One of the most well-known of all card-based games is the Kings Drinking Game. The Kings Drinking game can be played with three or more people – in fact, large parties can all get involved when multiple card decks are used. The rules are generally universal, but can be altered. The following is how most people play; either watch the scraggly bearded guy explain it in the video, or skip to our less unattractive instructions below:
The Kings Drinking Game starts with the deck (or decks) laying face down on the table. Players will take turns drawing cards, and each card indicates that a particular task must be performed. The breakdown of these tasks is as follows:
2-5: The player who drew the card must take that many drinks
6-9: The player who drew the card can assign that total number of drinks amongst the other players
10: The player to the left of the person who drew the card must drink
Jack: the Jack indicates that the categories version of the game must be played. In this, the first player chooses a category, and then says an item from among that category. For instance, if the category is car manufacturers, the first player will start by saying “Buick.” Each successive player must then say a car make that has not already been said, without laughing or stuttering or otherwise making an ass of themselves. The first person who cannot think of another item or who makes a mistake must drink.
Queen: This assigns the question task, which is a lot like the categories task, but starts by the first player directly asking another player of their choice a question. Each player in turn can only respond in question form, and must ask that “question response” directly to another player. Whoever messes up first must drink.
Kings: The namesake of the Kings Drinking Game, the first three players to draw kings can order everyone else to drink, but they must pour their own drink into a communal pitcher. When the fourth and final king has been drawn, the player who pulls it must drink the entire pitcher, and they are considered the loser of the game.
So, in reality – no-one wins when it comes to the Kings. But everyone wins when someone loses!
And one more thing – everyone wins when someone pulls an Ace. Why? Because an Ace is a Social Call, which means everyone must bottoms-up, all at the same time. And if you win say, two or three times in a row, you can make up a rule. For example, check out the dumbass video below where some math geniuses make up an awfully naughty rule:
Just remember that you don’t have to play drinking games with alcohol. As you’ll find out if you play online Kings above, there’s lots of other…uh…beverages you can drink, or you can just throw back some water. Just make sure that you’re always safe and responsible no matter what you do – ESPECIALLY when alcohol is involved.
***The Kings Online Drinking Game can now only be accessed through the Online Kings page.***
Play the Online Kings Drinking Game Now! Just gather your friends and click the beer mug in the game above and follow the instructions. It’s easy! Or skip the game and scroll down to find out tons of information about Kings, including rules, variations, videos and even a couple of polls. When you’re done playing Online Kings, check out our other custom online drinking games that we developed exclusively for our visitors: Drunk Mario and Online Beer Pong. You can’t play these games anywhere else in the world but here on DrinkingGames.ME.