# Can you play spades with 3 people?

## Can you play spades with 3 people?

The concept when playing Spades with three people is that each player scores points for themselves, instead of with a partner. There are no partnerships in Spades with three people. A full deck of cards is used in a game of Spades with three players. Deal seventeen cards face down to each player at the table.

## How many people can play up and down the river?

Drinking games – Up and Down the River. A good rule of thumb is one deck for six people, than an additional deck for every additional eight to ten people. Everyone sits in a circle, one player is the dealer as well as a participant. Each player is dealt four cards face up, to be kept in front of that player.

## How do you score up and down the river?

Each round is scored separately, and then the scores for each round for each player added up at the end of the game to determine the winner. A player scores 10 points plus the number of tricks she bid if she wins the exact number of tricks she bid.

## What are the rules of bid whist?

Each book won above six counts toward the team's bid. In order to make their bid, the bidding team must take at least the number of books equal to six plus their bid. If the bidding team makes their bid, they score one point for every book they took after the initial six.