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How to Play Russian Roulette Drinking Game
Fortunately, there are no guns involved in the Russian Roulette Drinking Game. It’s definitely a lot more fun than the “loaded” version. Basically, the gun = 6 shot glasses and the bullet = alcohol.
Get ready to learn how to play this fun adult drinking game – we’ve got step-by-step instructions, variations, pictures, and plenty of videos.
How to Play Russian Roulette – Overview
- The 4 Things You Need to Play
- Set Up
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Video #1: Russian Roulette with Liquor
- The 4 Variations of Russian Roulette Drinking Game
- Video#2: Russian Roulette with Beer
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- Video #3: Alcoholics Hippopotamus Play Russian Roulette
- A Six-Sided Die
- Heavy Base Shot Glasses
- Numbers 1- 6 from a deck of Cards
- Any clear alcohol (vodka, tequila, peppermint schnapps, etc.)
#1. Line up six shot glasses.
#2. Fill one with clear alcohol and the remaining 5 with water.
#2. Move around the shot glasses to make sure nobody knows which one has the booze.
#3. Then, place cards on the table, lining them up in a row.
#4. When you put a shot glass on top of each card, you’re good to go.
for How to Play Russian Roulette Drinking Game
#1. First, the beginning player rolls the die and drinks the amount of shots corresponding with the number on the card.
#2. If the player get a water shot, play continues to the next player’s turn.
#3. If the next player rolls the same number as the first one, they must keep re-rolling until they get a different number.
#4. Play continues to go around the table until some gets the shot glass filled with booze. Then it’s time to drink up!
After someone drinks up the alcohol, that round is over. Follow the set-up steps again and repeat.
When Does Russian Roulette End?
The beauty of this drinking game is that you can play as long as you want, unless you run out of alcohol.
Variation #1 – Click and Bang Russian Roulette
In this variation of the Russian Roulette Drinking game, you don’t need to use any dice. Instead, you just start at one end and work your way down, until one of the players gets the alcohol (“bullet”).
When someone drinks a shot of water, they say “click,” like the empty chamber of a gun. If a player ends up with the alcoholic shot, they say “bang” to indicate that it was a “bullet.”
The rest of the game play is just like regular Russian Roulette.
Variation #2 – Everyone Takes a Shot Russian Roulette
If you have plenty of shot glasses each player could have their own “gun.” Game play would be the same as in variation one but each person will have a shot each round because everyone has his own shot!
Variation #3 – Casino Russian Roulette Drinking Game
For the third variation of the Russian Roulette Drinking Game, you’ll need to buy a casino type version. As you can see in the game pictured on the right, it’s a circular spinning device with holders for shot glasses.
There are 16 numbered shot glasses and each player chooses or is assigned a number. One of the great things about the spinning-wheel Russian Roulette Drinking Game is that every shot glass is filled with alcohol.
If a player’s number comes up after spinning, they drink the shot.
Another perk of this version is that you aren’t limited to just clear alcohol. Because there’s a lot more drinking!
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Variation #4 – Beer Russian Roulette
For Beer Russian Roulette, you need a can of beer for each player for every round you play. (All of the beer has to be the same brand/type.)
First, a player chooses a single can and shakes it super hard. Then, they mix up the beers and pass them out to each player.
Everyone then must open their beer at the same time, and you can guess what happens… One unlucky soul is sprayed in the face with beer, while the other players get to leisurely sip their own beers.
Variation #5 of Russian Roulette Drinking Game
The first few steps are exactly the same as the previous Beer variation.
After this, everyone chooses a beer at random and puts it on top of their head. At the count of 3, everyone opens their beer at exactly the same time. Unsurprisingly, the player with the exploding beer is eliminated.
Naturally, everyone must finish their can of beer before starting the next round. (It’s best to set a time limit to finish, like 10 minutes or so.)
At the next round, it’s the same set up as before, except there’s one less beer since one person has been booted out of the beer drinking game. This makes a fantastic backyard drinking game, since it’s very messy.
Important Note: The player who did the shaking of the beer gets the beer left over after everyone else has selected one.
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Russian Roulette Drinking Game
Now that you know all of the variations, it’s up to you! It all depends on your own style, and whether or not you want to get messy. (The beer versions of the Russian Roulette Drinking Game are incredibly messy.)
The Casino version is always a hit, and a great choice for a party. Although the good old original version is just fine, too. Most importantly, and drink responsibly. Cheers!