One night a few months ago, a bunch of CH writers went out to celebrate Malibu Einstein 's birthday at a bar in Brooklyn. We decided that we should make up a drinking game as a present, so we went to work brainstorming. After a few false starts, test rounds and moderate alcohol poisoning, we had the basics of a game called Bartender. It's a quick game that can be played by 3 10 people and, hopefully, will reveal embarrassing secrets about your friends. Here is how you play:
What you need: Friends, Alcohol
Before the game can start, the players must determine who will be the Bartender first. Odds-or-evens, rock-paper-scissors, etc. Someone must "lose" and have to be Bartender first. The rest of the players are Patrons. Now you're ready to play!
The Bartender first picks a subject. So in our example game, the Bartender says to the group, "I want to talk about bad first dates."
Next, each Patron takes a turn telling the Bartender a personal story about themselves within the topic the Bartender selected. This story can be true or false.
For instance: "Hey Bartender, one time I was out at a packed movie on a first date and since there were so many people there and it was a loud movie, I thought I could fart and not get caught. Except when I did fart it was super loud and my date immediately knew it was me. I tried to say it wasn't me but she called me out. All the people sitting around us got mad at me and started yelling at me for farting and the manager made me apologize to the whole theater."
The Bartender must now try to guess if that story was true or false.