Best Korean Drinking Games & How to Play them

Have you ever seen Korean drinking games in K-dramas or in real life and wondered what the hell is going on? Rest assured. Your confusion is over. Scroll down to watch and learn how to play the most popular of them all.

1. Titanic

Players: 3 or more
Time to play: 5 minutes
Complexity: Easy

Fill the beer glass half full, balance a soju glass, and take turns splashing a bit of soju into the cup. Whoever tips over the soju glass must down the soju bomb. Start the video above from 0:40 or click here to watch this game.

2. I am ground

Players: 3 or more
Time to play: 5 minutes
Complexity: Easy

Go Ah Ra played it too, and so did the Korean Englishman (Watch from 1:55). Learn the names of new people at the party by playing one of the oldest Korean drinking games. This game works best when seated around the table or on the ground in a circle. Clap your knees, clap your hands and extend each forearm to left and right in 4 beats. Difficulty level depends on the number of players or how fast you go. Bunny Bunny is a newer variation of this game.

3. Flick the Cap

Players: 2 or more
Time to play: 5 minutes
Complexity: Easy

Open a soju bottle and take the cap. The cap will have a coiled strap attached to it. Unwind the metal, twist it into a straight line, and take turns flicking it. If you flick it off, people on both sides of you must take a shot.

4. Baskin Robbins 31

Players: 3 or more
Time to play: 5 minutes
Complexity: Easy

Baskin Robbins 31 represents a different flavor for each day of the month, except in Korea. Say up to 3 numbers taking turns. If you’re the one that gets to say 31, that means you lost and need to take a shot. By the way, did you know Baskin Robbins is super popular in Korea? They sell adorable ice cream cakes in the shape of Hello Kitty or Minions’ faces. Watch Simon and Martina play Korean drinking games in the above video. Baskin Robbins 31 starts at 5:00.

5. 369 

Players: 3 or more
Time to play: 5 minutes
Complexity: Easy

Similar to Baskin Robbins 31, you go around saying numbers. When your number has 3, 6 or 9 in it, you clap instead of saying it out loud. Don’t forget to clap twice for 33, 36 and 39. Watch them play from 1:55.


Which of the five have you played or want to give a try? Let us know in the comments!

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