This drinking game is not strictly Japanese, but it’s based on a Japanese movie, “Battle Royale”. I happened upon the rules to the game on LazyDork.com which is marvelous site full of drinking games based on films as diverse as “Saw” and “Sleepless in Seattle”. You have to drink each time certain recurring incidents take place on screen, which always results in much drunken abandon (be careful while playing the “Brokeback Mountain” game!) The site is lots of fun, but one can only imagine what the hell playing the drinking game based on “Hotel Rwanda” must be like.
“Battle Royale” is a movie in which a class of delinquent high schoolers are drugged, dumped on a desert island and forced to kill each other until one one person remains, as part of some warped governmental experiment. A very excellent movie. If knocking back shots while watching a flick about Japanese teens dispatching each other with knives and machine guns is your idea of a good time, read on.
Here’s how you play:
Drink Every Time . . .
1. A new weapon is shown
2. Someone breaks down emotionally
3. Anyone dies
(MAKE IT A DOUBLE IF . . . it’s a suicide)
4. A flashback occurs
5. Anyone shoots a basket
6. Anyone talks about a crush or someone being “cute”
7. A new danger zone is declared
AND IF YOU REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT TO GET WASTED . . .
Anytime a student’s name and number is read or shown (i.e. “Shuya Nanahara – Boys #15”)
Why not give this charming and wholesome little game a try. Although, once the booze kicks in, the subtitles may begin to blur.