Make the Most of This Australia Day with Beer Drinking Games

2 Jan 2020 by Beer Is Ok | 3 min read

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    Australia Day is right around the corner, so that means it’s time to start gearing up for one of the biggest beer drinking days of the year.

    We Aussies love a good brew (or ten!) on Australia Day and drinking them can be even more fun when you play a few classic Aussie drinking games. Read on for some great Australia Day drinking games to keep you and your mates entertained and well-lubricated all day long.

    Thong Toss

    This is a classic Aussie game that doesn’t require any equipment other than the thongs you and your mates are probably already wearing. Simply throw your thong as far as you can, and the person with the longest throw wins.

    Every other player must drink.

    To make it even more fun, try rounds with different throwing methods, like through your legs, after spinning in circles, or even kicking the thong straight off your foot. As the day progresses, this will get even more fun!

    This game does require a bit of space so may be best played at your local park. Alternatively, set up a target in your backyard and have players try to toss the thong closest to the target.

    Pool Float Showdown

    If you’ve got a pool in your backyard, get some pool floats in the shape of Aussie animals, like kangaroos or emus. Players then battle head-to-head, trying to toss the other off their float. Loser must drink!

    If your floats are large enough, you can up the ante with multiple players on each float or with more than two floats going at a time for a battle royale.

    Backyard Cricket

    Backyard cricket is an Australian favourite and is sure to make its way into many Australia Day festivities across the country. To add drinking into the game, each time the batsman scores a run they get to nominate a drink to one of the players. If the batsman gets out, they must have one half of a beverage.

    You’ll be feeling pretty good before you know it. You could even impose drinking penalties any time a player commits a foul or knocks something over with an errant ball. Get creative!

    King of the Pack Footy

    This one is easy and only requires an Australian Rules football.

    King of the pack involves a player standing at one end of the backyard, with all other players standing at the other end. Kick the ball to pack as each player then tries to mark it. If you successfully mark the football, you become the king (kicking the football) and you also nominate a drink to a different player.

    Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

    You’ll most likely hear this chant more times than you can count throughout the day, so make a game of it by drinking every time it comes up. As soon as anyone yells out ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie’, all other people at the Australia Day party must yell out ‘Oi Oi Oi’ in response.

    Anyone who does not respond must have a sip of their beverage.

    This is a great way to get people drinking any time there seems to be a bit of a lull in the action, so don’t be shy about using it frequently.

    Don’t Forget the Classics

    You don’t have to stick to just Australia Day themed drinking games.

    Try out some traditional drinking games like beer pong, flip cup and kings cup, or any other drinking game you and your mates enjoy. To keep things as Aussie as possible, be sure to only drink Australian beers. Save the imports for any other day of the year.

    On Australia Day, it’s all about celebrating our wonderful country.

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    We’ll be posting great drinking games, info about delicious brews, tips for throwing beer parties and more on our blog, and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

    Have your own Australia Day themed drinking games?

    Leave a comment below and let us know!

    Beer Is OK writes about local breweries, bottle shops and venues in Perth and Country WA.

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