Fuck the Dealer (Screw the Dealer) Drinking Game
Fuck the Dealer Drinking Game: What to Expect
Fuck the Dealer is a chill yet hilarious drinking game. As you might have guessed from the title, the objective of the game is essentially to give the dealer a hard time! This one is super easy to learn and is versatile; it requires little equipment and can be played with a few people or a huge group. It is a great game to have in your back pocket! So, round up a handful of friends and get ready to screw one of them! (or, get screwed by all of them)
What You Need:
- 3+ people (4 or more ideally)
- Deck of Cards
- Drinks of choice
Set it Up!
Set up is about as simple as can be for Fuck the Dealer. All players will gather around a table or in a circle on the ground. Assuming no brave soul volunteers to start as the dealer, we will use the deck of cards to determine the lucky player!
Each player should be dealt a single card. 2’s are low, and Aces are high. The player dealt the lowest card will be the first dealer! If there is a tie for the lowest card, simply deal out another card to each person involved in the tie; the person with the lowest second card loses and starts as the dealer.
The dealer will gather and shuffle all cards.
The dealer will look to the person on his/her left and ask them to guess the value of the top card in the deck. If they manage to guess it correctly, the dealer takes 4 drinks. If they do not, the dealer tells them whether the card is higher or lower than their guess. The person will then take a second guess at the card’s value. The dealer flips the card over after the second guess. If they got it right, the dealer takes 2 drinks. If they still get it wrong, they will drink the value of the difference between their second guess and the card’s value. For example, if their second guess is 9 and the card is a King, they will take 4 drinks. If their second guess is 5 and the value is 2, they will take 3 drinks, etc. The card will go in the discard pile once flipped.
The dealer will then move on to the next player in the circle. The rules are the same each time:
- The person will guess the card value
- The dealer will either drink 4 for a correct guess or tell them whether the card is higher or lower than their guess
- The person will guess again
- The dealer will either drink 2 for a correct guess or the player will drink the difference between their guess and the card value.
The dealer moves around the circle, going through these steps with each player UNTIL 3 CONSECUTIVE players get both guesses wrong. Once this happens, the dealer passes the deck to the person on his/her left and they become the new dealer. The new dealer will start with the player the previous dealer stopped at. They will go around the circle as the first dealer did until 3 consecutive players get both guesses wrong. The game continues in this manner until the deck is out.
To start a new game, simply shuffle the cards and start over! Typically, the person who ended the last game as dealer will begin the next one as dealer. If this person really got screwed last game, someone can step up to the plate and take over as dealer.
Time to Fuck the Dealer!
That’s it! It’s pretty simple, but Fuck the Dealer is truly a blast! Sometimes a dealer switches after 3 rounds, and sometimes they get stuck as dealer for a majority of the game. Regardless of what happens, we are confident you will have a new passion for screwing the dealer after playing this one!
As always, please drink responsibly and have a great time!