The California Kings drinking game is a traditional card-based affair.
Sip Score: ****(Medium-High sipping game)
Game Description: A card drinking game in the traditional style; the cards tell you what to do!
Number of Players: Minimum of three
You Will Need: A pack of cards, a table, several cups plus a large cup or goblet for the center of the table and a free-flowing supply of beer to replenish the cups as the game advances.
How to Play: Shuffle and arrange all of the cards and arrange them around the large cup, face down. Give each player a cup of booze and make sure the giant cup in the middle is full. Each selector takes his turn to choose a card and place it facing upwards. Follow the rules of the card selected to continue with the game…
Rules of the Game:
ACE: Selector of this card must make a toast. All other players must DRINK: take a sip from the big cup, and pass it on!
BLACK NUMBERS 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Selector of this card must take NUMBER OF SIPS according to the number.
RED NUMBERS 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Selector must distribute the cards value in SIPS for other players for them to drink each, or distributed among the players as the selector wishes.
NUMBER 7: Everyone must start drinking quickly from their individual cups. No one can stop until the player on their right has stopped.
NUMBER 8: Selector of this card has to put his thumb on the table – every other player has to copy him and do the same, quickly! The last person to do this must DRAIN THEIR CUP. DRINK!
NUMBER 9: The selector has to say a sentence. The person to the left has to add a word that rhymes with the last word in the sentence. This continues clockwise until everyone has added and successfully repeated the rhyming sentence. If anyone repeats a word of fluffs their rhyme, THEY HAVE TO TAKE A SIP.
NUMBER 10 Selector must think of a category and say a word in that category. The player to their left has to then name something within that category, and so on. Passing or messing up means TAKING A SIP!
JACK: All the guys have to drink when a Jack is drawn
QUEEN: All the ladies have to drink when a Queen is drawn.
KINGS When each of three Kings are drawn, the selector of each kind has to pour some booze into the center cup and devise a new rule that has to be observed by all the other players for the remainder of the game. Anyone who fails to observe or remember the rule…HAS TO TAKE A DRINK!
FOURTH KING: The fourth King in the pack is special; the selector of the fourth and final King must DRINK THE CONTENTS of the cup in the center to mark the end of the game.
You Lose: Depending on your perspective, you either lose if you select the fourth King card and have to drain that gigantic goblet or you lose if you don’t get to!