Rules For Kings Drinking Game
The rules for Kings drinking game are fairly simple, but they tend to vary slightly from region to region. Games typically involve at least three players and usually more. The players sit in a circle at a table with either a large cup or an unopened can of beer at the center of the table. Each player has their own opened beer in front of them. Cards are scattered loosely around the perimeter of the beer at the center of the table with all of the cards facedown and touching another card. If a player ever separates the cards while selecting, he is penalized, normally with required intake of alcohol.
- The game begins with one player selecting a card and reacting according to what the card signifies. Once the card has been played, it is placed on the edge of the beer cup or under the tab of the unopened can at the center of the table. If at any time the cards fall off the cup or the can's tab snaps open the beer, then whoever inserted the last card must chug the beer in a certain amount of time. Typically, if the beer cannot be chugged in this time (depending on the players, between 20 and 45 seconds), then there is some kind of consequence, often determined by an impromptu democratic vote amongst the other players.
- The players pick in counter-clockwise direction. Each card signifies something different, though this can vary by geographical location. Typically, an Ace is waterfall, which means the player who selected the card must start chugging his beer, and then the next person must start chugging his beer and all the way around the circle. No player can stop chugging until the person before stops.
- King is rules, which means that the player can pick a certain rule which must be followed during the game under penalty of required drinking. Examples include forbidding the use of hand gestures, cursing and the use of names. Creativity is encouraged.
- Queen is questions, in which a player asks another player a question, and he must respond by asking another person a different question. If a question is answered, that person must drink, and the round is over.
- Jack is never-have-I-ever, in which each player holds up three or five fingers and says something that they have never done, the goal being to get any other player down to zero fingers as quickly as possible.
- Ten is categories, in which any category can be chosen by the player who picked the card, and every person must name a feature of that category. The first person who fails to name something in that category must drink. An example would be "Major League Baseball teams" or "Beatles songs" or "types of beer."
- Nine is bust a rhyme, in which players go in a circle saying a sentence which rhymes the previous sentence.
- Eight is pick a mate, where a player picks another player to drink with him every time he drinks himself.
- Seven is heaven, where all players must point in the air. The last player to point must drink.
- Six is for chicks. All females at the table drink.
- Five is for guys. All males at the table drink.
- Four is hit the floor, where everyone must slap the table with their palm. The last player to slap must drink.
- Three is for me. The player who draws the card must drink.
- Two is for you. The player can pick any other player to drink.
Always remember, this drinking game is played differently in several countries around the world. Games which combine several different sets of rules are often the most enjoyable. Have an open mind while playing and enjoy.