I Played True American: Here’s What It’s Like

If you’ve ever seen an episode of New Girl, you probably wish you could be one of the tenants of 4D, especially when True American is played. If you’re at all like me, you’ve probably been trying to give the game a try. Well I did, and it’s awesome.

The rules of the game aren’t super clear from the TV show. So after piecing together some online rules and bits and pieces from the show, my amazing friends and myself have begun the process of making our own official rule book for our version of the game. Here are the best parts:

1. You can make it whatever you want. Most of our rules have been made up by someone in my New Girl-like squad. Many involve inside jokes, which only make the game that much more enjoyable. The more rules you add, the more fun the game becomes. (There were a few flops, but you never know until you try!)

2. It’s like a real life board game (Candyland according to the New Girl crew). Except, you make the board yourself and the floor is lava. You can make it as difficult or as easy as you want--I recommend easy, you don’t want your friends getting hurt.

3. It’s a great drinking game. The “castle” is made out of beer “pawns” with a bottle/shot of liquor in the middle (for those 21 and up players). You can always substitute juice or water for the sober players or for everyone! Regardless of what you are drinking, it’s a blast. Build your castle out of whatever drinks you want, but we prefer cans. Keeps broken glass out of the equation.

At the end of the day, the game can be whatever you want it to be. So have fun with it!.

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