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Higher or Lower Drinking Game (High Low Drinking Game)

by Emma Lily CarterApril 10, 2020 
Last updated: June 12, 2023

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Deck of cards
An adult take on the high low game. Fun to play with friends or at a party...

How to Play Higher Lower Drinking Game – Rules

Player one is dealt a card. They then guess whether the next card will be higher or lower than the card they were just dealt. If wrong, they drink once (because one card was showing). If correct, they guess again. After taking at least three cards, the player may choose to continue or pass, BUT ONLY after taking at least three cards. If the player says pass, the next player starts where the previous one left off.

When a player guesses incorrectly, they drink for each card showing. SO, the strategy is to build up a lot of cards and then pass them to the next player.

Before play starts, determine by voting if identical cards (ex. card showing is a 5 and the next card flipped over is also a 5) are a loss or correct guess.

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