How to Play Kings | Drinking Games

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Aaron Hiltz

Jun 6, 2013, 6:27 pm Reply

I notice he did not demonstrate the chug. What a weenie. Check out Half Naked Drinking Games!

the idiot zone

Jun 6, 2013, 9:43 pm Reply

My friends and I play this at parties, only since we're underage we put Skittles in Mountain Dew. And 8 is Kitchen Raid, where everyone goes to the kitchen and picks an ingredient to put in the Skittles/Mountain Dew mix, and the person who pulled the 8 has to chug it.

Al P

Jul 7, 2013, 12:04 pm Reply

seems fun as hell. ill be on the ground sleeping on my own vomit.


Jul 7, 2013, 1:33 pm Reply

Keep pressing '2' hahaha


Jul 7, 2013, 12:44 am Reply

I would die playing this game lol

Yuliana Martinez

Jul 7, 2013, 6:34 pm Reply

Been there done that fun! Lol

Alessandra Claire

Jul 7, 2013, 6:30 am Reply

he is hawt

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Aug 8, 2013, 1:58 am Reply

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Aug 8, 2013, 5:56 am Reply

This is one of the most fun drinking games, ideal for 8 or 10 people. You can change the rules for each card if you like. And actually when you pull the 'K', the person gets to put as much alcohol of his/her choice in the middle Red cup and the person who gets the last king has to drink it (This could get ugly if you mix a lot of different alcohol). Try it out.


Sep 9, 2013, 12:46 pm Reply

Nice except you forgot to mention the pivotal rule of kings – each time a king is drawn each player pours their drink (either some or the rest, depends on the players) into a large cup/jug/bowl. The player to draw the final king is the loser; everyone empties their drinks into the jug and the loser must finish ALL OF IT.


Sep 9, 2013, 5:50 am Reply

jack.. you create a rule for the table.. like little green man

ram irez

Sep 9, 2013, 1:43 am Reply

The best waterfall


Sep 9, 2013, 4:47 pm Reply

Anyone else play 4=whores (girls drink), 6=dicks (guys drink)??

LaJulie Hines

Oct 10, 2013, 4:18 pm Reply

Lol ima try this this weekend for my birthday this guy seem awesome!


Oct 10, 2013, 2:11 am Reply

Bad girls club!!!!

Erik Van Rent

Oct 10, 2013, 12:46 pm Reply

There are many different rules for this game you can easily make up on your own, for instance the ace = snake eyes, you can't look into the eyes of the person who pulled the ace, if you do, you drink… And so on. Fun game.


Oct 10, 2013, 8:03 pm Reply

this is different to the kings that we play here in ireland ours is way better 😛

angel wolfe

Oct 10, 2013, 5:06 pm Reply


Joaquin Crisostomo

Oct 10, 2013, 8:31 am Reply

When we play if you draw a king you have to poor some of your drink in the cup in the middle and whomever picks that last king has to drink that cup hahahaha

Rob S

Oct 10, 2013, 5:41 am Reply

i play if you draw a king you have to pour some of your drink in the middle cup and the person to draw the last king has to down the cup in the middle


Nov 11, 2013, 7:51 pm Reply

i play it different a little,
4 is whore – girls drink
5 is dive – thumb down on table/floor
6 is dicks – guys drink
Jack is rule – makes rule
Queen is questionaire – whoever answers the "Queen's" question has to drink
And King doesn't do anything, whoever pulls the last king has to chug the beer in the middle

Charles Nichols

Dec 12, 2013, 5:17 am Reply

no, 6 is dicks

Dalton Taylor

Dec 12, 2013, 11:44 pm Reply

I feel like I've ran into this guy at a party

Joe Perkins

Jan 1, 2014, 12:36 am Reply

Pretty much Ring of Fire… Except with that, the king means you have to pour your drink into the cup in the middle until it fills about a third of it. The person who gets the 4th king has to down the drink in the middle.

Joe Samaniego

Feb 2, 2014, 3:11 am Reply

Your cute

Sean Nadeau

Mar 3, 2014, 1:00 am Reply

I play it almost the same.All except the Jack.
The Jack for us, is Never have I ever.
Put up 3 fingers.
Someone says never have I ever….
And If you've done it, you put a finger down.
You lose all your fingers, You drink.
We make a choice for the Ace to be Waterfall or Social because
you know some bitches are too drunk to even understand how to do waterfall correctly.


