Leah and I had so much fun with the last Mystery Pack that we decided to have another… with an M. Night Shama-lama-ding-dong twist; this time we played a drinking game!
As it is/was the only drinking I know, we played Tablero.
Tablero is a drinking board game that was invented by some Giant geeks in the SCA*. All you need to play the game is a chess board (preferably a cloth one you don’t mind getting beer on), seven shot glasses, two dice and beer. The rules are laid out very well here. Print out a copy as you will need to refer back to them when you are into your cups, and something to mop up when you knock them over.
I learned how to play this game while on a Geek related trip to Canada. The Ring Lord, a chainmaille bits & bobs manufacturer, has an annual customer appreciation weekend geekout that I attended at the age of 19 (for those keeping score, that was seven years ago). It was so cool! There was sword fighting, tating, chainmaille making, yoga, and Tablero. A jubilation of Tablero was played.
When played in a competitive manor a game of Tablero can take a while. Leah and I were a little more on the coporative side and ended up draining the six-pack in an hour and a half.
Here is what we thought about the beers:
Rogue Hazelnut Brown
L: “It is like Frangelico and Budweiser had a child that no one likes.”
R: ” Nice and chocolate milky.”
Full Sail IPA
L: “Not bad for an IPA. A touch skunky though.”
R: “Delicious… for an IPA. Very low hop profile.”
Anderson Valley Belk’s ESB
L: “Tastes like bile!”
R: “Very pleasant. Nice nippy bitterness.”
Leinenliugel’s Berry Weiss
L: “Tastes like the strawberry candies banks give away.”
R: “Simple and sweet, good for beer novices.”
Deschutes Brewery Inversion IPA
L: “It is bland except for the bitter.”
R: “Another run of the mill IPA.”
L: “Mmm, Banana Bread.”
R: “Yeasty and light, tastes like bananas.”
This is a great way to end up snockered in an evening, especially playing round robin style with friends. I plan on playing this again soon!
BIG FOOTNOTE: Hey, don’t drive drunk. Get a cab or something, ok?
SECOND BIG FOOTNOTE: Kids, save the drinking games for when you are grown up. Go play Call of Duty or something…
*Society for Creative Anachronisms, also known as Giant Renascence Geeks.
- Spending time with old friends really helps put things into perspective, it was nice running into you.
- What happened to the Twinky scandal of 20-12? I feel like I got left out of the loop…
- This tapped our knowledge of drinking games, how about you suggest some for us to try?!