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Star Wars drinking game rules you can use for all the movies

These drinking game rules will ensure that the Force of intoxication is with you, whether it's May the Fourth or not.

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May the Fourth may come just once a year, but celebrating everything that Star Wars has given us shouldn’t be confined to a single day. You should feel free to rewatch your favorite Star Wars films whenever you want, especially since they’re so conveniently located on Disney Plus.

As fun as lounging and binge-watching is in and of itself, you might find that adding alcohol to the equation really spices things up. This is why movie drinking games are a great way to take any film you’ve already seen and add a whole new level of entertainment on top of it. With 11 different movies to choose from, we thought it best to create one list of Star Wars drinking game rules to rule them all. So whether you’re starting with the original trilogy or jumping ahead to The Force Awakens, here are some drinking guidelines to try to stick to throughout.

Note: While cheap beer is what we’d usually recommend you play with, we’ve also put together a wonderful list of Star Wars cocktails you can make at home.

Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) (1977)

Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)
90 %
pg 121m
Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Directed by George Lucas

Star Wars drinking game rules

The rules of the game are pretty straightforward but feel free to play at your own pace. If you’re planning on watching more than one movie during this game, just remember: It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Not everyone can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

Take a drink when:

  • Luke or Anakin whines about something
  • Someone is hit by a laser
  • A ship explodes
  • A ship jumps into hyperspace
  • R2D2 makes a great point
  • Princess Leia shoots a gun
  • A lightsaber is turned on or off
  • Someone says, “I have a bad feeling about this”
  • An explosion launches someone
  • Anyone mentions the Force
  • Someone gets Force choked
  • Any time C-3PO complains
  • Chewbacca does his Wookie yell
  • A wipe transition happens
  • Yoda says something wise

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) (1980)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
82 %
pg 124m
Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Directed by Irvin Kershner

Take two drinks when:

  • Someone loses a limb (droids don’t count)
  • All of the Stormtroopers miss their mark at once
  • A lightsaber battle begins
  • The Force is used
  • You hear a Wilhelm scream

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) (1983)

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Episode VI)
58 %
pg 135m
Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Directed by Richard Marquand

Take three drinks when:

  • A Jedi Master does something that will lead to the rise of the Sith
  • A woman is sexualized unnecessarily
  • Emperor Palpatine tempts someone to the dark side
  • The CGI on display is completely unconvincing
  • Anyone proves to be an unnaturally gifted pilot

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII)
Genre Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015) - J.J. Abrams Movie HD

Finish your drink when:

  • The Death Star explodes
  • The nostalgia overwhelms you
  • A major character dies

Looking for more games like this to play? We’ve also put together a list of Zoom drinking game rules and the best drinking board games. And if you’ve got a hankering for more films to stream, we’ve sniffed out the best movies on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

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