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If you ask any Korean what they like to do for fun, chances are drinking games will be one of the first things mentioned. Fun drinking games are a big part of Korean culture and a popular way to socialize with friends and co-workers.

These Korean drinking games are out of the world, and you might find yourself saying, “One more round!” Let’s look at our top 12 picks for Korean drinking games that will make your next party a hit.

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1. Nunchi Game

Nunchi, which translates to “eye-measure,” is a popular Korean drinking game that tests players’ intuition and observation skills. Also known as the “sensing game” or “timing” game, this drinking game is a classic and will always be a hit at any gathering!

How to Play Nunchi Game

This game doesn’t require any props or materials, making it very convenient to play with a large group. Here’s how to play:

1. Gather your friends and stand in a line or circle. Check and see if everybody has a drink in hand.

2. Call a number out. This game doesn’t really need preparation, so you can call it out randomly without telling anybody before (but you can if you want to!), as the fun comes in surprising your friends with a random number.

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Call out: Nunchi Game Il (One)!

3. Sit quickly, right after! As soon as you say “one,” you have to sit down and watch the chaos occur!

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4. Continue counting. Now, everybody else has to continue counting. There’s no order to it, so anybody can call out ‘I (two)’ and sit down anytime.

5. Don’t lose! The goal here is to not be the last remaining person who says a number and sits down. Drink if you do. If you also say out a number, or even hesitate along with someone else, both of you drink.


2. Bottle Cap

Only got your drinks, friends, and time to kill? No worries, try the Bottle Cap game, also known as Titanic. You only need your soju bottle for this one, so it’s an easy one to set up!

How to Play the Bottle Cap

Playing the Bottle Cap game is easy but still challenging. This fast-paced Korean drinking game will leave you and your friends high-spirited in no time!

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1. Pop open your bottle of soju! You’ll need to get the cap off to play.

2. Twist the loose-end part. Make sure you untwist it enough so that it’s straight. You’re going to use this part as the handle.

3. Flick it and pass it! While holding the straight end of the cap, flick the cup off using your fingers only once.

4. Pass it around! The goal here is to successfully flick off the cap off its handle. If you can’t flick it off on your first try, pass it to the person on your left. Whoever flicks it off successfully wins this Korean drinking game, and both players to their left and right have to drink as punishment.


3. Babo Game

Babo, meaning “fool” in Korean, is a popular drinking game that tests your ability to concentrate and focus. Think you can count and be drunk at the same time? Let’s find out!

How to Play Babo Game

This Korean drinking game is as simple as it gets but can get very tricky when you’re under the influence. Here’s how to play:

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1. Arrange your drinks in a circle. Make sure there is at least one drink for each player.

2. Decide who starts and in which direction the game goes. You can choose to start with the youngest player or simply just decide based on which direction is easiest for all players.

3. Start counting! The first player says any number from 1 to 5, and put up a different number with their hand. For example, saying 2 but having 1 finger up.

4. Quickly resume counting. The next player has to say the number the first player had in their hand while putting up a different number. In our example, they have to say one but put up the number 3.

5. Do not break the sequence! This goes on until someone either says the wrong number, puts up the same correct number in their hand or hesitates. If you do any of these things, you have to drink!


4. High-Low

Another low-cost and no-effort game that will leave everyone laughing is High-Low. All you need is the cap of a soju bottle (that you just used for the bottle cap game!), and you should be good to go!

How to Play High-Low

All about guessing a number, the High-Low game will bring out your lucky side. Here’s how to play:

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1. Gather around in a circle and sit down. Make sure you have one soju bottle and enough drinks for everyone.

2. Select a game master. Choose the player who won the bottle cap game, the youngest player, or simply a volunteer.

3. The game master takes the bottle cap. Under the cap is a number between 1-50. One by one, the players guess and says a number.

4. The game master will answer with higher or lower until someone correctly guesses the number. If you guess it right, everyone but you drinks! You become the game master for the next round.


