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The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Drinking Game

Opinion by nosemuffin posted over a year ago
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I was browsing soapboxes one day a few months ago when I came across a drinking game set around the show Supernatural, written by Bealoser. This made me remember a time from high school when my best friend and I participated in a Buffy drinking game(bad girls, i know!). Our only criteria for taking a shot was when a vampire was slain or we spotted a visible bra strap, the latter being fairly often considering that it was an episode from either season 2 or season 3.

While browsing Bealoser's list, I realized that there were countless things in Buffy that could trigger a drink, so I started writing down all of the ones that I could think of. I just wanted to share them with all of you. There are no doubt many possible triggers that will be left out. It was a long running show with rich characters and inventive plots, I would have to be a Buffy scholar to tag them all!

Now, there are so many possible triggers, that you should probably choose only 2-3, and be sure that they're episode appropriate. If you choose too many, you will end up beyond wasted. My friend and I were pretty much toasted just from the slayings and bra straps on display in one episode. A good idea would also be to decide whether you'll be consuming shots or drinks per trigger. Shots are a lot more potent, so you may want to save them for the triggers that you feel will be more rare, or avoid them entirely. Be sure to drink responsibly with a designated driver or somewhere that you'll be for the night. And have fun!

There are some general triggers that will work with almost any episode of Buffy. Note that I say "almost" because exceptions always apply. Here they are:


General Triggers

.Whenever someone slays a vampire.

.Whenever someone says, "Vamp".

.Whenever a character creates a new adjective by adding a y to an existing word.

.Whenever Giles cleans his glasses

.Whenever Willow computer hacks.

.Whenever Spike uses British slang.

.Whenever Buffy pouts.

.Whenever Buffy touches her lover's face.

.Whenever Buffy and Angel have a tear-filled interlude.



As new characters, settings, and storylines come and go, so do the triggers. There are a lot of great consistencies if you break it down season by season. So I did!


Season 1

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Angel says something cryptic.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.


Season 2

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.

.Whenever Angel insults Spike.

.Whenever Principal Snyder abuses authority.

.Whenever Drusilla spews insane ramblings.

.Whenever Dingos Ate My Baby is referenced or plays at the Bronze.


Season 3

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.

.Whenever Snyder abuses authority.

.Whenever Dingos Ate My Baby is referenced or plays at the Bronze.

.Whenever Angel appears topless.

.Whenever Faith calls someone by a nickname.

.Whenever Faith says "5X5".

.Whenever Xander drools over a girl.


Season 4

.Whenever the Scoobies are shown walking to class.

.Whenever Professor Walsh talks down to someone.

.Whenever Riley goes Commando.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever Xander mentions or is shown doing a new job.


Season 5

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever Spike is shown topless.

.Whenever Glory's minions kiss up to her.

.Whenever Glory says something vain.


Season 6

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Any references sex.

.Whenever Spike is shown topless.

.Whenever Buffy and Spike have sex.

.Whenever Willow abuses magic.

.Whenever The Trio bickers.


Season 7

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever a potential whines.

.Whenever Buffy gives a speech.

.Whenever Spike gives a speech.

.Whenever Willow refuses to do magic.

.Whenever Kennedy bosses someone around.

.Whenever Andrew references something geeky.


That's all I've got for now, I hope you liked it. I'm sure as you read this you thought of a ton of things that I've left out. Be sure to let me know what they are! Thanks for reading. =D








When you live on a Hellmouth, sometimes you need something to help dull the pain.
Learn from Buffy's mistakes. Drink responsibly!
Optional Triggers: (from left to right)Giles cleans his glasses, Angel appears topless, Cordelia slays a vamp, Dingos Ate My Baby, Spike appears topless, Andrew gets geeky.
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we played it, where we had this nasty, and i am telling you nasty drink that we concocted from a loads of random stuff (it was none alcoholic) and you have to drink a shot whenever one of the gang uses a buffy term which can be anything from something ending in y, to scoobies to vamps
however, if you say the buffy term as the character says it, you get a shot of peach snaps, say the wrong character term and you have a double shot of the nasty stuff lol

it sounds easy if your a big buffy fan but get a few shots down you and you start to forget lol, great article!
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Oooh Debs, a Buffy drinking game with consequences. Sounds painful but fun!
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Cinders said:
I think Cordelia only ever is seen slaying a vamp in "Graduation Day" (Charisma Carpenter, I think, mentioned it on the DVD that she was proud of her character).

Cool thoughts though. I invented a drinking game for Boondock Saints. We never finished the movie.
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yeah you can play it with just buffy trivia as well lol try naming all the spuffy sex scenes or spelling boreanaz, when drunk
infact i'm not even sure if that's right
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Yeah, the vamp slaying isn't specific to Cordelia, I just loved the picture! I think that's the right spelling, lol. But drunk, yeah, I would mess it up no doubt.
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Great article nosemuffin. Now I just need to find someone to play with. I got no Buffy friends near me, lol. Who knows, watching it drunk I might start to think Bangel is cute or something, lol.
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ha ha ha ha next you'll be saying drink can make the gentlemen look like hunneys :D
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Lol! Maybe we can all play it together on our computers using Skype or something.

And thanks for all the nice comments! =D
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ooo that would be so cool to all watch buffy together, seriously i wish we all lived closer, i really want to start a RPG

and arn't we always nice :)
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Of course we are, we're never mean, lol.
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love it, i wish my friends liked the show as well as me, i might try n get them to watch it using alcohol! hmmmmm!
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haha excellent excellent soap box#
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scififan said:
lol...I did this one night all by myself(sad, I knw :) ...except I allowed myself to eat a Hersey kiss every time one of my "triggers" occurred...ahhhhhhh I love chocolate :)
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Sappp said:
Sounds fun. I'm going to convince my friend to play it! (amazondebs version, since I don't drink)
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suituppp said:
You are my hero.
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I love this! I got my roomie to start watching Buffy since I have every season on DVD and she's a lil alkie so this is perfect. I told her about it and she's excited to play it. I can't wait! lol
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This is amazing.
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mischievous
haha this is AMAZING!!!! it's my birthday tomorrow at midnight, so i'll definately be forcing my friendies to do this!!!! strawberry vodka and buffy goodness, here i come! (well, also my dear friend Mr. Puke Bucket, but lets not get too detail-y) :D
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since I'm way, way, way, to young to drink I play this game with hot sauce! it's fun!
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"Whenever Dawn whines or screams"...whoa, you'd get hammered pretty damn fast.

...same with the "Giles cleans his glasses".
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I think if you had to take a drink whenever it's obvious that one of the characters is using a stunt double you'd get wasted pretty fast. I've never really noticed, but I just started watching the series for the third time, and at times it's painfully noticeable. Especially the Season 2 finale when Buffy and Angel are fighting at the end.
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natrac said:
1 episode and i'm already drunk!
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daphne23 said:
I think it sounds fun I'm going to trick my friend into playing it and I'm gonna use a really nasty combination of soda since I am to young to drink WAY TO YOUNG
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how about whenever Spuffy or Bangel kiss?
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ddbouwens said:
this is so awesome! i'm definitely going to do this. maybe i'll even get my friends to watch buffy 'cause just like so many here non of my friends watches buffy (i really don't get why).
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I am WASTED HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!! BUFFY NEEDS TO PUT ON A TOP WITH LONG SLEEVES!!!!!!!!!!!
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daphne24 said:
Not one of my friends watch buffy so it's just like start watching it so I can do this with someone
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daphne24 said:
My friend is really into healthy things like working out and stuff. So I will most likely change this into a workout. So she will do this with me.
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