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South Park Drinking Game: Rules and How to Play?

If you’re a big kid at heart and still love the classic yet brutal humor of South Park and the gang, now you can take watching your favorite show to the next level by turning it into a drinking game.

Like most drinking games, the game is easy to play. It involves watching the show while drinking shots or finishing drinks when something specific happens on screen.

While the rules might be simple, I often find people struggle to come up with ideas regarding when to drink. That’s why I’ve put together this inspirational guide to lead you through the South Park drinking game.

Just leave it all to me, and you go get the beers in.

What You’ll Need to Play the South Park Drinking Game?

The equipment requirements for playing the South Park drinking game are minimal. All you need is:

  • Your favorite drinks
  • Your favorite South Park fan friends
  • Your favorite episode of the show

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How to Play? The South Park Drinking Game – Drink When!

How to Play? The South Park Drinking Game - Drink When!

The following list is to give you an idea of when to drink. It’s a good idea to monitor these carefully. What I mean by this is that if it happens quite frequently in the show, it’s best not to be necking back the shots of heavy liquor, perhaps just a sip of your drink.

Let’s give you some examples.

Drink When:

  • Kenny dies
  • There’s a song
  • A celebrity is mocked
  • Cartman denies being fat
  • Someone mentions Kyle’s Judaism
  • Someone uses the term “serial” instead of “serious.”
  • Cartman says the girls are funny
  • Cartman sings something campy
  • Adults are seen drinking
  • Cartman squeals
  • When Jimmy stutters
  • Someone “learned something today.”
  • A real-life event is spoken about
  • The censor bleeps Mr. Garrison is referred to as homosexual.
  • Craig flips off another character.
  • Cartman calls Kyle’s Mum a bitch
  • Mr. Mackey says, “Mkay.”
  • Randy acts stupid
  • Butters is grounded
  • Michael Jackson says, “Ignorant.”
  • A Canadian says, “buddy.”
  • Cartman says, “Kewl.”
  • Whole foods are mentioned
  • Member Berries says, “Member.”
  • A news broadcast starts
  • There’s a penis on the screen
  • Someone makes fun of Cartman for being Jewish
  • Jimmy says, “What a terrific performance.”
  • Someone says wieners
  • Kyle is the voice of reason
  • Someone learns a lesson
  • The gang is waiting for the bus
  • Someone says, Kyle
  • You hear a banjo sound

Other Variations of the South Park Drinking Game

While the South Park drinking game is a whole bunch of fun, there are some things you can do to increase the fun level even further and keep everyone engaged.

1. Character Aimed Rules

Instead of everyone playing by the same rules, each person could adhere their drinking times to a specific character in the show. This way is fun, as people get to choose their favorite South Park character.

2. Trivia

If you and your friends are pros when it comes to South Park knowledge, you could incorporate trivia challenges between episodes. Anyone who doesn’t know the answer will have to perform a challenge or have a drink of their choice.

3. Teams

If you’re playing with a large group of people, you could divide into two teams. Each team can have their own set of actions to drink to.

Safety of Drinking Games

Now comes the boring bit, but I can’t recommend you play drinking games without discussing the safety surrounding them. Below are some tips you should follow.

1. Plan Your Game

As I mentioned earlier, planning your game before you begin is important. Think about which scenes pair with what kind of drink, so avoid over-consumption.

2. Know Your Limits

Don’t go overboard to try and keep up with the crowd. Stick to drinks you know you can handle, and slow down if you’re starting to feel too drunk too early.

3. Peer Pressure

Never force your friends to do anything they’re uncomfortable with, and don’t succumb to peer pressure from others yourself.

4. Choose Your Friends Wisely

Only invite people you trust to play with you and are unlikely to become uncontrollable or cause trouble.

5. Designated Driver

If you haven’t got a designated driver in your group, ensure you plan a lift at the end of the night and ensure everyone has a safe way of getting home.

6. Stay Hydrated

It’s vital to remain hydrated when drinking. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after the game.

7. Eat Something

Drinking games should always be played on a full stomach. Get some food in for everyone to enjoy before the game. Order a pizza, and then save the box to play the pizza box drinking game at a later date or on the same night if you’ve got the stamina.


The South Park drinking game put a whole new spin on the legendary series, and for hardcore fans, it’s an excellent way to shine new light on the show and make it even more fun with friends and drinks.

Remember always to take these drinking games as light-hearted fun, don’t get carried away, and know your limits. If you’ve enjoyed reading this guide, you might also find my list of the best 14 drinking games appealing

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