- 60 cards (5 each of 12 different characters)
Object of the Game
Get rid of all the cards in your hand and be the first player to yell, "Wig Out!" The player with the lowest score wins.
Get a paper and pencil handy for score keeping. Choose a player to be the dealer. The dealer shuffles the deck and deals cards face down to players accordingly:
- 2-4 players - 7 cards
- 5-6 players - 5 cards
Players may look at and organize their cards. Stack the unused cards face down in the middle of the playing area. Turn over the top two cards and place them face-up on opposite sides of the deck. (If they are the same image, stack one on top of the other).
Wig Out is a race that is played out over five rounds. There are no taking turns during the rounds. All players simultaneously draw and play cards as fast as they can until someone plays all his or her cards and yells, "Wig Out!"
When everyone is ready, the dealer says, "GO!" At this point, each player may do one of three things:
Start a new pile by playing two or more matching cards from your hand face-up in the middle of the playing area.
Lay a single card from your hand face-up on any pile that it matches.
If you can't play cards, you must draw cards from the center deck and add them to your hand until you can make a match.
End of the Round
As soon as you are out of cards, shout "Wig Out!" This immediately stops the round. All players left with cards in their hands collect one point per card. (Be sure to write down your score).
The player to the left of the last dealer collects, shuffles and deals cards for the next round.
End of the Game
At the end of the fifth round, all players count up their scores. Whoever has the lowest score wins. (For a longer game, choose a higher number of rounds to play before starting).