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# Shoulders

[shohl-der]

Shoulders is drinking game that involves players competing in a fast paced game attempting to "count" to 21.

• 2 Arms
• Beer

## Set up

Players form a circle. Preferably around a table

## Game Play

• The game begins with a player slapping his left/right shoulder, this starts the count at 1.
• Depending on which shoulder is hit, the player to that immediate side of the slapper then slaps their right/left shoulder and calls out "2"
• The Count continues until the group reaches 21.

## Special Slaps

Special Slaps occur at a predetermined number to increase difficulty and creativity to the game.

• Common numbers for special slaps are:
• 7,11,17 & 21
• They usually occur in pairs (7&17)(11&21)
• Common S.S's are:
• Point(7)/Double point(17)= A player points to the person to go next while calling out the correct number
• The pointer CAN pick players NOT to their immediate left/right.
• High Cross(11)/Low Cross(21)= A player overlaps their arms (think like a genie but with space between)and depending on whether it is a high/low cross that predetermined hand indicates which player (to his left/right) continues.
• The current slapper can only go to his immediate left/right w/ the high/low cross
• If the game is set to end with a special slap, the player counting off 21 must act out the special slap even though there is no 22.

## Rules

The count resets and a player must drink when:

• He/she slaps out of turn
• Counts off the incorrect number
• Fails to recognize it is their turn
• Fails to execute the Special Slaps

## Getting to 21

If/When you get to 21, the group celebrates with a waterfall.

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