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Endure and Enjoy the 9-Hour ‘Lord of the Rings’ Drinking Game

Drinking Games

By now, you’ve probably seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and you may have stumbled out of the theater, feeling drunk from the effects of the HFR projection. Regardless of what you thought of Peter Jackson’s latest Middle-earth fantasy epic, you might be tempted to watch all or part of his previous trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

This is a marathon session to endure, especially if you opt for the extended editions of the films, which totals close to twelve hours of movies. In short, you can start one movie with breakfast (or second breakfast, or elevensies) and be drinking your nighttime spirits by the middle of the second film. So whenever you plan on drinking during this batch of movies, there’s always time for this drinking game.

And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and don’t get caught playing with your ring.

Suggested drink: Anything entered in the Middle-earth Beer Festival or make your own brew

TAKE A DRINK WHEN…

  • Someone drinks
  • Narration begins
  • Someone is decapitated
  • Someone speaks in a language other than English

TAKE A DRINK WHEN YOU SEE…

  • A flashback
  • The eye of Sauron
  • A close-up on the Ring
  • wide shot of people walking, running, or riding horses

TAKE A DRINK WHEN SOMEONE SAYS…

  • “ring”
  • “son of”
  • “precious”
  • “Baggins” or “Bagginses”

CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN…

  • Gandalf saves the day

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Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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