How to Play the Blind Squirrel Drinking Game

The Blind Squirrel drinking game is one that uses playing cards and dice. Players try to guess what the next card will be and what the next roll will be. This game works with anywhere from 2-10 players but we suggest playing in larger groups since there can be quite a lot of drinking if you get unlucky. This game involves sipping drinks, taking shots and even shotgunning a beer so make sure to drink responsibly and take a break if you need one.

What You’ll Need To Play

Drinks, a bottle of hard alcohol of the groups choosing, A deck of card with the jokers and two dice.

Blind Squirrel Drinking Game Rules

The premise of the game is simple. A dealer flips a card and then the guesser must guess if the next card is higher or lower. If the guesser is incorrect they take a sip and guess again for the next card. If they are correct they now become the dealer and then the next player clockwise becomes the guesser.

For this game Aces are high. Jokers are neither high nor low.

There is some additional drinking rules that make things more interesting:

If the guesser guesses higher or lower but the card flipped happens to be a tie (same number, not suit) then the guesser takes a shot of hard alcohol. However the guesser can guess “tie” and if they get it right everyone else at the table takes a shot.

If the first joker is flipped then the guesser must roll both dice and drink equal to their total. If the dice show the same number (two twos, two threes, etc) then the guesser must drink the amount and roll again.

When the second Joker is flipped the game is over and whoever flipped it must shotgun a full beer.


The Blind Squirrel drinking game is great for pre-games or really anywhere that you want people to loosen up and have a few brews. It’s really easy to understand and play so it’s a great choice if you don’t want to spend all night re-explaining game rules. If you don’t have any dice at hand to play the game you can always flip a card for the first joker and drink that amount instead.