Every true fan of the popular TV show New Girl knows the game “True American”. It’s the most fun you can possibly have with your friends, and it includes a lot of booze! The game has been shown several times throughout the series, and it’s a mix of U.S. history, drinking, a lot of fun! So, if you want to have a good laugh and a party with your friends, this is how you play one of the best drinking games in the world:
1. You need 4 people or more
First of all, you need 4 or more people to play this game. The teams consist of at least 2 players, so there must be at least 4 people for the game to work.
In order to make the teams, each person holds up a number between 1 and 5 with their fingers on their forehead, and the people with the same numbers are on the same team. If no one has the same numbers, repeat until you do.
2. You need a flat table for the castle
A center, or a flat piece, will be the castle. It’s placed in the center of the room, and the game revolves around it. A bottle of liquor is put in the center of the table, and the beers are lined up around it to make an X. So, this is the “king” and his “pawns”.
3. You need to set up the “game board”
You need to set up spaces for people to stand on throughout the game, and the spaces surround the castle. You need at least 5 to 8 spaces on each side of the castle, and only 4 spaces touch the castle itself. If you land on one of those places, you take a beer.
4. After the teams are created, shotgun
A shotgun tipoff starts the game, meaning that all players need a beer. The person who won the shotgun says “1, 2, 3 – JFK!”, and the rest of the players say “FDR”. Everyone takes a beer and retreats to a space of their choice, excluding those touching the castle. The person who won the shotgun goes first and moves one space clockwise towards the castle. A player decides on the minigames they want to play every turn, and a minigame is played every turn.
5. The minigames
There are three different minigames that can be played:
In the first one, the player whose turn it is says “1, 2, 3” and everyone puts a number on their forehead. The player that picked a number that no one else had moves one space
In the second minigame, the person whose turn it begins reciting a famous American quote from a famous person in history, and the player who can finish the quote correctly can move forward two spaces.
And in the third minigame, the player whose turn it is naming two famous American people, places, or things, and the player who can name what all of them have in common can move forward three spaces.
6. Who wins?
The game is played until all the beers are finished and a player is allowed to sip from the “king’s cup”, and the game is played until there are no pawn beers left. The players must have a beer in hand at all times, and you cannot fall off your space.
Players who don’t have a beer or “fall into the lava” are disqualified but can get back in the game if they shotgun a beer.