Drinking Games From Around the World

Change up your beer pong routine and get the party started

The Summer Olympics could be my favorite of all of the international games out there. As a former swimmer, I have always been blown away by the talent in the pool. Even when the swimming was over, I was glued to the television watching diving, gymnastics, track and field, and other various sporting events. The games represent international unity and encourage people in every country to learn more about other cultures and the similarities in our seemingly completely different backgrounds. Just like these sporting events, drinking habits can be more universal than most people think, especially when it comes to drinking games.

The drinking game itself isn’t a college fad that loses its mojo after graduation. In fact, it’s almost too easy to have a large group of people over at your house and decide, hey, let’s all socialize together and drink while we do it! What better a way to do that than with a game?

Americans have a variety of drinking games to choose from and most people of college age or above are at least slightly familiar with them. Beer pong, flip cup, quarters, the list can go on. But what about our friends around the world? Do they drink the same way we do, with ping pong balls, cheap beers, and fiery competition? It seems that in fact, they do.

Click here for more international drinking games — bottoms up!

— Sara Kay, The Spir.it