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From beer pong, to flip cup and everything in between, we all love a good drinking game. Do you know King’s Cup? It’s a great game to play with friends or family, and can be played over virtual happy hour.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1-2 beers a person (This game can be a little long)
  • A standard deck of cards
  • 1 more beer to be placed in the middle, deemed the “King’s Cup” (Best to play with cans as you can stick the cards underneath the tab until it fizzes open, making someone have to drink the King’s Cup)

How to Play

Each player takes a turn picking up a card from the cards in the center of the table. Each card has an action that follows it. The action that goes with each card varies, so feel free to make it your own.

Ace — Waterfall: Once someone picks an Ace, everyone must start chugging their drink. The person who picked the card to stop whenever they want; this allows the person to his/her right to stop drinking whenever. When that person stops drinking, the person to his/her can stop. This goes on until everyone is no longer drinking.

Two — You: The person who picks two, points to another person and that person drinks.

Three — Me: If you pick a three, you are drinking.

Four — “Whores”: “Whores” is not the word I would choose, but if someone picks a four, all the ladies drink.

Five — Never have I ever: When someone picks a five, each player puts up 3-5 fingers. The person who picked the five starts with saying something they have never done, if you have done it, you put a finger down. The first person to put down all their fingers, loses and drinks.

Six — “Dicks”: Another subpar choice of words in pursuit of a good rhyme. Six means all the guys take a drink.

Seven — Heaven: When a seven is picked, every player must raise their hand to ‘heaven’. The last player to do so drinks. This is a great time to ask for forgiveness for this game.

Eight — Mate: This isn’t the type of ‘mate’ you want. The person that picks an eight, picks another player to be their ‘mate’. When one of the ‘mates’ drinks, the other has to as well.

Nine — Rhyme: This card will feel a little like a game you would play at summer camp as a kid. Don’t get cocky, it’s a little harder when you’re a couple drinks deep. Whoever picks the nine says a word. The person to the right has to say a word that rhymes with it; this goes on until someone cannot think of a rhyme. That person has to take a drink.

Ten — Categories: Ten cards bring back the camp games, but this times it’s a little more….adult. The person that picks a ten has to come up with a category (liquors, countries, etc..) and the person to his/her right has to say something in the category. When someone can’t come up with something in that category, he/she drinks.

Jack — Rule: It might not rhyme, but this card is still fun. Whoever picks the jack comes up with a rule (you can only drink with your left hand, don’t use first names, etc..) and whoever breaks the rule throughout the game drinks.

Queen — Questions: The person that picks a queen poses a question to anyone in the game. That person has to respond to the question with another question (What time is it? Is it around midnight?). This goes on until someone does not respond with a question and they (you guessed it) drink.

King — King’s Cup: Finally, the namesake of the game. Drink the beer in the middle!

Note: If playing with a can in the center, stick the picked cards after they are played, underneath the tab of the can. Continue doing this until the can fizzes ever so slightly. When you hear the fizz, treat it like a King’s Cup to the player who made it fizz.

Please drink safely and responsibly.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige

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