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Official Bamboozled Game Rules

Bamboozled is a lively dice/card game of bluffing, strategy, and luck. Here are the rules

Objective

The objective of Bamboozled is to be the first player to score the most points by successfully bluffing and calling out opponents' bluffs.

Setup

1. Shuffle the deck of Bamboozled cards and place it face down in the center of the playing area.


2. Each player rolls a die; the highest roller goes first. Play proceeds clockwise.

Gameplay

Gameplay

  1. Drawing a Card: On a player’s turn, they draw a card from the deck and roll the five dice.

  2. Reading the Card: The player reads the card silently. The card will have a challenge or instruction related to the dice roll, such as achieving a specific combination (e.g., all dice showing even numbers) or other conditions.

  3. Announcing the Roll: The player announces what they need to roll to complete the challenge, but they can lie about it.

  4. Rolling the Dice: The player rolls the dice. After rolling, the player can either truthfully announce the outcome or bluff about it.

  5. Calling a Bluff:

    • If the next player suspects a bluff, they can challenge by saying “Bamboozled!”.

    • If the bluff is called, the dice are revealed:

      • If the player was bluffing, they lose points or face a penalty as indicated by the card.

      • If the player was truthful, the challenger faces the penalty.

  6. Accepting the Roll:

    • If no one calls the bluff, the player either completes the card’s challenge and scores points or discards the card if they failed to meet the requirements.

Scoring

  • Players earn points by successfully completing challenges as per the card’s instructions.

  • Points lost or penalties for unsuccessful bluffs or incorrect challenges are also detailed on the cards.

Winning the Game

  • The game continues until all cards are drawn or a predetermined number of rounds have been played. The player with the highest score at the end wins the game.


Notes/Variations

  • Re-rolls: Some cards may allow for re-rolls or special actions, adding extra layers of strategy and fun.

  • Special Cards: Watch for special cards that might change the game's pace or introduce unique challenges and twists.

Bamboozled is a game of quick thinking, strategy, and a little bit of luck. With its blend of dice-rolling and bluffing, it promises laughter and excitement for all players. Enjoy the fun of trying to deceive your opponents while keeping a straight face in this entertaining party game!

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