What useful Chinese drinking games have you been taught?
Last weekend I was taught "The Train Game". This one is useful because it practises 'jiu yao' construction and teaches Chinese place names. Each player/drinker chooses the name of a Chinese town - firstly with 2 characters. The starter begins by saying e.g."Xi'an huoche jiu yao kai" (The Xi'an train is about to leave). All others answer "Wan de kai a?" (Where will it go?) and the starter points to another player who has to answer with the name s/he has chosen "Lanzhou kai". If you add 'a' at the end of xxx kai, or are too slow at answering, then you get to drink. That person then starts the game again "Lanzhou huoche jiu yao kai" etc and points to another person at the right time. You keep the same town name, but the process becomes faster and faster. After a length of time you change to choosing names with 3 characters "Ha'erbin huoche ..." etc. Then 4, 5 and until you all forget any place names you ever knew.
I also like the dice game shaizi (
sp George??) that is always played in bars and nightclubs. Good for learning the number hand signals.