Election Night Drinking Game

The next UK general election will take place on Thursday the 8th of June, 2017. The polls will be open from 7am until 10pm; after that, it'll be time to settle down for a night in front of the TV, watching the results come in.

If that sounds like a pretty boring way to spend a Thursday night, why not spice things up with a little bit of booze? We've seen quite a few election night drinking games, but most of them are far too complicated for our tastes. Instead, here are the rules for Beer Pong UK's super-simple, super-fun 2017 General Election Drinking Game:

You Will Need:

  • A television
  • At least 7 different types of beer (or cider, or whatever else you fancy drinking)

How to Play:

  • Ahead of time, assign a different drink to each of the major parties (Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, Green, SNP, and Plaid Cymru). You'll want a good working-class lager for Labour, and a posh English ale of some sort for the Tories. Obviously, pick regional brands for the SNP (Deuchars) and Plaid (Brains). We recommend drinking Foster's for the Green Party, as their leader Natalie Bennett is from Australia. You can choose to assign additional drinks to the other parties (Sinn Fein, Respect, etc.) or you could just lump them into an all-purpose 'Miscellaneous/Other' category.

  • Head to your nearest polling station on the 8th of June and cast your vote.
  • Switch on your TV at 10pm to watch the BBC's election night programme.

  • Wait until they start announcing the results.

  • Every time a result is announced, take a sip of the drink that corresponds to the winning party. If the successful party has taken that seat from another party, take two sips. For example, if the Lib Dems hang on to the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark, take a sip of your Liberal Democrat drink; if the seat goes to Labour, take two sips of your Labour drink in recognition of their gain.

  • Keep playing through the night until you get tired.

Have fun, and may the best party win! Don't forget to stock up on drinking accessories before you play!