Drinking Card Games

Fun Drinking card games

drinking card gamesCard games are a good icebreaker especially at parties, and when they are mixed with alcohol, it is a sure way to get a group of people together and have fun. Having the thought of a night of fun and pleasure? If you and your buddies are looking for a wonderful time drinking and playing card games, we have put together a list of games that are highly entertaining and are sure to give you the maximum feeling of ecstasy. We have three games that are widely regarded as complex, rewarding and fun.

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Poker

The very king of card games, Poker is one one the most popular getting card games that brings lots of emotions and adrenaline rush. The game could take days, months, or years to learn but to be a master could take you a lifetime. Although several versions of the game exists, the one called Texas Hold’em is the most widely played. All games have their rules and the rules vary with the versions but the basics of poler remains the same. Poker as a game involves chance and careful planning strategy, as well as a very close observation. Poker games come with a some level of psychology, as you have to “read the players around you and know when to deal or fold, and knowing when to undo your opponent’s move. Understanding the basic rules, vocabulary and gestures of the game is very helpful, and after that you can focus on developing a strategy to win, and master the beautiful game.

The winner on a poker game is determined by the combination of cards obtained, each player is dealt with a certain number of cards, and the player has to bet on these cards only if he thinks he has the highest combination possible. Any player who feels his hand is low, or bad, can simply fold up and quit the game. The game gets to a conclusion when a player requests for a “show”. It is the time when everyone has to show their cards and the winner emerges based on the best combination present at that instant. Being a good poker player is as much luck as much as it is psychological interpretations. And this makes the game much more  complex and highly enjoyable.

Tips: 

  • Know when to Fold: One key to being a winner in s poker game is to know when to fold a hand and accept a smaller loss, or when to risk a higher loss by holding on to it. While playing, the flop might come and of you are holding a hand that doesn’t play, it is a good idea to check and fold. You should not keep betting money on a hand that won’t bring a win. If the you have a strong hand while the flop comes, then you should bet on it. Doing this will force weaker hands and raise the value of your pot. 
  • Decide when it is worth “drawing”: Holding out the cards is called drawing. You will have to determine if it us safe to hold your cards and wait for success in the turn or river. You can calculate the pot odds as a way to help your decision. If you now decide to draw, you will need to bluff until you get the card you need. If it doesn’t come up, you can fold or keep bluffing.

Drinking rules

If a player loses a hand, against a pair of aces (any kind of aces), the player must drink a shot! 

If a player wins a hand, they can give he loser a shot, or choose another chance.

If a player loses and gets knocked out of the game, and loses all the chips, he must drink something all players agree to. 

When the game climaxes, there is a head-on contest between the last two players. Each must take a sip of drink if he loses a hand.

A night out drinking and playing poker would be the perfect end to a beautiful day. But drink responsibly and don’t lose your senses. But if you do, then get a taxi to ferry you home! So you can be back again to drink and play.

Black jack

Blackjack is a simple card game that is more widely played than craps, baccarat and craps combined. Blackjack is mostly a fame of luck and chance, not also involves some strategy. 

How to play BlackJack: Learn the value each cards: In Blackjack, each card has a value that is always constant throughout the game. The objective is to beat the dealer and to not bust with a 22 or more. 

The values of the cards are: 

  • Number cards: The number is the value of the card. 
  • Face cards: The value of face cards is 10. 
  • Ace: Either 1 or 11. It is counted as 11 ( unless it would put you over 21, in which case it counts as 1. Therefore, an ace and a ten card are 21 in two cards, which is Blackjack/Natural.
  • A hand containing an ace is called “soft” hand.

Learn your choices: You have two basic options when it is your turn. You can either hit or stand.

Hit: This is simply to get another card, and you can do this until you go over 21.

Stand: This means keeping your current cards and do nothing , I.e. not receiving more cards. 

There are also some extra methods you can use for some certain hands:

Taking insurance: This method is only available wen the dealer is showing an ace. You can place a new bet that will then win at 2-1, if the dealer does have a blackjack. In this, you lose your other bet but win the insurance, resulting in breaking even. 

Double Down: Here, you can double your bet and get one card only. This is generally used only when your two initial cards equal 8-11 or soft 12 to soft 19. 

Split: You can make two hands from just one hand if both cards are of the same value. Jacks, Queens, Jacks and Kings are usually counted as Ten each. If the two hands win, you will get double of the amount of money, if only one comes through, you will break even. You can split the hands by playing separate cards and playing a duplicate bet. 

Surrender: In many casinos, you can choose to release half of your bet without playing your bet (before playing, and after deciding if the dealer has a blackjack). A surrender is only wanted when the dealer shows a 9-A and the player has a 5-7 or 12-16. When the dealer has an ace, he checks to see if a blackjack is had. An early surrender is when a player opts out of half a bet before the dealer checks for a blackjack on his behalf.

