The goal of the game is to end up at zero. In life we’re usually trying to get ahead, but in meh, you really just want to get by.

Rules of the game:

  1. This game is intended for 3-4 people.
  2. Shuffle the deck, each player receives five cards.
  3. The oldest player goes first as Judge. Unless there is a millennial, in which case they go first because they just won’t be quiet about how the rest of us have ruined the planet for them.
  4. Each player hands their selected response card back to the Judge who will read all of the cards out loud. The Judge will then select the most appropriate, and award 1 point to the winner, the least appropriate card is awarded -1 point. Appropriateness is entirely subjective, solely determined by the Judge.
  5. After the round, a new player becomes the Judge, and everyone draws one new card.
  6. The game is played until the cards run out. Or whatever.

Keeping Score

  1. We’ve included a scorecard, but we know you don’t really need it – you’re always keeping score.
  2. The youngest person is in charge of scorekeeping because we need to do something to keep them employed.
  3. At the end, add all points – remember the goal is to end up at zero.

House Rules

Here are some variations to mix it up. Feel free to make up your own. Whatever gets you by.

  • Reality Sets In. If you are a woman, member of a minority group or part of the LGBTQ community, subtract 10 for all of the daily obstacles.
  • BSD Rule. If you are a white man, add 10. We all know you really make the rules and are going to try to hold onto power as long as possible.
  • Parents Rule. If you have children, stop playing the game at a random moment, because you never get five minutes to yourself.