Beer Hockey Drinking Game: Flick, Defend, and Chug Your Way to Tabletop Glory!

Beer Hockey Drinking Game

Looking to level up your party game with a mix of competition, camaraderie, and cold brews? Look no further than the exciting world of Beer Hockey, a tabletop drinking game that brings the thrill of hockey to your living room while keeping the spirits high. In this post, we’ll dive into the rules, setup, and extra twists that make Beer Hockey the go-to game for a memorable night with friends.


  • One can or bottle of beer for each player (pro tip: bottles create that satisfying “ting” sound when hit).
  • A quarter (or any coin) to act as the puck.
  • A circular table and chairs for all participants, creating an ideal setup for a competitive circle.


Position yourselves around the table in a circle, ensuring each player has their own beer bottle or can placed in front of them. This brew will act as your net, defending against opponents’ shots. With your nets ready, it’s time to unleash the flicking frenzy of Beer Hockey.


Beer Hockey combines the excitement of flicking a spinning coin with the camaraderie of defending your net and enjoying frosty beverages. Let’s break down the gameplay step by step:

1. Flicking and Calling:

  • A player starts the action by spinning the quarter and calling out the name of an opponent.
  • The chosen opponent is now in the hot seat, ready to defend their beer net.

2. Defending the Net:

  • All participants (except the chosen defender) must use two fingers to protect their beer bottle or can, acting as goaltenders for their brew.
  • The chosen defender readies themselves to block the impending coin shot.

3. Flicking and Scoring:

  • The player who spun the quarter aims to flick it at one of the opponents’ beer nets.
  • The sound of a “ting” indicates a successful hit, scoring a goal against the defender’s net.

4. Second Round of Play:

  • If a goal is scored, the game enters a new round.
  • The player who scored the goal gets the chance to respin the quarter, while the player who was scored on must chug their beer for the duration of the spinning quarter.

5. Drinking with a Twist:

  • A player who finishes their drink while the quarter is still spinning can enact “instant revenge.” By slamming their empty drink on the quarter, they challenge the scorer to chug in return.

Conclusion: Cheers to Unforgettable Moments

Beer Hockey takes the best elements of classic hockey and adds a social twist, creating a dynamic and entertaining game that’s perfect for gatherings of friends. It’s a game that combines skill, luck, and camaraderie in one lively package, making for unforgettable memories and plenty of laughter. Just remember, while the aim is to have fun, drinking responsibly is essential. So, gather your crew, set up your tabletop rink, and let the coins fly as you enjoy a round of Beer Hockey that’ll leave everyone cheering for more. Cheers to good times and great company!

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Liam Jones

Liam Jones

Hey there! I'm Liam Jones, a passionate blogger and master of drinking games. From Beer Pong to Quarters, no game is too difficult for me :)

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Liam Jones

Liam Jones

Hey there! I'm Liam Jones, a passionate blogger and master of drinking games. From Beer Pong to Quarters, no game is too difficult for me :)

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