Residence: Seattle, WA
Date of Performance/Collection: April 29, 2008
Primary Language: English
Kings Cup/ Kings Seattle
You spread out and mix up a deck of cards, face-down, on a table surrounding a big cup or bowl. Everyone playing the game (usually a group of five or more) needs a few drinks, like a beer. Going around the circle, a person will pick up a card and, depending on what card it is, complete an action. Each card is assigned a rule:
Ace – Social: everyone drinks
2 Fuck You: the player picks another person to drink
3 Fuck Me: the player must drink
4 Hit the Floor: everyone must touch the floor with his or her hand
5 Guys: all guys must drink
6 Chicks: al girls must drink
7 Heaven: everyone must point upward
8 Mate: the player picks another person to drink with him or her
9 Rhyme: the player must say a word and everyone in the circle must rhyme with it
10 Waterfall: when the player takes a drink, everyone else must start drinking and can only
stop when the person to their left stops drinking
Jack Make a Rule: the player gets to make up a new rule
Queen Question: everyone around the circle must ask any question
King- Kings cup: whoever draws this must pour some of their drink into the cup or bowl. Whoever chooses the last king must drink the Kings cup. Then the game ends.
Abby said that every time she played, the rules were different, and that the goal of the game is to get people drunk. She said its fun because you have to remember all the rules and try not to mess up (because then you have to drink). Also, she mentioned, if people have all different kinds of drinks, the Kings Cup can get pretty disgusting.
From my observations, this game is popular among underage drinkers, probably because it is quick and fun. This may be because it is quick and fun. Also, the rules vary from person to person and region to region. The rules Abby told me, for example, were different from the rules I heard of living in California.
Perhaps why this game is so fun is because everyone is constantly messing up. The more complicated the rules, and the more everybody drinks, the more mess-ups. It just gets funnier and funnier because everyone becomes more forgetful and slow. In the end, this game is highly successful at achieving its intended purpose.