High Noon: The Summertime Drinking Game That Will Bring Out Your Inner Cowboy

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I like drinking outside.

I like drinking games.

I like drinking games that take place outside.

If you’re tired of regular old beer pong and cornhole, we have a fun new one to try that will bring out your inner cowboy. It’s called High Noon and no, it’s not the game that Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan play in the bathtub in the movie Shanghai Noon.

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Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Holster a beer can. In your pocket will do, but if you actually have a gun holster, use that.

Step 2: Stand back to back with your opponent. High Noon works best one-on-one, but you can lineup in teams if you’d like.

Step 3: Walk 10 paces, shout “Draw,” turn around, open and chug your entire beer.

Step 4: Crush the empty can and throw it at your opponent. If you miss, you better run. You can pick it back up though.

Step 5: The first person to get hit loses

Easy enough?

Make this drunken beer can gunfight a summer day-drinking staple.

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A beer bottle on a dock