OBJECTIVE OF SPOOF: The objective of Spoof is to not forfeit by being the last player to correctly guess the game. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 to 5 Players 

MATERIALS: 115 Cards, 230 Trivia Questions, 30 Second Timer, Answer Sheets, Whiteboard, Scoreboard, 2 Markers, 8 Bidding Chips, and Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Party Card Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up 


Spoof is the classic game of bluff, but forfeits are involved. Players need to ensure that they are sly and cunning on order to beat out their opponents. Each player will hide a number of disks on their hand, and everyone must guess how many the others have. Players will throw each other under the bus, ensuring that they are the final winners! 


Setup is simple and easy. Each player is given a white board, answer sheets, a marker, and a bidding chip. Players sit around the playing area, with the trivia questions placed in the middle of them, facing down. The players will choose who goes first, and the game is ready to begin.  


The first player is randomly chosen by the group. This player will draw a trivia question card and read it aloud to the group. Each player will then write their answer on an answer sheet and submit it to the reader. Once everyone has placed their answers, the reader will write them all down on the white board in random order.  

The reader will present the white board to the other players. At this time, everyone will place their chips beside the answer that they think is correct. The player whose answer gets the most chips, wins the number of points equal to the number of chips. The players who answer correctly, will earn one point for their correct answer. The players will record their scores on their score sheets.  

When everyone has recorded their scores, the player to the left will then become the reader. The game will continue in this manner until the players hit a predetermined point amount or until they decide to quit.  


The game may come to an end either when the players decide or when there are no more trivia questions to be answered. The scores are tallied on the scoreboard, and the player with the highest score wins the game! 

Ellie Phillips
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