• Beer Die Drinking Game
  • By beerdieleague on 3/19/2014
  • Misc.

Beer Die Drinking Game

  • Players: 2 - 4
  • Type: Social
  • Drink: Beer
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The Beer Die Drinking Game is competitive similar to beer pong and corners except where a dice is thrown each turn and various alcohol drinking rules entail based on the outcome of the throw.


  • One rectangular table, preferable a sheet of plywood (regulation 8ftx4ft) of at least 1/2" thickness
  • One Standard (not rounded) 6 sided die (5/8') (and plenty others in case you lose any)
  • Four pint glasses or 16 ounce solo cups for four competitors
  • Four armless chairs or a comparable place to sit


You need a relatively large amount of space to play, such as: a large basement, living room, backyard, garage, etc. Place the plywood atop the buckets/sawhorses/tables and arrange the seats at each corner of the table with the cups one hands length away from the closest edge and one hands width from the side of the table. This should have each player seated at a corner with their cup (full of 12 oz. of beer) placed at the corner in front of them.


Beer Die is a gentleman's game and should always be played as one, any rules or suggestions are up to the discretion of the hosting party and any arguments will be mediated in a gentlemanly manor.

Order: The oldest player shoots first, no matter who won the previous game. The next shooter is the oldest on the second team, then the younger on the first, younger on second, and goes back and forth for the remainder of the game. Throw: You Must Tap The Die Before You Throw "to let the other team know that you are about to throw. The throw must be underhand and thrown in such a way where the palm of the thrower is always hidden from the opposing team. This throw can be swung completely underhand from below the table or pushed upwards from above the head, given the comfort of the player. You must make sure that both of the opposing team's cups are in the correct spot on the table, if not request a cup-check so you may throw.

Scoring: A point is scored when the die successfully is thrown and hits the table, bouncing off of the edge closest to the opposing team, without that team catching it.

Catching: Catching is defined as grabbing the die with one hand, without touching both hands together or trapping the die between the hand and any object/person/clothing/etc, before the die hits the floor. You may not reach over the table to catch the die before it flies off of the table. Once the die has left the table and is in play, if the player hits the die and it rolls back on the table, the die is dead and considered a point, no matter if it rolls back off and is caught, this is to defer players from diving over the table/breaking the table/making a mess/being a dick.

Drinking: Before the game is started the teams must confer to discuss how many drinks to boat which means how many drinks per beer are you playing " a casual game has no defined number, whereas 3 to boat refers to each mistake causing 1/3 of a beer to be consumed. Every drink consumed by one player of a team must be drank by the other player so that each teammate finishes their beers at the same time. Saying Five or Seven " these numbers must now be referred to as bizz and buzz or else one drink must be taken.

  • Body: " If the die touches your cup you must drink one drink
  • Ceiling: " If you throw the die and it hits the ceiling you must drink one
  • Long: " If you throw the die and miss the table completely you must drink one
  • Short: " If you throw the die and it does not make it off of the table you must drink (unless it is a 'bizz' " then no drinks are necessary).
  • Sloppy Die: " If the die is not thrown to you by the opposing team and you drop the die at any time you must drink one drink.
  • Sink: "If the die ever sinks into your cup you must drink the rest of your beer " you are then allowed a 'rebuttle' " if you roll a 'bizz' out of the empty cup the other team must finish their beer as well "in our version, no points are awarded for a sink "but you are allowed to sign the table with a permanent marker "your first sink is your name/alias/picture with an underline and all other sinks after that are tallies under your name. If anyone leaves the table for any reason (i.e: use bathroom/cell phone/eat) unless it can be agreed on by both teams, they must shot-gun a beer. This rule is in place to keep people at the table and keep the games moving, especially if there are others waiting to play.

Arguments: Low Call " A low-marker must be pointed out at the beginning of the game (i.e: a door frame, picture frame, speaker, mark in the wall, light fixture) that is approximately one foot from the ceiling " any toss below this (remember it is gentleman's game " so 'well below' usually constitutes low) can be called out by either team in which case the toss is negated and no drink shall be taken even if the die misses the table or is short. Plink/Body/Ting " A body is a body is a body any die that strikes your cup results in a drink, no matter how it got there " so be a gentleman.

Winning First team to score buzz points, winning by at least two points. Overtime is played for as long as necessary until one team is leading by two. (i.e: game continues at 16-15 until team one gets 17 or team two is leading by two points).

Naked Run: Many chapters of beer die implement the buzz-zero rule, if you cannot score one point before your opponent scores buzz then, pending house rules, you must strip naked and run a lap around their house, apartment, or dorm block.

For more info check out The Beer Die League

As always, please remember to drink responsibly! This alcohol drinking game is not meant to lead to you becoming sick due to over-consumption of alcohol. Need a ride? Download Uber or Lyft & get $5 off your first safe, sober ride. If you enjoyed it, please leave feedback in the comments & let us know how we can make it better!


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