How to Play the President Drinking Game

The President drinking game (also known as Asshole) is a great card game that works with or without drinks, although we suggest the latter. The goal of the game is to be the first player to rid themselves of all their cards so that they can become the president in future rounds and gain an advantage.

What You’ll Need To Play

A full deck of cards and an ample amount of frosty beverages.

President Drinking Game Rules

Shuffle and deal out the entire deck to every player as evenly as possible. Players can look at their own cards. It’s best to order them according to their value which goes in this order: 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K,A,2.

During the first round everyone is even. No president yet.

Whoever is holding the 4 of spades gets to go first. They can play any card or matching set of cards on their turn.So if they have duplicates or more they can play multiple of the same numbered card.

Then play passes clockwise. On a person’s turn they must beat whatever was last played or pass their turn. If someone plays 2, 3 or 4 of a kind then the next player must do the same. So if someone were to play triple 4s, then the next player must play 3 of a kind of a number higher than 4.

There is one exception however. The 2s are “clear cards” at any point if someone plays a two they win the round and nobody else can play.

Once nobody can play because someone played or two or everyone passed then the last to play wins the round. They get to start the next round with whatever they want.

Keep going this way until everyone but 1 person is out of cards. The person who ran out of cards first becomes the President for the next round. The person who came in last place is the Asshole for the next round.

In future rounds before the first turn is played the Asshole must give their 2 highest valued cards to the President, and the President gives their 2 worst to the Asshole.

President Drinking Rules

Jokers: Leave the jokers in the deck. Once the cards are dealt anyone with a joker in their hand must drink half of a full drink and then discard the card.

Whenever someone passes they must take a sip. Whenever the president is supposed to take a sip the Asshole does instead.

Our President drinking game is a great way to raise the stakes and make sure the president is really flexing his power over the Asshole.