The Korean Booze Saga continues with our second installment straight from Andong, South Korea! After our first video covering the most common forms of alcohol you’ll find in Korea, we started planning for a three-part series. In this second installment, we cover some of the most common and simplest drinking games we’ve see or have been taught. With the summer heat putting an oppressive end to our afternoon, we thought it would be fitting to play some games with our friends Scott and Megan from Bobo & Chichi to pass the time while in this iconic folk village.
We don’t claim to be experts on drinking games and or drinking culture in South Korea. Plenty of people could rattle off dozens of games that we’ve omitted, but these are some of the most memorable games/activities we could recall from the late nights where you learn these sort of games. Some of these rules and procedures aren’t exactly correct and we might have messed up a few things, but you can get the idea! These games are obviously easier the more you play and familiarize yourself with the vocabulary and procedure, but the alcohol acts as an equalizer the later into the game players get.
Plenty of informative videos exist on YouTube that show other drinking games from South Korea, and with a quick search you’ll quickly discover that this country has a proclivity for enhancing/enabling the consumption of increasingly more worrisome amounts of alcohol. While we enjoy a stiff drink and have a fondness for drinking games in a safe environment, we should remind everyone to be safe when playing any of these games. Be responsible, but have fun. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that “Korean drinking games are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” He was a smart guy. You should listen to him.