A drinking game where cards are placed face down in a diamond formation 1-2-3-2-1. Participants turn over the cards at one end, then selecting a card from the next row and so on until they complete the gauntlet. If a player pulls a face card they drink. 1,2,3 & 4 fingers of their drink for pulling a J,Q,K & A respectively. The cards that have been turned over are then replaced with face down cards from the deck and they must start again. The gauntlet is only completed when a player makes a clean run i.e. goes through all rows without picking a face card.
dude Tom Jones just ran the perfect gauntlet' or 'did you hear, Steve Morrell has never completed the gauntlet