Mar 3, 2014, 5:18 pm Reply

Can of beer in the center. place cards under tab. whomever pops the tab chugs the beer. Was fun while I was in Europe and I discovered canned Jack Daniels.


Mar 3, 2014, 11:01 pm Reply

I play it similar but the one major difference is that every time a king is pulled every body pours a bit of their drink into the jug in the middle of the table until the fourth king is drawn. Who ever gets the last king must down the jug with everyone's drink in it.


May 5, 2014, 2:04 am Reply

Too complicated. 

Best drinking game is one a couple podcasters came up with.  They review comments on their board and slam a round anytime someone posts:
– An obscene comment
– Attacks another poster as being Gay
– Uses all capital letters
– Potty humor.

The Homeless Advocate

May 5, 2014, 7:29 pm Reply

Everyone gonna be trashed who has time to keep up with all these rules

Caitlyn Beljon

Jun 6, 2014, 10:03 am Reply

Waterfall <3

Joseph Hill

Jul 7, 2014, 12:17 am Reply

I'm not gonna remember this when I'm shitfaced

Slight Mindful

Aug 8, 2014, 8:12 pm Reply

the rules differ with the card, depends on where your drinking at. but it is fun game to play with friends.

Adam O’ Kane

Aug 8, 2014, 9:35 pm Reply

We play this slightly differently
Ace- Waterfall (same as in video).
2 – Fuck you, choose someone to drink.
3- Fuck me (you drink).
4- Floor.
5- Guys.
7- Heaven.
8- Pick a mate. But every time you drink your mate drinks, this mate is for the duration of the game, the trick is to try make a chain out of it.
9- bust a rhyme, whoever fucks up the rhyme as it goes around drinks.
10-  Catagories, rules same as 9.
Jack- Make a rule (can be cancelled/altered by the next Jack drawn) rules broken result in a drink.
Queen- Quiz master- if you answer whoever this is you drink, changes person when next queen is drawn.
King- This is the best one Ive played!, Anytime a king is pulled everyone pours a bit of their drink into the king cup (centre cup) whoever pulls the last king then drinks the king cup and the game is over!
Thats how its played here in Ireland for the most part haha

Sense And Sanity

Aug 8, 2014, 10:23 pm Reply

House rules for my house is
A water fall but everyone starts drinking at the same time and can't stop until the person before them does.
2 for you
3 for me
4 for whores
5 never have I ever
6 for dicks
7 go to heaven
8 eight eight masturbate
9 bust a rhyme
10 categories
J is thumb master. Any time the person with the jack puts their thumb on the table everyone has to. Last one drinks.
Q question master
K rule master
We also play with a beer can and after each card we draw you slide it under the tab. First one to pop the tab chugs the beer.

Daniel Thomson

Aug 8, 2014, 4:41 pm Reply

getting kings cup can be fucking horrible 


Sep 9, 2014, 6:01 am Reply

I was taught that this game was called Waterfall 

Ian Waller

Sep 9, 2014, 9:53 pm Reply

So this is basically ring of fire without the central drink


Oct 10, 2014, 2:31 am Reply

Rules ive always played are
Ace – Waterfall, cant stop untill person to the right has, 
2 – nominate 2 drinks
3- nominate 3 drinks
4-to the left
5-to the right
7-thumb master
8-a ship sailed over the ocean
10-Never have i ever, everytime someone say something youve done, drink
J- Social
Q-Question. You ask questions if someone answers at any point untill the next queen is pulled or game ends they drink but if they reply with a "fuck you" You drink.
K- Make a rule or dare. Pour the rest of your drink into the middle vessel and make a rule. Last king pulled drinks the vessel. Game over 

adam chubby

Oct 10, 2014, 4:15 am Reply

in mexico this game is called "ponte pedo"


Oct 10, 2014, 4:51 am Reply

ayyeee we call this circle of death! Except the cup in the middle is a can of beer. Whenever a person draws a card and the turn is played the card that was drawn is slid up under the tab of the can till the beer opens and that person has to chug, also jokers are pulled out of the deck all together.

