Party Games For Adults: 7 Fun Drinking Card Games You Have To Play

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There’s no better way to entertain party guests than sitting everyone down for some insane drinking card games! These party games for adults are bound to fill the room with tipsy laughter! So bring in the alcohol, it’s time to break the ice!

1. Red or Black drinking card game

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Get the party started with this simple drinking card game! This game is easy to grasp and quick to play as it’s almost purely based on luck!

Set up: Get everyone to sit in a circle and shuffle a deck of cards well.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • First player draws a card and shows it to the rest of the room without peeping.
  • Then, the player has to guess whether the card drawn is red or black.
  • If answered correctly, player escapes the drinking penalty. If the answer given is wrong, player has to drink.
  • Move on to the next player and repeat the process.

2. Higher or Lower drinking card game

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This party game for adults builds on the Red or Black drinking card game! When everyone has gotten into the mood, turn things up a notch by making the game more challenging!

Set up: Everyone should be in a circle with a deck of shuffled cards.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • Play one round of Red or Black drinking card game, with each player keeping the card drawn in his/her hands.
  • Thereafter, each player has to draw a card during his/her turn and show it to the rest of the room without looking.
  • The player has to guess whether the card he/she got from the previous round is higher or lower than the card he/she drew in this round.
  • Player doesn’t have to drink if he/she made the correct guess. However, player has to drink if answer is wrong.
  • Move on to the next player and repeat the process.

3. King’s Card drinking game

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This is one of the most popular drinking card games among party-goers! Purely based on luck, this game can accommodate more than four players! Not drinking isn’t an option when it comes to the King’s game!

Set up: Prepare a can of unopened beer. Spread a deck of cards in a circle surrounding the can of beer. Make sure all the cards are facing downwards on the table. Have all the players seated in a circle around the table. If players are not familiar with the rules of the game, it is advisable to print out a list of commands associated with each card.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • First player picks one of the cards, and drink according to the command associated with the card (refer below).
  • Thereafter, slot the card underneath the can ring, making sure not to open the can.
  • Move on to the next player and repeat the process.
  • When a player accidentally opens the can of beer while slotting his/her card underneath the can ring, the player has to down the entire can of beer.
  • Replace with a new can of unopened beer to continue the game.
  • The game ends when all cards are drawn.

Commands associated with each card:

  • Ace: Waterfall — The player who drew this card starts to drink, followed by the player to his/her right. Repeat this until every player is drinking. No one can stop drinking until the player on their left stops drinking.
  • 2: You — The player who drew this card assigns a drink to another player.
  • 3: Me — The player who drew this card drinks.
  • 4: Floor — Last player to touch the floor with his/her hands has to drink.
  • 5: Guys — All guys drink.
  • 6: Babes — All girls drink.
  • 7: Heaven — Last player to raise his/her hand has to drink.
  • 8: Mate — The player who drew this card has to pick another player to drink with.
  • 9: Rhyme — The player who drew this card has to say a phrase. Other players must come up with phrases that rhymes with the first phrase. The player who fails to do so has to drink.
  • 10: Categories — Player who drew this card has to come up with a category and list one thing that falls in the category. Other players should try to list different things that fall in the suggested category. The player who fails to do so has to drink.
  • Jack: Never have I ever — All players to put up five fingers. Starting with the player who drew the card, each player has to say something they have never done before. Players who have done the mentioned activity has to put a finger down. The first person to have all five fingers down loses, and has to drink.
  • Queen: Questions — The player who drew this card gets to ask another player a question. The question must be answered, or the he/she has to drink.
  • King: Ruler — The player who drew this card gets to make a rule that everyone must follow throughout the game, until the next King card is drawn. For example, the player with the King card can command everyone to drink after each turn.

4. Korean King drinking card game

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Not to be mistaken with the King’s Card drinking game, this game is a Korean drinking card game that’s popular among college students or at matchmaking events! If your friend is having a crush on someone at the party, do him/her a favour and suggest everyone to play this game!

Set up: Gather at least 3 players for this drinking card game. Extract one King, Ace, 2 and 3 cards out of a deck — you can add on more cards such as 4 and 5, depending on the number of players you have. Shuffle the cards and let the game begin!

How to play this drinking card game:

  • Each player picks a card without revealing the number to the rest of the group.
  • The player with a King card plays the role of the King, and gets to choose two cards to manipulate. For example, the King can ask players who are holding cards 2 and 3 to kiss each other.
  • If the chosen players refuse to follow the King’s command, they have to drink up.
  • Shuffle the cards and repeat the process.

