Ante-Up ® (by DLS CO. LLC) is a variation of a classic “put-and-take” game that uses a small spinner marked with various actions on the faceted sides. These games were very popular during the first World War (1914-1918) and it’s popularity continued throughout the 1930’s. The game is very fun to play with friends and the spinner is easily carried around in your pocket. Spinners are usually made of metal or plastic.

The player who has the most chips or forces the other players to “bust” wins the game.

2 or more; best with 3 to 6.

1 Ante-Up spinner; coins, chips or tokens to bet with.

Play

All players put one chip or token in the center. Each player takes turns spinning the the Ante-Up spinner and following the action indicated on the top side when it stops spinning. The spinner is then passed to the next player.   The spinner is marked as follows:

T1 = Take One. The player takes one chip from the center pot and passes the spinner.

T2 = Take Two. The player takes two chips from the center and passes the spinner.

T3 = Take Three. The player takes three chips from the center and passes the spinner.

TA = Take All. The player takes all of the chips. All players must ante up (add one chip) to the center, and the player passes the spinner to the next player.

All players must ante up (add one chip) to the center.

P1 = Put One. The player puts one chip in the center and passes the spinner.

P2 = Put Two. The player puts two chips in the center and passes the spinner.

P3 = Put Three. The player puts three chips in the center and passes the spinner.

AP = All Put. All players add one chip into the center pot.

Winning the Game

The final player with tokens wins

We sell the Ante Up spinner in a tin along with another game for $9.95.