By on July 5, 2017 in Drinking with 0 Comments

Mix Your Drink is all about having enjoying a drink, and there is nothing more fun than getting a few friends together for a drink and playing a drinking game.  Yes, yes, we know a little immature, but it can’t all be about sipping a red wine, smoking cigars whilst pontificating.


So this one is call the HAPPY NINJA STAR DRINK FUN TIME.  I played this with a few friends a little while back at a party.  If you don’t like making an ass out of yourself, by yelling “happy ninja start drink fun time” in the middle of a party then maybe start playing this game after you’ve got a few under your belt.

What you need

  • A table to play on
  • A deck of cards
  • A drink for each person

How to Start

  • The dealer shuffles and deals the whole deck of cards.
  • Each player picks up his cards and holds them in his/her hand FACE DOWN.
  • Don’t look at your cards!
  • Player to the left of the dealer goes first. 

Let’s Play the Game

The first player takes the top card from his pile and holds it FACE DOWN and throws it ninja star style onto the table.

The goal is to get the card to LAND FACE UP.

If the card lands face DOWN, then nothing happens and the game moves to the next player to the left. If the card lands face UP, then a challenge has been made to the next player.

The next player to the left then picks up his top card (face down still) and throws it ninja star style onto the table. If the card lands face DOWN, then that player has to drink half the number value of the card thrown by the last player (rounding up).

So if a 9 is thrown, that’s 5 drinks. If the card lands face UP, then the challenge continues and moves on to the next player. There are now 2 cards face up so you take the higher value of the two cards.

The lower card is now wiped away.

Play continues around the circle. Any time a card lands face up, a challenge has been made and SOMEONE will be drinking.

If a FACE CARD is thrown, it’s a group challenge and any previous challenge is wiped away. These are the rules for face cards:

  • Jack: Social – Everyone at the table takes one drink.
  • Queen: Thumb Rule – Everyone puts their thumb on the table. Last person to do it takes one drink.
  • King: Waterfall – Everyone at the table starts drinking at the same time. The player who threw the King stops drinking whenever he/she feels like it. No player can stop drinking until the player to his right stops drinking.
  • Ace: These have no special value. They simply count as 1.

Now aside from the obvious, there’s a reason why it’s called Happy Ninja Star Drink Fun Time. If two players in a row throw a card face up that have the SAME number, everyone has to shout the name of the game: “HAPPY NINJA STAR DRINK FUN TIME“. The last person to finish saying the name has to drink the FULL AMOUNT of the card that was thrown. If anyone screws up the name of the game (which is pretty likely) he has to drink the full amount. This can happen to more than one player.

If someone throws any card off the table it’s a foul which is a one drink penalty, plus the current value of the challenge. The game ends when all players have run out of cards. There is no rebuttal to the last card thrown. If the last card thrown lands face up, everyone else other than the last player has to drink the full amount shown on the card.

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