Strip games are variants of board games, card games, sports, or other games, usually involving more than one player, where players remove clothes when they lose points in the game. A classic example is strip poker, the strip variant of poker.
In a strip variant of a game, players, in addition to losing points according to the normal rules of the game, are also required to incrementally remove their clothes. The number of garments removed depends on the particular rules being used, but typically one piece is removed per loss or per point lost.
Strip games are comparable to drinking games, in which players are required to match game losses with the drinking of a certain amount of alcohol.
Unlike their traditional variants, strip games are usually not played until the last player is removed from the game by being outscored by other players, instead players are removed from the game when they have no further garments left to take off or refuse to take off further garments.
These variations of rules are introduced in order to make game play more enticing, get more players involved, and keep guests entertained, especially during parties where alcohol is already being consumed. Unlike its traditional counterpart, the strip game becomes significantly more exciting the longer it progresses, as players are anticipating the losers to be fully or partially nude, depending on the rules of the game.
As with drinking games, the strip game is usually not drawn out until the players are fully undressed or completely intoxicated, instead the players usually withdraw from the game voluntarily beforehand, depending on the degree of their personal inhibitions, as well as the general social atmosphere.
The rules of many card and board games can be altered to produce a strip variant. Traditional casino games, such as Blackjack and Poker, as well as games often played at parties, such as Bullshit, Speed, chess, Yahtzee, Shithead, and many others lend themselves to this purpose.
Strip chess is a variant of chess in which an article of clothing is removed for each piece taken by the opponent, often excluding pawns.
Strip chess introduces a secondary goal which can diverge from the game's normal goal and substantially alter the way the game is pursued. While in some games (such as poker), the pursuit of the normal win condition also furthers the disrobing of one's opponent, in strip chess this is not always the case. In chess, the normal win condition is to checkmate the opponent, not to capture pieces. Capturing pieces is often useful, but if at a given time, a player is to choose between checkmating his opponent and capturing a piece, he would traditionally be expected to checkmate. However, in strip chess the player may prefer to capture a piece to force their opponent to remove additional garments.
In chess, there is no actual relation between strategic success and the number of individual garments lost, because in chess there is no numeric way to measure which person has the upper hand (unless you are counting the value of each piece); the number garments lost, and therefore the number of pieces captured, is only an approximate measure of success (as opposed to strip poker, where an inverse relationship exists between success in the game and the number of garments lost).
Partial or complete removal of clothing has formed a central role in numerous game shows broadcast in Europe, Asia and the USA for some years. These include:
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