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Beer Tricks Drinking Game Rules

This one is a classic trick taking game that involves quite a lot of drinking so make sure you got a few drinks ready. The objective of the Beer Tricks drinking game is to never play the lowest card of a suit or risk drinking as punishments. The game plays out in 5 or so rounds and works with anywhere from 2 to 8 players.

What You’ll Need

A full deck of cards (with or without jokers) and some drinks.

Beer Tricks Drinking Game Rules

The point of the game is try try and play a high card of the correct suit.

The game starts with 5 cards being dealt out to each player. Then the rest of the deck is placed face down on the table.

The youngest player starts the game. First a card is flipped from the top of the deck. This will represent the suit that must be played and the amount of sips one must take if they lose. (Jack, Queen and King all count as 10, Ace is 11).

Now the starting player plays any card, trying to match the suit of the flipped card. Everyone goes around in a clockwise order and does the same. Whoever played the lowest drinks equal to the flipped card and gets to start the next round by flipping a new card.

If someone can’t play a card of the matching suit they must still play a card. A card that is the wrong suit is automatically considered lower than any card of the matching suit. So the worst card someone can ever play is an Ace that’s the wrong suit.

This game should last exactly 5 rounds.

On a tie all players who lost drink.


If you choose to play with jokers use this rule. If a joker is flipped as the drinking card then the loser of that round must pound back the whole drink. Additionally there is no “suit” so people can play whichever suit they want. If you have a joker in your hand it counts as 12 and you can choose which suit it is.


The Beer Tricks drinking game functions as a simplified version of Hearts or other trick taking games. It’s easy to play buy depending on your card luck you could end up doing a lot of drinking so please make sure to drink responsibly and page yourself.