Winning: In order to win, the player has to be nearer to the 21 than the dealer, without blowing over. Of the player blows over, then he is ‘busted”. If it is a tie, it is a “push” and both the player and the house won’t win. 

Blackjack is a beautiful game that takes a lot of time to master and it will be a good challenge to you and your friends to play. 

Drinking rules

21: Once a player’s hand reaches 21, he can assign a drink to another player (1 drink minimum). Then each time he hits, he can assign an additional drink. 

Blackjack: If a player is dealt with the Ace of Spades, and a Jack of clubs or Spades, they have have a Blackjack and every player must drink.

Busts: Each time a player gets a bust, he must drink Stand: If a player decides to stand, he must risk busting and having a drink alongside.

A night out drinking and playing Blackjack would be the perfect end to a beautiful day. But drink responsibly and don’t lose your senses. But if you do, then get a taxi to ferry you home! So you can be back again to drink and play.

Bridge

Bridge: Bridge, or to call it properly, Contact Bridge, is a developed card game for four players that can be played 

At all levels of professionalism or amateur. There are also two popular variants of Bridge called Rubber and Duplicate Bridge.

Since its creation, it has become one of the most popular card drinking games for four players. It is a highly entertaining, complex game that is played using cards. The game is played by four players grouped into two competing teams; each player in the same team sit facing each other and the game proceeds by several deals and it involves bidding and scoring maximum points. 

Playing Bridge:

As Bridge is a four-player game, the first step is to find three of your friends who will be co-players. Choose a good playing partner to maximize your chances of winning. Teams sit across from each other around a square table, and are named according to the cardinal points, just for clarity – North, South, East, and West. The second thing is to learn the structure of the game: Bridge is played using the standard 52-card deck in deals of 13 cards per player.  This means that the entire deck is dealt out at each hand. Once the deck is dealt, players can male bods and the final bid determines the importance of each suite as well as the all-round objective of each deal.

Deals are then made in card-card in thirteen sub-rounds  called “tricks”. The objective of the game is to win 7 or more tricks per deal in order to maximize points. Deals also continue until one team gathers a predetermined points score. 

The scoring systems differ from style to style and group to group. While playing, players usually take turns at deals in a clock wise fashion, resulting in an even alternate action between both teams.

How to play:

Deal cards: The dealer deals cards ( 13 each) to the players, so that the entire deck is used up. Players can them sort their cards by ranks and suits. In Bridge, Aces are high and are followed by Kings, Queens, then Jacks/Knaves, Tens and number cards. The more the cards in a player’s suite, the higher the value of those cards and also the better chance the player has with them. It is important to remember this whilst bidding.

Make bids and award contract: Teams make bids on numbers and suits which represent the number of tricks they believe they can win on, when it becomes the trump suit. A trump suit is the number of suit that will become more valuable than the other three suits during tricks. 

Whoever makes a deal will get to bid first, and bidding moves clockwise from the dealer around the table going on for as many rounds as needed to settle on a bid, finally. Whichever team ends up bidding the highest number wins the right to call the trump suit.

Now that a trump suit has been established for a deal, begin the first trick. Game play begins with the defender who leads the trick by placing a card on the table facing up. The player can only win the trick with a card of that suit, or a trump suit card.

Drinking Rules

Loss: If a player loses a bid, he drinks (1 minimum).

No trump: If a bid of no trump is declared, the player must have two drinks.

Trick: Whoever wins a trick will give the losers two drinks each.

N.B: The players must have their favorite or, an acceptable alcohol present. A loser must not be made to drink something that he is not agreeable to, except they agree.

A night out drinking and playing Bridge would be the perfect end to a beautiful day. But drink responsibly and don’t lose your senses. But if you do, then get a taxi to ferry you home! So you can be back again to drink and play.

Indian Poker

While this game is better enjoyed when all parties re already drunk, it is indeed a nice game to play with friends around. Basically, Indian poker requires a certain level of concentration and logic during rounds.

All you need to play Indian poker are:

1 Deck of cards

 And a Drink of choice

Basically, all players can see the cards of every other player except theirs. With this knowledge, they must decide on whether to play or fold at every turn. Whoever manages to keep the highest card, wins the round

The first play to decide is usually left of the dealer. After every player has either folded or dealt, all cards are placed on the table to determine the winner of the round.

The player with the highest card wins the round.

Any player who folded and had a lower card than the winner drinks 2

Any player who folded with a higher card than the winner drinks their card value

Anyone who didn’t fold and lost drinks the difference between their card and the winner’s card.

This simple game is a great way to wrap up a night of drinking, especially if you’re buzzed from playing a game of Kings or Asshole.

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