Danny Chen

Apr 4, 2015, 4:57 am Reply

ok so who can explain more about ace


May 5, 2015, 12:29 pm Reply

mate, why have the cup in the middle if you dont use it. 

Everyone knows the King card means you pour some of your drink into the cup in the middle, whoever draws the last king pours their drink in and downs the cup.

bob fingers

May 5, 2015, 7:30 am Reply

Marcus Taylor

May 5, 2015, 6:21 am Reply

2- is someone u choose to drink
3 -is me drink
4- is whores (girls)
5- i nevers
6 -is dicks (guys)
7 -is heaven everyone drinks
8 -choose a mate for the game to drink
9 -rhyme
10- categories
Jack-make a rule
Queen – questions
King- pour whatever a lil bit of whatever Ur drinking into the middle cup
Ace- waterfall goes around until the one who drew the card is done drinking
(Last one to pull the last king has to drink the many different drinks that were pour in the middle cup)


Jun 6, 2015, 6:14 pm Reply

Ring of fire, everyone knows king is pour your pint into the middle bowl


Jul 7, 2015, 12:22 pm Reply

How my mates and I do it:
A – Waterfall
2 – 2 for you (divvy out 2 drinks, either for one person or split it up between 2)
3 – 3 for me (Person who picks it up has 3 sips)
4 – 4 to the floor (But we tend to usually use the table)
5 – F*** You/Question Man (Must say "F*** You" to every questions asked by other players, if not, take a drink)
6 – Categories 
7 – Toilet card (absolute worst if you've broken the seal!)
8 – Make a Rule (must not effect other rules)
9 – Bust a Rhyme
10 – I Never 
J – Viking (Put horns on your head whenever you want and as many times as you want until another one is picked up. Others must pretend to row when you do this, last to row drinks each time)
Q – Snake Eyes (Not allowed to look at any other players in the eyes until another Q is picked up. If you look at someone in the eyes, you drink.)
K – Pour some in the cup/jug. Person who picks up the last King must drink whatever is in the cup/jug.

only one

Jul 7, 2015, 4:43 am Reply

Is there a winner to this game


Aug 8, 2015, 10:45 pm Reply

rules may vary per region.


Sep 9, 2015, 5:11 pm Reply

Fat thumbs down this foo is retarted he didn't even get the king card right which is the card to chug the king cup.


Sep 9, 2015, 3:09 pm Reply

Too many rules. Basically, just take turns picking cards.

1-4 = girls drink
5-9 = guys drink
10 = both drink
Jack = hands up
Queen = question
King = you have to drink
ACE = waterfall

Thierry Toussaint

Sep 9, 2015, 5:33 pm Reply

the stupiest


Oct 10, 2015, 5:34 pm Reply

He's really cute


Oct 10, 2015, 6:02 am Reply

I actually had a custom deck made that I designed after the Fallout series (card names and pictures on the cards, mostly). For the sake of simplicity for those who don't know the game, I'll just put names that people are more likely to understand (assuming you even care about this post):

0 – Hero (All other players make up dares, you choose which one you will do)
1 – Social (Everyone drinks)
2 – You (Pick a player to drink AND dare them to do something)
3 – Me (You drink and remove an article of clothing)
4 – Floor (Last player to touch the floor, drinks)
5 – Guys (All guys drink and spin a bottle. Whichever guy is closest to the result takes a shot)
6 – Chicks (Same as Guys, but with the female players)
7 – Heaven (Last player to stand up, drinks. Gets funnier as people get drunker)
8 – Mate (Pick another player to be your mate. All future card values affect everyone in the mate chain, including strip cards/rules)
9 – Rhyme (Rhyme words going clockwise. First to mess up, drinks)
10 – Never Have I Ever (self-explanatory, really)
11 – Redraw (Just pick another card)
12 – Nerves of Steel (Choose another player. They get to go through your phone and text any contact of their choice. YOU CAN'T TEXT THAT CONTACT AGAIN TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF UNTIL THEY REPLY TO THE FIRST MESSAGE)
W – Wild Card (Flip a coin. Heads = you give another player a dare. Tails = the group decides a dare for YOU)
F – Fate (Roll a pair of dice. The resulting number corresponds with a card value, which is why there are cards numbered up to 12 in this deck)
K – King (Every time one of these is drawn, that player fills ¼ of the King's Cup with their own drink AND declares a permanent rule for the rest of the game. The player that draws the fourth and final King card must drink the King's Cup)

