What Drinking Card Games Can You Play With 2 Players?

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By Ralph Torres

Drinking Card Games for Two Players

When it comes to drinking games, there are plenty of options out there. However, many of them require a larger group of people to play.

But what if you’re just with one other person? Fear not! There are still plenty of drinking card games that can be played with just two players.

1. Kings Cup

Kings Cup is a classic drinking game that is often played in larger groups, but it can also be adapted for two players. To play, you’ll need a deck of cards and a cup.

First, spread all the cards face down in a circle around the cup. Each player takes turns drawing a card and following the corresponding rule:

  • Ace – Waterfall (Both players start drinking and cannot stop until the person who drew the card stops)
  • 2 – You (Player chooses who drinks)
  • 3 – Me (Player drinks)
  • 4 – Floor (Both players touch the floor as fast as they can; last one to do so drinks)
  • 5 – Guys (Both male players drink)
  • 6 – Chicks (Both female players drink)
  • 7 – Heaven (Both players point their fingers up; last one to do so drinks)
  • 8 – Mate (Player chooses someone to be their “mate”; whenever one drinks, the other must as well)
  • 9 – Rhyme (Player says a word; other player must say a word that rhymes; this continues back and forth until someone can’t come up with a word or repeats one; loser drinks)
  • 10 – Categories (Player names a category; both players must take turns naming something in that category; first one to repeat or can’t think of anything drinks)
  • Jack – Rule (Player makes a rule that must be followed for the rest of the game; anyone who breaks the rule drinks)
  • Queen – Question (Player asks another player a question; if they don’t answer with a question, they drink)
  • King – Pour (Player pours some of their drink into the cup in the middle; whoever draws the last king must drink the entire cup)

2. Go Fish

Go Fish is a classic card game that can easily be turned into a drinking game for two players. To play, each player starts with five cards and takes turns asking each other for cards to complete sets.

If you ask for a card and your opponent doesn’t have it, you take a drink. If you complete a set, your opponent takes a drink.

3. Higher or Lower

To play Higher or Lower, one player starts by drawing a card from the deck and placing it face up on the table. The other player must then guess whether the next card drawn will be higher or lower than the previous card.

If they guess correctly, the other player takes a drink. If they guess incorrectly, they take a drink.

4. Red or Black

In Red or Black, one player draws a card from the deck and places it face up on the table. The other player must then guess whether the next card drawn will be red or black.

5. War

To play War, each player starts with half of the deck and takes turns drawing cards. The player with the higher card wins the round and the loser takes a drink. If there is a tie, both players take a drink.

While playing drinking games can be fun, it’s important to remember to drink responsibly and know your limits. Always make sure you have a designated driver or alternative transportation if you plan on drinking.