This is courtesy of KATY MASTROCOLA from AUGUST 7, 2015 published on www.MinervaMag.com
It’s time to get drunk again, geeks!
Every month, the Minerva staff makes up a new list of drinking game rules for some of your favorite movies, TV shows, and games. We continue with The Princess Bride, the beloved fantasy-comedy (fromedy?) that most of you probably have on your top ten favorite movies list. Despite its beloved status, let’s be real: The Princess Bride can be campy. From the terrible special effects to Westley’s sexist treatment of Buttercup (like when he nearly hit her while she was trying to explain why she has to marry Prince Humperdink) and blatant Gary-Stu-ness, there are times when I question why this movie is a classic. If it’s not for a brilliant story, then The Princess Bride is beloved for its entertainment value.
And what makes an entertaining movie split-your-sides-laughing hilarious? Drinking, of course! Pour the wine (or mead) and liven up your next nerdy fantasy party with our Princess Bride drinking game!
For extra fun, spice up the party with some Princess Bride-themed drinks:
For the classy and sassy, there’s The Buttercup
Relive Westley’s adventures as the Dread Pirate Roberts with a Dark N’ Stormy
Or try the strong but sweet Paralyzer like Fezzik (try not to get knocked out too easily!)
If you’re feeling particularly daring (or stupid), you can have some Death in the Afternoon like Vizzini.
Feeling mostly dead? Come to Miracle Max for a little Corpse Reviver #2.
Ready to take down a bull (or a six-fingered man?), try Inigo Montoya’s drink of choice, the Matador.
Owh if you want to put in a bit mow effowt into yaw dwink, twy the cwassy Smoking Bishop.
The Princess Bride Drinking Game
Take a sip/shot every time…
Westley says “As you wish”
Westley stares at Buttercup for a creepy/sexy (interpretation is as you wish) amount of time T
he story is interrupted by the annoying ungrateful little grandson
"Humperdink” is mentioned
“True love” is mentioned
Vizzini says “INCONCEIVABLE!”
Bonus: For the daring, take an additional sip every time you THINK Fezzik is rhyming but you have no idea what he’s saying because he’s Andre the Giant
An obviously fake creature appears
Inigo Montoya mentions his tragic backstory
Inigo Montoya says, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
People somehow have time for banter during a fight
Westley has a witty comeback
Westley and Vizzini drink
Westley is a sexist douche to Buttercup
Waterfall when Westley and Butercup tumble down the hill
When the old lady boos Buttercup
As always, if you laugh out loud. Police each other.
Finish your drink: MAWWAGE IS WHAT BWINGS US TOGETHAW TODAY
I’m so hammawed wight now
Alternatively, you can finish your drink when Inigo Montoya defeats the six-fingered man.
MINERVA: OFF THE CLOCK
“How much do you want to bet that Humperdink and 6-fingers have something on the side?” (I don’t even want to know if there’s Rule 34 of this).
“Unbreakable, she’s alive dammit!” In your head for the rest of the day. (I have no idea how it came up, but it is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day).
“I’m seriously disturbed how hot I think Inigo Montoya is.” (He’s got that weird mullet and creeper mustache, so it’s got to be the accent).
“What’s Inigo doing?”“He’s channeling his Dad.”“He’s poking the knot.”“Yeah he’s poking the knot!”
“Where’s my drink? …Oh, it’s in my hand.” (When you know you’re drunk).
“I’m pretending my penis is a vagina.” (Said the token man in the room).
“The Santa on the grandson’s closet is super weird and kind of creepy.” (Did you notice that Fred Savage has a cut-and-paste Santa hanging on his closet door? What the hell is that?).
“Why can’t Inigo just climb the rope behind Fezzik? Did Westley really choke Fezzik long enough to knock him out? Does Vizzini carry wine and a nice picnic spread on him at all times?” (Important questions. Because magazine writers are fact checking even during drinking games).
“Hello, I am Oberyn Martell. You killed my sister. Prepare to die.” (But, like everything else in the world, this has a happier conclusion than Game of Thrones).
“That’s like my grandma when she cheats at cribbage.” (Referring to Vizzini. Sorry, Nana!).
“Is the stunt person playing Buttercup a man?” (In the rolling down the hill scene. Watch it again. Definitely a man).
“ROUS: possessed by a demon?” (The power of Humperdink compels you!)
“That’s such a little pineapple.” (Instead of focusing on Inigo Montoya’s fight with the six-fingered man, all I could notice was how cute the pineapples were in the background).