1st guess black or red -correct give 2, wrong take 2 2nd guess higher or lower- " 4 "4 3rd guess outside or in between- "6 "6 4th guess the suit- "8 "8 then 4 cards goin up(Give), 2 sideways at the top, and 4 goin down(Take). start by flipping the first card, whoever has it gives 2 2nd card gives 4, 3rd card gives 6, 4th card gives 8. first sideways card, give a chug(choose someone to chug a beer) 2nd sideways card takes a chug then starting at the top of the next side and going down would be take 8, then 6, 4, 2. Posted by cstate09 2007-08-20 01:43:57

 the first card u ask red or black and if the person is wrong they drink the number of the card the second u ask higher or lower and if there wrong then they drink the third card is inbetween or outside the forth card is if they have the suit or not Posted by Anonymous 2006-01-27 00:00:00

 So my friends and i play a little different. No cards are dealt at the beginning of the game. We start by going around the table guessing whether our card is going to be red or black, if we're right we give out a drink and if we're wrong we take the drink. The next round we guess if the card is going to be higher or lower than our first card. 3rd round we guess in between our first two cards our outside. 4th round - higher or lower than 7. 5th round we guess the suits. then we line up the river 5 cards, with the first row being 1 drink, 2nd row - 2 drinks, and so on. and we have one at the top laid vertical. The left side is give, the right side take. we flip over one card at a time and if you have that card in front of you, you give or take that many drinks. Then the final card at the top is turned over and if you have that card then you have to shot gun a beer. But that's just how we play, not saying that it's the right way but hey we still reach our goal - getting drunk :) Posted by Anonymous 2005-01-10 00:00:00

 i learned how to play this game in1986 its killing me and the kids im 30 Posted by Anonymous 2004-08-14 00:00:00

 MY FRIENDS AND i PLAY THIS A LOT GIFFERENT ITS CALLED ALL FUCKED UP YOU MAKE THE RIVER TWO ROWS OF FOUR AND A TOP CROWN CARD YOU THEN GET FOUR CARDS BY TRYING TO GUESS WHAT YOU WILL GET BEFORE YOU GET ITFDIRST GUESS COLOR THEN HI LO INSIDE OR OUTSIDE ND FINALLY SUITIF RIGHT, HAND OUT THE DRINKS IF YURWRONG YOU DRINK AFTER THAT YOU GO UP AND DOWN THE RIVER THE LAST CARD IS A FULL BEER / DRINK Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-06 00:00:00

 deal to your left.. first person gueses if there card will be red or black, if correct they give 2 drinks, if wrong they take. after giveing everyone there first round cards move back to the first person asking if it is higher or lower than there last card. give 4 drinks this round, then ask if the cards number is in between the first two, 6 drinks. then ask a suite 8 drinks. then take the remaining cards and set them up two columns next to each other with 8 cards in all, and two sideways on top, left column is give right column is take. the top sideways card is take a half a beer, other one is a full.. Posted by Anonymous 2003-09-21 00:00:00

 When we place this game, when you "give" another player the drinks, you also give them that card. It's really great unless your the dealer (who always gets screwed) or the sole member of a gender playing. Posted by Anonymous 2003-03-28 00:00:00

 I think the title sounds better as Up River, Down River. Me and my friends play it all the time. But we make sure we don't 2 of the same cards. Posted by Anonymous 2003-01-21 00:00:00