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How to play the Super Bowl drinking game everyone’s talking about

A new drinking game, designed for people watching the Super Bowl, is now being shared widely across the US. But how do you play? db finds out.

This year, the Super Bowl LVIII will take place on 11 February in Las Vegas, Nevada when the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs play for the Lombardi trophy.

According to reports via the Tasting Table, the rules for the new Super Bowl drinking game are “simple” and yet based around 20 potential activities that could happen during the event.

The rules, which involve taking a sip, finishing your drink, or knocking back a shot, all depend upon the scenarios that unfold during the game, but each are topical for this year in particular.

The guidance outlines the Super Bowl drinking game rules below, but urges participants to still “drink responsibly” throughout and take time out if feeling over-refreshed.

Super Bowl drinking game rules

Have a sip when…

  • The coin toss happens to start the game.
  • There’s an interception made by either team.
  • The camera cuts to Taylor Swift watching the game.
  • Another celebrity in the crowd gets highlighted on camera.
  • Usher brings out a guest during his halftime performance.
  • A new Super Bowl advert makes you have any emotional reaction.
  • A player gets flagged for being aggressive with a referee.
  • The team you’re rooting against gets a penalty.
  • The camera shows fans crying in the stands.
  • A player on the sidelines is shown drinking or eating.

Finish your drink if…

  • Either team misses a field goal.
  • Usher starts to sing a song during the halftime show.
  • Jason Kelce is spotted shirtless.
  • Taylor Swift is shown on camera taking a drink.
  • The Budweiser advert with the Clydesdales airs.
  • A safety is scored by your team.
  • There’s a tie at the end of any quarter.

Take a shot when…

  • Your team scores a touchdown.
  • The opposite team scores a touchdown.
  • The game is over.

The rules, which are designed to assist in the atmosphere of the Super Bowl for fans that may even be watching at home, can be followed with a choice of alcoholic or soft drinks depending upon preference. The guidelines outlined that the most important thing was essentially that everyone feels like they can participate and gets to connect on the day, whatever they are drinking. Drinks rules can also be substituted for food or snacks consumed during the game if watching as a family.

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