We all know and love this game and it is pulled out at every fresher’s pres I know. There is however a lot of contention on the rules, some people say one thing another says another. So here’s to lay rest to the debate. What are the real rules in ring of fire. You’ve got the large cup in the middle and a pack of cards around. The value of the cards should then be:
If you pull a… 2
You: the player who drew the card picks someone in the circle to drink
If you pull a… 3
Me: the player who drew the card drinks
If you pull a… 4
Wh*res: All those who identify as female drink
If you pull a… 5
Thumbmaster: the player who drew the card must put their thumb on the table at a chosen time (before the next five gets picked though, or they lose the right). The last person to put their thumb on the table must drink
If you pull a… 6
D*cks: All those who identify as a male drink
If you pull a… 7
Heaven: the player who drew the card must point to the sky (at any chosen time before the next 7 is drawn). The last person who points to the sky must drink
If you pull an… 8
Mate: the player who drew the card picks a drinking mate, who must drink every time they drink. As a secondary rule, you can decide whether that means you always have to drink when they drink, too.
If you pull a… 9
Rhyme: the player who drew the card says a word, and you go around the circle rhyming with that word until someone messes up, and has to drink
If you pull a… 10
Categories: the player who drew the card thinks of a category (e.g. dogs, cars, types of alcohol), and you go around the circle naming words in that category until someone messes up, and has to drink
If you pull a… Jack
Make a rule: The player who drew the card makes a new rule (e.g. must drink with your left hand, or you can’t call people by their first names) and anyone who breaks the rule at any time throughout the rest of the game has to drink
If you pull a… Queen
Question master: the player becomes the question master, and if anybody answers a question asked by the player who drew the card, they have to drink. This applies to ANY question.
If you pull a… King
The player who drew the card must pour some of their drink into the King cup (the one in the middle). The person to draw the last King has to drink whatever is in the cup in the middle.
If you pull an… Ace
Waterfall: Starting with the player who drew the card, every player continually drinks their drink, and can only stop when the person to their right has stopped drinking.
Now, that is quite a mouthful but hopefully should settle any future arguments on the matter.
What is the real spirit of ring of fire?
Now, we’ve laid to rest any arguments in the group of what the rules and values actually are. What we will say though is that ring of fire is a game of chaos; it’s a game where at the end you are basically drinking the most brutally alcoholic concoction known to man. This isn’t a game where you follow the rules. So what we would now like to share with you is some of the most rogue ring of fire rules that we have ever heard.
5- alive, whoever can run the full length of the room the fastest gets to give out 5 sips.
Joker – Including this card opens up so many new opportunities, the most bizarre that we’ve ever heard is that you pick this card up and start laughing the last person to catch on and laugh must drink.
The D rule – you can’t say drink, drunk or drank. Good luck as you get more drunk (damn it!) it gets trickier!
Most importantly, have fun and stay safe but also remember the rules are to be broken, maybe start classic and see how you can spice it up as you go along. Add to the rules and create your own that’s what the spirit of ring of fire is all about.