Drinking Games ::: Beer Chess
Minimum Number of Players:
1. Beer, or any alcohol.
2. A large improvised chess board.
Rules & How To Play:
Beer Chess is chess played with beer as the pieces. Beer chess is the unification of the intellect with the inebriated. Beer chess is stimulating brain cells as you kill them.
PLAYING THE GAME:
Beer chess is played with beer. One side uses Light Beer (white), the other side uses regular (black) of the same brands. (see list below). A standard Beer Chess game can last up to five hours - assuming neither player passes out. Intermissions, however, may be declared on a bilateral basis.
As you may have realized, this game requires a big board. However, large white bathroom tiles placed on a darker table at regular intervals can serve as a large improvised chess board. For
an even cheaper board, cardboard coasters, available at most bars, serve as impromptu, portable boards.
White / Black:
8 pawns: Bud Lights (8oz can) / Budweiser (8oz cans)
2 Rooks: Miller Light (12oz can) / Miller Genuine Draft (12 oz Can)
2 Knights: Busch Light (12 oz Can) / Busch (12 oz Cans)
2 Bishops: Coors Light (12 oz Can) / Coors (12 oz Cans)
Queen: Michelob Light (Bottle) / Michelob (Bottle)
King: Bud Light (Bottle) / Budweiser (Bottle)
1. When one moves a piece, one must sip from the piece moved.
2. When one's piece is captured, one must drink the entire piece.
3. Castling requires two sips: one from the King, one from the Rook.
4. En passent requires only one sip (as in a standard pawn move)
5. When one's pawn reaches the eighth rank, and is exchanged for a queen (or other piece), one's opponent must drink the remainder of the pawn.
6. Once a piece is sipped, that piece must be moved (taking back moves is not allowed)
7. One may take as long as one wants to drink a captured piece, but the piece must be quickly consumed when a second piece is captured.
8. After each exchange of pieces, the players must toast each other's health with the exchanged pieces.
9. When one is put in check, one must sip from the King.
10. Passing out constitutes a resignation.
11. A player may not go the the bathroom before his move.
12. When one is checkmated, one must drink:
A) The remainder of one's King
B) The remainder of opponent's King
C) The remainder of one's pieces.
1. Take big sips out of pieces you expect to trade, when moving those pieces. This technique evenly distributes the amount of beer you will consume, and decreases the amount you will have to drink from that piece when it is traded or captured.
2. If you are a light drinker, avoid exchanges (especially if you are down a piece)
3. Avoid sacrificing pieces for position. A sacrifice will only force you to drink more. Remember, in this game, you can be beating your opponent, not only by the fact that you have a greater number of pieces left on the board, but also by the fact that you have a greater number of surviving brain cells left.
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