One Up, One Down

Game Type: Vocal - O


  • Drinks
  • People


You will first need to find a "Judge" who knows the rules of the game. I would like to tell the rules, but there is a curse on anyone who tells the rules. This is a game you have to DISCOVER the rules to.

Here's how the game works. Any number of people sit in a circle with the drink of their choice in hand. The object of the game is to discover the rules of the game. Go around the circle, one person at a time, and each person in order must say one of these three things:

  1. "One up, One Down."
  2. "Two up."
  3. "Two down."

If you pick the right one, the Judge will tell you "Right!" If you pick the wrong one, the judge will tell you "Drink!" No matter what happens the next person in the circle has a turn, and play continues all the way around the circle until everybody figures out the pattern and nobody is drinking anymore.

As I said, I would love to tell you the rule, but it is much better to discover it on your own. I promise you that it will be one of the happiest moments of your life when you discover the pattern. There should be no problem whatsoever finding at least one person at a party who knows the pattern and can serve as judge. This is not a joke to trap gullible people. There IS an actual pattern for this game.