When the zombies arrive, the drinking game goes too far: ‘Field game’
The drinking game, which dates back to World War II, was a game in which players had to drink from a special bottle with a straw, a wooden handle and a “drink up” button.
The rules were to have the straw be taken out before the drinker finished.
Now, drinking games are increasingly being adapted for social situations such as barbecues, weddings and funerals.
But the rules are getting a makeover.
Here’s what’s changed and what’s not.
“It’s a lot more of a social game,” said Sarah Anderson, a marketing professor at the University of Utah.
“If you’re trying to be more social than just a party game, then you can use a straw or a paper cup to hold your drink and a paper bag to hold the drink.”
The drinking games evolved over the years to accommodate the different roles of men and women, which changed the way they were played, she said.
Men used to get to the top of the leaderboard with their straw, while women would go back down to the bottom of the group and the group would drink together.
In the modern drinking game rules, the straw was replaced with a small cup that would be used as a glass and was also called a “tea cup.”
A “teapot” is a cup with a handle on the bottom that you can pour into the glass to drink.
When you add water, the “teabowl” or tea becomes a “coffee cup.”
For most people, the drink is served with a paper towel and a straw.
The game is more social, Anderson said, and people don’t have to worry about being spotted or getting drunk.
However, people have told NBC News they are concerned about the drinking games being changed.
“The problem is, there’s not a lot of research on the drinking-game-drinking relationships and how they actually work,” said Erin Sullins, a spokeswoman for the National Association of State and Territorial Alcohol Beverage Control Officials, a nonprofit organization that advocates for alcohol-related safety and education.
Sulls said that there are no hard statistics on the percentage of alcohol-impaired drinking, but that drinking-games research has shown that it is more prevalent among women.
“There’s a huge gender difference in the drinking, so we know that there’s a gender difference,” Sullers said.
“So there’s an expectation that women are drinking, and that’s why we know there’s that gender difference.”
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the U.S. estimates that about 6 percent of people will be intoxicated by alcohol within three months of drinking.
Sully said the drinking changes could impact drinking and family relationships.
“For people who are already drinking, they can’t take the time to get in a healthy relationship and get back to being in a relationship that’s healthy,” she said, adding that the new rules could lead to a backlash from the people who used to be drinking.