Get Harmon’d With The Queen’s Gambit Drinking Game

This Queen’s Gambit drinking game will have you drunker than Beth Harmon the night before a major chess tournament. These drinking rules are a great way to make this intense show even more exciting.

The show follows the fictional account of Beth Harmon and her unlikely journey from an orphanage to world champion chess player. Through an extremely difficult life, Beth meets a chess player at her orphanage who puts her on the path to success. The show is riddled with drug/alcohol abuse, sex, and surprisingly intense chess matches, making it the perfect candidate for some drinking rules!

What You’ll Need To Play

For this game you’ll just need a few episodes of the Netflix Original Queen’s Gambit and some drinks. This game works with any number of players so just read these handy drinking rules and follow along.

Queen’s Gambit Drinking Rules

Take a sip whenever…

  • Anyone mentions their ELO ranking number
  • Beth pops a pill or drinks alcohol
  • Someone says “Check”
  • Beth visualizes chess somewhere
  • Beth wins a match
  • Anyone mentions “Russians”
  • Someone says her full name “Beth Harmon”

Take a big chug whenever…

  • There’s a sex scene
  • Someone lays their king down
  • Beth has a flashback to the night her mom died

Finish your drink whenever…

  • Beth actually loses a match (not including speed chess)

As fun as this Queen’s Gambit drinking game can be, make sure to take it in moderation and take a break if you need one. Always drink responsibly and never get behind the wheel of a car if you’ve been drinking game. If you liked this game check out our collection of TV Show related drinking games.