It’s pretty simple… and it’s time to take to take a more intellectual approach to your Beer drinking games.
Get yourself a set of 32 taster glasses (2 oz for a casual game, 4 oz for the more brutal and expensive game).
Ideally, each type of piece would have a corresponding style of taster glass: these would be easy...
Tall-Stemmed for Kings
Short Stemmed for Queens
Tulip for Bishops
Any unusual shape for Knights
Tall and Cylindrical for Rooks
Basic for Pawns
To make the game even more interesting each piece would contain a particular style of Beer. I’ll explain by listing the “Light Side” first:
|Or even taster glassware appropriate to the Beer style!|
King: A Pilsner
Queen: An Imperial / Double IPA
Bishop: A Weissbier (Wheat Beer)
Rook: A Pale Ale
Brands and variations within a style are up to the players.
Now, for the “Dark Side”:
King: A Strong Belgian Dark Ale
Queen: An Imperial Stout
Bishop: Cascadian Dark Ale / Black IPA
Knight: Schwarzbier / Black Lager
Rook: Robust Porter
Pawn: Brown Ale
These are just some basic ideas, representing the spectrum of “Light” and “Dark” Beers, but I guess you could just use the same Beer for every Piece and even just have a sticker or label on each glass with a picture of the appropriate piece… but that just wouldn’t be as much fun, would it? It would be less expensive to put together, true, but this is about the Idea more than the Realization!
Anyway, that’s it. You play a regular game of chess and anytime your piece gets captured, you drink it!