Zoom Schwartz Profigliano Rules

The idea of the Zoom Schwartz Profigliano drinking game is to trip up the other players and get them to say the wrong word or speak up at the wrong time, causing them to drink. The trick to this game is to try and convince someone it’s their turn when it really isn’t without using words to get them to mess up. This game works with any number of players.

What You’ll Need

Nothing at all but a few drinks.

Zoom Schwartz Profigliano Drinking Game Rules

This is a tag style game where players either say “Zoom”, “Schwartz” or “Profigliano” while pretending to pass around an imaginary ball. and depending which they choose determines who speaks next. To start off the game choose a player to go first. They say one of those three words.

Zoom – This passes play to whoever the caller was looking at when the word is said. You could always try to trip people up by quickly switching your gaze after you’re done making the call.

Schwartz – This passes play right back to whoever called them. You must look at them when making this pass.

Profigliano – This also passes play right back to whoever called them. This is a no-look pas so you must NOT look at them while making this pass.


If any fouls are committed the player that committed the foul loses the game. They drink and start the next round.

  • Speaking out of turn
  • Saying the same word a player just said to send it right back to them
  • Looking at the receiving player during a Profigliano call
  • Looking away from the receiving player during a schwartz call

Remember the Zoom Schwartz Profigliano drinking game is all about messing up other players so try to pretend you’re throwing the ball in to an inactive player to get them to speak out of turn. It’s common for people to incorporate their own rules if they want to add more complexity.