Cardinal Puff

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This game (as seen on Dad’s Army no less) is best played using bottles of beers, although glasses will work too.

How to Play

Round 1

The first player says “I dedicate the first drink of the night to Cardinal Puff”. They then:

  • tap the table top once with one finger (both hands)
  • tap the table underneath once with one finger (both hands)
  • snap their fingers once (both hands)
  • pick up their beer with one finger and thumb
  • hit the table with bottle
  • tap bottle in the air
  • DRINK as much as they can

Everyone in the circle repeats until finished; if anybody messes up, they must finish that beer and start with a new one.

Round 2

The first player says “I dedicate the second drink of the night to Cardinal Puff Puff”, and then repeats the actions from the first round, but doubling everything (two taps, two snaps, two fingers on beer etc).

Everyone repeats in the circle until finished; if anybody messes up then they must finish that beer and start over.

Round 3

In this round, everything is done 3 times. The first player says “I dedicate the third and final drink of the night to Cardinal Puff, Puff, Puff”, followed by three taps, three snaps, three fingers on beer, ending by finishing their drink off and placing the bottle (or glass) upside down on their head and saying “Once a cardinal, always a cardinal, drink to the last drop!”

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