I've played (and won, of course) my fair share of drinking games. But I've never heard of Pukes and Staggers. That's probably a good thing. Owl Meat has all the details:
Invent cool drinking game ... check. Create prototype .. check. Come up with an awesome name ... not so much.
I get it. It almost rhymes with Chutes and Ladders, a game that my grandfather may have played. I think if you need a board game to get your drink on, you may have an imagination problem.
Here is the manufacturer's blurb:
Have you ever tried to drink a beer upside-down, reveal an embarrassing story about yourself, or mix together every drink in the room? With Pukes and Staggers you can be entertained while you drink. Perform several tasks, drink in the most unusual ways, and have the most fun you've ever had playing a drinking game ...
The password is ... LAME. Just like another product whose sole purpose is to get you messed up bad, Pocket Shots, they have a campaign to promote responsible drinking called "STAY HOME TONIGHT!" That seems hypocritical in the extreme. If you are drinking a beer upside-down, responsibility is just a river in Egypt.
When I was in college, quarters was king of the drinking games. People had their own styles; mine was the free style bounce. Some people, almost always girls, rolled it off their noses. That annoyed me. The dumbest game of quarters I ever witnessed was two friends getting hammered on Carlsberg Elephants in the afternoon. It didn't end well.
According to a 900-word article in Wikipedia, quarters is played in the United States, Canada, Germany, and South Africa. There is also a variation call Moose that involves an ice cube tray. I've never heard of that one.
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of drinking games. Beer pong seems to be very big now. I don't know too much about it. I don't know when it happened, but at some point the idea of chugging cheap beer with my friends lost its appeal. I think it would be funny to see a group of people over 30 playing quarters in a nice restaurant with an expensive bottle of wine.
Does anybody know of any other interesting games?
(Photo courtesy of Pukes & Staggers)