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Bee :)
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Supposedly, this game can be played with as few as 2 players. Having played this game once, with 6 players, it does not seem possible...at least not in an enjoyable way.

Has anyone ever played this game with only one other person? If so, how did it go?
 
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Chris Ferejohn
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Bleah. Just because you can do a thing does not mean that you must. That way lies madness.
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Of course I know a person doesn't have to play this game with only 2 players...but I want to know if anyone has tried it. That's all...
 
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Paul Keating
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There's no point in even trying it.

The goal of the game is (a) to pick the correct definition out of the list and (b) to fool other players into voting for your fake one.

Imagine you are playing a round with two players: the other player is dealer.

There are only 2 definitions to choose from. One is the correct definition, and the other is yours. So you can pick the correct definition 100% of the time. No fun in that. That disposes of goal (a).

The dealer knows the answer and so isn't allowed to vote, so your fake definition will never attract any votes, unless you vote for it yourself. Not much fun in that, either. That disposes of goal (b).

 
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Chris McClung
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Just purchased this game at a thrift shop. Original game from 1984. In the instructions it has rules for a 2 player variation. How it works is player 1 reads one of the 5 words, then flips the card and in random order reads aloud all the definitions from the pother side. Player 2 then chooses which they believe to be the correct definition. If he is correct he get 2 points and can move 2 places on the board. If he is incorrect the reader scores 1 point (moves 1 space). Play goes back and forth until one player reaches the finish.
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