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Official "Dumb Ways to Die" Rules

Dumb Ways to Die is a party game inspired by the popular mobile app of the same name, where players compete in various silly and dangerous activities to avoid "dying" in dumb ways. Here are the detailed rules for playing Dumb Ways to Die:


  • Dumb Ways to Die Cards: A deck of cards containing dumb challenges, tasks, or activities.

  • Timer: A timer to set the duration of each round (optional).

  • Scorekeeping Materials: Pen and paper or a scorekeeping app (optional).


1. Prepare the Deck: Shuffle the Dumb Ways to Die cards and place them face-down in the center of the playing area.

2. Determine the Starting Player: Decide who will be the starting player for the first round. This can be done by any agreed-upon method, such as the player with the silliest hat.


  1. Starting the Round:

    • The starting player draws a card from the deck and reads the dumb challenge, task, or activity aloud to all players.

  2. Completing the Challenge:

    • All players must attempt to complete the dumb challenge within a specified time limit.

    • The challenge may involve physical tasks, mental puzzles, or creative activities.

  3. Avoiding "Death":

    • Players who fail to complete the challenge in time or who perform it incorrectly are considered to have "died" in dumb ways for that round.

    • Players who successfully complete the challenge without "dying" move on to the next round.

  4. Scoring:

    • Players earn points based on their performance in each round.

    • Keep track of each player's score for multiple rounds.

  5. Starting a New Round:

    • The player to the left of the starting player becomes the new starting player for the next round.

    • Repeat the process with a new card from the Dumb Ways to Die deck.

Winning the Game

The game can continue for as many rounds as players wish. The player with the highest total score at the end of all rounds wins the game.


  1. Team Play:

    • Divide players into teams and have them compete against each other to complete dumb challenges.

    • Teams can collaborate to strategize and perform tasks more effectively.

  2. Custom Challenges:

    • Create custom dumb challenges tailored to the preferences and interests of the players for added variety and personalization.

Dumb Ways to Die is a hilarious and entertaining party game that challenges players to perform silly and absurd tasks while avoiding "dying" in dumb ways. With its wacky challenges and unpredictable outcomes, it's perfect for parties, family gatherings, or any social occasion where laughter and silliness are encouraged.

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