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A good drinking game is a staple at any party, and “Ring of Fire” is often a fan favorite. It’s easy to learn and can provide hours of entertainment for you and your friends!

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the rules of this fun drinking game and get you ready for a great night. Try not to get too tipsy, and remember to drink responsibly!

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How to Play “Ring of Fire”

“Ring of Fire” has many variations, like “Kings Cup”, “Circle of Death”, or “Waterfall”, but the rules are essentially the same. Here’s how to play:

What You’ll Need:

  • Pint glass
  • A standard card deck with 52 cards
  • 1 Solo cup
  • Beer, hard liquor, or other alcoholic drinks
  • At least two players, but we recommend a group of 4-8 people

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1. To start the “Ring of Fire” drinking game, shuffle the deck of cards and place them in a circle, face down. This is why it’s called “Ring of Fire”. 2. A player begins the game by picking a card from the circle and then flipping it over, revealing it to everyone. Make sure to hold the card up high so everyone can see! 3. Follow the action associated with the card depending on its value. You have to do it based on the value of your card! 4. Keep drawing until the last king is drawn from the card circle. If the circle of cards is broken while taking a card, the drawing player must down their drink.

“Ring of Fire” Rules

Want to learn the specific actions for each card? Here are the rules for “Ring of Fire”:

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Waterfall: To perform a waterfall, each player starts drinking their beverage simultaneously with the person to their left. No player can stop drinking until the player before them stops.

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You: Pick a player to drink one sip.

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Me: If you pick this card, you must drink one sip!

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Whores: All girls must drink.

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Thumb master: The person with this card may place their thumb on the table at any time during the game, and the last person to do so has to drink.

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Dicks: All guys must drink.

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Heaven: The person with this card may raise their hand at any time during the game, and the last person to do so has to drink.

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Mate: Pick a player. This player is now your drinking mate. Every time you have to drink, this person also takes a drink.

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Rhyme: You say a word, and the person to your right has to say a word that rhymes. This continues around the table until someone cannot think of a word or takes too long to think of a rhyme. This person must drink. You can’t use the same word twice.

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Categories: You come up with a category of things, and the person to your right must create something that falls within that category. This goes on around the table until someone can’t come up with anything. This person must drink.

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Rule: You can create or remove a new rule for the game. If a player breaks the rules, he must drink!

Example: Whenever you call out someone’s name, you must do it with a grunt.

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Question master: You are now the question master. If you ask a player a question and they answer, they have to drink. If they answer the question with “Fuck you, question master,” then you have to drink.

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King: Add as much of your drink to the dirty pint.

Whoever draws the last king has to down the dirty pint; the pint must be filled to the top with donations from other players in the game!

Bonus: Rules for “Ring of Fire”

A fun twist for “Ring of Fire” is to develop rules for each card. If you’re playing with a group of friends, try to create rules specific to your group’s personalities and inside jokes.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some fun rules to add to your game:

1. The “Speak in accents” rule

Whenever a player picks a card, they must speak in an accent of their choice until the next player picks a card. This can lead to some hilarious moments and add an extra game challenge.

2. The “Mustache” rule

Every time players drink, they must draw on a fake mustache using their finger. If they forget to do so, they have to drink again.

3. Truth or Dare

Players must choose between answering a truth question or completing a dare when they pick a card. The rest of the group can create creative and embarrassing questions and dares to make the “Ring of Fire” game more interesting.

4. Impersonate a celebrity

Players must impersonate a celebrity whenever they drink until the next player picks a card. This can lead to some hilarious and cringe-worthy performances.

5. Non-dominant hand

Every time a player drinks, they must use their non-dominant hand to hold their drink. This can make the game more challenging as players struggle to coordinate their movements.

6. The “No Names” rule

Players cannot call each other by their first names throughout the game. If someone slips up and mentions a name, they have to take a drink.

7. The “Invisible Drink” rule

Players must first mime pour and drink from an invisible glass whenever they have to drink. Forgetting to do this results in having to take another drink.

8. Sing, don’t speak

Each time a player has to answer a question or make a comment, they must sing their response instead of speakingβ€”failure to do so results in a penalty drink.

9. The “Animal Sound” rule

Before drinking, a player must make the sound of an animal of their choice. If they repeat an animal sound that has already been used or cannot think of one quickly enough, they have to take another sip.

10. Continuous Eye Contact

When taking a drink, the player must maintain eye contact with another player of their choosing until the drink is finished. Breaking eye contact means they must start their drink over.

“Ring of Fire” is a popular drinking game that can lead to many hilarious and memorable moments with friends. Remember to always drink responsibly and never pressure anyone into drinking more than they are comfortable with.

Have fun creating your own rules and adding personal touches to the game, but also be mindful of everyone’s limits. Cheers! 🍻

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