What Drinking Card Games Can You Play With Two People?

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By Monica Bates

Are you looking to spice up your game night with some drinking card games? We’ve got you covered! While many popular drinking games require a large group of people, there are still plenty of options available for those who want to play with just two.

Battle Shots

While not technically a card game, Battle Shots is a fun and boozy twist on the classic board game, Battleship. To play, each player sets up their fleet of shot glasses on their side of the table and fills them with their drink of choice.

Players then take turns calling out coordinates to try and sink each other’s ships. If a player successfully hits an opponent’s ship, the opponent must take a drink from that ship’s corresponding shot glass.


Speed is a fast-paced card game that is perfect for two players. To begin, each player is dealt 20 cards face down in five stacks. The objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards before your opponent does.

Players take turns flipping over the top card from one of their stacks and attempting to place it onto one of two shared piles in numerical order. If both players have a card they can play at the same time, the first player to slap their hand down on the pile gets to place their card first. If a player runs out of cards in one of their stacks, they may replace it with one from another stack.


War is another classic card game that can easily be turned into a drinking game for two players. To begin, each player is dealt half the deck face down.

Players then reveal their top card at the same time and whoever has the higher value takes both cards and places them at the bottom of their deck. In case of a tie, players continue revealing cards until someone wins both cards. Whenever one player has no more cards left, they must take a shot.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a simple and fun card game that can easily be played with just two people. To begin, each player is dealt seven cards and the remaining cards are placed in a draw pile.

Players then take turns playing a card that matches either the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile. If a player cannot play a card, they must draw from the draw pile until they can play. The game continues until one player has no more cards left, and whoever has the fewest points in their remaining cards at the end of the game wins.

Final Thoughts

Playing drinking card games with two people can be just as fun and exciting as playing with a larger group. Whether you’re looking for something fast-paced like Speed or something more strategic like War, there are plenty of options to choose from. So grab your deck of cards and your drink of choice, and get ready for a night of boozy fun!