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There’s no doubt about it: Drinking games are fun. It’s a fact humans have been wise to since the days of the ancient Greeks, who, according to writer Michael Fontaine in the history-focused magazine History Today, were among the first to combine games with drinking. We’re not surprised, given that the Greeks were experts at having a good time.
A go-to pastime was kottabos, which involved throwing shallow wine-filled cups called kylix at a metal disc in the center of a room. Knock the disc down, and you win a prize. If that sounds messy, that’s because it was.