The Voting Game Rules and How to Play Guide

In this article, you can read about the basic rules of The Voting Game and learn how to play. The object of the game is to have fun and be the first person to collect 6 question cards.

Setup and Gameplay

Each player receives one player ID card which they place in front of themselves face-up for everyone to see. This is the number by which to identify that player. Give each player a voting card of every number except for their own number.

The player who most recently called their mother goes first and draws the top black question card from the deck and reads the question aloud. Next, all the players use their voting cards to select which player they think is the answer to the question read. Place all the votes anonymously facedown in a pile. Everyone must vote. The player who reads the question collects all the voting cards and reveals them to the group one at a time.

After all the votes have been revealed every player who was voted on guesses who voted for them. Players get one guess for every vote they received. The player to the left of the question reader goes first. Once all the guesses have been made, the player with the most votes wins the round and keeps the question card.

In the event of a tie, the player who reads the question decides the winner. Return the voting cards to each player so they have one of each number except for their own number and the role of the question reader rotates clockwise by one. He may read a new card. This process repeats until a player collects six cards and wins.

Alternative rules

Alternatively, instead of playing to collect cards, you can play for points. Each player gets one point for each vote they guess correctly. The first player to 25 points wins.

Another way to play is by majority rules. The player who received the most votes wins the round. Each player that voted for the winner of the round receives one point. The first to ten points wins. Some alternative rule variations you can play with are as follows:

Draw three – Draw three question cards instead of one and pick your favorite to read aloud. Put the remaining cards underneath the deck.

Originals – Don’t use the black deck but instead only allow original questions.

Absent – Assign any extra player ID cards to public figures or mutual friends.

Straight-up – Votes aren’t anonymous. Players place their voting card facedown in front of them. Once everyone is ready, flip over all the votes and reveal at the same time.

Selfie – Give everyone a voting card with their own number on it. Players must not vote for themselves.

Made-up – When it is your turn to read a question you may make one up instead.

The Voting Game on the Market

The family Voting game is on the market in many versions. The one that I refer to in this article I link to here:

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