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Suit up, kids. The classic sitcom How I Met Your Mother may have ended in 2014, but it still has a special place in our hearts. This show has everything - humor, love, friendship, and of course, a lot of drinking.

So, whether you’ve seen every episode or have just discovered the show, we have a fun and easy drinking game that will make your next viewing party legendary. Get ready to relive the hilarious and heartwarming moments with our How I Met Your Mother Drinking Game!

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How to Play the How I Met Your Mother Drinking Game

Playing the How I Met Your Drinking Game is easy! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • A group of friends
  • Drinks of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • An episode (or more!) of How I Met Your Mother

1. Pick a character before each episode.

Before each episode, have everyone in the group pick a character. You can do this by drawing names out of a hat or simply choosing your favorite character.

Here are the main characters in the show; if there are more players than characters, two or more players can be designated to the same character:

  • Ted
  • Barney
  • Robin
  • Marshall
  • Lily

2. Prepare your drinks!

Choose your drink and get ready to start the game. You can have shots, cans of beer, or mixed drinks—it’s up to you! Just make sure you have enough for everyone.

3. Take a shot.

Anytime one of the following things happens, take a shot:

  • Someone says, “Awesome!”
  • Featured song plays.
  • A character is shown drinking alcohol.
  • Lily gives advice.
  • Characters do a high five.
  • Flashback occurs.
  • Robin mentions anything Canadian.
  • Marshall sings.
  • Telepathic conversation happens.
  • Ted mentions “Mother.”
  • The whole gang is together.
  • Barney uses a pick-up line.
  • Marshall says, “Lawyered.”
  • Robin mumbles, “But um…”
  • Barney answers with “Go for Barney.”
  • Any main character has sex.
  • Weed is referenced as sandwiches.
  • Flash forward occurs.

4. Take two sips!

When either of these two things happens, take two sips:

  • You see any of Ted’s kids.
  • Barney says, “What up!”, “Legendary!” or “True story.”
  • Barney performs a magic trick.
  • Barney calls himself Ted’s best friend.
  • A Star Wars reference is made.
  • Robin shows her gun.
  • Someone says, “Have you met…?”
  • Fist bump occurs.
  • You see the goat.
  • Marshall and Lily are overly sweet.
  • Robin says, “Literally.”
  • Challenge is accepted.

5. Drink three shots.

Take three shots of your drink when any of these dramatic moments happen!

  • Robin becomes Robin Sparkles.
  • Clue about the mother is given.
  • Tear-jerker moment occurs.
  • Ted does a voiceover.
  • “Slapsgiving” or any slapping happens.
  • Ted has a long-term girlfriend.
  • Ted says, “How I Met Your Mother.” (Title of the show)

6. Finish your drink!

When one of these two significant events occurs, finish your drink:

  • Barney says, “Suit up!”
  • Someone is slapped.

How I Met Your Mother Drinking Game Rules

Playing How I Met Your Mother Drinking Game is fun and easy, but remember to drink responsibly. Here are some tips to make the game more enjoyable and safe for everyone:

1. Pace yourself and drink water in between drinks. This game involves a lot of drinking, so make sure to pace yourself and stay hydrated. Drinking water in between shots will help prevent you from getting too drunk.

2. Have snacks available. Snacks are always a great idea when playing drinking games, especially if you’re drinking alcohol. Make sure to have some food on hand to keep your stomach full and avoid getting too intoxicated.

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3. Don’t drink and drive. If you plan on drinking alcohol while playing this game, make sure to have a designated driver or call a ride-sharing service to get home safely.

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4. Know your limits. It’s important to know your alcohol tolerance and to stop drinking if you start to feel unwell. Listen to your body, and don’t feel pressured to keep up with others if you need to slow down.

5. Take breaks. Taking short breaks during the game can help you and your friends stay safe. Stand up, stretch, and give yourself some time to digest the drinks and snacks you’ve had. This can also be an excellent opportunity to chat and enjoy each other’s company between episodes.

We hope you have a legendary time playing the How I Met Your Mother Drinking Game with your friends. Remember to drink responsibly and have fun! And as Barney would say, “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” Cheers! 🍻

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