The holidays are a great time to get together with family and catch up, eat, watch sports, exchange gifts, and, of course, have a drink or two or five.


Grown-Up Games

If you still sit at the kiddie table this isn't for you.

What's a better bonding experience than playing a drinking game or two with the other grown-ups?

If you've ever wondered what the most popular drinking game in the country is, here you go.

According to ShaneCo, the most popular drinking game in the country is a classic. Beer pong reigns supreme. Speaking of beer pong, can we settle this debate once and for all? -- Are we using water or actual beer to fill the cups? Send me a message with your opinion.

Personally, I get the grossness of using beer and the ball rolling around on the floor, but it's less fun and not as authentic-feeling to use water. Sorry, I'm a purist.


North Dakota

What is North Dakota's most popular drinking game? According to the source, it's "King's Cup." Honestly, I had to look this one up.

In King's Cup, you place a pitcher, large container or cup in the center of a table, and then you scatter cards around it. According to, each person should have a drink in hand.

Each player takes a turn selecting a card, and each card has an action associated with it. For example, you can make it to where if someone picks up an ace, they must do a "Waterfall," which means they must chug their drink.

Another example may be that if a person chooses a two, they get to choose another person to drink.

You may assign wild cards, skips, and/or whatever else you like -- it's your game, your rules!

How The Game Ends

If you're wondering why it's called "King's Cup," here's what you need to know. When each of the first three kings are drawn, the person who drew the card can pour some of their drink into the cup that's sitting in the center of the table.

The person who draws the fourth king must drink the contents of that center cup, ending the game.

Game On

I'm not sure if your family is like mine, but when we play "games" it get real. Our competitive nature takes hold and we get a little rowdy. We yell, we argue, we sober up and (probably) eventually apologize.

Have fun with whatever traditions your family has in place to celebrate the holidays, just remember to be safe!



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