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Drinking Game: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Drinking game for Yu-Gi-Oh!:

For all series in the franchise:
  • Take a shot every time an opponent's "lockdown" could be stopped with a card like Dust Tornado or Smashing Ground. Guzzle if the player you're rooting for actually has a card that can stop it in their deck.
  • Someone starts to become redundant while explaining something about a card's effect/the plot (Dub only), take a sip.
  • Take a drink whenever someone takes a children's card game... ahem, Duel Monsters too seriously.
    • It is recommended this rule be disregarded during 5Ds, as alcohol poisoning can occur within the first episode.
  • Take a small sip of non-alcoholic beer every time someone reveals the effect of a face up card to suprise someone else. You'll need a new liver anyway.
  • Take a sip every time the plot stops so that the power of the card can be explained.
  • Take a sip every time someone says the word "card". Do this only if someone's nearby to call 911 for you.
  • What about this: Every time someone says the word "destiny". Or any time the Shadow Realm is mentioned.
  • Take a sip every time someone says OH! NO! But only if you're not particularly fond of your liver.
  • Take a sip every time someone mentions friendship. Chug if it's someone other than Anzu/Tea.
  • Take a shot every time someone mentions the heart of the cards. Two if it's not Yugi/Yami.
  • Take a shot every time someone in the manga says they will never forgive someone. Two if its someone other than Yami Yugi. Three if its the second time the character has said it to the same person. Finish your drink when they end up forgiving that person anyway.
  • Take a glass for every time a main character summons their signature monster during a duel.
    • Take two glasses for every duel where a main character's signature monster DOESN'T play a role.
      • Chug if a main character's signature monster does get used, but it's by somebody else.
  • Take a drink every time violence is clearly and poorly cut out in the dub.
    • Finish your drink if they DON'T remove it.
  • Take a shot for every Never Say "Die" moment in the English version of any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! shows. (WARNING: Doing this while watching the original series' Battle City arc or the 5Ds Dark Signer arc will result in exploding livers.)
  • Drink half a bottle any time card games being Serious Business gets subverted. The early adventures in the manga do not count. (Don't worry; since these moments are so few and far apart, your liver won't explode. We hope.)
  • Take a drink every time someone is going to bet everything 'on this one card!' right before drawing it.
  • Take a drink when a protagonist wins a duel with less than 500 Life Points.
    • Take two when they win with exactly 100 Life Points.
      • Take three when they win with LESS than 100 Life Points left. Warning: GX is particularly fond of this one.
      • Drink half a bottle if they win with Life Points that aren't a multiple of 100, not counting when the above applies.
  • Finish the bottle if a protagonist loses (but only a shot if it's Yuma).
  • Take a drink whenever a duelist uses a card that has never been seen before, used by them before or has never been seen in that anime, to win a duel.
  • Take a sip whenever someone loses their soul. (For the purposes of keeping people alive during this drinking game, the souls of those used to fuel the Leviathan in the Doma arc and Jikabushin/Earthbound Gods/Earthbound Immortals in 5Ds should count only as one for each time it occurs, rather than one-per-soul. But if you really want a new liver it's roughly 60 souls for each immortal
  • Take a sip every time there is Ho Yay.
    • Down the whole bottle for every instance of Les Yay.
  • Someone explaining the effect of Pot of Greed allows you to take two shots from your deck, er, drink.
    • Take one shot whenever any OTHER effect is activated which lets you draw two cards. (Trust us. That is a lot.)
  • Take a shot every time a villain's gloating is interrupted.

