Big Trouble in Little China Drinking Game




About: I'm an animation director by day and Queen of the monsters by night. I picked up most of my costume and prop building skills through hands on experimentation with materials. Experimentation led to addictio...

I've been joking about hosting a BTiLC movie night for a while now, all for the sake of playing this game I devised. It's pretty simple and obviously silly, which makes it fun for newcomers and hardcore fans alike. Let's go!

Step 1: Grab the Movie!

Get a hold of a copy of Big Trouble in Little China. DVD, VHS, Laser disc --whatever. You'll be playing along in real time, so format is not important. It is currently available on Netflix disc service, though not streaming at the moment.

Step 2: Grab Your Drinks!

Type and quantity are up to you. A "Drink" in this game can be a shot or a swig of beer/wine, depending on your group's preferred party pace. If possible, get beverages that work with the theme of the movie.

Ideas for themed drinks:

Something involving Bacardi Dragonberry Rum

This tropical sounding concoction called Green Eyes

If your group is more into beers, see if you can find any of these top Chinese beers at your local grocery or liquor store:

*Please drink/play responsibly. Keep water on hand for anyone who wants to hydrate through the game and reduce their chances of regretting this evening.

Step 3: Grab Your Friends!

Party size depends on your living/viewing space and your preference. I prefer keeping movie parties at 4- 10 people so that side conversations and background noise don't cause anyone to miss out on moments of play.

Step 4: The Only Rule

Here's how the game works:

Watch Big Trouble in Little China.

Every time Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) asks a question, you take a drink.

That's it! Those of you familiar with the movie will know why this works. For the hero, Jack sure asks a LOT of questions.

Examples of the questions you might hear:

"Can I ask you a serious question?"

"Who the hell are you anyway?"

"What's in the flask, Egg?"


Step 5: Grab the Air Mattress!

If you've all played along until the end of the movie, there's a good chance you'll have some friends crashing in your living room. Plan for this in advance. Have the inflatable air mattress or extra blankets at the ready.

You know what ol' Jack Burton would say at a time like this? Jack Burton would say to send everyone to bed with a big glass of water and a multi vitamin to help ease the hangover symptoms.

Have fun, movie fans!



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    7 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Whether you drink or not; how can you NOT vote for this game!?!? BTiLC alone makes it a winner!


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Umm, Jack asks a question nearly every third line. Looks like I'll need to take smaller drinks if I play this.

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Right. Beer sips might be the way to go! I completely expect for this to be the sort of drinking game where people tap out after the first hour and just have a good time.


    When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."


    3 years ago

    Great movie


    3 years ago

    I adore the movie and excited to play..