How To Play the Korean Drinking Game “Bottlecap”

This classic korean drinking game is simple as it really only requires a bottle of Soju (which you should be able to find anywhere within arms reach in South Korea). The game is simple, flick the cap piece with enough force to count but without breaking it. Whoever breaks it takes a drink! This can be played with any number of players. Typically this game is played to kickoff the opening of a new bottle.

What You’ll Need To Play

All you’re going to need is that bottle of Soju. In order to set it up you need to twist the loose end of the cap until it’s straight. It should come out looking like a miniature ladle. The gather around a player and choose who starts the game.

If you don’t happen to have Soju handy then you can play with any loose item like the tab attached to a beer can.

How To Play Bottlecap

Once the cap is prepared choose who you want to start the game. All someone has to do on their turn is flick the cap and then pass it on to the next player. If it doesn’t break then they’re good to go. However if it does then they must take a shot.

Players can decide among themselves what counts and what doesn’t. How hard each player needs to flick the cap.

The Korean Bottlecap drinking game is light and only really results in one shot. It’s meant to play as an opener before moving on to more games and fun whenever a new bottle of Soju is opened.