A dealer in charge of a pyramid of cards must flip over the first row of cards one by one to reveal it. Any players that have a matching card can lay it down and make another player drink. A learn as you go, laid back kind of drinking game.
What You Need:
One full deck of cards (two if in a large group)
3 or more players
Part 1 - How To Play:
A dealer is chosen and they must shuffle the cards and lay them out.
The 1st row of cards has 4 cards laying facedown. This row represent having to take one drink.
The 2nd row of cards has 3 facedown cards and represents having to drink two times.
The 3rd row of cards has 2 cards and represents having to drink three times.
The final row has only 1 card laying facedown to finish the pyramid. This last card represents having to drink four times.
After the pyramid is created then the remaining cards are passed out evenly to everyone playing.
The dealer starts the game by flipping one card over in the 1st row of cards.
Each player who has a matching card must lay it down.
Since they have a matching card they get to make 1 other person drink.
If a player has multiple matching cards they can give out multiple drinks.
Once the first row of cards is flipped over the dealer starts to flip over the 2nd row.
In the second row, players that have a matching card can give out two drinks. Either to the same person or two different people.
Players who match cards in the third row can give out three drinks to anyone they want.
For cards matched in the fourth row players give out four drinks.
Part 2 - How To Play
After the first part is over and all cards have been flipped over. The two people with the most cards must face off and ride the bus
The deck is shuffled again and 10 cards are drawn face down.
The two players then take turns flipping a card over to reveal what they have to do.
If the card is an Ace that player must take 4 drinks
If the card is a King that players must take 3 drinks
If the card is a Queen that player must 2 drinks
If the card is a Jack they must take 1 drink.
Any cards 2 through 10 mean players don't have to take a drink.
The two players with the most cards are the losers and faceoff in Ride The Bus
The dealer can choose to play along if they want however dealers are not safe from drinking.
Cards are flipped over one by one in rotation.
There is no winner in the Ride The Bus round. This is meant to be a punishment for whoever loses.
More rows can be to the pyramid of cards so more drinks can be given. Highly recommended for large groups.
Drinking rules for each row can be changed to make different variations.