We're So Excited For The Game Of Thrones Finale We Made A Drinking Game

Game Of Thrones comes to an end this Sunday. For fans, this means we will have nothing but fan theories to comfort ourselves with until the show returns. Sunday scaries will be back in full force. For now, though, our main question (well, besides all those other pressing questions) is what to eat and drink during the finale. We already came up with a suggested menu for the premiere, but, for the finale, we have created a drinking game; the Game of Drinks.

But first, a disclaimer: We have no idea what is going to happen in Sunday's episode. Media isn’t being given screeners, so this is our best stab at guessing things that are likely to occur. They might not happen! Or they might happen with such alarming frequency that you get too drunk to take in the end of the show! Drink carefully and adjust as needed, there’s no need to add an epic, Doom of Valyria-level hangover to the crushing feeling of sadness you'll already have to deal with when you realize season 8 episodes might not come around till 2019.

Until then, let's eat, drink, and be merry, for in just a few days time there is no more Thrones (season 7).

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Game Of Drinks

You’ll need:
Drink of choice
An ability to suspend belief in time and space, because even for a fantasy show, things are moving pretty effing fast.

The rules: You’ll drink when certain things happen in the show. The rules are more loose suggestions, so feel free to adapt and change as needed.
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Drink when:

Any two characters you ship are on screen together (Acceptable: Brienne/Tormund, Brienne/Jaime, Arya/Gendry even if its probably not happening. Less acceptable but we’re just not going to worry about it: Jon/Dany. Boring, but you do you: Sam/Gilly)
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Drink when:

Two characters regard any throne or symbol of power and chat about it, or someone uses a clunky metaphor for power or politics in Westeros (see: wheel, ladder, wolf pack).
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Drink when:

Bran says something cryptic and unhelpful.
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Drink when:

Arya takes someone's face off, becuase that's bound to happen soon. (Chekhov's bag of people's faces, anyone?)
Drink when:

Tyrion reaches for wine, then drink when he does.
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Drink when:

Littlefinger leans threateningly against something.
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Drink when:

Jon Snow’s parentage is finally revealed to a character on the show (not just to the audience).
photo: Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO.
Drink when:

Whoever is smart enough to come up with a better plan than "hang out with all the claimants to the Throne and a wight in King's Landing" reveals what the actual plan is.

(Someone has to have a better plan, right?!)
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Finish your drink when:

An ice dragon shows up, because we’re all doomed.

If the army of the dead make it past the Wall, because, well, see above.

Editor's Note: If finishing your drink is going to tip the scales from "lightly toasted" to "totally sloshed," you can also just run out of your house screaming like a maniac because WE ARE ALL DOOMED.
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Alternate Game of Drinks:

Death Pool: Take a sip for every minor character's death, finish your drink if a major character dies.

More Like Iron Boring: Drink every time the Iron Born are on screen.

It’s Not TV, It’s HBO: Take a sip every time you’re reminded that you’re watching premium television (excessive violence — especially ending in death, nudity).

"Dragon & The Wolf": Drink every time either animal in the show's finale title is said on screen.