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Popular Drinking Card Games in the USA

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Popular Drinking Card Games in the USA

Games and drinking have been in tandem ever since the very beginning. In Greece during the 4th century B.C., for instance, drinkers would play Kottabos where they would throw the lees from wine at targets in the room. Additionally, if drinkers in China during the Tang Dynasty wrongly answered a riddle, they would drink a shot as punishment. Not much has changed since antiquity for millions of drinkers around the world use games to make the social experience as enjoyable as it can be. Below is a list of popular US dinking games that use cards to propel the fun....

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President Game Rules

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President Game Rules

(In this card game, the first person to play all of their cards, becomes President) Card Game Rules President is a trick taking game that requires 4 to 7 players and a standard 52 playing card deck. In President, Aces are high and 3s are low. The objective of President is to be the first one to get rid of your cards.                                                                               For more trick taking games, check out our guides for Whist and Hearts. If you are looking for cards to play President with, check out a standard pack here or one of our president themed decks here....

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War Game Rules

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War Game Rules

(In this round, the player with the 10 will win and take both cards) Card Game Rules War, or Battle, is a played with two players and a standard 52 playing card deck. In War, cards are ranked Aces high and 2s low. The objective of the game is to win all of the cards in the deck. For more classic card games, check out our guides for Old Maid and Cribbage. If you are looking for cards to play War with, check out a standard deck here or one of our war themed decks here. A free online version...

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Spit Game Rules

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Spit Game Rules

(Above is the set up for a traditional game of Spit) Card Game Rules Spit is a classic game played with 2 people and a standard 52 playing card deck. The objective of the game is to lose all of your cards. For more classic games, check out our guides for Crazy Eights and Slapjack. If you are looking for cards to play Spit with, check out a standard deck here or one of our more recent arrivals here. A free online version of Spit may be played here. Set Up Before gameplay can begin, a dealer must be selected. Each player...

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Hand and Foot Game Rules

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Hand and Foot Game Rules

  (The set up of a traditional Hand and Foot game) Card Game Rules Hand and Foot is a popular variation from the rummy type game of Canasta. It can be described as a simpler, easier version of Canasta for beginners. Hand and Foot uses about 5 or 6 decks of standard playing cards and is played with 2-6 players. The objective of Hand and Foot is to be the first to get rid of all of your cards and for your team to have the most points. For more rummy type games, check out our guides for Classic Canasta...

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