Gong Show Drinking Game

The Gong Show drinking game is a classic Chinese drinking game that might remind people of musical chairs. Basically players pass around a flower while someone is hitting a gong. When the gong stops the player holding the flower drinks!

What You’ll Need

If you want to stay true to tradition players need a gong and a flower, along with drinks. Although if you’re like most people and don’t have those things handy, the gong can be substituted with anything that makes a noise like a drum or just clapping. And the flower can be replaced with a pint of ale that must be chugged when the music stops.

Gong Show Rules

The rules to this are very simple. One player is chosen to strike the gong.

As soon as they start this the other players pass around the object in a circle as fast or slow as they want. Whoever is holding it when the music stops, must drink.


The gong show drinking game is great for anyone who wants to just get to the drinking. It works best in larger groups and it helps to make sure the gong striker isn’t looking at the players so he can’t choose who drinks. If you’re looking for other drinking games from china we suggest taking a look at Chui Niu.