5. Give and Take drinking card game

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If the basic Truth or Dare game is getting too boring for your team, you can spice things up by playing the Give and Take drinking card game! Utilising a deck of cards, this drinking game randomises the turns and offers players an additional option to drink besides speaking a truth or doing a dare!

Set up: Gather all players in a circle around a table. Pick a dealer, who will shuffle and distribute four cards to each player. These cards are to be placed faced up so that everyone at the table can see. Then, the dealer has to form two separate rows of six cards face down on the table.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • The cards on the left row represents Truth, while the cards on the right row represents Dare. The numbers on the card represent the duration a player has to drink if they refuse to do either a Truth or a Dare. Ace, Jack, Queen and King cards represent a full beer jug.
  • The dealer flips a card from the Truth row.
  • Players whose cards have same number as the card dealt will have to answer a Truth question. Players who fail to answer will have to drink according to the number stated on the card dealt.
  • The dealer has to take a shot for every player who successfully answers a Truth question.
  • The dealer then replaces the card dealt with a new card, placed face down on the table.
  • Thereafter, the dealer should repeat the process by flipping a card on the Dare row. Alternate between each row for every turn.

Special rules:

  • If a player has two cards on hand that matches the number of the card dealt, he/she can assign another player to take on the challenge together.
  • If no one has a matching card to the one dealt, everyone (including the dealer) drinks for two seconds.

6. Happy Ninja drinking card game

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This simple yet exciting drinking card game is great for those who prefer a little more action at a party! Forget about the complicated game rules, this party game for adults is meant for honing your ninja skills!

Set up: All players should be seated around a table, slightly spaced out. Pick a dealer, who will distribute all the cards evenly among players, face down. Keep the table relatively empty.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • Picking a card from his/her pile, the first player throws the card like a ninja star onto the table.
  • If the card lands face down or falls off the table, the first player has to drink and pass the turn on to the next player.
  • If the card lands face up, the first player skips the penalty and pass the turn on to the next player.
  • The next player has to throw his/her card face up. Failure to do so will lead to a drinking penalty — drink for as long as the total value of the face up cards on the table.
  • Repeat this process until everyone runs out of cards.

Special rules:

  • Face cards (Jack, Queen, King) are worth 10, while the Ace card is worth 11.
  • If a Jack card is thrown and it lands face up, everyone has to drink.
  • If a Queen card is thrown and it lands face up, all the girls have to drink.
  • If a King card is thrown and it lands face up, all the guys have to drink.
  • If an Ace card is thrown and it lands face up, the next player has to drink for as long as the total value of the face up cards on the table.

7. Spoons drinking card game

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This is the perfect party game for adults to get everyone drunk quickly! The Spoons drinking card game is a fast paced game that tests your reflexes! You snooze, you lose!

Set up: According to the group size (maximum 12 players), prepare sufficient spoons such that everyone but one player gets a spoon. Place the spoons in the middle of the table, ensuring that everyone can reach. All players should sit around a table and assign a dealer. The dealer prepares the card deck by finding one set of four-of-a-kind for each player. Then, the dealer shuffles the cards and distribute four cards per player.

How to play this drinking card game:

  • The dealer is in charge of shouting “pass” during the game. This signifies the time when every player has to pick a card and pass it on to the player on their right. The dealer can call “pass” as quickly or as slowly as he/she likes.
  • Everytime the dealer shouts “pass”, players have to pass on a card to the person next to them.
  • Players can then quickly take a peep (don’t show to the other players) at the new card they receive and decide which card they want to pass on from their deck.
  • The goal is to collect a set of four-of-a-kind. Once this is achieved, the player should quickly place his/her deck down and grab a spoon on the table.
  • The other players need to stay alert and snatch up the remaining spoons on the table.
  • As there is a shortage of one spoon, the player who didn’t manage to snatch a spoon loses and will have to drink. The other players also get to knock the loser on his/her head with a spoon while he/she drinks.

These party games for adults are created in good fun! Hence, always remember to drink responsibly and look out for one another at a party! Need more booze? Stock up on alcoholic beverages on Shopee Singapore! There are other ways to have fun at a party without alcohol! Check out these fun Nintendo Switch party games that everyone will love!


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