How to play Up and Down the Creek (Card Game)
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The object of the game is to have the most points after 13 hands. You get 10 points if you make your bid and 1 point for every trick you take. Deal 1 card to each player. Flip over the top card of the deck to determine trump for the hand. Using your hands, each player simultaneously shows how many tricks they intend to take this turn.
During a hand, the player left of the dealer goes first and play proceeds clockwise with each player playing 1 card from their hand. You must follow suit. If you don’t have the suit lead then you may play any other card from your hand. To take a trick, you must have played the highest card on the table of the suit lead or the highest trump on the table. Tricks taken are placed face down next to you. The winner of each trick leads the next. The hand ends once all the cards in player’s hands have been played.
After a hand, add up scores based on how many people made their bid and how many tricks they took. The dealer rotates clockwise by one. Shuffle the cards and this time deal 2 cards to each player. Each hand ascends in card count up to 7 cards then descends back down to 1 card. Each hand reveal a new trump and players bid their tricks. In a 4 player game, the card count ascends all the way to 13 then the game ends, the last hand of 13 cards has no trump.
Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.