Red Black Higher Lower

Red Black Higher Lower is arguably the purest of drinking games, often chosen for the end of a drinking game session. It permits extremely fast fining.

Red Black Higher Lower starts with the dealer exposing a card. Each turn consists of the dealer calling "three, two, one, bid". On "bid", each player may do one of five things:

The dealer then exposes the next card.

Everyone drinks a pencil for each person (including themselves) who is wrong in the same way as themselves. Note that consecutive cards of the same rank are always "wrong" (a horizontal thumb always "loses"), but may minimise fines due to the number of players "agreeing".