Give One, Take One - Drinking Games

Drinking Game Instructions

Before playing, the deck is shuffled and cut.

The host is the original dealer. Dealer changes each time the last card is flipped on the deck.

1. Each player is dealt 3 cards, face up. The dealer asks the person to their right, "give or take?"

a) The first card remaining on the deck is turned face up. Any player that has the matching card instructs any player of their choice to take a drink. They must comply. If the player with the matching card has two of the same card, the player may instruct two different individuals to take a drink, or may "give" both drinks to one individual.

b) The next card is turned over "give 2". Any player having that matching card instructs another player to take 2 drinks. Next card, "give 3". After "give 3", you automatically move onto "take", "take 1" to "take 3", as you would if the player had initially said "take" instead of "give", as below.

a) Same as give, however if you have a matching card, you take a drink. Of course, if you have 2 matching cards, double whatever number you are on.

b) Continue "take 2, take 3", and start all over with "give 1".

2. When the deck is completely flipped, pass the deck to the next dealer.

When you can no longer read the cards, stop playing!


1 deck of cards
4+ players