OBJECTIVE OF JOKING HAZARD The objective of Joking Hazard is to be the first player to score three points.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 10 Players

MATERIALS: Instructions and 360 Playing Cards

TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game

AUDIENCE: 18 and up


Joking Hazard is the perfect game for the players with a creative mind. Do you know what gets your friends laughing? If so, then you could quickly become the winner of this game! Players try to choose cards that they believe the Judge will enjoy the most. If their card is chosen, then they earn a point. The first player to earn three points wins the game!


Firstly, the deck is shuffled and each player draws seven cards from the deck. The remainder of the deck is placed in the middle of the table, facing down. The top card is revealed, creating the first panel of the comic.

The Judge is chosen by the group, there’s no specific way to choose them, so it is up to the group. Once the Judge is chosen, they will place one card from their hand next to the other card on either side. This will create a two-panel comic. The game is ready to begin.


Each of the other players will play one card in front of them, face down in front of them. The goal is to choose a card that will complete the comic panel in a way that the Judge would enjoy. The Judge collects all the played cards, shuffles them, and then reveals the cards. The Judge will choose the card that they like the most.

The player who played the chosen card gets to take their card back to keep up with their score. Cards with red borders can only be played as a final panel. If a red bordered card is chosen from the deck, the players must choose two cards, the first and the second. They then score two points if their cards are chosen. Continuing clockwise around the group, the next player becomes the Judge and the process continues all over again.


The game comes to an end when a player has scored three points. This player is declared the winner, and the game can begin again!

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