Most people, when thinking of party drinking games with cards or dice or coins, get an idea of a group of students playing cards in a basement just to get drunk. Get this picture out of your head, because that's not true. People have been playing easy drinking games with cards for centuries and we are not speaking about teenagers only, but adults as well. These games are played by legal drinkers of all ages both in homes and in bars. Some play easy drinking games with cards just for a quick and fun buzz, while others get into a winning mode and engage in battles. Here is one of the best drinking games that can turn your ordinary “poker night” into “special poker night”.
Beer 99 – Unlike the drinking games for two people without cards or dice, this is among the most interesting drinking card games and it requires basic maths and a lot of drinking. The target of Beer 99 is to play cards into a pile and get the pile value equal to 99. The dealer starts the game by dealing 4 cards to each player, then putting the rest of the deck faced down, only with the top card face up. In turns, each player plays a card and keeps track of the total value of the pile in mind. But some cards have special meanings:
• Fours – can be either used as a skip card when the player has none to play or for passing the drinking duties to the next player;
• Tens – are used to drop the value of the pile by 10, but only when the total value is in the 90s;
• Kings – are used for avoiding to drink or passing the drinking duties to another player (tip: use it at the near end of the game);
After you play a card, draw another one from the deck. When the deck counts no more cards, reshuffle the already played cards and start playing with them again. All players must drink whenever the total value of the pile equals a number ending in 9 (49, 79, 19, etc.). The player who plays a card to a special social (69 and 71), drinks twice. When a player throws down the card to equal 99, the next person drinks ½ glass, unless he/she has a King.
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