5. Bunny Bunny

Bunny Bunny, also known as Rabbit Rabbit, is a Korean drinking game that requires some hand coordination. Testing your speed and reflexes, this game can get wild!

How to Play Bunny Bunny

To play the Bunny Bunny game, follow these steps:

1. Sit around in a circle with drinks ready! This Korean drinking game is best played with at least four people.

2. The first player says “bunny, bunny.” While saying this, you gesture both of your hands in front of you as if you’re eating.

3. Pass it on! Without stopping, the first player goes “bunny, bunny” again and gestures again, this time, pointing towards another player. That player now goes, “bunny, bunny” gesturing towards themselves, and the two players next to them goes, “dang-geun, dang-geun” (carrot).

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4. Repeat and get wild! The second player now says “bunny, bunny” a second time and passes it on to the next person. Continue until someone messes up the chant or forgets or mistakenly says “dang-geun, dang-geun” when they shouldn’t. That person has to drink!


Sam-Yuk-Gu

Sam-Yuk-Gu, also known as “3-6-9,” is a popular Korean drinking game will test your counting skills and memory. It’s simple to play, but can get quite chaotic when everyone is tipsy!

How to Play Sam-Yuk-Gu

This game doesn’t require any props, so feel free to play this anytime and anywhere!

1. Gather around in a circle. Make sure you have enough drinks for everyone.

2. The first player says, “One.” This Korean drinking game continues clockwise, with each player saying the next number, but when it comes to numbers 3, 6, and 9, those players have to clap instead of saying the number out loud.

3. Be careful when you go over 30! Once you’re in the 30s, you’ll basically have to clap every time, but when you reach 33, 36, or 39, for example, you have to clap twice. If you mess up, you drink!

4. The game continues until someone messes up or forgets to clap when they should have. That player then has to drink, and the counting starts over from one again.

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7. Attendance Game

Nobody wants to go back to school but trust us, the Attendance Game is a fun way to bring back those memories. It’s a simple Korean drinking game that is perfect for larger groups.

How to Play Attendance Game

This game can get quite loud and chaotic, so make sure you have enough space and don’t disturb your neighbors!

1. This game is best played with at least 10 players. Sit in a circle with enough drinks for everyone.

2. Choose who goes first. You can decide based on age or simply just choose someone.

3. The first player says someone’s name but points to another player. For example, they say “John!” but point to Jane.

4. The player whose name was called then responds and says, “Here!” They then have to repeat the same action, saying someone’s name and pointing to another player. This Korean drinking game continues until someone messes up or hesitates.

5. If someone messes up, they have to drink, and then the game starts over again with a different person starting off the next round. Keep playing until everyone is too drunk to remember anyone’s name!


Baskin Robbins 31

Plot and guess: the Baskin Robbins 31 is all about making somebody else drink! It’s a fun Korean drinking game that requires some strategy and luck. Don’t worry; it has nothing to do with the ice cream brand.

How to Play Baskin Robbins 31

This game is best played with at least five players. But, of course, the more the merrier!

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1. Decide the order of players. You can choose based on age or simply just pick someone.

2. The first player starts with 1 and can say up to three numbers. For example, you could say 1, 2, 3.

3. The next player then continues counting. They can also say up to three numbers, if they want. For example, they could say 4, 5, 6 or just simply say “4.”

4. This Korean drinking game continues in a clockwise direction until someone says the number 31. That person has to drink! The counting starts over.


9. Image Game

A Korean version of Most Likely To, the Image Game is a fun way to get to know your friends better. It’s all about who fits the “image” of a specific scenario more.

How to Play Image Game

This game is best played with a group of friends who know each other well. But it’s also an excellent opportunity to get to know new people!

1. Prepare your drinks and gather around in a circle. As a group, decide who goes first and in which direction this Korean drinking game goes (clockwise or counterclockwise).

