At long last, “Game of Thrones” Season 6 has arrived and that means one thing, viewing parties. If you’re planning to have friends over to watch the first episode, odds are good you’ll want some drinks to go along with whatever HBO has in store for fans in Season 6. 

While fans probably don’t need anything more than new content from “Game of Thrones” to make their night exciting, who wouldn’t love to gamify their experience with a bit of adult drinking? While not much is known about the Season 6 premiere, it doesn’t take a spoiler alert to know that certain things will happen. So, if you’re hoping to keep your friends both engaged and drinking during Sunday’s episode, below are some fun house rules you can implement. 

Before getting started, note that these rules are only suggestions. Know your limits, don’t pressure others, have a driver and, above all, drink responsibly. Let’s get started: 

  • Two or more characters meet for the first time — 1 sip
  • Someone says “Winter is coming” — 1 sip
  • Someone says “Valar Morghulis” — 1 sip, all party members toast and say “Valar Dohaeris”
  • Female nudity — 2 sips
  • Male nudity — 3 sips
  • A White Walker appears — 3 sips
  • A Wight appears — 2 sips
  • Tyrion makes anyone at the party laugh — 1 sip
  • Anyone except Hodor says “Hodor” — 1 sip, all party members toast and say “Hodor!”
  • HBO Go/HBO Now has to buffer because too many people are watching — 2 sips
  • A no-name character dies — 1 sip
  • A character that’s been around longer than 1 season dies — Finish your drink or do a shot
  • A character turns out not to be dead — Finish your drink or do a shot
  • A dragon breathes fire —Take a shot of something that burns
  • Brienne of Tarth draws her sword — 1 sip
  • Theon Greyjoy demands to be called Reek — 1 sip
  • Ramsay Bolton says something that would get a normal human thrown into a mental institution — 1 sip
  • Assign each person a house before the show; if it is mentioned, he or she has to drink — 1 sip
  • Tyrion pours himself wine — Top off your drink
  • The Red Wedding is mentioned — Pour a tiny bit of your drink on the floor 
  • Someone calls Jon Snow a “bastard” — 1 sip
  • A Bolton flays someone — 2 sips
  • Ghost fights — 1 sip
  • Arya kills someone — 3 sips

There you have it. Feel free to mix and match these rules as you see fit, and enforce them like Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) life depends on it. Remember, the point of all this is to have fun, so know your limits and find a responsible way home at the end of the night — tomorrow is a Monday, after all. 

Game of Thrones “Game of Thrones” Season 6 will mark the return of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Watch the premiere episode with these drinking game rules. Photo: HBO