When you play the [[IncrediblyLamePun Drinking Game of Thrones]], you win, or your liver dies. There is no middle ground:
* Whenever the name of one of the four main houses is said (Stark, Lannister, Baratheon or Targaryen) is said, you drink.
** Alternatively, assign players to a house, with each player only drinking when their house name is said.
** House Greyjoy can be added in season 2, and Tyrell for season 3.
** Although not a house, the Night's Watch can be used as well.
* Each player also chooses a religion: that of the Seven or of the Old Gods. When their religion is mentioned, they then drink.
** Starting with Season 2, the Drowned God or the Lord of Light R'hllor are additional choices.
* Whenever someone dies, drink. If they're a major character, finish your drink.
* Whenever there is nudity, drink.
* Whenever a character (chances are Robert or Tyrion) on screen drinks, drink.
A few extras if you feel brave:
* Whenever Hodor says "Hodor", drink.
* Whenever Joffery is a dick, drink.
* Whenever someone mentions the White Walkers, drink. Down your drink if the White Walkers or a Wight actually makes a physical appearance.[[note]]That last bit isn't part of the game; it's to help with the fear.[[/note]]
* Whenever somebody says "Winter is coming", take a drink.
* Whenever the word whore is used, take a drink.
* Whenever Tyrion insults someone, take a drink.
* Whenever someone says "The Night Is Dark and Full of Terrors", take a drink.
* Whenever Ygritte says "You know nothing, Jon Snow," take a drink.
* Whenever Jaqen H'ghar says "a man" or "a girl", take a drink.
* Whenever someone addresses Jon as "bastard", take a drink.
* Whenever someone refers to "The King in the North", take a drink. Finish the drink if the phrase is immediately echoed by someone.
* Whenever Varys [[AsYouKnow mentions]] he's a Eunuch, take a drink.
** Or whenever Littlefinger mentions Varys's testicles and lack thereof.
* Whenever Jorah says 'Khaleesi', take a drink.
* Whenever Roose or [[spoiler: Ramsay Bolton]] troll someone, take a drink. In fact, take a drink everytime you see them or a member of House Bolton (this includes soldiers and Locke).
* Whenever Tywin does something awesome, take a drink. Take two drinks if he's a dick to Tyrion in the same scene.
* Whenever the Rains of Castamere is played or sung, take a drink.
* For hardcore players only: take a drink every time Robb Stark makes a potentially devestating or bad move to his overall character arc.
* Take a drink everytime Edmure Tully makes a whitty remark. Take two drinks if the Blackfish reprimands him immediately afterwards.
* [[DrowningMySorrows Drink until]] [[AnyoneCanDie it doesn't]] [[INeedAFreakingDrink hurt anymore.]]
When your liver is dead it may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.