• Horse Race Drinking Game

Horse Race Drinking Game

  • Players: 3+
  • Type: Competitive
  • Drink: Beer
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The Horse Race drinking game is a very fun one, where players gamble on what suit of cards will essentially win a "horse race", where the Ace from each suit progresses by cards from their suit being randomly drawn by the "announcer".



The setup for this drinking game will resemble a tall "L". First, find the four Aces and arrange them side by side on the short end of the "L" shape. Then, lay the next 8 cards off the top of the deck face-down along the tall side of the "L", starting the first row ABOVE the row of Aces. Finally, appoint someone the race "announcer", who will flip the cards throughout the game.


Before each horse race begins, every player places a bet (number of drinks wagered) on a suit of their choice that will win the race (where the Ace of that suit represents the horse). Then, before the race begins, each player drinks half of their wager, and the race is off!

The announcer begins the game by flipping one card at a time from the top of the deck of cards. Aces advance one row at a time if they match the suit of the card as they are flipped. For instance, if the five of spades is flipped, the Ace of Spades advances one row. This process continues until one card eventually advances past the final row.

Each first time all four Aces have reached the same row (they don't all need to be there at the same time), the face down card representing that row in the "L" shape is flipped over, and the Ace of that suit is moved back 1 row. Also, we always encourage people to find new ways of making these games more fun, such as wagering drinks on what the side-column cards will be before they're flipped. If you and your friends think of some other good rules, share them with us in the comments section below!

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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