How Do You Play BS Card Games?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re looking for a fun and fast-paced card game to play with friends and family, BS is a great option. Also known as Cheat, I Doubt It, and Bluff, BS is a game of deception that requires players to bluff their way through the game to be the first to get rid of all their cards. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to play BS card games step by step.

What You Need

To play BS, you’ll need a standard deck of 52 cards and at least three players. The more players you have, the more fun the game becomes.

How to Play

The objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards before anyone else does. Here’s how to play:

  1. Shuffle the deck and deal out all the cards face-down among the players.
  2. The player with the Ace of Spades goes first.
  3. The player lays down their Ace of Spades face-down on the table and announces “Ace of Spades”.
  4. The player sitting next must then lay down all their Aces (if they have any) face-down on top of the initial Ace and announce “Two Aces”.
  5. The next player in line must then lay down all their Threes (if they have any) face-down on top of the pile and announce “Three Threes”, and so on.
  6. If a player doesn’t have any cards from that rank or doesn’t want to play them, they can bluff by laying down any other card(s) face-down on top of the pile and announcing a different rank—this is where things get interesting!
  7. The next player must call out whether or not they think the previous player was telling the truth. If they believe the player was lying, they say “BS.” If they think the player was telling the truth, they say “truth.

  8. If someone calls BS, the player who played the cards must turn over the cards. If they were lying, they have to pick up the entire pile of cards. If they were telling the truth, the person who called BS has to pick up the pile.
  9. The game continues in this fashion until someone gets rid of all their cards.

Rules and Tips

  • You can only play cards in ascending order. For example, if someone lays down a Five, you can only play a Six or higher.
  • If you’re caught bluffing (i.e., someone calls BS on you), you have to pick up all the cards in the pile.
  • If someone calls truth but is wrong, they have to pick up all the cards in the pile.
  • Make sure to keep track of what’s been played so you don’t accidentally call BS on someone who’s telling the truth.
  • If you suspect someone is lying but don’t want to call them out on it, you can say “I doubt it” instead of “BS.”


Now that you know how to play BS card games, gather your friends and family and put your bluffing skills to the test. Remember to play fair and have fun!