Beehive drinking game
Game Type: Card
Drinking Intensity: Moderate
Game Difficulty: Easy
Players: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+
Required: 1 Deck (With Jokers)
Beehive is a drinking game inspired by the Mario Party classic from Nintendo 64, ‘Honeycomb Havoc’. Taking it in turns around the table, players will decide the risk they’re willing to take, receiving a higher number of drinks if they choose the easy option. But watch out! If the face-up card is one of the cards you remove, you’ll be in for a drinking penalty.
How to play Beehive:
Beehive is a very simple game to play and only requires one deck of cards.
Get your deck of cards and flip six cards face up. It doesn’t matter which cards are flipped as they will just be used as a marker (or the beehive/honeycomb, similar to Honeycomb Havoc). Then, give the cards a good shuffle so the face-up cards are mixed in well with the face-down cards.
Starting with the person to the left of the dealer, players must take turns opting to remove either one, two or three cards from the top of the deck. The lower the number a player selects, the less likely they are to remove a face-up card. Due to this, a player must drink more if they remove fewer cards.
If a player opts to remove:
- 1 card: the player must have 3 sips
- 2 cards: the player must have 2 sips
- 3 cards: the player must have 1 sip
Play continues around the circle as players remove 1, 2, or 3 cards from the top of the deck until a face-up card is removed. When a face-up card is removed from the deck, stop play (even if the player opted to remove more). The player that removed the face-up card (beehive) must have the drink penalty.
- Drink penalty: The player must have the number of sips equal to the number of cards flipped since the last beehive (or since the start of the game for the first beehive).
The game continues until all six face-up cards have been removed.
Beehive Drinking Game FAQs
Unsure of any of the rules? Here are a few common questions about our Beehive drinking game.
Players only have the penalty when the face-up card (beehive) is removed. If a player removes cards but does not need to remove the face-up card, the next player will need to drink the penalty.
After extensive research (and heavy drinking), we found that 10 face-up cards worked best. However, you can play the game with additional or fewer face-up cards to mix it up.
No, all players continue to play the game until all face-up cards have been removed. This means that any particular play can receive more than one of the drinking penalties.
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