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Friday, August 1, 2008

How Much is That Binge-Drinking-Game in the Window?

posted by on August 1 at 12:09 PM

Shot-glass checkers:

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Half the shot glasses are round, half are square, and the set comes with a checker board. According to the rules on the back of the box, you’re supposed to fill the shot glasses with booze and when one of your glasses gets jumped, you have to do the shot. One game should put you under the table. Two should send you to the emergency room.

The round and square glasses would seem to obviate the need for booze of two different colorsóbut, hey, if you like shots of Blue Curacao, go for it.

All yours for $14.99 at Value Village on 11th.

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1

That's why you place with shots of beer or possibly wine instead of spirits. Just like beer pong.

Posted by pragmatic | August 1, 2008 12:15 PM
2

I have one of these (it was a gift) but have never played a game. I do, however fill it with UV Vodka (grape and cherry) during parties and put it out for folks to drink.

What I am really concerned about is the orange mass of hair in front of the box. Can you tell me about that?

Posted by iheartbeer | August 1, 2008 12:23 PM
3

What ever happened to "quarters" and "Cardinal Puff" as the great boozie games? This would make a great wedding gift!

Posted by Momma | August 1, 2008 12:23 PM
4

I own that, it is impossible not to die when playing

Posted by vooodooo84 | August 1, 2008 12:26 PM
5

One time I heard this guy say "I'm really good at checkers." To me, that's like saying "I'm not good at a lot of things."

Posted by Dimitri Martin | August 1, 2008 12:28 PM
6

One time I heard this guy say "I'm really good at checkers." To me, that's like saying "I'm not good at a lot of things."

Posted by Demetri Martin | August 1, 2008 12:29 PM
7

@2 Actually, when I first looked at the picture, I thought it was the hand (paw?) of a Muppet. I thought to myself, "Why is Fozzie Bear getting wasted playing booze checkers?"

Posted by madscntst | August 1, 2008 12:32 PM
8

It's OK, but why not chess?

Posted by J.R. | August 1, 2008 12:32 PM
9

judging by those drink colors, I'm guessing it's Windex and Beer pee...

Posted by michael strangeways | August 1, 2008 12:33 PM
10

i would play chess but it doesn't have enough pieces.

Posted by vooodooo84 | August 1, 2008 12:38 PM
11

I totally own the roulette version of this game set.


I played once. I was sick for a week. It stays in its box in the closet now.


Maybe I'll get it out one of these days...

Posted by anna | August 1, 2008 12:40 PM
12

I actually own the chess version of this, still haven't tried it yet, I'm way too much of a lightweight to handle the first 4 or 5 kills

Posted by Wurm | August 1, 2008 1:30 PM
13

Uhmm - not so funny coincidences, I played and actually went to the Emergency room. Lessons learned: (1) Don't play with straight gin, (2) Don't play with someone twice your body size, (3) Don't eat 2 pot cookies after you've played 2 rounds.

Posted by yerbamatty | August 1, 2008 1:49 PM
14

My brother gave me this game for Christmas. I have never played it and gave it to a friend to sell at her garage sale. Why would anybody want to play this game? well... maybe if you have a cold and can't sleep - I suppose it would be a great way to fall asleep in about 20 minutes.... or die.

Posted by olive | August 1, 2008 2:29 PM
15

I have one like this, but the glasses are thimble-size. That's still six shots a game, but it's not as likely to kill you.

Posted by Greg | August 1, 2008 2:52 PM
16

How do you make kings out of filled shot glasses though?

Posted by GS | August 1, 2008 3:59 PM
17

I did this with chess and mini-bottles, but we were smart enough to have a drinking partner who drank every other piece.

Posted by Gitai | August 1, 2008 4:24 PM
18

So are you supposed to drink the contents of each piece you capture? Because to my way of thinking about such things, it would make much more sense that you have to drink the contents of each piece you lose. Like, "Here. I captured two of your pieces in one move. Drink 'em down, you fucking loser."

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | August 1, 2008 11:24 PM
19

This is one of the more irresponsible products I have seen. What's next, Russian Roulette scoring pads?

Posted by Jim | August 2, 2008 12:38 AM
20

Oh, I know: the hot new kid's toy "Captain McStabby" now with real stabbing action.

Posted by Jim | August 2, 2008 12:41 AM
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Posted by Simon | August 2, 2008 9:32 AM
22

Orrrrr you could just play with mixed shooters instead of shots. Then the whole game would be the equivalent of 1-2 drinks instead of death overload.

Posted by lymerae | August 2, 2008 11:03 AM

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