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Crazy Eights The Drinking Game – The Best Drinking Games

Players: 4-8 | Type: Competitive | Drink: Beer/Liquor | Good Times: 😉 😉 😉 😉


Crazy Eights the Drinking Game Overview:

This is wild game will keep you and your friends on your toes for the whole ride through. Back in the day, long nights were spent with the parents and grandparents reminiscing over butt naked baby photos, card games such as go fish, and a little about of television with Nickelodeon and Hey Arnold.

Now with everyone bringing back bell-bottoms and chokers, here’s the next best thing.

Just think, it’s Saturday night, you want to have a good time but not sure where to go? Or maybe you’re throwing a party and you need to get the good times rolling? Well, look no further. This exciting game begins with eights but it ends in turmoil and spilled beer among friends. Let’s do this! Here’s how to get started playing Crazy Eights the Drinking Game.

Crazy Eights the Drinking Game

Crazy Eights the Drinking Game Equipment:

A Deck of cards


Beer mug


Shot glasses

How to Play Crazy Eights the Drinking Game: The Rules

To start off play, the cards are shuffled and placed in the center of the table. The eight cards are taken out of the deck and placed in a vertical row. The first player places either a 7 or a 9 next to one of the cards. Those two cards being placed equal out to two drinks which are then passed on to any of the other fortunate participants. This play continues as the next players lay down more cards sequentially. If a person happens to not have a card to play that continues the number sequence then that person, of course, has to drink and then place a new card.

This continues for every card skipped in the sequence. For example, if the last card played was an eight and you don’t have anything to play except for a 5, you would have to drink for the seven, six, and the five. This continues over and over until the deck is gone or someone bows out, whichever comes first.

Variations on Crazy Eights the Drinking Game: 

Crazy Eights the Drinking GameThere are a couple variations to this game such as using a face card of your choice and double the number of drinks for skips in a play. Some of the funniest ones include the 10 beers in one rule. In this rule, each 10 skips or drinks then equals one beer. When you reach 10 drinks you have to automatically grab a beer and shotgun it. It can be fun doing this as a group, although I might suggest it be done outside so it doesn’t get too messy.

The other challenge is to play it like poker or go fish by making sets.  For those of you who don’t remember, a set is a group of four or even pair in some version of the cards of the same type, such as diamond, spade, clover, or heart. This version is a little bit wild and slightly more interesting but it, unfortunately, doesn’t last long, especially when all your friends start to not be able to tell the difference between a spade and a clover.

Finally, you can use the distribution version. For each card or for every other card skipped, the player has to take a drink as many times as the highest card skipped. For example, if they needed to place a 7 and they skipped the cards all the way to a 5, the opponent needs to take a drink or shot 7 times or has the opportunity to distribute his drinks among all the friends. This version is also called the giver since of course, we love spreading the love. After all, sharing is caring!

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Crazy Eights the Drinking Game Final Thoughts: 

In my opinion, this is one of the random kooky drinking game picks. If you loved dominoes as a kid this is definitely going to be a winner in your book, but it’s one you for sure need to pay attention. If math, algebra, or counting down from 10 is not your forte, you might want to decide on a different game.

Did you enjoy this game or any versions similar? You can also check out “Go Fish” or “Across the Bridge.” There are various things that can be added to make this game even tougher but make sure not to add too much, you want to make sure the group hopefully makes it through at least one round of the game. Even if it’s pushing it.

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