How to Play Chandeliers: the Drinking Game 2024

How to Play Chandeliers: the Drinking Game 2024

If you’ve ever roamed the college party scene, you’re probably familiar with a variety of drinking games, but none quite compare to the hilarity and camaraderie of playing “Chandeliers.” A competitive twist on the classic game of quarters, Chandeliers is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of strategy mixed with sheer luck.

What You Need

  • A Large Central Glass: This will hold a significant amount of beer and sits in the center of the table.
  • Individual Glasses for Each Player: These should be smaller and placed around the central glass.
  • A Few Quarters: These are used for bouncing into the glasses.
  • Beer: Enough to fill all the glasses involved in the game.

Setup and Rules

Setting up Chandeliers is simple, but playing can get wild. Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Prepare the Table: Place the large central glass of beer in the middle of the table. Surround it with smaller glasses, one for each player, each partially filled with beer.
  2. Gameplay:
    • Players take turns trying to bounce a quarter off the table aiming for the glasses.
    • If the quarter lands in a player’s glass, that player must drink the beer from their glass.
    • If a quarter lands in the central glass, that’s where the fun intensifies. Every player must quickly finish the beer in their glass, then flip the glass upside down over their head. The last person to place their inverted glass on their head must drink the entire central glass.
  3. Strategic Twists: Players who are slower might opt for a strategic pour over their head to avoid drinking from the central glass—this becomes a common late-game tactic that always raises cheers and laughter.

Why Play Chandeliers?

Chandeliers isn’t just a game; it's a party event that brings everyone together. The rush to finish your beer and the suspense of not knowing who will end up drinking the central glass adds excitement and energy to any gathering. It’s a great way to make your college party memorable, offering plenty of opportunities for laughter and playful competition.

Play Responsibly

As with any drinking game, the key to Chandeliers is knowing your limits and playing responsibly. Always ensure that everyone involved is comfortable with the game and aware of their alcohol tolerance. Safety should never be compromised for the sake of fun.

So, the next time your college party needs a hit activity, set up a game of Chandeliers. Whether you’re aiming for precision or laughing at the antics of your friends, this game is sure to be the highlight of your night!

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