Food & Drink

The Game of Thrones Drinking Game

Winter is here and the long night is upon us, and by that we mean we’re in the seemingly endless limbo of waiting for the final season of Game of Thrones. The only way to get through this cold winter is to rewatch the last season or, if you’re a true fan, the entire series. Keep things interesting and as booze-filled as Tyrion circa season 5 by playing this drinking game, ideally with a drink that pairs with your favorite character. If you aren’t caught up entirely on the show, be warned—for the night is dark and full of spoilers.  

Take a sip every time:

  • Tyrion or Cersei takes a sip
  • Someone mentions the Iron Throne  
  • Jon warns about the Army of the Dead
  • Missandei lists off all of Daenerys’ many titles
  • Someone betrays an oath
  • Cersei paces her map of the Seven Kingdoms
  • Someone mentions a prophecy
  • Daenerys claims to be the last Targaryen
  • Tormund flirts with Brienne of Tarth
  • Arya uses a different face
  • Bronn mentions his castle
  • Someone speaks a language other than the Common Tongue
  • Someone seemingly teleports across the Seven Kingdoms in half the time it took in Season 1

Take a shot every time:

  • A main character dies
  • Two main characters that never met before interact for the first time
  • A character who has been missing for several seasons returns…
  • ...and then dies almost immediately
  • Arya crosses someone off her list
  • The Hound tells someone to f*ck off
  • A new part of the Seven Kingdoms is shown for the first time
  • Sam discovers something important in an old book
  • Sansa acts like Littlefinger and pulls off a secret scheme
  • Tyrion destroys someone with words
  • Jorah gets friendzoned

Finish your drink every time:

  • Daenerys burns someone alive with one of her dragons
  • Cersei and Jaime share a romantic moment and you’re like, ew, incest  
  • Jon and Daenerys share a romantic moment and you low-key support incest
  • A Lannister pays their debts
  • The CGI budget FINALLY lets a direwolf appear on screen  
  • Lyanna Mormont says something that proves she should sit on the Iron Throne
  • Someone kills a White Walker
  • Bran/The Three Eyed Raven reveals a major secret
  • Someone besides Daenerys rides a dragon
  • There is a flashback
  • A great house falls

Make someone else drink if:

  • They ask what a character’s name is even though they’ve watched, like, six seasons.
  • They try to present a well-known theory they read on the internet as their own.
  • Their prediction turns out to be wildly false.
  • They complain about how something changed from the books.