Beeramid (rhymes with pyramid, go figga) is a game that involves
a tremendous amount of drinking.
A Beeramid (pyramid) of cards is constructed by placing a certain number
of cards face down in a row (usually seven) as the base and building up until
there is one card as the top of the Beeramid. The remaining cards are dis-
tributed as evenly as possible among the players. The dealer turns over the
first card at the base of the beeramid and calls out the card value. Anyone
who claims to have that card may give one drink to anyone else. That person may
either drink or call the bluff by saying "bullshit". If the first person has
the card after all, he shows the card and the victim drinks twice. If he
doesn't have it, he drinks twice himself. Once a row of the Beeramid is
completed, the first card on the next row is drawn, and every card now has the
same value as its row. Each person with a card on the second row can give two
drinks, on the third row three drinks, all the way up to the seventh row. All
bullshit calls double the value of the row, of course, making them risky
propositions as time goes on.
If someone has more than one of a card (say a five is drawn and someone
has two fives in his hand) he can give both fives to the same person or split
them up. He only needs to show both cards if both players call bullshit; if
only one player calls bullshit he only needs to show one card.
At the seventh row, if people are taking honest drinks, a bullshit call
should result in about a full beer's consumption by SOMEBODY. For this purpose
we usually buy a bottle or two of a heinous-tasting beer (your choice) to serve
as the "Penalty Beer". Anyone losing a bullshit challenge on the seventh row
must finish the Penalty Beer without taking it from his lips...
This game has a surprisingly high intoxication factor, especially if
played with eight levels instead of the usual seven.