Updated 4/15/2018

Learn how to play the card game Asshole, with easy to follow instructions and video!  The asshole card game is one of the most popular drinking games with rules that are super easy to learn.

What you need

Five people and a deck of cards.


To play

Begin by dealing out all of the cards equally to all 4 players. The player on the left of the dealer starts by putting down (face up) any card or cards with the same face value to start a pile. The next person has to then lay down the same number of playing cards as the first player did on the pile, in addition, the cards must be bigger or equal in face value, but they must match each other. For example, if the first player plays a pair of sixes, the second player must then lay down 2 matching cards, that are greater or equal than the sixes, e.g. 2 tens.

If the second player lays down the same value card as the first player on the pile, the third player is then skipped and must take a swig of beer. If the player cannot play a card, they are then skipped and must take a swig of beer. Once all players are skipped (cannot beat the card played), the cards are then all cleared and play continues again until all of the cards have been played.


The player ranking system

1. President: The first player to get rid of all their cards.

2. Vice-President: The second player to get rid of all their cards.

3. Secretary: The third person to get rid of all their cards.

4. Asshole: The last player to get rid of all their cards.

Privileges of the rankings

• Anybody that ranks above you can make you drink whenever they wish.

• The Asshole must deal and clear all the cards.

• The Asshole must also give his two highest cards to the President.

• The President then passes his two worst cards to the Asshole in return.

• If the same player is President for three rounds consecutively, they can then make up a rule (e.g. aces are wild cards, you can only drink with your left hand, anyone who breaks this rule must then drinks).