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How to Play the Roxanne Drinking Game

For the uninitiated; the Roxanne drinking game is a game played to the hit song by The Police “Roxanne”.

The song itself is all about a man falling in love with a prostitute who is still hookin’ to make ends meet. And that kind of debauchery is exactly why this song pairs so well with a few drinks. What makes it crazy song to drink to however is the fact that the title of the song is repeated 26 times in what is only a 3 minute song. So only play this game if you’re feeling really thirsty.

What You’ll Need To Play

At least a couple drinks per person (keep them close by because you won’t have time to run and grab more during the song). Then just queue up the song and make sure everyone is ready to start.

How To Play the Roxanne Drinking Game

There’s really only 1 simple rule to this. Drink whenever you hear the word “Roxanne” in the song.


It starts off pretty light and manageable but by the end of the song it’s repeated constantly very close together so be prepared for some serious drinking.

Given the fast paced nature of this game and how much is to be consumed in a short period of time the Roxanne drinking game is best played at the start of the night not at the end of it. Always make sure to drink responsibly and take a break if you think you need one. For other great drinking games to popular songs check out our list of the top 5 songs to drink to ever made!