As all the PotterHeads of the world know, this past week was the 20th anniversary of the release of the Sorcerer's Stone, in book form. As much as we all love the books themselves, sometimes, it's just better to watch the movies and relax without having to make the effort of reading. And that's where the Harry Potter drinking game can help.

So, in honor of Harry Potter's 20th anniversary of existence, here is a drinking game that applies to every one of the eight movies, will give you the patience to sit for over twenty hours, watch Hermione and Ron's incredible sexual tension - and get you drunk while doing it.

Take a Sip Every Time...

1. Someone says "Harry Potter". He is famous, so his name gets thrown around a lot.

2. Ron looks confused.

3. Someone says the word 'Muggle'. Nasty context not necessary.

4. Points are awarded or taken, from all the Houses. 

5. A ghost floats by. Add extra sips if Nearly Headless Nick demonstrates why he is called 'nearly headless'

6. Hermione reads a book or answers a question in class. Let us never forget when Ron defended her when Snape called her a know-it-all.

7. At least one member of the trio is in the Great Hall, which tends to be for meals. Ron is a hungry boy.

Take a Shot Every Time...

1. Harry's scar hurts, which happens way more than you think. Get drinking.

2. Harry catches the Snitch. 160 points to Gryffindor!

3. A significant cast member dies. RIP Sirius, Lupin, Fred, all the ones who I curse JK Rowling for killing off.

Finish Your Drink Every Time...

1. Voldemort is mentioned by name, not whatever crazy way a wizard tries to get around saying the actual name.

2. The Weasley twins speak in unison 

3. Something pretty unfortunate happens to Neville - think being petrified, locked out of the common room, being caught trying to warn Harry, etc...

Shotgun a Beer When...

1. Malfoy says "My father will hear about this" emphatically while walking away from Harry or some other problem he has caused. 

2. When someone tells Harry that he has his mothers eyes. The comparison to his fathers hair can be used interchangeably.  

With this Harry Potter drinking game in your mind, sit down and try and watch all eight movies in a row - and see just how effective this game is. 

Disclaimer: Spoon U is not responsible for the amount of alcohol that is consumed while playing this game. Please drink responsibly.