3Up 3Down Game

How To Play 3Up 3Down

3Up 3Down Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 6
Play Time
10 MIN
Who knew stacking cards could be so much fun. 3Up 3Down is an exciting card game where players lay down cards in a pile that either match or are higher in value with the goal to get rid of all their cards first. Sound easy? Get ready for some fun twists, special cards and unique rules that make this game very entertaining.

3Up 3Down is an awesome family friendly game that younger and older kids will like. It's quick to learn how to play and doesn't take very long to find your champion. Rematches are a must and will keep the fun competition going. Add 3Up 3Down to your game collection and you'll be glad you did.

Board Game Capital's Review:
3Up 3Down Cards3Up 3Down is kind like if Scum, Phase 10 and Uno all hung out on the weekend and created a new card game. While the game isn't exactly like any of these games, they have some distant similarities. We felt there were three distinct phases: get rid of the deck, get rid of your up cards and get rid of your down cards. All while playing in these three phases no one is safe from not having to pick up the deck which sets you back a bit.

Because there is a large element of luck in the game, all players stay pretty even with each other which creates a fun competitive race to the end. The first part of the game where you're trying to exhaust the draw pile seems slightly pointless. If someone does really good, it only helps everyone get closer to their piles. When you get your first big pile from the middle you think you'll never be able to get rid of them. Wrong you are since this actually gives you an advantage and they are gone rather quickly.

While we only played with four players, it can be played with six or even more if you purchase an additional set. We really liked that idea so larger groups can play. We even noticed there were some additional rules that you could implement to give a different spin on the game. While we didn't use any of them during our games, we think they would be a lot of fun.

They claim it takes three minutes to learn and ten minutes to play. We cheated a bit and watched their how to play video which helped us get started very quickly. After you get an idea of how the game is played, the rules are a great backup to remind you of the small details. Every once is a while you'll get someone that gets lucky and wins quickly or someone that has downright bad luck. However, we found on average the game time was accurate.

We are really liking the games produced by OK 2 Win (maker of 3Up 3Down). They have very nicely produced games both in their build quality as well as their ability to create fun simple games for almost anyone to play. Even kids younger than the recommended age can play with a little help. The game has fun colors, simple rules, plays quickly (no waiting for someone to decide what to do) and we really enjoyed it. 3Up 3Down will be played over and over by us for sure.
The game 3Up 3Down should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Included Are 84 Cards
  • Official 3Up 3Down Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Be the first to discard all of your cards and you'll win.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official 3Up 3Down rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play 3Up 3Down. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

Pete Donegan says:

I love that this game is an evolution of some games that everyone knows. That means it will allow people who are averse to learning new games an easy entry point toward gaming
Debra Branigan says:

This is the first I have heard of this. We like card games and this one sounds like the grandkids would enjoy this.This sounds like a fun one.
Christina Gould says:

I like that it can be played by a wide age range. Thanks for posting!
Stephanie Shipl says:

This game looks like a lot of fun! I love that it is easy to learn and a quick game we could play when we don't have a lot of time. The fact that there are some similarities to Phase 10 and Uno, which are two of my favorite games, is really cool!
John Dickson says:

Love to win this.
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