How Do You Play Drinking Card Games?

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By Monica Bates

Drinking card games are a popular way to spice up any party or get-together. These games are simple, easy to learn, and can quickly get the party started. If you and your friends want to try out some drinking card games, then this guide will give you a rundown of how to play them.

The Rules

The basic rules of most drinking card games are straightforward. The game begins with a deck of cards shuffled and placed face down in the center of the table.

Each player takes turns drawing a card from the top of the deck and following the instructions on that card. The instructions can vary from game to game, but they usually involve taking a drink, giving drinks to other players, or performing some other action.

Examples of Drinking Card Games

Here are some popular drinking card games that you can try out:

Kings Cup

This is one of the most well-known drinking card games out there. To play Kings Cup, players sit in a circle around a deck of cards. Each player takes turns drawing a card from the top of the deck and following its corresponding rule:

– Ace: Waterfall – Everyone starts drinking at once, and no one can stop until the person to their right stops. – Two: You – Choose someone to take a drink. – Three: Me – Take a drink yourself. – Four: Floor – Everyone touches the floor; last person to do so drinks. – Five: Guys – All guys take a drink. – Six: Chicks – All girls take a drink. – Seven: Heaven – Everyone raises their hand; last person drinks. – Eight: Mate – Choose someone else to be your mate; whenever you drink, they drink with you.

– Nine: Rhyme Time – Pick a word; everyone must say words that rhyme with it until someone can’t think of one and drinks. – Ten: Categories – Choose a category; everyone must name something in that category until someone can’t think of one and drinks. – Jack: Make a Rule – Create a rule that everyone must follow for the rest of the game. – Queen: Question Master – Whenever you ask someone a question, they must respond with another question. If they fail to do so, they drink. – King: King’s Cup – Pour some of your drink into a cup in the middle of the table. The person who draws the fourth king must drink the entire contents of the cup.

Circle of Death

Also known as Ring of Fire or King’s Cup, Circle of Death involves placing a deck of cards face down in a circle around an empty cup. Each player takes turns drawing a card from the deck and following its corresponding rule:

– Ace: Waterfall – Everyone starts drinking at once, and no one can stop until the person to their right stops.

– Eight: Mate – Choose someone else to be your mate; whenever you drink, they drink with you. – Nine: Bust-a-Rhyme – Pick a word; everyone must say words that rhyme with it until someone messes up and drinks. – Jack: Make-a-Rule – Create any rule for any card drawn after this one. – Queen : Questions – You ask anyone in play any question and they have to answer the question with a question, and then they have to ask someone else a question, but they can’t ask you a question. – King: Pour – Pour some of your drink into the cup in the center of the circle. The player who draws the fourth king must drink the entire contents of the cup.

High or Low

This game is simple and straightforward. Players take turns guessing whether the next card drawn from the deck will be higher or lower than the previous card. If they guess correctly, they get to choose who takes a drink; if they guess incorrectly, they have to take a drink themselves.

Conclusion

Drinking card games can be great fun and an excellent way to break the ice at a party. So gather your friends, grab some drinks, and try out these games. Remember always to drink responsibly and never overdo it.