This week I’ve got the simple drinking game 4-card Golf for you all. It’s considered a pub-game, so it’s pretty simple, which is good when you have only a little time but want to play something.
Anyway, as I said, the game is simple. You are dealt 4 cards and can only look at 2 of them. You place all 4 down in front of you in a 2×2 configuration (as shown) and play begins. On your turn you either draw a card from the face down pile, or the top of the discard pile and use it to replace one of your face-down cards. You’re never allowed to look at your cards after you’ve placed them on the table, so you have to remember what you have (and hope that the two unseen cards aren’t too good when you replace them). Instead of drawing, you may knock, which allows all the other players one more play before all the cards are revealed and tallied.
Scoring is face value with aces being 1, and jacks being 11, queens 12, and kings 13 points. The object (as in golf) is to be the player with the fewest points in their hand at the end of the round.
From there, like any drinking game, the rules for chugging a beer/taking a shot vary wildly, but are usually some flavor of either winner drink or loser drink.
-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?