For Yu-Gi-Oh! viewers:
  • Take a sip each time someone doesn't notice that Yugi is taller than before.
  • Take a drink any time when Mokuba gets kidnapped.
    • Down it if he's wearing girls' clothes.
  • Take a drink any time Duke accuses Yugi of cheating when he beat Pegasus and/or if he boasts that Yugi would have to retire if he wins. The more annoyed you are by what Duke says, the more you drink. You will be hammered pretty quickly.
    • Alternatively, or additionally, drink every time you see Joey in a dog suit getting humiliated by Duke's cheerleaders.
  • Take a drink any time that Marik says/thinks "Those fools" and proceeds to repeat his plan once again.
  • Once Yami Marik makes his appearance, take a shot each time he laughs. Also, say goodbye to your liver.
    • You can also do the same with Yami Bakura.
  • Take a drink every time they mention getting a burger in the early manga!
  • Take half a glass any time Kaiba does an Evil Laugh. (Any more than that will rupture your liver or your bladder.)
  • Take a shot every time Pegasus calls a character "(name)-boy" or anything similar.
  • Dub-only, take a shot whenever Joey's confidence or Kaiba's ego gets in the way of their judgment.
  • Take a shot every time Yami says "The fate of the world depends on it."
  • Millennium World Manga only: take a drink every time Bakura tells someone to die
  • When watching the Japanese version, take a sip whenever Shizuka says 'onii-chan' or Mokuba says 'nii-sama'. Tread very carefully during Battle City.
  • Take a drink every time someone uses an anime-only card. (If this is done post-Virtual World, have 911 on speed dial.)
    • With the recent strides Konami has been taking to release anime cards (especially the DOMA cards) this has been made slightly less risky. Just slightly.
  • Take a drink every time Yugi draws exactly the card he needs for his strategy to work. Actually, don't, you'll die.
  • Here are some more phrases you could play the drinking game with while watching the show.
  • Take a shot every time a flashback shows previous events from the show.
    • Two shots if it's a flashback you've already seen. After Yugi's first duel with Raphael, prepare to have your liver destroyed for the rest of the Doma arc.
  • During the Doma arc, take a drink every time someone's afraid to lose while the Seal of Orichalcos isn't actually in play.
  • For the Japanese version, take a sip whenever Yami says 'aibou'. Guzzle if he shouts it.

For Yu-Gi-Oh! GX viewers:
  • Take a mouthful every time Jaden Yuki says "Get your game on!"
    • Take a whole glass if someone else says it.
  • Take two shots every time, during a duel, Jaden says "I'm gonna throw down a face-down" or any variant thereof.
  • Take a shot every time someone plays Pot of Greed and explains how it works.
  • Take a glass anytime Syrus Truesdale says something that causes Breaking the Fourth Wall.
    • Aww, but that would defeat the purpose!
  • In the first season, take a drink every time Jaden wins through an Ass Pull.
  • Take a drink every time someone acknowledges Tempest's effect and then immediately does something to block it.

For Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds viewers:
  • Take a shot every time that someone says the word "kizuna" (bonds). Two if it's not Yusei.
    • Alternatively, in the later arcs, take a shot whenever anyone says the word "kibou" (hope).
    • Or take a shot every time someone says "zetsubou", despair. Two if it isn't Aporia. Say goodbye to your liver.
  • Take a drink and run into the nearest wall every time someone's motorcycle crashes because of a duel. Avoiding the WRGP arc is advised.
  • Watch the dubbed version of Yusei and Kiryu/Kalin's duel in episodes 33-35, then take a drink for each time Kalin says something about "sending [Yusei] to the Netherworld!" or the "power of the shadows". Better line up a liver transplant in advance.
  • Take a drink every time Yusei says "Is that so?" right before turning a duel around.
  • In the Japanese version, take a drink every time Kiryu says either "Satisfy" or "Satisfaction".
    • Also, take a sip every time someone says "RIDING DUEL, ACCELERATION". Warning: the chances of surviving this is very slim.
  • Take a sip for every time a Synchro Chant is said. Take two if it isn't a member of Team 5Ds.
    • Finish your drink if the monster summoned conveniently does not have a summon chant.
    • Alternatively, finish the drink if they alter it from the previous time it was said. (We're looking at YOU, Turbo Warrior.)
  • Take one glass every time a Riding Duel takes place outside a proper arena.
    • Take two more if the place is conveniently unoccupied. Mix your cup with Vodka if no persons are seen during the duel, aside from people on motorcycles.
  • Take a drink every time Jack says something about being a King. (Definitely not advised during the Fortune Cup.)
    • To raise the stakes, take a drink anytime the word "King" and Jack Atlas are involved in the same character's dialogue. Your liver has no chance to survive make its time.
  • Take a drink for every speed pun in the English dub.
  • Finish the bottle if Masaaki Endoh starts singing.

For Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL viewers:
  • Take a shot every time Yuma says "kattobingu".
    • Take two shots if someone else says it, or a variant on it "such as Cathy's "Cattobingu".
  • Take a shot whenever Yuma wins a duel with Aspiring Emperor Hope. Hope you enjoyed your liver while you could.
    • Also take a shot if Yuma wins with its variants (Hope Ray, Hope Ray V, Hope Ray Victory, and Hope Roots).
      • Down an entire bottle of liquor if he wins with anything else. By now, there's no point trying to salvage your liver.
  • Take a shot whenever IV brings up Fanservice.
  • In episodes 47 through 49, take a sip every time III does something to cross the Moral Event Horizon even further.
  • Take a shot whenever Yuma duels against an opponent who DOESN'T have a numbers card. Take two if Astral and/or Yuma thinks that do, but they don't.
  • Take a shot whenever Shark tells Yuma not to get involved with him anymore.
  • Take a shot whenever Say My Name is invoked. Two if it isn't Kaito screaming "HARUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!", Yuma screaming "ASTRAAAAAAAAAAAAL!", Kotori screaming "YUMAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" or Shark screaming "RIOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
  • Take a shot whenever Kaito summmons Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon using Photon Thrasher and Photon Crusher. Take two if he doesn't.
  • If you are feeling suicidal take a shot everytime Astral tells Yuma what to do in a duel.
  • If you're feeling really suicidal, take a shot whenever Yuma mentions "feeling the flow" (dub only).
  • Take a drink every time a Number is displayed on screen. (Not the one on the monster.)
    • Just because of episode 62, we're going to scale it up to taking two if it's not Hope, Shark Drake or their Chaos Xyz counterparts.
  • Take a shot each time Tron mentions something about his revenge. (You'll be dead long before you get to the finals of the WDC.)
  • Take a small sip every time dark aura can be seen around someone possessed by a Number or Barian's Force.
  • Take a drink anytime Yuma's Life Points drop below 1000.
  • Take a shot whenever someone Xyz Summons during their first turn. Take two if they don't.
  • Take a shot whenever someone wins using a very situational card for a very unlikely situation. Nice knowing you.
  • Take a drink every time someone ends up in the hospital. Two if it ISN'T Shark or Rio.
  • Take a shot every time Vector does his Creepy Laugh.
  • Watch episodes 92 and 93 and take a shot each time Tobio and Umimi Habara say "Honey" or "Darling" (respectively).
  • Take a shot each time a monster is used as Xyz Material and can count as 2 Materials for the summon.
  • During ZEXAL II, take a drink whenever a monster is Rank-Up'd. Eliphas will kill you very hard.
  • Take a shot each time Kurage mentions the superiority of jellyfish over...everything else.
  • Take a drink every time someone dies in ZEXAL II.

For Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V viewers:
  • Take shot every time Yuya puts his goggles over his eyes.
  • Down your drink every time Sora does something to seem even more suspicious.
  • For every Pendulum summon take a sip, and take two for each Xyz summon, three for every fusion summon, and down your bottle for every synchro summon.

For Card Game aficionados:
  • Take a shot if the player is playing against a cookie-cutter deck.
    • Take one if playing against a "broken" deck in the current meta - a Wind-Up, Inzector, Dino Rabbit, or Chaos Dragon deck.
  • Take three drinks if a player activates a Forbidden Card.
    • Take two drinks for Limited Cards.
    • Take one for Semi-Limited Cards.
  • Take a drink whenever someone loses or gains Life Points.
  • Liver-poisoning Edition: Take a drink whenever someone does a Special Summon. Trust us, with the card's current metagame, be prepared to take a lot of shots.
  • Take a drink whenever a monster's effects are negated. (Doing this while watching Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL is not advised.)
  • Take a drink per monster Tributed, Fused, Synched, or Xyzed.
  • Take a drink if a TCG-exclusive card is Summoned/Activated.
  • Take a drink if someone draws a card outside of their draw phase.
    • Include the draw phase if you wish to kill your liver.
  • Take a big gulp—preferably from a rocks glass—if a player successfully performed a One Turn Kill on their opponent.
    • Finish the bottle if the player pulled it off during their first turn.
      • Raid the liquor cabinet if you had the privilege of witnessing a legitimate No Turn Kill.note  Nice knowing you.

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