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Quarters Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterApril 20, 2019 
Last updated: March 17, 2021

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • A quarter
  • A shallow juice-type glass
Remember quarters, the game you used to play in elementary school? This is the grown-up version, so let us take a trip back to simpler times. Simple and easy game to play that doesn't require much prep and tests your shooting skills while using some creativity...

How to Play Quarters Drinking Game & Rules

All players sit around a table, or similarly hard surface, and, in turn, try to bounce the quarter off the table into the juice glass. If successful, the player tells any other player to have a drink, as well as receiving another turn. If the player fails, play passes to the next player in the circle.

If the player is fortunate enough to make three bounces in a row and makes the shot, this player may make a rule. Anything goes. Some favorites are:

  • “Can’t say drink, drank, or drunk.”
  • “Can’t point with your fingers.”
  • “No first names.”
  • “Have a drink before each attempted bounce.”
  • etc. (be creative)

If any rule is broken during the course of game, the violator must have a drink.

Early days variations:

The glass that you bounce into also contains the beer to drink. The trick is to then drink the beer without swallowing the quarter.

If the player bounces and hits the rim of the glass, without the quarter going in, s/he receives another free attempt.

If the player misses and feels confident enough, they may “chance” for another attempt. If the player makes the chance attempt, things proceed as if it were a normal turn. However, if the chance attempt fails, that player must drink double.

Following a failed “chance” attempt, the player may wish to attempt a “kill.” if the attempt is successful, play continues as normal, but if the attempt fails, the player must drink a full glass/can/bottle of beer non-stop.