INTRODUCTION Card game for 2-4+ players. Theme: Commerce on the Mississippi River Basin using Riverboats in the early 19th Century. VICTORY The first player to make 25 points is the winner. THE DECK Players share a common deck. There are 4 types of cards: Cargo Cards Tributary Cards Boat Cards Event Cards The Deck is face-down, the discard is face-up. SETUP Each player is dealt a hand of 8 cards. TURN SEQUENCE Players take turns. Each turn has 4 phases: 1. Pilot Phase 2. Event Phase 3. Trade Phase 4. River Phase PILOT PHASE Draw the top card of the deck and put it in your hand or take the Top card of the discard pile and put it in your hand. If the deck runs out, shuffle the discard and draw from it. EVENT PHASE You may play (discard) 1 Event card. TRADE PHASE You may make (discard) a Meld. A Meld must consist of 3 things: 1. Two Boat Cards of the same kind. 2. Any Two Tributary cards. 3. One or more Cargo cards of the same kind. The Riverboat card is a Wild card and can be used as any other type of boat card. A Meld scores 1 Point if it has 1 Cargo card. A Meld scores 3 Points if it has 2 Cargo cards. A Meld scores 6 Points if it has 3 Cargo cards. A Meld scores 10 Points if it has 4 Cargo cards. RIVER PHASE Fill your hand to 8 cards from the deck. If there are more than 8 cards in your hand discard the excess. CARD LIST NOTATION C = Cargo Cards T = Tributary Cards B = Boat Cards E = Event Cards # = Number of Copies of card in Deck CARD LIST Name: Type # Salt C 4 Sugar Hogsheads C 4 Flour Sacks C 4 Passengers C 4 Coffee C 4 Cotton Bales C 4 Beaver Pelts C 4 Molasses Barrels C 4 Poultry C 4 Whiskey C 4 Flat Boat B 4 Keel Boat B 4 Side Wheeler B 4 Stern Wheeler B 4 River Boat B 4 Big Black River T 1 Yazoo River T 1 Red River T 1 White River T 1 Arkansas River T 1 Ohio River T 1 Big Muddy River T 1 Kaskaskia River T 1 Missouri River T 1 Illinois River T 1 Des Moines River T 1 Skunk River T 1 Iowa River T 1 Rock River T 1 Maquoketa River T 1 Wisconsin River T 1 Chippewa River T 1 St. Croix River T 1 Minnesota River T 1 Crow River T 1 Riverboat Pilot E 1 Draw 2 cards from the deck Boiler Explosion E 1 Opponent must discard hand Sandbars E 1 Opponent skips his next turn Snag E 1 Opponent discards 1 Random Card OPTIONAL RULES SPECIAL MELDS Players may make only 1 of each Special Meld per game. Mississippi Queen: 8 Boat cards (4 Points) Huckleberry Finn: 8 Tributary cards (4 Points) LINKS

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