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Our BlackoutJack drinking game is a BlackJack drinking game for players who love drinking and casino games. It involves a few shot glasses and the potential to really mess up the unfortunate soul who ends up being the dealer. It’s a great and simple way to open up a party.

What You’ll Need For This Blackjack Drinking Game

For this game each player will require 2 shot glasses and drinks of choice. If that many shot glasses are not available you can just use your own cup but we suggest putting some markings on it to know how many shots are in it. Plus a deck of cards to actually play the game. It’s recommend players play with beer or something similar in alcohol content since there will be a lot of shots taken during the course of the game. Then just shuffle the deck and decide on a dealer.

BlackoutJack Rules

This game follows most of the basic rules of black jack. First a dealer is chosen then each player is dealt 2 cards, one face down and one face up. Before the game can begin each player must fill one shot glass with their drink (except for the dealer).

The goal of the game is to get closest to 21 without going over. Ace is worth either 1 point or 11 (players choice), 2-10 are worth their face value, and Jack, Queen and King are all worth 10. In turn starting left of the dealer and then going clockwise players “hit” by asking for another card or “Stay” and keep the value they have. The goal of each player is to get a higher value than the dealer without going over 21. Dealer wins on ties.

Drinking Rules

  • If a player busts, they drink their shot.
  • At the end of the game each player who lost to the dealer, drinks their shot.
  • At the end of the game the dealer drinks the shot of each player who beat them.
  • If the dealer busts he must drink each players shot that they haven’t already drank.

BlackoutJack: If any player gets a BlackJack (A value of 21 within the first 2 cards) They may immediately call out “BLACKOUTJACK!”. if this happens they fill up their second shot glass and give the shots to any player they choose. If it’s the dealer who gets BlackJack then each player must drink their own shot glass.

Double or Nothing

After a player receives their initial two cards they can call “Double or Nothing” by pouring a second shot glass. Then they get another card and must stay after that. If they bust or lose to the dealer they must drink both shot glasses but if they win the dealer must drink both.


The BlackoutJack drinking game is a fun and simple way to play blackjack. However, In this Blackjack drinking game you’ll be betting your liver instead of cash. The added bonus is that most people already know how to play blackjack so you don’t have to spend all day re-explaining the rules to everyone. It can be quite a bit of drinking so make sure you rotate dealers and please drink responsibly.