Ring in the New Year with a great drinking game. Here are some of the hottest games and how to play them.For those of you who do not plan on going out on New Years Eve, you are more than likely entertaining at home with a party. Drinking games are always popular, and these are five of the hottest for this year.


Players: 3 - No limit

 All players sit in a circle. The first person starts off by saying the name of an animal. The person to their left has to say the name of another animal that starts with the last letter of the animal the first person said.

Animal types can only be used once. For example, you can't say "Cat" and have someone later use "Alley Cat". You could use different species though, like "Parrot" and "Cockatiel" are both different species of birds. Breeds don't count, a dog is a dog.

Here is an example of how it might look:
1st person: "doG"
2nd person: "GopheR"
3rd person: "RhinO"
4th person: "OwL"

If the player cannot think of an animal or says an animal that was already used, they take a shot and say a new animal .

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Beer Hunter

Players: 2 - No limit

Several adaptations of this game exist.

Blindfold two contestants and sit them across a table from each other. Take a six-pack of beer and remove them from the rings, place them on the table near the prisoners. Shake one vigorously, then mix it in with the rest of the beer so that no one knows where the shaken can is. Spectators can now bet on who will be soaked. Typical bets are to make other people drink. Blindfolds are removed and one player chooses a can from the six on the table. The referee then spins an empty, whoever the open end points at then takes the beer and holds it under their nostrils and opens the can.

If the player hesitates, people must shout "Mau!" repeatedly at the player (or some other hated communist dictator). This is worse than getting soaked by beer.

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Players: 3 - 10

Quarters is perhaps the original drinking game, and can be played anywhere there is alcohol.

Players sit around a table armed with a quarter. A cup (empty or full of alcohol, depending on your preference) is placed in the middle of the table, at least 10 inches away from all players. If the table is not big enough, just move the cup when it's a new player's turn.

The players must bounce a quarter off the table and into the cup, in any way possible using only the quarter, the table and the cup. If successful, the player makes another player drink, and gets to try again. (If you're using a full cup, the assigned player must drink the whole cup and retrieve the quarter.)

If the player missed the cup, the player to their left is passed the quarter and they get to toss.

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Flip Strip Or Strip

Players: 3 - No limit

The game is best with 5 or more people but can be played with as little as 3.

The rules are simple. Flip a coin and while it is in the air, call heads or tails. If you guess right, pass the coin to your right. If you guess wrong, pass the coin to your left and either take one article of clothing off (anything that is a pair counts as one item) or take a drink.

If you guess right, you can choose to flip again. Another successful guess lets you pass the coin to anyone of your choosing. A wrong guess has normal consequences.

If you guess right three times in a row, you may retrieve an article of clothing and put it back on. The coin is then passed to your right.

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Have a safe and Happy New Year Year! Be responsible don't drink and drive.If you are at a house party stay there, if not designate a driver or call for a free cab ride home.