Irish Poker (perfect fit for St. Patrick’s Day)
Irish Poker is easy-to-play and doesn’t need a lot of explaining. It is the perfect game party game for St. Patrick’s Day and can be played everywhere.
Materials: Deck of Cards
Time: 5 - 15 minutes per game
- Simple Game
- Not a lot of explanation needed
- Will get you drunk
- Even funnier when turned into bus driver
Instructions for Irish Poker cards drinking game
Looking for an easy card game for St. Patrick’s Day? This game is perfect for you. It is easy to play, only one player needs to know the rules, all you need is a deck of cards and you can be sure of one thing – This party game will get you drunk for sure.
Rules of Irish Poker
- Every player gets 4 cards face down
- Then, clockwise, it’s each player’s turn
- For the first card, players have to guess if the card is red or black
- For the second card, players have to guess if the number is higher, lower or the same as the first one
- For the third card, players have to guess if the card is numerically in between the first two (e.g. card one: 3 & card two: 8 – then 4, 5, 6 & 7 are in between) or outside
- For the last card, players have to guess the suit of the card
If correct in round one, players can give out 2 sips, otherwise, they’ll have to take them themselves.
In round two, 4sips are the stake
In round three, it is 6 sips – give or take
In the final round, 8 sips are up to be distributed or have to be taken
Additional rules – Riding the Bus
As you might have realized, Irish Poker is the first part of the popular drinking game Ride the Bus, which is one of our top 10 card drinking games.
Irish Poker is an easy-to-play party game that can be played everywhere. Another cool thing about it is that the number of players might vary substantially, without changing the feel of the game. While we enjoyed playing the game, we would definitely suggest expanding the game and including the bus ride rules. That way it is even more fun and one of our absolute favorites.
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Have fun, check out other games and drink responsibly 😀
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