A Popular UK Card Drinking Game
Electricity is a UK drinking game that is great for downing a 12 pack with your buddies. You're guaranteed to drink and all players stay involved the whole time. Play with your group of friends and drink when you create an Electric Current. Let it flow!
What You Need:
3 Players or More
About 3 or 4 Beers per person for each game
Full Deck of Cards (two decks for large groups)
How to Play:
Start off by shuffling your deck of cards and disperse them evenly to everyone playing.
Once all of the cards have been dealt, the player to the left of the dealer begins and turns go counter clockwise.
Explain to everyone that in order to drink, they must create what is called a "current" between players.
An electric current is created when 1 player flips over a card, and a player to the left or right also flips a card over that matches.
As you can see it is very easy to get a match.
When a current is created, the revealed cards determine how much you and the people to your left or right have to drink.
Players do not look at the cards in their hand and instead draw randomly from it on their turn.
The first player to start the game, randomly flips over 1 card from their hand.
Going counter-clockwise the person to their left flips out their card.
If there is no match the previous player discards the non-matching card, and the next player in line reveals their card.
If the next player matches, they must make the next person in line. Reveal 1 of their cards to see if there are more matches.
Cards will keep getting revealed counter clockwise until there are no more matches. Anyone in the rotation that matches creates a "current".
When a "current" is created, the starting card is what is used to determine how many drinks the current must take.
This is determined by the number value on the first card revealed
For example if the "current" starts with a number 2 card. Players who match have to drink for the count of 2.
If it's a 7 card then players who matched have to drink to the count of 7.
Jacks are to the count of 11
Queens to the count of 12
Kings to the count of 13
Aces to the count of 14
Once the counting begins that's when the fun really starts!
When players are ready to drink to the count of the card revealed. Players who didn't match get to do the counting.
This makes it fun because some people can count longer than others to be jerks. And! It gets everyone involved so there are no sleepers.
Determine who has to drink and who begins the count. The first player not to match is also the first player to begin counting.
This player will start the count and then the next unmatching player counts the next number.
This continues until all numbers have been counted.
After the drinking is done play continues again with the next person trying to reveal and match a card with the people besides them.
There is not really any way to win this game so we have seen players go until they are out of beer. However we have also seen an interesting way to keep track of winners. By tallying up how many "Currents" each player took part in. Players who were involved in the most "currents" are the winners and have to do the electric slide. Assuming they can still stand up of course.
Please drink safely! This one is a doozy for sure.