This New Drinking Game Is Gaming Popularity
A new drinking game, “Wetherspoons: The Game,” is gaining popularity in Britain. Unlike traditional drinking games, the players in this one don’t actually drink, but rather send pints and other drinks to strangers across the U.K.. According to GOOD NEWS NETWORK, it started when Chris Illman discovered a loophole in the app for the popular British pub chain JD Wetherspoons that allowed him to order drinks for people in any of their over 800 locations. He created a Facebook group for his friends to take part, and it quickly grew to 500-thousand members.
The game works by people posting their photo, ID card, location, and table number along with a reason why someone should buy them a drink. Volunteer moderators verify the posts and approve polite and good-natured requests. People from all walks of life participate, from ICU nurses to students and individuals looking to brighten their day. The game is similar to Italy’s “caffe sospesa,” where patrons leave a tip in a jar to pay forward a coffee for the next person, but the Wetherspoons game operates online, allowing it to go viral and spread joy through acts of kindness.
Illman says the game has taken off because people enjoy ordering drinks for others from the comfort of their own homes, and very few expect anything in return. It’s a heartwarming example of people coming together to spread positivity and kindness in an unexpected way.
I love this! And I propose that we start a round here in America! How much fun would it be to play this when you’re going out in South End?