’t have to drink.
When to Drink: Any player that didn’t fold but didn’t win has to take one drink. Any player that folded but had a card higher than the winner has to chug the value of their card. Example: A loser with a “10” has to drink for ten seconds.Â A “Jack” drinks for eleven seconds and so on. If a loser had an ace then the loser must FINISH their drink.
9. Bavarian Drinking Games via iTunes App Store
The perfect hybrid of drinking and digital.
You will need: An iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (Requires iOS 4.0 or later) and of course, a copious amount of beer.
A collection of traditional Bavarian drinking games compiled on an app. Loads of fun for only $0.99. Buy it here itunes.apple.com/us/app/bavarian-drinking-games/id393748582?mt=8
10. Or ALTERNATIVELY, come join Carlsberg for ‘Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest’ at these venues for more fun & games. Prost! (That’s “cheers!” in German).