Kings Cup is a classic drinking game that has been around for years, and for good reason. It’s simple, yet exciting and can accommodate a large group of people. The game is as much about drinking as it is about socializing and having fun. Here’s a more detailed look at how to play.

Drinking Games - Kings Cup Rules

First, gather as many people as you can. There’s no limit to the number of people who can play Kings Cup. Just make sure there’s enough alcohol for everyone.

Once everyone is ready, take a standard deck of 52 cards and give them a good shuffle. Then, place the entire deck in the middle of the table. Determine who will be the first person to grab the first card. Top card, bottom, or middle – it doesn’t matter as long as they grab one card.

Before starting, set up an order for people to pick cards. With most drinking games like Kings Cup, it’s usually clockwise. When someone picks a card, the fun begins.

Rules for Each Card in Kings Cup

Here are the rules for each card:

  • 2 means you. The person who picks the card gets to choose anyone to drink.
  • 3 means me. The person who picks the card has to drink.
  • 4 means whores. All girls have to drink.
  • 5 means the person who picks the card has to drink for 5 seconds.
  • 6 means dicks. All guys have to drink.
  • 7 means Heaven. No one has to drink.
  • 8 means the person who picks the card has to pick a person to take a drink with them.
  • 9 means Rhyme Time. The person who picks the 9 must pick a word that everyone has to rhyme with. Each person takes turns trying to find a word that rhymes with that chosen word. The person who can’t find a rhyme word has to drink.
  • 10 is the “social card.” This means everyone has to take a drink.
  • Jack means Categories. The person who picks the card has to name a category for everyone to talk about. For example, if I picked a Jack, I could choose a category like automobiles. This means that the next person has to say an automobile such as Honda, Ford, Chevy, etc. This game is a great way to exercise creativity and is one of the best drinking games. We go around the table until someone can no longer come up with a word – that person drinks. You can also set a time limit for answering to avoid lagging in the game.
  • Queen means Questions. Each person asks a question to anyone on the table. Then, they must answer with a question back. The first person to not ask a question has to drink. The goal is to ask a question that sounds so real and genuine that the other person actually answers the question.
  • King means that the person who picked the card must pour some of their beer into a cup. Each time a King is drawn, the person who pulled the card pours some beer into that same cup. The Kings drawn are placed face-up, and the person who draws the fourth and last King has to drink from that cup. There is no limit to how much you can pour into the cup, but of course, you want to keep people at the table playing and not passed out in a bathtub somewhere. So, be kind with the amount of alcohol you pour. Or, not 😉
  • Ace of any suit means that the person who picked the Ace gets to make up a rule – any rule. And if the rule is ever broken, that person has to drink. One example of a made-up rule is if a person doesn’t touch their nose before they drink, they have to drink twice.

In the end, drinking games are all just made up. There are no set rules for any game. If everyone agrees on the rules, then, those will be the rules. Feel free to change up the rules as you see fit to make the game more interesting. With Kings Cup, the possibilities are endless! You can even customize the rules to fit a particular occasion or theme – for example, you could create a Christmas-themed Kings Cup where each card is associated with a holiday-themed rule.

Remember, drinking games are meant to be fun, not dangerous. Always drink responsibly and make sure everyone is having a good time. Cheers!