Ride the Bus Drinking Game

Equipment Cards, table
Number of Players 1 to ride, 1 to drive
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Ride the Bus

Ride the Bus is a hardcore single player drinking game not designed for the feint of heart.

How to play Ride the Bus

Ride the bus is often a game played as punishment for losing another game, such as Pyramid. To play, you need a driver (enforcer), a rider and a pack of cards. The driver must lay down some cards face down in a 1-2-3-2-1 formation, as pictured above. The rider’s objective is to go from one side to the other without encountering any high cards (10, J, Q, K, A). If a high card is revealed, the driver removes all of the cards that have been turned over and replaces them with fresh cards from the deck. As punishment, the rider must drink 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 drinks depending on which stage was reached. The rider must then start again from the beginning and the game continues until five low cards are revealed in a row, which can make it pretty intense if luck is not on your side.