50% drinking game, 50% Candy Land

by Brittany on April 19, 2012

in Booze, lowercase b, Pop Candy, Recipes

If you watch New Girl, you probably got a glimspe of one of the greatest drinking games to ever exist, ever.

True American.

You can check the video out here!

I know it seems confusing at first, so I tracked down the real life rules to the True American drinking game, and it makes total sense. In that, we get super drunk and not touch the floor and answer history questions.

True American is a game where you have three or four cases of beer on one table with a bottle of your favorite shot, like Jack Daniels, this bottle is the “Qeen”. To figure out who goes, and who’s team your on you need to put a random amount of fingers on you forehead. To start to play you make teams, the first team to drink the “Qeen” wins the game, the teams pick one person to try and shotgun a beer the fastest against the other teams. The first one to finish goes first. The floor is lava, you cannot touch the floor at all! If you do your team loses. All teams start from one place. The teams work around the room in a counter clock rotation. One person asks the person whos turn it is a history question, if they get it right they need to navigate to the table without touching the ground and get a beer then go back to their spot still with out touching the ground and drink that beer. When taking a beer you go around the table in a circle pattern to make sure There isn’t a path to the Qeen with half the beers still left. Rounds are when everyone has gone once. At the end of every round everyone navigates and grabs a beer and everyone shotguns it. The longer the game goes on the harder it gets because, well your drunk. The first person who reaches the Qeen shares the Qeen with the team to down it.


Makes sense, right?

Who’s in?


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Loren Bell April 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Three is the number I had in my head before I saw your picture! So, I’m on your team . . . who’s shotgunning the beer?


Caroline @ Pink Basil April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m either already drunk or those rules are confusing…That game probably shouldn’t be attempted when drinking…wait…LOL


Amanda April 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I think whoever wrote the rules was drunk. I think it’s a fine game, they just lack any spelling or grammatical ability whatsoever.

I DID wonder what the game was all about when they were playing on New Girl and HELLO? how awesome would it be to play in a loft?


Rachel April 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I am SO in… I watched this last week and again the other day, to try to figure out the rules myself. Why I didn’t think about googling them?? I can’t wait for my first housewarming party to play this!!


Angie April 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

YES! Count me in. I was trying to figure out the rules after last week’s New Girl.


Mary April 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

If that is your type of game, you must love the Drunk History videos!?


bellawriter (Nuala Reilly) April 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Even with you explaining it, I still feel like I would have to already be half drunk to understand it. Kind of like that Bamboozled game show they did on Friends.
Which, now I want to watch the clip of. I have no idea why that popped in my head. I promise, I’m not drunk right now.


Nikki Mohamed April 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

A likely story, Bella!


Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch April 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I’m so in! Wondered if that was a real game when I watched the episode :)


Emily April 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

To be fair, those rules are what someone wrote based off the episode. The show actually invented the game and people are pushing for the show to release real rules. I’ve seen a couple versions now and this is by far the best.


thepsychobabble April 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I think I need to be drunk to understand those rules.


Suburban Kamikaze April 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

JFK. NPR. I win.
Love your blog. I’ll be back so get some more beer.



Heather B. April 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

I’m so happy you explained this because I really, really, REALLY, wanted to play.


Ali H. April 25, 2012 at 2:06 am

I saw this on NG and I was like, please please please PLEASE JESUS LET THIS BE A REAL THING. Brittany, you have saved me.


KimKiiim April 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

How do you shotgun your beer?


Brian November 19, 2012 at 2:36 am

Sorry guys, but these rules are only about 40% correct.


Ed February 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

That is some piss-poor punctuation, spelling, grammar and punctuation, Brittany.
Christ almighty…


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