I'm trying to find the Mad Libs Card game instructions. To be more specific, I've lost the card that details what rounds are. I don't even need the card, just to know what the 6 rounds are.
Rules and Game Play
Normally, I cover the rules in the Materials section, but in this instance I feel they are better described here.
The object of the game per the instructions is to just build sentences of varying lengths based on the round you are playing. In actuality, the object of the game is to have the most points at the end. You get points for:
1) being the first to put down a sentence in a given round
2) being the winner of a round
3) playing a 10 word sentence; and,
4) for each word in your hand that is part of a complete sentence.
Note: to score points on this last part, the length of the sentence in your hand, must be equal to the required sentence length for that round (i.e., if a round requires two 5 word sentences to win, in order for you to score points in your hand, the words must be part of a 5 word sentence in your hand).
So, to start the game, you must shuffle all 192 cards and you must shuffle them well. Each set of 48 cards (e.g., nouns, verbs, etc.) come as one deck of cards in the set. So, in order to ensure some type of mixture, you really need to shuffle the decks a lot. I'm not a great shuffler, but I'm ok (having played Magic the Gathering, I'm used to shuffling 100 card decks). In any case, after shuffling the decks for about 5-10 minutes, we were ready to go (although not quite as enthusiastic as we were before).
Next, you must find paper and pencil/pen and write down 4 nouns, 4 verbs, 4 adverbs and 4 adjectives. These are to be used during the game if you get a 'MAD FIB' card. These are basically blank cards that you can insert one of the 15 words of your choice that you wrote down at the beginnig of the game. Once this is done, the "fun" is ready to begin.
The game starts by dealing 10 cards to each player. The remaing cards go into a draw pile with the top card being flipped over the first player to take if wanted. The game itself is to be played like gin. Each round you are required to make 2 to 3 sentences of varying word length, but never to exceed 10 cards (e.g., 4 and 6, 7 and 3, etc.).
The game is to go on for 6 rounds. At the end of the sixth round, everyone adds up their points and the person with the most points wins (see above for ways to score points).
Aug 09, 2011 |