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Dictator Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterApril 20, 2019 
Last updated: March 17, 2021

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Deck of cards
As the name implies, Dictator is another “abuse of power game,” such as “Asshole.” Of course, a bad joke regarding potatoes always comes to mind, but that’s a different story...

How to Play Dictator Drinking Game & Rules

Begin play by having all players draw a card. The player with the highest card is the dictator. The dictator then announces some card-based condition(s) and deals out as many cards as he likes (try to keep it less than 5 per player). For every card a player has that meets the announced conditions, they take a drink. The dictator is also dealt a hand of cards, except giving, rather than taking drinks. After dealing, the dictatorship passes to the left.

Some conditions examples: all odd cards, all red cards, etc (as always, be creative). Conditions can be combined. For example: if the conditions are all red cards drink once, all even cards drink once, and all aces drink twice, then a player with the ace of hearts would drink four times (face cards are Jack=11, Queen=12, King=13, and Ace=14).

Variation: The dictator can use other non-card based conditions as they want. This is the reason and rationale of being a dictator, to change the rules as you please and keep the game interesting.

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