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Kings Cup Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterApril 10, 2020 
Last updated: March 14, 2021

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Deck of cards
  • A big cup
    (The King’s Cup)
  • Table
One of the more popular drinking games that can easily be played with a deck of cards. Who will be the lucky person to be awarded the king's cup with all its glory...

Setting Up for Kings Cup Drinking Game

Before the game begins, place the King’s Cup (a big empty cup) in the middle of the table. Shuffle the deck of cards then place them around the king’s cup in a circle facedown. One person begins the game by flipping over any card. Each card has a different rule attached to it and the rule must be followed before the next person can flip their card. According to house rules, the game ends when either the king’s cup has been consumed or the last card has been drawn.

Kings Cup Rules

(Same rules for all suites, we just used Hearts for illustration purposes)

Waterfall – everyone puts their drink to their lips and waits for the person who picked up this card to start drinking. Once that person starts drinking then everyone begins chugging their drink. The person who started can stop whenever they want then the next person (clockwise) has the same option to continue drinking or stop, and so on until the last player

The classic “you” – pick anyone in the game to drink

Me – the person who picked up this card has to drink for three seconds

Four for whores – all the ladies have to drink

Jive – whoever picked this card has to bust a dance move then the next person has to add onto it and so on until someone messes up and they have to drink

Dicks – all the guys have to drink

Heaven – Everyone has to point to the sky and the last person to do so has to drink

Mate – whoever picked this card gets to choose one person that has to drink every time they do

Bust a rhyme – the person who picked this card has to say a word and the next person has to try to rhyme with it. This goes on until someone cannot think of a word that rhymes 

Category – the person who picked this card chooses a category. The next person has to say something that is relevant to the category that the first person picked and this goes around until someone cannot think of something. A good example is sex positions

Thumb Master – the person who picked this card is now the thumb master. Until somebody else gets a jack, this person can put their thumb anywhere on their forehead at any time and the last person to do the same has to drink

Question Master – whoever picked this card is the question master. Until somebody else picks a queen – they can ask any question and if someone answers them they have to drink

Make a rule – the person who picked this card can make any one rule and it has to be followed until someone else gets a king. Whoever breaks the rule has to drink. The first three people to get a king must pour their drinks into the cup in the middle. The last person to get a king has to pour their drink into the cup but also drink the whole cup.