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version of Dai Hin Min
or is a Japanese card game for three or more players played with a standard 52-card pack. The objective of the game is to get rid of all the cards one has as fast as possible by playing progressively stronger cards than those of the previous player...
, is a card game
A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific. Countless card games exist, including families of related games...
for three or more in which players race to get rid of all of the cards in their hands in order to become President
in the following round. It is often played as a drinking game
Drinking games are games which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. These games vary widely in scope and complexity, although the purpose of most is to become intoxicated as quickly as possible...
Gameplay is similar to Dai Hin Min, in which players attempt to get rid of their cards first. When played as a drinking game, the following rules may be used:
- A card of "rank" equal to the number of players in the game (generally 3-6) is a "social", and when played all players must drink twice. This card may be played on any card or combination of cards. Multiple "socials" can be played at once or consecutively. The following player then plays based on the combination of cards that was played before the "social".
- If a player passes, he or she must drink. Sometimes this is limited so it only applies if anyone else can play before the pile is cleared.
- When a player matches the rank of the previously played card combination (only possible when playing singles, pairs or with wilds), the next player's turn is skipped. A skipped player must drink. For instance, if a 3 is played on top of another 3, the next player is skipped and must drink. If a three is then played by the player after the skipped player, the player after him is skipped and drinks. if you have a 2 in your hand you can play it at any time.
- Twos (and occasionally red threes) are declared "clear cards" which can be played on top of any card, allowing the player to "clear" the stack and start fresh. Playing a clear card does not forfeit a player's turn, as he/she is responsible for starting the next pile.
There may be many titles used by players during the game, and each player is permitted to give drinks indiscriminately to any lower-ranked player. Often, players move seats to sit in the order of their place, so as not to forget the order. There is generally at least a President, Vice President and Asshole.
- President - The winner of the previous round.
- Vice President ("VP") - Second place.
- Niala 1 - Second to last place. Often called Beer Bitch, Vicehole, Vice Ass, Treasurer, Taint, or other names
- Niala 2 - Last place in the previous round (may wear beer case on head saying "Asshole").
More or fewer titles may be used, depending on how many players are in the game. Common extra titles include the Secretary
one level below VP, Normals, Neutrals
or Average Joes
in between the high and low named ranks, and Clerk
one level above Vice-Asshole. Other ranking systems use the presidential line of succession. The Secretary and Clerk are generally only used with six or more players, and rules regarding card passing or drinks can be changed to accommodate these two positions as desired. A large and/or odd number of players generally calls for having at least one Average Joe, and there can be as many as needed.
Asshole deals the cards, starting with himself and proceeding in order of player hierarchy from low to high until all cards are dealt. This ensures that the President begins with the fewest number of cards if the hands are uneven. While dealing, the Asshole may order anyone to drink (unlike during play). Similarly, no one may make the Asshole drink while he is dealing, in order to keep the game moving.
Asshole clears (or "sweeps") the cards when either (1) a clear card has been played or (2) play returns to the person who last laid down cards. Only the Asshole may clear the cards. If anyone else attempts to clear the cards, he can be made to "drink for Asshole tendencies".
A number of mobile phone apps and PC games have been made for asshole.
In pop culture
- The film American Pie 2
American Pie 2 is a 2001 comedy film and sequel to American Pie and is the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and David H. Steinberg, and directed by J. B. Rogers. The film picks up the story of the four friends from the first film as they reunite during the...
featured the main characters playing a game of Asshole at a party, including in a deleted scene where they argue over the rules.
- The film Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 American reality film directed by Jeff Tremaine with the tagline "Do not attempt this at home." It is a riskier and uncensored continuation of the stunts and pranks by the various characters of the MTV television series Jackass, which had completed its unique series...
- The film Beerfest
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, in which the main characters are depicted playing Asshole in a bar.