If you are playing with children, we recommend using only the Discussion cards with the on the bottom right corner. These are topics carefully selected to be enjoyable with all ages, young or old.

We also recommend using the Easier Game Variant rules, found below.


Easier Game

To make the game easier for younger or less experienced players, you can make one or more of the following changes:

  • Set the timer to 15 seconds.

  • Use two or even one Forbidden Letter per round.

  • Only draw Forbidden Letters from the purple and/or blue letter piles.

  • Players are out of the round only if they say a word starting with any of the Forbidden Letters, instead word containing any of them.

  • The Queen of Hearts draws three Discussion cards, returns one to the bottom of the pile, and places the other two on the table. Players can say words related to either of these two Discussion topics.


Harder Game

For a more challenging game, you can make one or more of the following changes:

  • Set the timer to 10 seconds.

  • Play without Character cards.

  • Use more than three Forbidden Letters per round.

  • Only draw Forbidden Letters from the purple and/or green piles.

  • For a truly tense game, players are out of the round if they say a word containing any of the Forbidden Letters at any time during the round. Watch your language!


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