G’Day Bruce is the most popular drinking game in Australia. It means “Good morning Bruce” in Spanish. So how to play the G’Day Bruce game?
Player 1 says “G’day Bruce” to Player 2 first. Then, player 1 points at player 3 and asks player 2 to say the same sentence to player 3. The players continue until any of them messes up.
We will discuss the game rules in detail and share some tips to make it much funnier. Let’s read through!
How To Play G’Day Bruce Game?
The idea of this activity is to make people confused when recalling things. Please check the following steps to organize this interesting activity for your friends.
This game doesn’t require any tools. To set it up, gather at least four players to sit in a circle.
To start, assume that everyone’s name is Bruce. Players take turns using the same sequence to greet the person next to them.
When someone messes up, that person has a new name. The last one to keep their name “Bruce” will win.
How to play
Since this game demands at least four players, we will show you how to play it with four people.
This game aims to determine the last Bruce. If you play with three other people and win over them, they should change their names at least once.
So, to make things clear, we will divide a round into three phases:
- Player 1 (talking to player 2): G’day Bruce.
- Player 1 (talking to player 2 and pointing at player 3): Say G’day to Bruce, Bruce.
- Player 2 (talking to player 3 and pointing at player 4): G’day Bruce. Say G’day to Bruce, Bruce.
- Player 3: …
Since there are repeated words in the sentence, one person may mess up. For example, player 3 gets confused and fails to say the sequence correctly. He loses and takes a drink.
The cycle continues with a new name for player 3, which is Sheila.
- Player 2 (talking to player 3 and pointing at player 4 ): G’day Sheila. Say G’day to Bruce, Sheila.
- Player 3 (talking to player 4 and pointing back to player 1): G’day Bruce. Say G’day to Bruce, Bruce.
- Player 4: …
Now, this player fails to keep the lines going. He restarts the game with a new name: Harold.
- Player 3: G’day Harold. Say G’day to Bruce (player 1), Harold.
- Player 4: G’day Bruce (player 1). Say G’day to Bruce (player 2), Bruce.
- Player 1: …
Now, the game ends because player 1 can’t make his sentence. The winner, also the last Bruce, is player 2.
As a player, you may make these mistakes:
- Fail the remember the name of the person next to you;
- Fail to repeat the sentence smoothly and correctly;
- Take too long to respond.
The more players, the more rounds. More names will be mentioned in the game, which means that you have to remember more stuff to be the winner.
This video is a great example of how the game goes:
How To Make The Game MUCH More Confusing?
This activity is already fun, but it becomes much funnier when it gets confusing. How can you do it? Here are some tips to try.
Use confusing names
If you want to win, you have to remember the names perfectly. But what if they are too hard to recall? That’s how we have fun.
Of course, you will find it harder to remember long terms, such as Shrimponthebarbie.
Since you will fail if you can’t say the sequence correctly, such names bring the difficulty to the next level.
Let your friends get troubled with repeating similar names. Even if they remember the phrases, they may not be able to pronounce them correctly.
For example, if one person’s name is Sheila, the others should be Shyla, Leila, Isla, Leela, Shelly, or Sheena.
Here are some Aussie ideas for someone who fails:
- For boys: Wallaby, Koa, Roo, Milo, Finn
- For girls: Sheila, Talia, Kiara, Bailey, Pepper
- For both: Shrimponthebarbie, Koala, Sydney, Apollo, Murphy
Drink after messing up
Please note the G’day Bruce is a drinking game. If a person fails, ask him to drink. The alcohol may mess him up before he can mess the cycle.
There should be at least four people to join the circle, and the rule is already perplexing for them. What if you invite up to 10, or even 20 people?
You will have to remember 19 different names to be the winner. Imagine how you can manage if the players’ names are Sheila, Shelly, Shrimponthebarbie, etc.
Tips To Be The Last Bruce
Once you get the point of this activity, you can learn how to win it.
The players keep coming up with long and similar names to confuse each other. If you have a good memory, such things can’t challenge you.
Memorizing is a great skill that helps you a lot in your study or work. Fortunately, you can practice and master it.
You should say the sequences correctly without hesitation. However, no one asks you to do it quickly.
So, try to pronounce the words precisely. Do not rush because it will ruin your effort to recall things.
The losers will drink for sure. You can also think of some interesting ideas for the punishments, such as:
Exchanging clothes with the person next to you;
- Finishing the leftover food on the table;
- Going outside and screaming “I’m the best”;
- Eating mustard;
- Cleaning the party;
- Filling your mouth with salt water and trying to sing a song;
- Standing during the next round;
- Imitating an animal;
- Dancing to the music like crazy.
The G’day Bruce game creates a great opportunity for friends to gather, have fun, and practice memorizing skills. Even if you end up in a drunken state, you do have happy moments together.
Hopefully, you will find this article helpful. For any further information, please feel free to ask. Thank you for reading, and happy drinking time!