The deck is 104 cards total, and, believe it or not, people do follow these rules (including the strip cards. Guys have four possible articles (tops, bottoms, underwear, and shoes+socks), while women have a fifth one, which is their bra.


Nov 11, 2015, 1:14 am Reply

So it's basically ring of fire without the big drink in the middle.

Jeremy Smith

Nov 11, 2015, 1:42 am Reply

this game will get u more drunk then u wanna be lol


Dec 12, 2015, 9:12 am Reply

Ace – Waterfall until the person who pick the card stops
2 – you (choose someone you want to drink)
3 – me (of course)
4 – whores (girls drink)
5 – Drive (if messed up you have to drink (with some sound effects) )
6 – Dicks (Boys drink)
7 – Heaven (last person to point at the heaven drinks)
8 – Mate (choose someone to drink with you if you drink)
9 – Rhyme
10 – Make a rule
Jack – back (person on your left will drink)
Queen – Question Master ( if someone answers will drink)
King – Of course pour little bit in the cup (if the last king picked up he or she will finish the king's cup)


Mar 3, 2016, 11:14 am Reply

this guy has no Idea what he's doing lmao


Apr 4, 2016, 6:39 am Reply

I'll stick to beer pong


Apr 4, 2016, 1:45 pm Reply

Why the hell did he start laughing at the end.

Richard Dunn Catalog

Jun 6, 2016, 9:07 pm Reply

People saying this isn't 'the right way'… this game has many many different variations and rules, so its all up to where you're from really

Ashley Sparks

Jul 7, 2016, 11:01 pm Reply

of course his name is Drew

Tyler Artis

Jul 7, 2016, 3:28 pm Reply

2. You- you pick someone to drink
3. Me- you have to drink
4. Floor- point to the floor
5. guys
6. chicks
7. heaven-point to the ceiling
8. date
9. rhyme
10. categories
jack. never have I ever- three fingers up first one out drinks
queen. question master- have to answer my question with a question
king. make a rule
ace. waterfall

Laury C

Aug 8, 2016, 6:35 pm Reply

this was a bad explanation

Emil WLN

Oct 10, 2016, 3:18 am Reply

I've always played
2-7: amount of sips
Black:give out Red:drink yourself
8:story (everybody says one word, and eventually it becomes a story youknow. Fail=5 sips
11:touch the floor, touch the heavens, ayay captain.. youknow whatever, last one to do it drinks 5
Q: chicks

Me Hoy Minoy Me

Jan 1, 2017, 9:22 pm Reply

4 is whores
5 is drive
6 is dicks
and when you break the circle of cards you have to take a shot and kings means u make a rule and then you pour your glass of beer into the middle cup and get a new one. When there are 4 kings that have poured their drinks in, the fourth king has to chug the kings cup. Also joker means put your thumb on the table and the last person to do it drinks

Having Tea With the Devil

Feb 2, 2017, 9:15 am Reply

I've never played this before…Jesus the way he explained this it sounds like you'd be dead once the game as ended 😂

bob tucker

Feb 2, 2017, 12:43 am Reply

he completely missed out the main point of the king haha every time you get a king you must pour some of your drink into the middle cup and the person who pulls the last king from the deck chugs whats in the middle cup hence the games called (Kings cup) !

samm gore

May 5, 2017, 11:21 am Reply

2 you
3 me
4 whores
5 jive (literally the only one that does this I guess xD)
6 dicks
7 heaven
8 mate
9 ryhme
10 categories
J never have I ever
Q questions (as in you have to ask someone a question, but they have to answer in a question and so on)
King ! – you pour as much of your drink as you want in a cup for the last king

Christopher Quintana

Jul 7, 2017, 9:19 pm Reply

Question. For the Joker does everyone chug or does the person that picked the card chug?

