OBJECTIVE OF SINONYMS: The objective of Sinonyms is to be the team with the most Subject Word Cards by the end of the game.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 or More Players

MATERIALS: 200 Playing Cards, 1 Ten Second Timer, and Instructions

TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game



Welcome to Hell! All players have found themselves in Hell, and they must try to find their way out. If they win the game, they may make their way out yet! Players must try and think of synonyms, or Sinonyms, if you will, for the words read to them! They have 10 seconds to guess or them, and their teams, are out of the game! Play hard, think of slangs, and keep ahead of the game!


Shuffle all of the cards together well and placed face down in the middle of the table. The timer and the cards are placed where all players are able to easily reach them. The game is then ready to begin!


The oldest player will begin the game by drawing the top card from the deck. That player will then read the subject word to all the players and reveal whether or not the pitchfork points left or right, which determined the direction of gameplay.

If the prongs pointed to the left, the team on the left will call out an acceptable Sinonym for the word that was read aloud within ten seconds! If the prongs point to the right, the team on the left must do the same. Sinonyms are words that are known for being the same thing as the word on the card.

Gameplay continues in that direction until a player is unable to announce a Sinonym. The team is then eliminated from the round and is skipped for the rest of the round. This continues until only one team is left in the game. They win the card!

The winners will draw a card from the deck to start the next round!


The game comes to an end whenever the players decide that they are done. The team with the most cards, wins the game!

Nakoa Davis