Shout ‘Dracarys’ and Sip: Concrete Playground’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Drinking Game

You’ve watched all eight seasons of game of thrones. You have read George RR Martin A song of fire and ice series, too, or at least bought it and has a shiny box of novels sitting on your shelf. You sat on the Iron Throne, or made an appointment. You planned to visit Winterfell tour, drunk game of thrones beers and saw a game of thrones concert experience.

Yes, the list is long. You get the point – if you’re reading this, you’re not just a casual fan of the hugely successful HBO franchise that was derived from Martin’s words. You are an enthusiast and you have been waiting for years for what will certainly be a big line of game of thrones prequels, sequels and spinoffs to begin with. That time has come, with the arrival of Dragon House from Monday 22 August Down Under. Obviously, you’re celebrating with the best wine in your personal version of King’s Landing.

Don’t just sip your chalice or mug of choice whenever you want while watching Dragon House, yet. As you dive into this series about House Targaryen, which begins 172 years before Daenerys was born, we recommend turning the experience into a drinking game. There’s a lot to be said, and we’ve put together some partly broken down, partly silly, partly a list of things to watch out for (while consuming alcohol responsibly, of course).

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A LITTLE THROAT: DRINK LIKE SOMEONE SAID “WINTER IS COMING” FOR THE BILLIONTH TIME

Someone points out that winter is coming, even though those words aren’t specifically spoken.

Someone says “dracarians”.

Someone says succession, successor or heir.

A dragon is seen or spoken.

The Iron Throne is seen or spoken.

Someone has a limb or an appendix cut off.

Matt Smith looks sneaky.

A familiar piece of music plays.

A familiar last name gets a mention.

Nudity.

Someone says “a girl?”, “a woman?” or a similar feeling.

you spot Dragon Houseis the obvious equivalent of a game of thrones character.

You think you see Daenerys because of all the long, swirling blonde hair.

Someone makes a promise that everyone knows will be broken.

A dragon saves the day.

The show moves towards a recognizable setting.

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A BIG GULP: DRINK LIKE YOU ARE TYRION LANNISTER ON AN ORDINARY MONDAY MORNING

There is a messy marriage proposal or a chaotic marriage.

A title of George RR Martin is mentioned.

Someone is literally stabbed in the back.

Someone is prostituting a family member.

There’s yet another scary relationship, whether it’s due to glaring age gaps, family ties, or both.

Someone turns out to be a bastard.

You think you have understood how the game of thrones the credits have arrived.

You spot a well-known Australian actor.

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SOME MOUTHS: DRINK LIKE YOU JUST DISCOVERED YOUR BOYFRIEND IS YOUR NEPHEW

Orgies!

Zombies!

Someone is making Joffrey look like a saint.

You begin to predict what the inevitable prequel to this prequel will cover.

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AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE: DRINK LIKE YOU JUST REALIZE YOU’RE AT THE RED WEDDING

Someone says “you don’t know anything” or is told they don’t know anything.

Everything turns out to be a dream.

A game of thrones the character appears in a vision, flashback, or time travel.

Ed Sheeran reappears.

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House of the Dragon airs and streams from Monday, August 22 Down Under via foxtel and frenzy in Australia and SoHo, SkyGo and Neon in New Zealand.

Want to get a glimpse of what’s in store, too? Also check out our House of the Dragon review.

Pictures: Ollie Upton/HBO.

Harold B. McConnell