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Drinking Game / Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Tony is way ahead of us.
Being a universe started by Tony "Demon in a Bottle" Stark himself, you know the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes for substantial drinking.

Follow these rules for viewing a single film in the MCU, binging a single character's series, or watching as many of the twenty-two (and counting) installments as humanly possible.

Be wary though. Not all of us have Steve Rogers’ superhuman metabolism...

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General Drinking Game

  • Drink every time the heroes argue with each other more than the villain.
  • Drink every time the hero is shirtless
  • Drink every time someone hypes up Thanos as the universe's ultimate badass.
    • Drink double if Thanos actually does something badass.
  • Drink every time Tony Stark is being an ass.
    • Drink double any time someone actually calls him out on it.
  • Drink every time a character drinks.
  • Drink every time Stan Lee makes a cameo.
  • Drink for the post-credits scene!
    • Drink double if it's setting up a future movie.
      • Drink triple if this setup involves the Infinity Stones/Thanos.
      • Finish your drink if it's a post-credits scene involving Stan Lee.
      • Finish two drinks if the credits make it look like the credits scene will tease a sequel... and then it doesn't.
      • Finish your whole pack of beers if there is not a post-credits scene.
  • Drink every time someone uses dramatic magic/science/hologram hand gestures.
    • Last person to replicate the magic/science/hologram hand gestures drinks double!
  • Drink every time there's a hallway fight scene.
  • Bonus Death Rule: Take a sip every time someone makes a quip.
    • Drink double if the quip includes a pop culture reference.
  • Bonus Death Rule #2: Drink at the first appearance of a character who reappears in subsequent movies and/or series.
    • Drink double if it's a character who goes on to star in a movie or series of their ownnote 
  • Take a drink every time someone talks about Infinity Stones/Gauntlets.
    • Finish your drink if an object is revealed to be an Infinity Stone.
  • Drink every time the movie starts with an ominous flashback.
    • Drink double if the ominous flashback involves S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Take a sip every time there is a Disney Death.
    • Take two sips if that death turns out to be permanent.
    • Take three sips if that deceased character only appeared in one MCU movie or TV episode.
    • Take four sips if the previous point applies, and the unfortunate one is the main villain.
  • Take a drink if someone mentions how attractive Thor is.
    • Take two if Thor doesn't appear in the work in question.
  • Take a sip every time the Big Bad of an MCU film is Tony Stark's fault.
    • Take two sips whenever it's not.
  • Take a sip for every time Tony says "I am Iron Man." Finish your cup when he says it as his Famous Last Words against Thanos.

Iron Man

  • Take a drink every time someone says "SHIELD", or its full name "The Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division".
    • Drink double if it's said by someone who's actually HYDRA.

The Incredible Hulk

  • Drink once for every time Hulk smashes.
    • Finish half your drink whenever the words "Hulk smash" are said.

Iron Man 2

  • Take a drink whenever we see a close-up of Tony/Rhodey/someone else from within the Iron Man armors.
    • Drink double if they're not actually in the armor.


  • Take a drink every time Loki acts like a shifty bastard.
    • Drink double if being a shifty bastard backfires on him.

Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Take a drink whenever a character puts on their super-suit.
    • Drink double if they have a more "comic book accurate" suit as a prototype.

The Avengers (2012)

  • Take a drink every time someone makes a pop culture reference.
    • Drink double if it's a reference Captain America would understand.

Iron Man 3

  • Take a drink whenever someone banters with their suit's artificial intelligence.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • Finish half your drink whenever a main character dies.
    • Finish your drink when it turns out that character isn't dead after all.
    • Spit out your drink during the scene where Bucky kicks one SHIELD mook so hard he gets shredded in a turbine.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Take a drink when an appropriate pop/rock/rap song is played.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • Take a drink every time someone is unable to lift Mjolnir.
    • Finish your drink if someone other than Thor is worthy of lifting Mjolnir.

Thor: Ragnarok

  • Take a drink every time some dramatic moment is deflated with humor. Drink the whole bottle when Korg's quip about Asgard is heard, all while the place itself is being obliterated by Surtur. Get a medic ready as the worse case scenario.
    • Drink double if the person trying to be dramatic is an Asgardian.

Black Panther (2018)

  • Take a drink every time someone says "vibranium".
    • Drink double if some previously unmentioned use for vibranium is revealed.
  • Take a drink every time Killmonger says "colonizer(s)."

Avengers: Infinity War

  • Take a drink every time the Avengers leitmotif is used, abbreviated or not.
  • Take a drink every time someone's forced to chose between protecting or obtaining an Infinity Stone and someone else's life.
  • Take a drink every time Thanos uses the power of one of the Infinity Stones. Down your glass when he completes the gauntlet.
    • Refill your glass to the brim, and chug hard once Thanos snaps his fingers.
  • Take a drink when Thanos shows sympathy for the heroes.
  • Take a drink every time someone is Impaled with Extreme Prejudice.
  • Take a drink every time someone (who isn't a nameless mook) dies. Trust us, you'll need something to numb the last ten minutes. You may also want to be near a hospital for this one or have them on speed dial.

Captain Marvel

  • Take a drink whenever some piece of '90s culture is referenced, whether as homages or shout-outs.
    • WARNING: When Carol arrives on Earth, she crashes directly into a Blockbuster Video packed with 90s movies. For the sake of your liver, tread carefully.
  • Take a shot whenever Goose the cat does something funny. Finish it when she reveals herself as a Flerken.

Avengers: Endgame

  • Take a shot every time Thor's Formerly Fit status is brought up.
  • Finish your drink when Thanos says "I am inevitable".
  • Take a shot every time someone cries in the movie. Chug the whole cup when it comes to Tony's funeral.
  • Take a shot every time someone mocks Scott.
  • Take a shot when a character time travels.
    • Take a second shot when that time travel fails and ages the character.
  • Take a shot when a deceased character appears in the past. And yes, that includes 2014 Thanos.
  • Take a shot when Thanos and a hero struggle over the completed Stark gauntlet.
  • Again, fill your cup to the brim and chug all of it every time someone succeeds to cause the Badass Fingersnap. Pretend to do that when Thanos fails to do it.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • Take a shot every time Peter says he "really likes" MJ or vice versa.
  • Take a drink every time Tony Stark is brought up; yes, this includes Jeff Bridges yelling his name in the flashback.
  • Take a shot every time May and Happy's romance is brought up.
    • Take another every time it cuts directly from there to Peter's baffled face.
    • Actually, camera shots of Peter's baffled face may qualify in and of themselves. Should you take this approach, the drink is to be finished in the mid-credits stinger, in the shot (you know the one) where it's visible through his mask.


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