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In Betweenies

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A drinking game played with cards where you bet a certain amount of drink on the next card to be turned over.

Each player is dealt 2 cards face down. Taking it in turns, each player turns their cards over. The player bets a certain quantity of drink (a number of fingers) on whether they think the next card turned over from the pack will have a value between the two cards they have in front of them.

If the card turned over has a value outside the two cards then the player wins the bet and can nominate another player drink the stake that was bet.

If the card turned over has a value between the two cards then the player loses the bet and drinks the stake bet.

If the card turned over is equal to either of the two cards then the player must drink double the stake bet. This is called “Hitting the posts“.

Cards are left turned up on the table until everyone has had one turn each. The whole deck is then re-shuffled.

Aces are low in this game.

Example

A player turns over a 4 and a 7. He bets four fingers. If, say, a Jack is turned over, the player nominates someone else to drink four fingers. If, say, a 5 is turned over, the player must drink four fingers himself. If either a 4 or 7 is turned over, then he must drink eight fingers.


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