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Spoons is a fun card-drinking game that’s all about speed. Your goal? To be the first to get four of a kind and grab a spoon. The catch? In the “Spoons” drinking game, there’s always one less spoon than there are players!

And whoever is left without a spoon will have to take a drink. So gather your friends, some drinks, and let the games begin! Get ready to test your reflexes and have a great time with this classic drinking game.

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How to Play “Spoons”

You need at lest three people to playing the “Spoons” drinking game, but the more, the merrier! You can play up to 12 players, but be prepared for chaos and a lot of fun!

To start the game, you need the following materials:

  • A standard deck of 52 playing cards (you can add more decks for more players)
  • Spoons, one less than the number of players (e.g., if there are 5 players, use 4 spoons)
  • Alcohol or your drink of choice

Grab the deck of cards and leave one set of 4 of a kind per the number of players.

For example: If you have 4 players, you could use 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s (16 cards in total).

Rules for “Spoons” Game

Playing the “Spoons” drinking game game is pretty easy. All you have to do is watch your cards and grab a spoon when you have four of the same rank. But be quick, because there are only one less spoons than players!

Here’s how it works:

  1. One of the players will have to act as the caller or dealer each round. They will be responsible for saying “pass” out loud, announcing when each player must pass a card off to the player next to them (left is the default, unless “pass right” is called).

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  2. The dealer will then deal four cards to each player, one at a time. The remaining deck is placed in the center of the table.

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  3. Each player should look at their cards and decide which card they want to pass off when “pass” is called by the dealer.

Tip: Call out “pass” quickly to make the game more interesting and harder to track!

  1. Once everyone has chosen a card, the dealer will call out “pass”, and all players must pass the chosen card to the player on their left.

  2. This continues until someone collects 4 of a kind and grabs a spoon from the center of the table. When this happens, all other players must also grab a spoon as quickly as they can.

Note: There’s no indicator or signal that someone has collected 4 of a kind, so keep an eye on your opponents’ hands. When you see someone start to reach for a spoon, follow suit and grab one too!

  1. The last player to grab a spoon will have to take a drink!

Rule Ideas for “Spoons”

The “Spoons” drinking game is relatively simple with an easy-to-remember set of rules, but you can always add your twist to make it more fun and challenging. Here are some rule ideas that you can incorporate into the game:

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1. Eliminate a player after each round.

If you want a faster game, you can eliminate the last player to grab a spoon in each round. As the number of players get reduced after every round, the game becomes more intense and fun.

2. Make the losers drink based on their highest card.

For example, if the losers highest card is 7, that person must drink 7 shots.

If you will use any of the face cards, designate a number for each face card, for example, 10 for Jack cards, 11 for Queen, and 12 for King.

If you want the players to get drunk faster, the shots can be based on the added value of their remaining cards.

Make sure you have lots of alcohol for the “Spoons” drinking game!

3. Create a messy pile of spoons.

You dont have to put all the spoons in a neat circle in the middle of the circle. You can pile them all messy, far apart from each other, under the coach, across the room, or anywhere else but the table.

This makes it harder to grab the spoon. Your spoon grabbing moments will become more rowdy, rough and fun. Expect some shouting and running around the room!

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4. Ask the losers to perform fun dares.

Making the last player grab a spoon and take a drink is one penalty that they can do. If they are becoming too wasted and want another penalty, you can make them do a dare instead!

Check out some of the dares that you can use.

  • Dance to a song chosen by the group.
  • Spin an imaginary hula hoop around your waist for 1 minute.
  • Spell your name using your butt.
  • Act like a chicken and move around the room for 30 seconds.
  • Do a plank for a full minute (or as long as you can)
  • Drink a cup of pure lemon juice and try not to make a face.
  • Lick the cheeks of the person sitting next to you.
  • Sing “Happy Birthday” in a sad tone.
  • Bark like a dog for 30 seconds.
  • Allow the person to your right to tickle you.

5. Hit the head of the loser with the spoons.

In each round of the “Spoons” drinking game, the players with spoons should take turns hitting the loser with their spoons. This makes the game a whole lot funnier, but dont hit the loser too hard!

The loser should have a good laugh about it.

If you’re worried about accidentally hurting the loser, you can instead put the spoon between your teeth when hitting them. This will still add a fun challenge for the hitter and prevent any potential injuries. Just make sure not to bite down too hard on the spoon!

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“Spoons” Drinking Game Prank

Did you know that you can also play “Spoons” as a prank? Though it’s no longer a card game, it’s still a fun game you can play with friends while drinking and partying, of course!

  1. First, you need at least four people with two (and a hidden third) metal spoons.

  2. Two people, with a spoon each, kneel on the floor (or sit on a chair) facing each other. The other two people stand behind the two on the floor, with the other having the third hidden spoon.

  3. The other two people put their metal spoons in their mouths and take turns hitting each other on the head. This is extremely hard to do!

  4. This is where the prank comes in. Without the players on the floor knowing, one of them will actually be hit by the person standing behind them with the third spoon.

  5. Since the person with the third spoon can hit the person with his hands more accurately, they should hit the person very lightly. This makes the person on the floor think that they are doing something wrong or have weak spoon hitting skills.

It’s a hilarious prank to pull off! Just make sure not to accidentally hurt anyone in the process.

“Spoons” Drinking Game Video

Excited to play “Spoons” with your friends already? Watch this online video tutorial that will help you learn how to play the “Spoons” drinking game as fast as possible!

Now you know how to play the classic game of “Spoons”. With simple rules and easy-to-find materials, it’s a perfect party game for all ages. Don’t forget to add your own twist with some of the rule ideas and have fun playing this drinking games!

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