I’m past the age of playing games whose sole intention (and outcome) is getting shit-faced drunk.
However, I had to chuckle at Tom Utley’s suggestion:
Earlier this month I invented a game to cheer myself up through these short, chilly days of January. I’m not claiming it will work for everyone, but readers may care to give it a try.
The rules are simple. All you have to do is award yourself an imaginary £10 every time you hear the words ‘mental health’ uttered on the radio or TV, or read them in the media.
Poor Tom can’t actually make it a drinking game, because he writes for a newspaper and no doubt some scold will go after him for encouraging reckless behavior.
I, however, am under no such constraint.
Giving yourself money is a pointless exercise; but if you turn it into a drinking game and substitute “down a shot”, I can guarantee hours of joyous inebriation.
Other such puke-inducing phrases can be used, such as “circle back” (during Jen Psaki press conferences) and “state of emergency” (unless used in an actual emergency e.g. tornado or hurricane), “safe space” and so on.
Feel free to add your favorite puke-inducing phrases in Comments.