It's like a complicated version of blackjack.
This drinking game feels like Blackjack style play where in order to win you must get 7.5 points instead of the traditional 21. Values of the cards are changed and are explained below. The dealer is pitted up against the group and the group must decide what to bet. This set up is great because if someone there knows how to count cards they will get brain damage trying to figure this out.
What You Need:
2 Players or More
Beer and/or Shots
A full deck of cards
Before you can play you must go through the deck and remove the following cards:
All red 10 cards must be removed
All black and red 8's and 9's must be removed
To get 7.5 you must know the value of the cards which are posted below
How To Play:
After a Dealer is chosen they must shuffle the deck and lay a card face down to each opponent and then one card face down to themselves.
Before the first hit the group must decide what they are going to bet.
You can bet just about anything you want!
You can bet that whoever loses must chug an entire beer, or only half a beer, or maybe only a sip. Some people may even want to bet an entire shot.
Or you can make things interesting and bet a rule. For example your group bets that whoever loses must talk in an accent for the remainder of the game otherwise they have to drink.
Once the group has decided the first player can pick up their card and decide whether or not they want to hit or stay.
This continues until everyone has decided they want to stay.
The dealer can then pick up their card and decide whether to hit or stay.
Once winners are decided the deck is reshuffled and passed in rotation to a new dealer.
nNo one can look at their card until it is their turn.
Everyone will announce and flip their cards over when the dealer is finished.
If you go over 7.5 total points you lose the bet.
If you get exactly 7.5 and the dealer does not. The dealer loses along with anyone else that could not beat the dealer.
If you get the same amount of points as the dealer then you lose the bet.
If you get less points than the dealer you also lose the bet.
If the dealer gets less points then you, the dealer loses the bet.
If the dealer goes over 7.5 points then the dealer loses the bet.
If a player gets a 5 Card Charlie that means they asked to be hit 5 times and still have not busted.
When a 5 Card Charlie happens that means the dealer loses no matter what.
On a 5 Card Charlie players that didn't beat the dealer are safe since the dealer loses automatically.
The dealer cannot win if someone gets a 5 Card Charlie even if they meet exactly 7.5 points. And even if they too get a 5 Card Charlie.
Everyone that participates must stay in the game until they have been a dealer at least once.