The following game is called “Thumper.”
“You all get around a table, and you go like this…”
The informant then did a drumroll on her thigh before imitating a call and response using two distinct voices:
”What’s the name of the game?”
“Why do we play it!”
“To get fucked up!”
I asked the informant to explain the rules, and she said the following:
“You all have symbols, you do like a fight on or something, and you do the symbol while you’re drum rolling, and you do a symbol while looking at someone and they have to do another symbol and look at someone else, and if you do a symbol that doesn’t exist or you mess up, you have to take a shot.”
Location: Los Angeles
The informant learned the game at USC from other USC students.
I had never heard of this game before, but I find it interesting that there are so many diverse different drinking games with the same, ultimate goal: to get everyone extremely drunk.