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The Rules of the Thunderstruck Drinking Game

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The Thunderstruck drinking game is a lot like the Roxanne drinking game in that you follow along with a popular song from the 80s/90s from start to finish and just rip it. Both are intense drinking games, but they are played slightly different. Let's check out how the AC/DC Thunderstruck drinking game operates.

One thing they both have in common is that they don't follow the standard "Take a Sip If" or "Take Two Sips If" approach that a lot of drinking games, especially the TV Show and Movie-based games follow. Ok, let's get to it.

Equipment needed

If you're going old school and seeking out a CD, Thunderstruck is on the album, The Razor's Edge.


Really, you can play this solo if you're that committed. Best to play it with a group of friends though. It gets quite dangerous alone. Play responsibly.

How it is played

Let's assume at least a handful of people are playing. The rules of the game are such:

  1. Decide on an order to the group. This is important.
  2. Start the music
  3. The first person up starts drinking when the crowd chants "Thunder" and doesn't stop until the next time "Thunder" is said
  4. The next person in line does the same. This continues until the end of the song.

And that's it. That's the entirety of the game. It's simple, and it's effective.

Alternative Version

This is more where the Roxanne comparison plays in. The Thunderstruck drinking game can be altered to be played by using the words "Thunder" and the following "Nuh nuh nuh nahhh nuh nuh nahhh nah!"

What you want to do is take the number of players, divide them in half, and have one side take a sip when "Thunder" is said and the other side take a sip for the "Nuh nuh nuh nahhh nuh nuh nahhh nah!" part.

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