Edward Fortyhands

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A player with two bottles duct taped to his hands

Edward Fortyhands, sometimes known as Edward Ciderhands is a drinking game in which each player duct tapes a 40-ounce or 1.14 litre bottle of alcohol (usually malt liquor, but sometimes cider, scrumpy, or wine) to each of their hands and may not remove the tape until the drinks have been consumed.[1][2][3] The name is an allusion to the movie Edward Scissorhands.

If the drink being consumed is wine, this is referred to as "Amy Winehands".[citation needed]


House rules differ as to whether one may finish and remove one bottle at a time, but before the alcohol in both hands has been completely ingested, the drinking party will typically need use of their hands to, for example, urinate or answer a phone call, so each participant has an incentive to finish their alcohol as quickly as possible. It can also be used as a "goal" for the game: to see who can abstain from these activities until they are finished with their drinks. In some versions, players are allowed to engage these activities so long as they can be accomplished with the alcohol still taped to their hands or if a friend is willing to help. Vomiting is sometimes considered a disqualification.

In popular culture[edit]

The game has appeared or been mentioned in several television series:

Edward Fortyhands also appears in the book Gossip Girl The Carlyles: Take A Chance On Me.[9]

American Emo band Mom Jeans released a song named after the drinking game on their 2016 album Best Buds.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Physical Challenge: Edward Forty Hands Liquor Snob. July 7, 2006. Accessed on December 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "Edward Fortyhands". Real Detroit Weekly. July 21, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The 7 Douchiest Theme Parties". Co-ed Magazine. August 22, 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  4. ^ Golder, Lindsay (2017-02-14). "The Mick blog: Mickey proves she's indestructible". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ Bowman, Donna (2011-09-19). "How I Met Your Mother: "The Best Man"/"The Naked Truth"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. ^ Gallagher, Brian (2012-07-09). "SET VISIT: Men at Work Season 1 Finale with Danny Masterson". TVweb. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ "TV review: Workaholics". Columbus Alive. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  8. ^ Robson, Shannon Vestal (2011-02-04). "Buzz In: Which NBC Comedy Killed It Last Night?". POPSUGAR Entertainment. PopSugar. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  9. ^ Ziegesar, Cecily von (12 May 2009). Gossip Girl The Carlyles: Take A Chance On Me. Hachette UK.
  10. ^ https://momjeansca.bandcamp.com/album/best-buds

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