- 200 Question cards
- 10 scoring pads
Each round, answer a question about the player currently in the Hot Seat.
Try to fool other players into thinking that your response was written by the player currently in the Hot Seat.
Give each player an answer pad. You'll also need a pencil. The player with the most recent birthday draws the first 3 cards, they're in the Hot Seat.
Give the player starting in the Hot Seat the score pad.
The player in the Hot Seat draws 3 cards and reads them privately. They choose one card to play, one to give to another player (optional), and one to discard.
If given a card, the player keeps it face down and must play it on their next turn in the hot seat instead of drawing 3 cards.
Everyone including the player in the Hot Seat writes an answer to the card in play on their answer pad from the perspective of the player in the Hot Seat.
The player in the Hot Seat collects the answers and reads all of them out loud.
Moving clockwise, each player guesses which answer was written by the player in the Hot Seat.
The player in the Hot Seat reveals which answer they wrote.
Points are tallied on the score sheet by the player in the Hot Seat. The player to their left is now in the Hot Seat. They draw the next three cards.
One and done
The player in the Hot Seat draws one card and must play that card.
The player to the left of the player in the Hot Seat draws three questions and picks their favorite for the player in the Hot Seat.
The player in the Hot Seat creates an original question when it's their turn.
After everyone has guessed, the player in the Hot Seat picks the most accurate response other than their own. This player receives 2 additional points
End of the Game
The first player to 25 points wins. Points are awarded differently depending on your role in the game.
Player in the Hot Seat
1 point for each player that correctly guesses the answer you wrote.
All other Players
1 point for each player that guesses your answer.
2 points for guessing the player in the Hot Seat's answer correctly.
4 points for responding with the same answer as the player in the Hot Seat (see notes).
If 2 or more responses are the same, the player in the Hot Seat eliminates them from the round; no player can guess those cards. The exception to this rule is if one of the duplicate responses was written by the player in the Hot Seat.
If that's the case, the player in the Hot Seat announces that another player guessed their response correctly, that player gets 4 points, and the round is over without any guessing.
The player in the Hot Seat can't give any clues to which answer was theirs. If the player in the Hot Seat is having trouble reading the responses they should clarify the answer discreetly.