• Blackjack Drinking Game

Blackjack Drinking Game

  • Players: 3+
  • Type: Competitive
  • Drink: Any
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The Blackjack drinking game enhances the casino game with the best odds by replacing money wagers with alcohol, and rewards players who get cards closest to 21.



Setting up Blackjack is simple. Assign one player to be the dealer, give them the deck of cards, and have them shuffle the deck thoroughly. After shuffling the deck, the dealer slides each player (themselves included) a face down card until every player has one, and then deals each player one additional face up card.


The objective of Blackjack is for the sum of the cards in your hand to total 21. If you're lucky, you can be dealt an initial hand of two cards that total 21, so long as one of them is an Ace and the other a card that's worth 10.

Card values are as follows:
Numeric cards (2-10) are worth their inherent value (2=2, 3=3...).
Face cards (Jack, Queen, King) are worth 10.
Aces are special in that they can be worth 1 or 11 - you obviously wouldn't use an Ace as 11 if it would sum your cards to over 21 resulting in a bust, but the dual value gives your hand some flexibility.

We recommend not including the most complex rules like Doubling down unless everyone is familiar with the concept, in which case we don't need to go that in depth in this guide, because it's meant to be a fun & relatively simple drinking game. Here are the alcohol related rules for Blackjack:

  • 21: If a player's hand totals 21, they can assign a minimum of 1 drink to another player. For each time they hit, they can assign an additional drink, which incentivizes living dangerously and hitting on higher totals like 18,19, & even 20 (if you hit on 20 and get an Ace you can optionally assign someone a shot)
  • Blackjack: If a player is dealt the Ace of Spades & a Jack of Clubs or Spades, they have Blackjack and everyone at the table must drink
  • Busts: Every time a player's hand busts, they drink 2
  • Stand: If someone chooses to stand, they don't run the risk of busting and having to drink, but they're also a pussy

When your friends get tired of card games, continue the fun by yourself using the internet, or check out Top Blackjack Apps. Play against the house dealer for real cash prizes from the comfort of your home. You can't win without playing, so get started today!

As always, please remember to drink responsibly! This alcohol drinking game is not meant to lead to you becoming sick due to over-consumption of alcohol. Need a ride? Download Uber or Lyft & get $5 off your first safe, sober ride. If you enjoyed it, please leave feedback in the comments & let us know how we can make it better!


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