5 TV Drinking Games Based on Popular Series - Bingewatch and Scotch
Watching series with friends has become a cult hobby. And these TV drinking games for 5 of the Germans’ favourite series will bring some extra, humid fun to your series evening.
Weekly ritual or binge-watching marathon: watching series together with friends and diving into the zombie world of The Walking Dead* or a thrilling crime scene together is a popular pastime that has inspired more and more people in recent years.
Watching with several people, you join in the fever with the heroes, laugh at gags or are shocked by unforeseen twists, which enhances the experience immensely. In addition, during and after an episode you can discuss intensively, spin theories about what will happen next and what which series character is up to at the moment. Far from being a passive viewer, a series evening with friends is interactive pleasure!
If your group of friends also likes to drink together, TV drinking games are a great way to raise the level of interactivity while watching series! Agree on a drink that you all like and that is not too high in alcohol, and set some rules for when you have to drink during the respective series. Basically, for all film or TV drinking games, there are no limits to your imagination when it comes to setting rules. These are our tips for TV drinking games for 5 of the most popular series in Germany.
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After almost 47 years and over 1,000 episodes, the Tatort is still the most popular German television series. This is also due to the fact that the different locations and investigator teams provide variety and offer something for almost every taste: the tough Lena Odenthal in Ludwigshafen, the slapstick duo Börne and Thiel in Münster, the eccentric-experimental crime scenes with Felix Murot from Wiesbaden or the now classic, veteran investigator duos Ballauf and Schenk (Cologne) and Batic and Leitmayr (Munich).
For many Germans, Tatort on Sundays is a fixed ritual that they commit while public viewing in the pub or together with friends or family in front of the television at home. Die Krimiserie bietet sich jedenfalls auch wunderbar für ein Trinkspiel an, z.B. mit folgenden Regeln:
You have to drink 1x when…
a murder occurs
someone calls police officers cops
a policeman pulls a gun
a superior puts pressure on the investigators
one of the investigators flirts with someone
Börne makes a joke about Alberich
Batic swears in Croatian
Ritter makes a joke about Felix’s height
Lena Odenthal falls in love
You have to drink twice when…
a (further) murder brings the investigators out of the working day or the weekend
the investigators quarrel again
one of the investigators puts himself in unnecessary danger on his own initiative
witnesses or perpetrators collapse during interrogation
Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk from Cologne are eating a curry sausage
While Tatort may have the longest tradition, the most popular series among Germans at the moment is Big Bang Theory. The quirky sitcom from the USA about four nerdy physicists, their good-looking neighbour Penny (the blonde All American Girl) and their attempts as highly intelligent superbrains to cope with the everyday reality of normal people.
Here are some rules that make Big Bang Theory an ultra-nerdy drinking game!
You have to drink 1 time when…
Sheldon hartnäckig an eine Tür klopft, obwohl niemand öffnet
Sheldon jemanden dazu auffordert SEINEN Platz zu verlassen
die Nerds etwas in der Cheesecake Factory essen
Howard über Sex spricht
Howards Mutter zu hören ist
Raj sich traut, mit einer Frau zu sprechen
jemand Star Trek oder Star Wars erwähnt oder darauf anspielt
You have to drink twice when…
Sheldon wears a superhero costume
Sheldon says: I’m not crazy, my mother had me examined!
someone makes fun of the fact that Howard doesn’t have a PhD yet
Raj talks about India
Raj Skyping with his parents in India
One of the nerds mentions something scientific to Penny that she doesn’t understand
What can be said about the Simpsons that hasn’t already been said? The world’s most famous yellow family has long since made it into the Guinness Book of Records several times over: the longest-running animated series on television, the most appearances by celebrity guest stars in a series and, last but not least, the largest number of donuts seen in a TV series to date!
For The Simpsons, we propose rules that are a little different from those of other TV drinking games: At the beginning, each player chooses a member of the Simpsons family to impersonate in the game or this is determined by lot. When who has to drink is determined by these rules:.
Homer must drink when he…
Says to himself angrily No! (English: D’ Oh!)
eats a donut
Bart würgt (2 x trinken)
eine völlig absurde Fantasie oder einen Traum hat (2 x)
auf der Arbeit beim tatsächlichen Arbeiten zu sehen ist (3 x)
Marge has to drink when she…
Homer Homey calls
scolds a family member
lets out her typical grumble
her hair changes shape or colour on purpose or by accident (2 x)
kisses Homer (2 x)
falls into gambling, alcohol or another addiction (3 x)
Bart must drink when he…
says Aye Caramba
gets beaten up by Nelson or another bully
plays a prank on a teacher or Principal Skinner
makes a prank phone call (2x)
gets caught / reprimanded by Principal Skinner (2x)
has learned a lesson and does something undoubtedly good (3 x)
Lisa must drink when she…
plays the saxophone
cares about nature / the environment
teaches someone about something, showing their extensive knowledge
energetically comes to school to answer a question (2 x)
she rebuffs an approach from Milhouse (2 x)
exceptionally does something completely selfish (3 x)
Hard, brutal and dark – that’s how many of the US series of recent years are, which does not detract from their international success, on the contrary! The post-apocalyptic zombie series The Walking Dead is particularly dangerous for people with weak stomachs. In this respect, it can be assumed that fans of the series are hardy and can also take a lot accordingly. That’s why The Walking Dead is an ideal template for particularly tough TV drinking games!
Drink once when…
someone gets too close to a zombie and narrowly escapes
Daryl cocks his crossbow
someone shouts loudly at Carl
Michonne draws her katana sword
Rick points his gun at a human
Victor emphasises that he doesn’t want to kill anyone
That’s what I do – I drink and I know things! – Tyrion Lannister
Let’s move on to what is currently the most successful series of all time, the bloodthirsty and surprising fantasy spectacle Game of Thrones, whose huge fan base also includes the authors.
Those who know and love the series know that there are plenty of opportunities to drink in it. For example, if you were to make a rule like Drink every time someone draws a sword, you probably wouldn’t make it through an entire episode before everyone was lying on the ground shattered. The following is a selection of possible rules that you should combine, vary or expand as you see fit.
You must drink 1 time when…
The words of a house are quoted, e.g. Winter is Coming etc.
Ygritte sagt: Du weißt gar nichts, Jon Schnee! (You know nothing Jon Snow!)
someone says: A Lannister always pays his debts.
Melisandre says: The night is black and full of terrors.
someone calls Jon Schnee a bastard
Hodor Hodor says
Arya calls herself a nobody
someone has sex (double drink for incest!)
someone makes a lewd joke
Daenerys is called Khaleesi
Arya is cheeky or doesn’t do what is asked of her
You have to drink twice if…
a dragon breathes fire
someone is mutilated
Person X is declared the only rightful king of Westeros
Faith X is declared the only true faith
Jorah Mormont looks at his arm which is infested with grey scales
Jaime Lannister is referred to as the Kingslayer
someone mentions the Night’s Watch
one of the 7 Gods is mentioned
You have to drink three times when…
Daenerys says Dracarys
White walkers appear
someone is beheaded
Bran has visions or wargs into an animal or a man
someone from the Night’s Watch says his vows
When a naked woman is seen all men must drink!
If a naked man is to be seen all women must drink!