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Drinking Game: The Lord of the Rings
Drinking game for the Peter Jackson version of The Lord of the Rings. Beware of extended film marathons!

  • Take a drink when Frodo says 'Sam'.
  • Take a drink when Sam says 'Mr Frodo'.
  • Take a drink whenever anybody mentions the One Ring.
    • If you have a death wish, take a drink every time there's a close-up of the ring.
  • Take a drink whenever you see somebody's filthy, chewed finger nails (unless they're yours).
  • Take a drink whenever a bad guy dies (good god).
  • Take a drink whenever Gollum says 'my precious'.
  • Take a drink every time somebody pulls out a sword.
  • Take a drink every time you talk along with the dialogue.
  • Take a drink any time Gollum hacks 'Gollum! Gollum!'
  • Take a drink every time Legolas says something vague and portentous.
  • Every time there is a close up of the Eye of Sauron.
  • Take a (small) sip every time Frodo's stressed-out, ring-possessed face looks like... something else.
  • If you feel like living dangerously, take a drink whenever a character says a line that was at worst unremarkable when the films came out, but has become Narm due to Memetic Mutation. WARNING: TV Tropes cannot be held responsible for any alcohol poisoning anyone got if they took this challenge. You have been warned
  • Take a drink every time Frodo trips over his own feet. By the end, you should look as haggard and beaten as he does.
  • Take a drink whenever Frodo and Sam have a bromance moment.
  • Take a drink whenever the name of a person, place or thing is said in an ominous and portentous voice.
    • Take a drink whenever someone repeats the name of something dangerous after the first person said it.
  • Take a drink whenever Gandalf turns up and just makes things ok. For extra difficulty, do that with The Hobbit.
  • Take a drink every time the Dies Eerie plays in the music.
  • Take a drink every time someone complains about what a different species did or didn't do several centuries ago. Particularly Thorin Oakenshield.
  • Take a drink whenever a hobbit screws up.
  • Take a drink whenever a member of Boromir's family screws up.
  • Take a drink whenever someone says "One by one" or "You know (of)..." in Fellowship of the Ring


This keeps things a bit simpler and gentler. Everyone picks a character, then only drinks when their characters' prompts occur.

  • Frodo
    • The ring affects his behavior
    • He says "Sam"
  • Sam
    • He says "Mr Frodo"
    • He's mean to Gollum
  • Aragon
    • He kills something
  • Legolas
    • He fires an arrow
    • He says something vague
    • He stares into the distance
  • Gimli
    • He says "dwarf" or "elf"
  • The forces of Mordor
    • When Sauron appears
    • When a Nazgūl screeches
  • Gollum
    • He says "Precious"
    • He says "Gollum"
  • Boromir
    • He does something that makes him seem like a bad guy
    • He says something about how powerful he could be if he had the ring
  • The Orcs
    • One of them dies onscreen
    • One of them says or does something entirely stupid
    • When the Orc Army slaughters a bunch of good soldiers
  • Pippin and Merry
    • They begin to grumble about food
    • They do something intelligent for once
    • One of them exposits for the benefit of the audience
    • One of them asks a question which prompts another character (Gandalf, Elrond, etc) to exposit for the benefit of the audience.
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