2. The first player says a scenario starting with “Who is…”. For example, “Who here is most likely to get married first?” or “Who here is popular among their group of friends?”

3. On the count of three, everyone points to the person who fits that image the most, in their opinion. If someone gets a majority vote, they have to take a drink!

4. Then, the person who got the majority vote gets to come up with the next scenario and continue the game. Keep playing until everyone runs out of scenarios or drinks.


10. Titanic

Don’t sink your shot glass in this crazy drinking game! Your friends will enjoy this Korean drinking game as long as they don’t sink their ship, I mean, glass.

How to Play Titanic

This Korean drinking game requires a shot glass, a beer glass, and some drinks for everyone. Here’s how to play:

1. Fill the beer glass with your drink of choice. Fill it only halfway.

2. Place the shot glass inside the beer glass. Make sure it floats!

3. Decide the order of players and start with the first round. Each player takes turns pouring a small amount of their drink into the shot glass, ensuring not to sink it.

4. The game continues until someone sinks the shot glass or spills too much into it, causing it to sink. That player then has to chug the entire beer glass! The game starts again with a new shot glass, and players continue pouring until someone sinks it again.


11. Mandu Game

Mandu, also known as Korean dumplings, is a delicious delicacy, but you won’t need it for this game. Mandu Game is a simple and fun way to make someone drink!

How to Play Mandu Game

This Korean drinking game requires at least four players. But of course, the more players, the better!

1. Pick who starts first. They begin by saying “Mandu, mandu, mandu,” then a number that is a multiple of 5 (5, 10, 15, 20).

2. At the same time, the number was called, all the other players either gestured both their hands closed or open. Once the number was called, look at how many open hands or “mandu” there are.

3. Called out the same number of “mandus” as there are open hands? For example, if you called out 15, and three players showed their hands as open, everyone but you has to drink.

4. You can mix it up! There are two ways to play this Korean drinking game. The first one was what we discussed, where there’s only a winner. To play the second version of the game where there’s only a loser and everybody else is safe:

  • Choose who is the starting player. That player follows the usual chant and calls out a number from 1 to 10.
  • As the number is called, all the other players show their hands and how many fingers they have up. Whoever gets the same number as the one who was called out can now exit the game and be safe.
  • As players exit, the game continues until there’s only one person left.
  • The last player standing has to drink! Then, a new round starts with a new starting player chosen for that round.

12. The Black Knight

A game within a game, The Black Knight is all about what it exactly means. So, if you’re feeling brave, give this game a try.

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How to Play The Black Knight

You don’t need to set anything up for this Korean drinking game, but make sure you’ve been drinking a little before playing this one. It’s all about being random!

1. Pick who the first knight is to start the game. You can either choose or let someone volunteer.

2. At any point in the night, anybody with a drink can give out their drink. The knight in shining armor then has to take the drink. And that’s it! They can then select the next knight to play, or you can keep playing spontaneously throughout the night.


13. Love You

This isn’t a game about couples or relationships. Instead, it’s a fun Korean drinking game where you’ll be saying “I love you” to your friends all night long (while making them drink)!

How to Play Love You

All you need is some drinks and good company for this Korean drinking game. To play, here’s what you need:

1. Start by forming a circle with your friends. Then, decide who goes first.

2. The first player starts by looking at any player and saying, “I love you.” The person who was just told “I love you” replies with “Huh?” which is a way of rejecting the statement.

3. Then, the person who just got told “I love you” looks at another player and repeats the process. This continues until someone laughs, hesitates, or says something other than “Huh?” in response.

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4. The player who breaks the chain has to take a drink! Then, they become the new starter and continue the game by saying “I love you” to another player. Keep playing until everyone has had enough drinks for the night!

Korean drinking games are a fun and social way to enjoy your night out with friends or even just a casual get-together. With these 13 games, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from and try out. Just remember to drink responsibly and have a great time! Cheers!

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