Friends Drinking Game

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We don’t just mean drinking with friends, we mean the Friends drinking game…as in the TV show with all those quirky white people in New York. This 62-time Emmy-nominated show has developed quite a following, and, as with all good things, came an even better drinking game. Sit back and chillax with friends and play the Friends drinking game the next time you’re all around a television set with liquor at hand.

Number of players: 1 or more
Difficulty: easy
Time to play: about 30 minutes per episode

Great for:

  • Two people
  • Dates
  • Small groups of friends
  • Small groups of strangers
  • Parties

Friends Drinking Game Rules

The rules for the Friends drinking game are quite simple: watch the show and drink at each of the opportunities listed below.

Take 1 drink when:

  • All six of the characters are in Monica’s apartment
  • Rachel calls someone honey
  • Chandler says a “Chandlerism”
  • Phoebe says a “Phoebism”
  • Chandlers sits in an unusual way
  • Ross takes an unusually long time to say something
  • Joey doesn’t understand something
  • Joey gets an audition
  • Monica or Rachel mentions high school
  • Phoebe mentions her dead mother
  • Central Park is shown
  • Phoebe mentions some unusual thing that has happened to her
  • Ross’ lesbian ex-wife is mentioned
  • Someone sips on some coffee

Take 2 drinks when:

  • A family member makes and appearance
  • Chandler mentions his horrible love life
  • A flashback occurs
  • Gunther whispers about being in love with Rachel
  • It’s someone’s birthday
  • Joey embarrasses himself at an audition
  • Joey mentions a girl he had sex with
  • You hear someone say “Smelly Cat”
  • Phoebe plays her guitar
  • Someone asks to use the Central Perk phone
  • Ross gets jealous
  • Someone gets  new love interest
  • Someone mentions Monica is obsessed with cleaning

Take a shot when:

  • Chandler mentions his parents’ divorce
  • There’s a guest star
  • You see Phoebe’s dad
  • Joey gets the role
  • Monica’s mom says something passive-aggressive towards her
  • “Ugly Naked Guy” is mentioned
  • Rachel mentions Barry
  • Rachel says something that reminds you of just how spoiled she is
  • Ross corrects someone’s grammar or vocabulary
  • Ross gets married or divorced
  • Someone moves
  • Ursula is mentioned

Finish your drink when:

  • Any characters are seen on the street
  • You hear someone say “I KNOW”
  • You hear someone say “How you doin’?”
  • Monica and Rachel fight
  • You hear someone say “OH. MY. GOD”
  • You hear someone say “PIVOT”
  • You hear someone say “Regina Phalange”
  • You hear someone say “WE WERE ON A BREAK”
  • Barry and Mindy reproduce
  • Chandler turns gay
  • Ugly Naked Guy is shown
  • Ross kills Mark

If you believe you may have a drinking problem, please see the Mayo Clinic alcohol use disorder resource for more information.

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