It’s not like we need to improve Bones. It’s a fun, well-made and entertaining show. But everything is better as a drinking game!

How would a Bones drinking game work? We have 20 to choose from, ranked in order of least to most dangerous — play at your own risk. Cheers!

#20 Drink whenever Hodgins explains a conspiracy theory

Drink whenever Hodgins explains a conspiracy theory

#19 Drink whenever a stranger assumes Booth and Brennan are a couple


#18 Drink whenever Hodgins and Angela do or say something that reminds you of how fundamentally weird they both are


#17 Drink whenever Caroline calls someone “cheri”


#16 Drink whenever Sweets fails to get Brennan and Booth to do what he suggests


#15 Drink whenever Angela calls someone “sweetie”

(Courtesy of Laura Lee Reitano)

#14 Drink whenever Cam tries to hurry the process along by managing


#13 Drink whenever Hodgins gets irritated


#12 Drink whenever a squintern seems confused by everyone else in the Jeffersonian


#11 Drink whenever Hodgins gets excited by something disgusting


#10 Drink whenever Brennan cites anthropology to refute something Booth said


#9 Drink whenever Booth looks at Brennan instead of at the road while driving


#8 Drink whenever they eliminate a person from suspicion


#7 Drink whenever you see the “cocky” belt buckle


#6 Drink whenever someone swipes a keycard to get onto the forensics platform

(Courtesy of Kaari Firor)

#5 Drink whenever Brennan misses an obvious pop culture reference


#4 Drink whenever you see something gratuitously disgusting


#3 Drink whenever Brennan says something that would be inappropriate if said by anyone else


#2 Drink whenever Booth says “Bones”

(Courtesy of Laura Lee Reitano)

#1 Drink whenever Booth and Brennan share a meaningful look


Laurel Brown

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Laurel grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, Grosse Pointe, MI and Bellevue WA. She then went on to live in places like Boston, Tucson, Houston, Wales, Tanzania, Prince Edward Island and New York City before heading back to Seattle. Ever since early childhood, when she became addicted to The Muppet Show, Laurel has watched far too much TV. Current favorites include ChuckModern FamilySupernaturalMad Men and Community. Laurel received a BA in Astrophysics (yes, that is possible) from Colgate University and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and History of Science from Columbia University before she realized that television is much better than studying.