By Kriztin A. Blomstedt
A Public Service Announcement...
This game is potentially dangerous. Unless you have an inhuman
capacity for alcohol, I strongly suggest you not use it during
this game, even if it's as weak as American beer. During the test
run of this game, I drank an entire two-litre bottle of Coca-Cola
before they even got around to moving Mrs. Brisby's home. Please
use your common sense. Otherwise, have fun and please don't drink
To play this game you will require:
- A copy of Don Bluth's animated masterpiece, The Secret of
- An ample supply of your favourite beverage.
- A Gamemaster. (Someone who knows the movie pretty well
and has a decent tolerance for alcohol to call the game.)
- A Bartender. (Self explanatory.)
The game begins when the United Artists logo disappears from
the screen. The object of the game is to consume the most alcohol
(and remain conscious) as per the rules. Watch the movie and as
each event occurs, the gamemaster will refer to the rules and
announce the correct response. Although most of the rules are
wide open to any interpretation, the gamemaster's word is law.
The game ends when either the movie does, the gamemaster passes
out, or when none of the players can operate (or find) the VCR
- Take a drink whenever:
- You see the cat.
- Technology fails.
- Mrs. Brisby whines. (If she whines about Jonathan being
dead, finish your glass and pour yourself another.)
- Martin is a brat.
- Someone blatantly flirts with someone else.
- Someone dead is mentioned. (If they are referred to by
their full name, take two drinks.)
- Jeremy sneezes.
- Someone gets stabbed.
- Someone tries to kill any member of the Brisby family.
- Someone says 'sparkly'.
- Someone repeats something someone else just said.
- You misquote the movie.
- Finish your drink and quit if you find yourself talking
to the screen.
Tickle the people around you whenever:
- Someone states the obvious.
- Someone says 'NIMH'.
- Say 'Let's screw!' after all of Justin's lines.
- Whoever makes the reference to "She-Ra" at the
appropriate time is entitled to a drink from the person
on their immediate right.