What Are the Best Drinking Card Games for the Rainy Season?
What are the best drinking card games for the rainy season?
- Ride The Bus
- King’s Cup
Have fun with your friends despite the rainy season with these drinking card games! All these exciting games need is a deck of cards, your best buds, and your preferred cocktails made from the best liquors in the country. Pair these up with specially crafted cocktail recipes and you will surely have a great time.
Want to learn about the best drinking card games for the rainy season? Read on!
Ride The Bus
Ride The Bus is the ultimate game of luck. The rules are simple: answer the dealer’s questions right. Each time your answer is right, you give a sip out. Each time your answer is wrong, you will need to take a sip.
- The dealer will ask “Red or Black”?
- After you give your answer, the dealer will open up the first card.
- If you are correct, then you move on to the next round without drinking.
- If you are wrong, you will need to take a sip.
- The dealer will ask “Higher or Lower?”
- You will need to guess if the next card that they are holding has a higher or lower value than the previous one.
- If you answered correctly, you get to move on to the next round.
- If you answer wrong, you take a sip and it resets back to the first round.
- The dealer will ask “In Between or Outside?”
- You will need to guess if the next card’s value is in between the value of the first two cards or if it is outside. For example, your first two cards are a 2 and a 9. Guess if the next card is either in between these two cards or outside of it.
- Answered correctly? Move to the next round.
- Answered wrong? Take a sip and reset to the first round.
- The dealer will ask “Spade, Club, Heart, or Diamond?”
- If you get this right, you can give out 5 drinks to anyone in the room.
- If you get this wrong, you will need to take 5 sips of your drink and restart from the first round.
Once you have successfully finished the “bus ride” the dealer can move on to the next person. To make things even more exciting, prepare this School Bus Cocktail to put you in the mood.
School Bus Cocktail
- 6 oz. Beer
- 6 oz. Orange juice
- 1 shot Amaretto
- In a beer mug, mix together beer and orange juice.
- Mix gently.
- Pour Amaretto into a shot glass.
- Gently drop the shot glass into the beer mug, mixing the two together.
Another fun and popular drinking game that you can play with your closest friends is King’s Cup.
King’s Cup is a beloved card game around the world. It is also called Ring of Fire, Donut, and Circle of Death.
The game is fairly simple: follow the action designated to each card. To start, gather around a table with your friends and place a large glass in the middle of it. Surround the glass with the deck of cards facing down. Take turns pulling one card out of the pile and follow the rules for each card listed below.
Also called “Snake Eyes”. The person who picks the ace will develop the power of Snake Eyes. This means that no one can look at this person in the eye until another ace is drawn from the pile. If you do end up looking at this person in the eyes, you will need to take a sip of your drink.
Two is “you”. The person who picked this card from the pile can make another person take a sip of their drink.
Three is “me”. You have to take a sip of your drink!
Drawing a four will require all of the ladies in the group to drink up.
Five is “bust a jive”. The person who picks the card will do a dance move. The next person will have to do the dance move and add their own after it. This will continue on around the circle until someone makes a mistake. The person who makes a mistake will have to drink.
Drawing a six will require all of the men in the group to drink up.
Seven is “heaven”. Everyone has to put their hands up as fast as they can. The last person who does so has to take a sip of their drink.
Eight is “mate”. The person who picked this card from the pile can choose one partner. Their partner will have to drink every time they drink and vice versa. This will continue until another Eight is pulled from the pile, which will make a new set of mates.
Nine is “bust a rhyme”. The person who picks the card will say a word. Everyone else has to say another word that rhymes with it. The person who blanks out and cannot give an answer will have to take a sip of their drink.
Ten is “categories”. This means that the player who picked the card can choose a category. Everyone will then need to say a word that fits into the category. The person who cannot think of a word will need to drink.
An example of a category is “Types of Brandy”. The answers can include Carlos I, Fundador Light, Fundador Solera, and more.
Jack is “never have I ever”. Never Have I Ever is a game that can reveal a person’s innermost secrets. All you have to do is be honest.
First, everyone will hold up three fingers. The person who picks a card will declare something that they have never done. If you have done the action that they have mentioned, put one finger down. Then, the next person will say their action until the circle is completed. The first person who puts down all of their fingers loses and has to drink.
Queen is “questions”. The person who picks the card can ask another person one question and they will have to answer immediately. Then the next person will ask, and the cycle goes on. The question should be absurd enough to leave a person speechless. Once someone fails to answer a question, they will have to drink.
Last, but definitely not the least, is the King. King is “make a rule.” The person who picks the card can make any rule. This rule will need to be followed by the whole group until another King is chosen. If someone forgets the rule and breaks it, they will have to drink. An example could be adding “you get it?” after every sentence…you get it?
Every person who picks out the first 3 King cards will get to pour a portion of their drink into the cup in the middle of the table. Whoever picks the last King card ends the game. They will have to finish what is inside the King’s Cup.
This game would require you to have a steady supply of alcohol. An easy cocktail to make is a good old fashioned Rum Coke.
- 1 oz. rum
- 3 oz. soda (preferably Coke)
- Fill a glass up with ice.
- Pour in rum and coke.
- Lightly stir together.
If you enjoy playing card games that involve the participation of all your friends, then you will surely enjoy this next game.
Killer is a thrilling card game. Similar to the previous games, the premise of this game is simple enough: don’t die.
First, the dealer must make a small deck of cards with:
- One Red Suit
- One Ace of Spades
- Black Numerical Cards That Fit Your Whole Group
The dealer will then shuffle the deck and deal one card out to each person. Make sure that you don’t show your card to anyone else.
The person who has the red card is the killer. The person with the ace of spades is the detective. And, everyone else with black numbered cards is a civilian.
Once the game starts, the killer is able to “kill” people by winking at them. It is important that the killer is subtle as they wink, in order not to tip the detective off. Once a person has been killed, they have to raise their hands and proclaim “I’m dead!”. They also have to take a sip of their drink. After this, the game will come to a pause.
The dealer will ask everyone to bow their heads. The detective will be given the chance to raise their head and guess who the killer is. If they guess right, then the killer has to drink and the game ends. If they guess wrong, then the detective has to drink and the game continues on.
Keep playing until the detective catches the killer. Feel free to play again and again!
Pair this killer game with an equally killer drink. Introducing, The Grave.
- Triple Sec
- One Bottle Lager Beer
- One Bottle Stout
- In a beer pint glass, pour in all types of liquor.
- Top with a mixture of lager beer and stout.
These are just some of the drinking games that you can play with a deck of cards. Put your own unique twists to the rules of these games in order to make it more exciting for you and your friends.
Don’t let the rainy weather get you down! Invite your friends over and enjoy these drinking card games together. Feel free to put your own spin to things in order to have even more fun.
Prepare big batches of your favorite cocktails by stocking up on drinks. Or, feel free to try the easy-to-make recipes listed above based on these iconic card games.
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