Escape the Joker


3 or More


The dealer deals out the entire deck to all the players. There should be only one joker in the deck. All players are looking for pairs of cards in their hand, laying them in the centre of the table. e.g. Two Jacks. Every time you lay a pair, you get to nominate someone to take a drink.

Once all the pairs have been laid from the initial deal, each player must take a turn picking a card from their opponents hand (the opponent must keep their hand hidden). This is always the player to their left. The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards before your opponents.

If you are left with the joker you lose and have to take a shot. If someone lays the Ace of Hearts, they get to nominate someone to finish their drink.