Higher or Lower Drinking Game Rules

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Having a group of people around and drinking can be a great time. Imagine the atmosphere of a smoker slowly marinating some chicken and ribs, while the grill houses the seafoods and vegetables. Friends and family mingling together with each other.

Instead of just drinking, everyone could also be playing a game together. This game is one of those where everyone has an equal opportunity to win.

It’s based on chance, not having to remember anything (or try and name something that begins with a certain letter). This is easy.

Before you go and have fun, this is the disclaimer, remember to drink responsibly. It’s fine to have a good time, however make sure to designate someone as the designated driver, or take an Uber/Lyft to the party.

Now that that’s over with, let’s get down to the game itself and have a good time.

What You’ll Need to Play

  • Beer
  • Deck of Cards
  • One person to be the dealer (who could ideally be the designated driver as well)

Game Play of Higher or Lower

  • The person who is designated the dealer flips a card from the top of the deck.
  • The player to the right will then guess if the next card that is flipped is going to be either higher or lower.
  • Correct guess or the same card is dealt: the player gets to pick someone else to drink.
  • Incorrect guess: that person has to drink.
  • How to win the game: there really is no technical winning. Play until the first person passes out (remember, be responsible), or the deck of cars is exhausted.
  • In reality though you can continue to play and shuffle the cards in between or add two decks.
  • Variations

    There could be a few different ways to play this game it just has to consist of something that can be considered higher or lower numerically. Here are some ideas:

    1. Instead of using a deck of cards, especially if you are outside, you can use giant inflatable dice and do it that way. It can be one die or two dice using the total between the two or just the one number. This could be a fun variation in a large backyard or even the pool as well because the inflatable ones will float.

    2. Use Jenga pieces and play Jenga along with it. On each of the pieces write the numbers from 1-whatever and make sure there are enough repeats as well (imagine the deck of cards with 4 suits).

    Shuffle them and build the tower. Write the number on the faces (not the ends because you can see them). The first person is a freebie.

    They can look at the number of the first one and then next player has to guess if the one they choose will be higher or lower.

    If they are right, no drinks, if they are wrong, drinks. This could be a fun variation because Jenga is already hard to play.

    This is an easy game to play but can also be played in a variety of ways. Either in the backyard, the house, the pool, wherever you are having a gathering of friends and family.

    This is an easy game so as long as you have a deck of cards you are good to go.

    Have fun, but again, remember to be responsible and don’t drink and drive.