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A brief history of drinking games

Alcohol is the oldest of vices, and the competitive spirit often drives people to challenge each other’s abilities during boozy parties.

In the latest issue of Link Magazine, Ria Renouf explored the recent trend of Neknomination, a form of drinking game that heavily involves social media. The game’s origin is attributed to an Irish rugby player, but social media helped it spread to all corners of the world.

This trend demonstrates how our social habits evolve to match our social environments: before Facebook, people used common items such as dice and pennies to challenge each other.

In order to track how drinking games have changed over time, Ria has prepared this handy chart.

A History of Drinking Games