Beerdarts is a drinking game involving aluminum beer cans and metal darts. Although many variations exist, the basic idea is to throw a dart at your opponent's can that has been placed on the ground at their feet. If said dart makes contact with a beer can various actions take place as detailed in the rules. The game was invented and popularized by Dr. David Goldenbogen B.D.D..
Variation: asking how the game went and not participating requires the person that asks to drink 2 units of alcohol (e.g. A glass of wine or 2 beers).
- All players must be seated or in a squatting stance with at least one can of opened or unopened beer (depending on region or local rules) directly in front of them.
- There must be at least two players.
- If a dart grazes your can but does not puncture it, you must have a sip of beer.
- If a dart punctures your can you must drink beer to at least the hole (this version 3 holes and you slam the remainder and lose).
- Alternate rule: If a dart punctures the top of your can you must shotgun the beer.
- If a can is tipped over but not punctured, you also must have a sip of beer.
- If a body part is punctured, the thrower must drink.
- A beer (sidearm) may be present in each player's hands for sipping between throws.
- Incoming darts may be blocked by a hand or leg; however this is at the blockers' risk.
- If hit by a dart, you may not retaliate.
- When scoring a kill shot on a beer, the shooter and "shootee" change places.
- Two players, one can each, with or without a mat or B-Team.
- Party beerdarts
- Many players seated in a circle, one can each, with or without a B-Team. In large groups, four or more, it is often established that shooting at a direct neighbor is prohibited, at least at first.
- Double beerdarts
- Same rules as Classic beerdarts except two cans are stacked on top of each other. If the bottom can is punctured, the top can must be completely consumed before the bottom can is consumed down to the puncture.
- Team beerdarts
- Four or more players, all using mats, one side forms a team to play against the other side.
- Engineering beerdarts
- Four players, two per team. One shaken, unopened beer between each team. If the can is not punctured, the beer is not drank, and is reset if tipped. When the can is punctured, the beer must be shotgunned or otherwise drank as quickly as possible. Games typically go to 7.
- Missoula Beerdarts
- Developed in Missoula, Montana. A water noodle is looped into a circle around the can of beer on the ground. A dart that sticks in the noodle is worth one point. A dart that lands on the ground inside the noodle is worth two points. A dart that punctures the can must be shotgunned. Play is to either 11 or 21 with two players on each side, with teammates on opposing sides (similar to horseshoes). Typically played at night with a spotlight, which requires a neutral person operating the light.