Pattaya Bar Girl Beer Bar Games - Thailand Beer Bar Fun

The only chance you'll ever have most likely of beating a Thai bar girl at her own game is within the bars themselves, by challenging her at one of these three popular bar games which are readily available behind most counters or close by.
And even then victory is not going to come easily.
Jenga
Usually played with fifty-four wooden blocks stacked upon each other in rows of three Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill. With eighteen levels of mayhem and fifty-four ways to lose Jenga is a popular game world-wide, and it is particularly popular within Thailand's beer bars.
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Jenga is played by each participant taking a turn at removing one of the wooden blocks forming the stack, with the aim of removing each piece without sending the 'tower' crashing downwards. As the game progresses the structure forming the wooden stack becomes increasingly unstable, with each player struggling to remove each piece in turn whilst keeping the structure intact, and hoping that the opposing player is unable to do the same until the tower topples, and the winner claims victory.
Pool
'Eight ball' or 'Pool' as it is more commonly known is a favorite in bars and clubs worldwide and is another popular game played by Thailand's Bar girls (and their clients) within the Thailand beer bar scene. Now you may consider yourself something of a shark, and perhaps you are, but be warned that the bar girls who lurk the tables play most nights, and play well, so unless you really are 'all that' betting money on yourself to win may not be the best of ideas, unless of course it's money you can afford to lose.
As if you didn't know Pool is a game that essentially on the surface is much like a smaller simpler version of Snooker, and to many Pool is a far more enjoyable game. Players take turns attempting to 'pot' their balls into pockets along the sides and corners of the Pool table by 'shooting' the 'cue ball' against them with a long wooden or graphite cue (stick), with the aim being to pot all of your own colors and then eventually the black to win.
Connect Four
Also known as 'Four up', 'Find Four', and 'Four in a line' Connect Four is a two-player game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping their colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically-suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column. The object of the game is to connect four of one's own discs of the same color next to each other vertically, horizontally, or diagonally before one's opponent can do so. And there are few beer bars in Pattaya Thailand that will not have at least one game of Connect Four somewhere close to hand.
Why All the Games?

As fun as these games can be in their own right they do serve another purpose. Acting as they do as a kind of social lubricant breaking down cultural and language barriers. These are simple games that most the world over will have some idea of how to play, or if not they can be taught quickly with minimal conversation if communication is a problem.

These bar games are played by Thailand's bar girls both as an enjoyable pastime and as a means through which to interact with customers (especially those of a shyer persuasion), or played by bar girls who don't like to dance as a route through which to pick up men. And it would seem a safe bet to assume that many a twisted and tangled relationship between Thai bar girl and Farang has been forged over a game of Jenga, Pool, or Connect Four.
So hone your skills before you leave should you be heading to the land of smiles for a little R&R anytime soon. But be warned, for most the only chance you'll ever have of beating a seasoned Thai bar girl at any of these three games, is if she decides that it's in her best interests to let you win.

5 comments:

  1. Fascinating. I had no idea people played jenga in bars. Although I must admit, it's a pretty fun game.

    Namaste.

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  2. haha love it.

    One of the more interesting posts I've read.

    As soon as all the fighting dies down again I think I might go play some jenga.

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  3. Peter Dickinson17 November 2011 16:57

    You are so right. A social lubricant which can lead to a happy relationship.

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  4. I am looking forward to the day when we can go to bars and play these games with bar-boys. (I know, there are bar-boys, but they play the games with each other, I've noticed!) hee hee

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  5. Nice Post. It brought a smile to my face. I've lost many a Connect Four game to the Pattaya girls. Close the Box is another favorite with them. I've never won that one.

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