Ratatouille may, thanks to its culinary theme, appeal mainly to gourmets. But if you’re more into good drinks, you’ll surely enjoy it too with the Ratatouille Drinking Game. Today, you’ll learn how it’s played in a few simple steps.
Ratatouille is a heartwarming animated film by Pixar, effectively convincing us that even rodents can have their place in the kitchen (in some circumstances).
At the same time, it’s also a foundation for a cool drinking game that will certainly turn your movie night into a wild party.
After all, it’s not the only family-friendly movie you can enjoy with a drink in your hand. If you like to tease your inner child, you should certainly try the Harry Potter drinking game or the Shrek drinking game, too.
So, what do you need to play the Ratatouille drinking game? Read on for the complete instructions.
What You’ll Need to Play Ratatouille Drinking Game?
To play this amusing drinking game, all you need is:
- The Ratatouille film on any media type (DVD, VOD, stream, etc.)
- TV, computer, projector, tablet, or phone to play the film
- Alcoholic drinks of your choice (beer, glasses of wine, shots, etc.)
- A friend (or a few of them) who accepts the challenge
- A couch, sofa, or any other comfy place to sit while watching
1. Why Ratatouille?
Does playing a drinking game while watching an animated film for kids sound odd? It surprised me too at first, so I started looking into possible reasons behind this strange connection.
What I found does not have to do so much with the film itself – it’s more about its viewers and the deep sentiments they tend to have toward this film.
Ratatouille, directed by Brad Bird, was first released in 2007, and it was a huge hit, winning the Oscar, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA awards for the best animated film of the year.
As a G-rated film, it was suitable for children of all ages. Still, I believe you’d have to be at least 7 or 8 years old to fully understand and appreciate the storyline.
That means that the kids who grew up with this movie are now 22 – 23 years old, which makes them just old enough to enjoy a good drinking game legally.
Yes, nostalgia is a magical thing, and while you and your friends may not always agree on the best contemporary music hit or the top show on Netflix, you certainly won’t argue over the beloved animated movie from your childhood years.
2. A Game you can All Agree On
To wrap it up, the Ratatouille drinking game is your best choice when you’re throwing a party for your Gen-Z friends because most of you already know this film and have a fond memory of watching it as kids.
Nevertheless, it’s undoubtedly a good idea to propose the game to older folks, too, since the game is probably even better if you’ve never seen the film before and have no idea what to expect.
So, without further ado, let’s learn how to play this exciting game.
Preparation for the Ratatouille drinking game couldn’t be easier:
- Prepare the show and the device you’re planning to play it on.
- Let everyone sit comfortably in a place where they can see and hear the movie.
- Prepare your drinks of choice and put them somewhere at hand where all players can easily reach them.
When you’re all ready, start the movie and watch it.
How to Play Ratatouille Drinking Game? Rules and Gameplay
Have you ever played some movie drinking games? If yes, you’re already familiar with the basic principles of the Ratatouille drinking game since it’s no different.
Players watch the movie, paying attention to the specific set of phrases, sights, and situations indicating that they should have a drink.
While the exact list of these triggers is perfectly customizable (feel free to add or remove any points you want), here are some of the most popular ideas:
If you hear some of the following, grab your drink:
- Someone speaks French
- Someone screams, “Rat!”
- Someone says, “I cannot believe it!”
- Someone says, “Anyone can cook!”
Also, have a drink when you notice some of the following situations:
- Someone makes a chef’s kiss gesture
- Remy’s brother snacks something
- Flashbacks to Remy’s past/childhood
- Remy sniffs something good
If you want to step up the game, have TWO drinks when some of the following happens:
- A food critic arrives
- Someone almost steps on Remy
- The Gusteau ghost appears
As you’ve seen above, there are plenty of opportunities to have a drink during this game, but the main goal is to enjoy the whole experience at your own pace and style. If you feel the game proceeds too fast, leave some of the suggested triggers out.
Alternatively, you can also agree to have only one sip of your drink instead of a whole shot/glass/can. Or, of course, use non-alcoholic beverages if that’s what you prefer.
If some of your teammates suggest they should slow down, don’t push them to continue at the current pace. The game should create fond bonding memories for all of you, which is impossible without a major hangover.
Last but not least, make sure that no one has to drive on their way home from the party. If you follow all the above-mentioned rules, you won’t be able to drive your car safely after this game.
If you’re playing a game, there are usually winners and losers. Nevertheless, in the warmhearted Ratatouille drinking game, everyone wins an incredible experience full of laughter and surprises.
If you still want to make this game somewhat competitive, try awarding penalty points to the players who reach out for their drinks as the last ones when the triggering phrase or situation appears. Whoever has the least games when the film ends wins the game.Of course, you can also choose to try some more dynamic games like the Battle Shots or the Beer Pong.