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Black widow is a simple, social, and fast-paced drinking game, that is a perfect fit for groups starting from 6 up to around 15 people. It is a great ice-breaker card game that can, depending on the group size, get you tipsy quite quickly.

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7.3Expert Score
Black Widow
If you end up being the dealer at the end, you'll have a good sleep, deal with it
Players: 6 - 15
Materials: Deck of Cards
Time: 1 - 10 minutes per game

Fun
8.9
Drunkness
6.7
Skill
9.2
Luck
4.6
Strategy
8.6
Complexity
1.9
PROS
  • Simple Game
  • Great to start the evening
  • Social
  • Flexible group size

Instructions for Black Widow cards drinking game

Ready to use some fantasy? Alright, here we go. This game is about a queen whose husband was killed by some of the villagers.

So what do you do in that situation? Exactly, you take revenge. That’s exactly what the queen does. She puts on a black suit and turns into “the Black Widow” and kills one villager after the other.
However, there is one courageous detective who tries to stop her.

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Things you need to play Black Widow

  • Imagination
  • Queen in spades (Black Widow)
  • Jack in diamonds (Detective)
  • Same number of cards in heart as player -2 (Villagers)

How Black Widow cards drinking game works

Hand out the cards. Everyone secretly takes a look.

Now the game starts. The black widow can now start to kill people by blinking at them. While doing that, she has to be careful to not be uncovered by the detective.
Once a villager is killed (s)he has to say “I’m dead” and take a drink. After every murder, the detective has to guess who the killer is. When (s)he is right, the black widow has to take a shot and a new game starts.
When the detective is wrong, (s)he has to take two sips and the game continues.

By the way and in case you are the black widow, trying to kill the detective will get you busted and you’ll have to take a shot.

Drinkinggames.eu’s rating

Black widow is a great game to break the ice and start a party. It is fast paced, social and the more players join the better the game gets. Also, you can play in 5 or 100 times and it doesn’t matter if players leave or joining in between new rounds. Additionally, it is super easy and not a lot of explanation is needed.

It is for these reasons, that we enjoy playing this game whenever we are in bigger groups.

Try it out, let us know what you think, and most importantly, have a great night!

In case you want to play more card drinking games and other drinking game categories. Check them out now!

Have fun and drink responsibly 😀

Specification: Black Widow

Complexity

Low

Drunkenness Level

Pro, Take it easy

Duration

Under 20 minutes

Focus on

Skills, Strategy

Free

Yes

Level of Noise

Low

Location

Indoors, Outdoors

Materials

Cards

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