Sock of the Month: Drinking Games and Socks


With the sock of the month Club, you’ll get a fun new pair of socks in the mail every month. But there’s more to it than that! You’ll also receive fun and exciting information on our featured sock theme each month. This month, we have...DRINKING GAMES AND SOCKS! Each month comes with 6 different game ideas and 6 different socks to play them with! The rules are easy; all you need is a deck of cards, some dice, and SOCKS!!! Don’t let another night of boredom come your way; join today!


Part I – The History Of Drinking

It's hard to imagine a time before drinking. I'm certain that human beings have been consuming alcohol for as long as they've existed, with some theorizing that our first exposure to it was in the form of fermented fruit juice. But what is harder to imagine is a world without drinking games.
The history of drinking games is shrouded in mystery, but one thing we know for sure is that people have been playing them since ancient Egypt. The earliest known game rules were found among hieroglyphs from Egypt's Middle Kingdom (2040-1786 BC) which show how two players would play an elaborate game where they would take turns shooting arrows at each other until one player missed three times.


Part II – The Rules (Darts)

1) The person throwing the dart has to drink as many drinks as they hit on their first throw.
2) If you hit a double (two in a row), then you get to make another dart, but this time it's an eye point. If you hit that one, then continue making darts until you miss.
3) If someone throws a triple (three in a row), then he gets to make a penalty shot where he can drink three times instead of one for each dart thrown.
4) Best out is when someone throws five darts in a row without missing any. They'll have to drink three times for every one they threw or five if they made it all the way around without missing.


Part III – The Rules (Bagatelle)

This game is played on a board with numbered, solid squares. Players take turns rolling two dice, moving their pieces to any open square and capturing opposing pieces which are on either end of an open line of squares. Once all but one player's pieces have been captured, that player wins. The game ends when either there are no more possible moves because all the squares are occupied or because no one can move due to being blocked by an opponent's piece. If you're looking for some creative ways to keep your mind sharp while having fun at the same time, consider playing Bagatelle!


Part IV – Alcohol, The Cause Or Effect?

Alcohol can be a cause or an effect. Either way, it's not something to take lightly. In moderation, alcohol is a healthy part of life. But when drinking becomes excessive, it can lead to a number of problems such as addiction, depression and drunk driving accidents. If you're someone who drinks heavily, you may want to consider seeking help. Talk to your doctor or call Alcoholics Anonymous for more information on how to get started in recovery.