Country of origin: United Kingdom
What you'll need: A deck of cards
The best booze for the game: Beer
How to play: If you're playing a drinking game with cards, it's usually Asshole. But the UK has a fun, easy alternative you might want to consider. First, deal out all the cards in the deck, one per player. Each player flips over one card at a time. Players drink in a few situations: if two suits match, if the number matches, or if the number is one off from the original card (as in, a 3 and a 4 are drawn in succession). And here's one more fun rule: If two people's cards match -- one draws a King of diamonds and one draws a King of clubs -- they drink. But if the person next to them draws another King (another face card or another club), all three people drink. This game would be much less complicated if everyone were just flipping cards into a circle and constantly drinking.
Countries of origin: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
What you'll need: A crate
The best booze for the game: Beer, duh
How to play: The exact length of this drinking game depends mostly on how skilled at running with booze you and your friends are. The goal is simple -- you want to cross the finish line three to six miles away while carrying a crate full of beer faster than your friends. That may sound simple but here's the rub: The crate of beer must be finished by the time you cross the finish line. Strategically, you must figure out if it's better to drink all the beer first and run with an empty crate, get to the finish and then start drinking, or just drink and run at the same time. This shouldn't be called a drinking game, this should be called a drinking work, am I right?!