You guys are probably familiar with this game's other name, but for the sake of everyone
out there we've given it a little nicer name...
This game requires a minimum of 4 people to play.
The first hand of asshole is the establishing hand. This will
decide who is the President, V-Pres, Normal People, and the Asshole
for the next round.
Approximately 6 or 7 cards are dealt to each player, depending
on the number playing this can be higher or lower. The rank of the cards
is as follows (most powerful to least powerful) 2, A, K, Q, ... 4, and 3.
Someone is chosen to go first and they play a card, the next person has two
1) to play a card higher than (but not the same) as the previous
2) or to pass on that turn.
For example, if a 4 is lead, a next player must play HIGHER than a 4,
the the next player has to play higher than that. A new hand starts
when all players pass, or when someone plays a 2 (the most powerful card).
The last person to play a card, leads the next hand.
This proceeds until all players are rid of their cards. The first player
out of cards is the Pres for the next round, the next out becomes the
VP, the next players out are normal, and the last person out is the
However lets say that the person leading has two 5's, this person may
play them both, then the next player must play two of the same card
HIGHER than five; this player cannot play one card or three cards, only
two. As well, three, or even four, of the same card may be lead.
The only time a player may lay one card in a situation like this is if
it is a two (the power card); a single two, beats everything, and the
hand ends followed by a new lead.
The roles for each player are as follows:
President: can make any player drink at any time, no-one may make
the President drink but self. The Pres is the first
player to start each round (benefits of power). And
the Pres should never have to refill their own beer.
Vice Pres: can make any player drink at any time (except Pres),
only the Pres or self can make the VP drink.
The VP goes second in each round.
Normal People: These players can make each other drink as well
as the Asshole. They play in the order they
finished the previous round; first normal out
follows the VP, second normal out follows first, etc.
Asshole: for many reasons, this player is truly the Asshole.
This player has to do all dealing of cards, all sweeping
of cards after the hands, and can not make any other
player drink. The asshole plays last in each round.
A few recommendations, at the end of each round, the players should move
seats in order to reflect the hierachy, and proper playing order. Play
your lowest cards first. Abuse the power when Pres or VP, but remember
it will always come back to haunt you, especially when abusing the
Play as many rounds as desired.