This drinking game uses an empty glass. A strict set of rules for passing the glass must be followed. The first person to make a mistake drinks four fingers.
The starter holds an empty glass with their hand placed upside down around the glass.
The starter (player 1) offers the glass to another person (player 2), holding it out to them, whilst saying: “This is the Witch“.
Player 2 does not take the glass yet, but says: “The what?“
Player 1 replies: “The Witch“.
Player 2 says: “Ah! The Witch” and takes the glass, using the same upside-down hold on the glass as shown above.
Player 2 now turns to someone else (player 3) and repeats the process: “The is the Witch“.
Player 3 replies: “The what?“.
Player 2, does not reply straight to player 3, but instead turns back to player 1 and says: “The what?“
Player 1 replies to player 2: “The Witch“.
Player 2 then turns to player 3 and says: “The Witch“.
Player 3 says: “Ah! The Witch” and takes the glass, using the same upside-down hold on the glass as shown above.
Player 3 then turns to someone else and the process repeats. The chain gets longer and longer as more people are brought in. To make it harder, the same person can be repeated later down the chain, adding to the complexity.
The first person to make a mistake from the strict rules has to drink four fingers.
As a variation on Witch, as the glass is passed around, the name used to present it to the next person varies according to a particular theme. For example, you could decide to play with the theme of boy’s names beginning with ‘G’, in which case the first person would say “This is the George” and in the ensuing exchange, the glass is always called the George. However, the next person to pass it on would have to think of another name beginning with ‘G’ and so on, so that the name is different each time. If someone can’t think of a name that hasn’t been used before, they must drink four fingers.