Imbibing during Game of Thrones is both appropriate to the action and useful in that it gives you an excuse to re-watch the episode again later when you’re sober and your friends aren’t talking over all the dialogue. Or is that just my friends? Wait, am I the one who talks? Sorry.
Try this with our Game of Thrones themed beverages for the ultimate Thronesing experience.
Drink something fancy if an establishing shot, set, or costume looks too expensive for TV
Drink if Daenerys states something with intense conviction
Drink if Joffrey stares at someone; drink again if his mouth is open
Drink if Jon Snow appears to be furious at either his past or his boner
Drink if Tyrion quips; finish your drink if Cersei replies with any variant of “you’re so clever”
Drink if Stannis finds public opinion upsetting
Drink if a character is referred to as a particular animal; drink again if that animal is their sigil
Take a shot when a Stark makes a terrible decision
Drink if Sansa looks helpless and/or dead inside
Chug a beer when you realize Theon is Lily Allen’s brother
Accidentally leave your drink in the bathroom if someone asks “where’s Rickon” or, more likely, “who’s that kid with Bran?”
Pour one out any time someone mentions your dead homie Ned
Drink if someone in your party feels the need to comment on the fact that there is nudity or violence occurring
Punch anyone who brings up the fact that they’ve read the books, including yourself
Slowly sip until George R. R. Martin finishes the next book.
Bad with instructions? Want to get drunk really, really quickly?
Play the abbreviated version:
1. Drink continuously during the opening credits, or take a shot at the beginning and then sing along as loudly as possible.
2. Drink once for each breast you see; finish your drink if you glimpse a phallus.
3. Drink every time someone swears.
4. Drink every time someone dies.
Have fun, be safe, conquer kingdoms, and say “not today” to the god of death!