Quarters Drinking Game
Quarters Drinking Game: What to Expect
This week’s drinking game is a simple classic that works great for medium-large groups! The required equipment and learning curve are low, but the friendly competition runs high! Assemble your drinking crew—it’s time to learn how to play!
What You Need:
- 4+ people (the more, the merrier—Quarters is best played with 6+ people)
- 1 Cup (optional)
- 2 Quarters
- 2 shot glasses
Set it Up:
Players will gather around the table. Two players will start; these players should be seated opposite one another at the table. Each of the starting players should have a shot glass and quarter.
The drinking can be handled one of two ways:
- A cup is placed in the middle of the table and filled with approx. 1/3 of a beer (this is a conservative amount and can be changed to an amount of your discretion)
- Each player has a beer of his/her own
The first of these options is the traditional version, but separate beers can be used for each player just as easily.
Once there is either a cup of beer at the center of the table or each player has his/her own beer, we are ready to go!
There will be a countdown, after which each of the two players with a shot glass and quarter will begin. Each player will attempt to bounce the quarter off of the table and into the shot glass he/she has. Once this is accomplished, the shot glass and quarter should be passed to the player directly to the left of the shooter. If a player bounces the quarter into the shot glass on his FIRST attempt, he may choose which player he will pass the shot glass and quarter to. If the quarter is bounced into the shot glass on any attempt except for the first, it will always be passed to the player on the left.
This continues until two players directly next to one another are in play at the same time. If the second player in the rotation makes it prior to the first, he will stack his shot glass on top of the first player’s. (Or, simply tap the shot glass if they are different shapes/sizes). When this happens, the player who fell behind (and had another shot glass stacked on top of his) must drink. He will drink and refill the cup at the center of the table—or simply take a drink from his own beer if you decided not to use a community cup—prior to returning to play. The shot glass stacked on top of his will immediately go to the player on his left and be in play, meaning he should drink quickly if he does not want to chance having to drink back-to-back. Once he is done drinking, he will continue his attempts to bounce the quarter into his shot glass.
The game is pretty fast-paced with the exception of quick breaks for drinking! It will continue under the same rules for as long as the players want to play!
**Pro tip: As mentioned before, bouncing the quarter into the shot glass on your first attempt earns you the right to choose who you will pass the shot glass and quarter to. Most people will pass it to the player directly to the right or left of whoever is currently bouncing the other quarter. That way, the pressure is on and someone usually ends up drinking!
Try it Out!
That’s it—Quarters is a pretty simple game! After a few rounds, we are confident you will be bouncing the quarter in on your first attempt and screwing (or saving) the player of your choosing! That’s what any worthwhile drinking game is all about anyways, right?
As always, please drink responsibly and have a great time!!