Geneva Conventions: The Drinking Game


To play “Geneva Conventions: The Drinking Game” you need copies of the conventions as ratified by nearly every country in the world (including the US), your favorite alcoholic beverages (because you are sure-as-shit going to need some drinking), and a group of your friends. Preferably bi-partisan.

The Peace Pledge Union provides a good and quick overview of the conventions.

Wikipedia goes somewhat more in depth on the history and elements of the conventions.

The Red Cross has the full text of the Conventions, along with commentary:

Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.


Everyone takes turns reading the articles from the conventions. The reader must do a shot when she reads an article that the US has broken since signing. Everyone must do a shot for each article broken or flagrently ignored by any living President.

The reader and one person of her choosing must do an Irish Car Bomb if there is obvious religious hypocracy attached to the breaking of an article.

If the reader is rich and powerful, than he can say “fuck-all” to the rules and do whatever the hell he wants.

For those advanced enough in drinking or international law, the group might also consider playing Twister at the same time, thereby physically enacting the unnatural twists and turns of logic that our current government uses to nullify the moral and ethical imperatives behind the conventions.


Anyone else have rules you would like to suggest? Or variations on the game that might prove a useful diversion from the coming apocalypse? Comment them down and let’s get this party started!

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