Looking Through the Windows

Nov 11, 2017, 4:03 am Reply

This episode tells you all you need to know about Kings-

John Mathew

Nov 11, 2017, 1:05 am Reply

4 is touch the floor!?!

Bailey Maule

Jan 1, 2018, 12:27 pm Reply

When I'm shitkicked at a party I ain't gonna remember these


Mar 3, 2018, 9:09 am Reply

That's not ring of fire. Wikipedia has better rules

Emily L

May 5, 2018, 12:21 pm Reply

This is how you get alcohol poisoning and die. But doing in a fun way with your mates. If I was gonna die by alcohol poisoning then this is the way I would go

Don’t sub

Aug 8, 2018, 9:35 pm Reply

i was to drunk to play this game i forgot the rules😂


Aug 8, 2018, 9:46 pm Reply

Here’s our rules
Ace – make a rule that’ll apply to everyone
2 – pick one person to drink twice or two people to drink once
3 – play a pointing game call ping pong pa in that order. Whoever breaks the order or interrupts, has to drink.
4 – four fingers on the table. Last person drinks
5 – five fingers in the air. Last person drinks
6 – index finger on your nose. Last person drinks
7 – person to the left drinks
8 – person to the right drinks
9 – make a rhyme or rap
10 – you drink by yourself
J – category
Q – question master. Whoever answers the question master has to drink
K – everyone drinks. Wheoever pulls the last K has to take a shot or drink 1 can.


Sep 9, 2018, 4:43 am Reply

In our games for 8 we pick a person. For the rest of the game whenever one of them drinks the pair also drinks (again when its everyone).

Norton Flintoff

Oct 10, 2018, 2:05 am Reply

I thought 1 card represented snake eyes ? If you draw the card the other participants should not share eye contact with you otherwise they have to drink


Nov 11, 2018, 5:13 am Reply

Somebody's already drunk. Yikes

Bradley Gil

Nov 11, 2018, 10:11 am Reply

This dudes laugh. 😂


Dec 12, 2018, 7:31 am Reply

nah dude. 4 is whores and 6 is dicks.


Jan 1, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

i played this game but with different rules for the cards, so much fun, we laughed so much


Mar 3, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

too complicated

tony Valdez

Apr 4, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

This the guy who has no friends and laughs at his own mind jokes

J Hupp

May 5, 2019, 12:31 am Reply

These rules are trash compared to Circle Of Death

Shaine MacDonald

May 5, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

This guy is the epitome of a douche!


Jun 6, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

This guy is so annoying 😂

Ashton Thomas

Jun 6, 2019, 1:48 am Reply

Best way to do this is after you pick the card you put the card under the top part of a can and first person to pop the can has to shotgun it

Melting Stream

Sep 9, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

I think he's already drunk


Oct 10, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

I had played this game last week I was hella drunk didn’t kno what to do 😂but I’ll understand it if I watch it more


Oct 10, 2019, 7:37 pm Reply

someone had already played this before shooting the video and was already super drunk

Katie Joyner

Nov 11, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

So basically the same as the actual waterfall game

Wario Mario

Dec 12, 2019, 7:58 am Reply

Rules I learned:
A = Waterfall
2 = You
3 = Me
4 = Whores
5 = Drive
6 = Dicks
7 = Heaven
8= Mate
9 = Rhyme
10 = Categories
J = Social
Q = Question Master
K = New Game Rule / Everyone pours a bit into the Kings Cup


Dec 12, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

this guy looks and acts like a chad


Dec 12, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Over here in Chicago we call this circle of death. It sounds better than kings

Bryan White

Dec 12, 2019, 1:12 pm Reply

There is no point to your red cup
We put a can of something in the middle and all cards go under the the tab. Whoever is the one to break the seal must chug the can

Jared Kurtenbach

Jan 1, 2020, 4:22 am Reply

Such a boss hahaa

Paola Sarcia

Jan 1, 2020, 2:01 am Reply

I didnt get the nine T.T

Gianluca Tartaro

Jan 1, 2020, 6:05 am Reply

0:30 Is this dude already drunk before the video even started??? XD

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