31 Drinking Game

31 Drinking Game -

31 Drinking Game


Beer and a deck of cards



The game of 31 is played much like black jack in that players try to get as close to 31 as possible without going over.

Set Up:

A dealer is chosen who then deals 3 cards to each player. The rest of the deck is then given to the dealer to deal out during the rest of the game.


Each player is dealt 3 cards, all face down. Then the top card in the deck is turned face up. On a players turn he can either draw the face up card on the deck or the top card of the discard. He then discards a card to the top of the discard pile face up. If a player thinks he has closest to 31 he can instead knock on the table. Other players will get one turn each to draw cards and then the player closest to 31 wins the game. Whoever is the furthest from 31 is the loser and must finish a full drink before the next round ends.

If a player scores exactly 31 then he is automatically declared the winner and every other player must finish a beer.