This past weekend I thought… man, I’m bored as shit. But luckily, I had a small number of friends that were looking to drink! The only problem was, we wanted to play a drinking game, but so many are simply do X and drink the beer!
This archaic method of alcoholic consumption may suit most just fine, and normally I’m content with shotgunning beer over and over until I’m running point for the 2012 Olympic tandem vomit team. This time though, we wanted more depth and “Drinking Quest” came to our aid!
Drinking quest is actually an RPG card game of sorts and brings just the right amount of tabletop RPG action to your drinking.
The box comes with everything you need: cards, character sheets, dice, and the rules. It’s very easy to pick up and it supports two to four players.
You have four quests. You can try and tackle them all in one night or you can drag it out through a few nights. Quests are stacks of cards you pull through, facing each encounter until the final card is drawn and the quest is over.
Players will fight monsters, make savings throws, purchase items, and of course drink shit tons of beer. The player with the most XP at the end of the quests wins the game but the real fun is in the drinking.
If you die you have to chug and there are a few special abilities that make you chug as well. I know, you’re thinking that doesn’t sound like much. But when you are maxed out at 7 health and a snow weasel or what ever the fuck jumps on your face biting you for one damage, wins the initiative roll to then proceed to royally kick the living shit out of you; you’ll be happy you only have to chug when you die.
Each player gets a special ability to use once per quest. These are all helpful in their own way except for one member of your party who can just make you drink your whole fucking beer for no reason once a quest. (screw you for giving me your god damn chug card every fucking time… you know who you are!)
So overall, drinking quest is a very well crafted for a drinking game. Probably one of the best. It’s not without some pitfalls though, mainly being the desire for a bit more group interaction. The game is mainly you against the cards and while that is still a lot of fun and your friends control the enemies, it leaves a little to be desired. The attitude and style of the game gives the feel that it could benefit from group mechanics akin to munchkin’s “you’re bound to be a dick eventually” feel.
That being said, I recommend picking up Drinking Quest and giving it a shot. If you are going to spend a night focused around drinking games. This one is a good deal of fun. You can pick it up from their site.
Slug Rating: 7/10
The 3 CONs
- May benefit from more group interaction
- Could use more ways to drink
- Would be nice if it supported more players
The 3 PROs
- Awesome RPG card based game play
- Lets you play with a group of friends
- Creative and fun way to drink with your buddies and beats the hell out of basic drinking games if you’re looking for something more in-depth
Tell me what to do! : Pick it up. It’s worth a shot.