Drinking Games

After a lot of gnashing of teeth about splitting it into three parts, complaining about the 48 fps presentation, and debating whether it would make a billion dollars, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now available on 3D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD. So it’s a fine time as any to tune your HDTV to your favorite settings and enjoy the film in the comfort of your own home and the control of your own image.

If you have the love of Middle-Earth (and the tolerance for alcohol) to make this a marathon of Tolkien movies, you can play our Lord of the Rings drinking game from last year as well. However, Peter Jackson’s three-hour first installment of The Hobbit should give you plenty of reasons to knock a few back as if you were a dwarf at Bilbo’s table. Enjoy the first third of this Lord of the Rings prequel with your favorite blend of Middle-Earth-inspired brew.

And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and don’t expect and ending to the film.

Suggested drink: Golden Perch Ale


  • Gandalf gets pissed off
  • A named character is killed
  • Narration leads into a flashback
  • Someone speaks in a language other than English


  • Gold
  • A new type of creature
  • A wide, sweeping shot of the countryside
  • An actor or actress from the original Lord of the Rings films


  • “hobbit”
  • “Erebor”
  • the name of a dwarf
  • “dwarf” or “dwarves”


  • Bilbo Baggins leaves the Shire

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