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Official Slapburger Game Rules

Slapburger is a fast-paced card game where players race to build the ultimate burger while slapping away their opponents' ingredients. Here are the detailed rules for playing Slapburger:

Equipment

  • Slaburger Cards: A deck of cards containing burger ingredients, actions, and special cards.

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

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

Setup

1. Prepare the Deck: Shuffle the Slap Burger cards and deal an equal number to each player. Any remaining cards form the draw pile.


2. Choose a 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 nearest upcoming birthday.

Gameplay

Slapburger is a game of quick reflexes and observation. Here's how a round unfolds:

  1. Flip and Reveal:  The designated player (based on turn order) flips the top card of the deck and places it face up in the center of the playing space, creating a discard pile.

  2. Observe the Card: All players look at the revealed card. There are two main types of cards:

    • Regular Colored Card: These cards simply display a specific color (like blue, green, yellow, etc.). There's no special action required when a regular colored card is revealed.

    • SlapBurger Card: This card depicts a hamburger and signifies an immediate action.

  3. Fast Slapping Action:  When a SlapBurger card is revealed, all players must quickly slap the discard pile (the topmost card) with their hand. The goal is to be the fastest to slap the pile.

  4. Consequences: Here's what happens depending on who slaps first:

    • Fastest Slap (Correct): If the player who slapped first successfully identified the SlapBurger card, they avoid any penalty and the game continues to the next round.

    • Fastest Slap (Incorrect): If the player who slapped first mistakenly slapped the pile for a regular colored card (not a SlapBurger card), they are penalized.  The specific penalty might vary depending on the version, but it typically involves collecting all the cards from the discard pile (including the revealed card) and adding them to their hand (making it harder to discard cards later).

    • Slowpoke: Players who didn't slap the pile at all or slapped it too slowly after the SlapBurger reveal face no penalty, but they also don't avoid any accumulated cards in their hand.

Winning the Game

  • The game continues with players flipping cards, slapping the pile for SlapBurger cards, and potentially collecting penalties for incorrect or slow slaps. The player who runs out of cards in their hand first wins the game and is declared the Slapburger champion (avoiding the burden of holding all the cards)!

Notes/Variations

  • The fast-paced nature and potential for silly mistakes due to slapping the pile at the wrong time create a fun and exciting atmosphere.

  • Some versions of Slapburger might have additional rules or variations, like:

    • Special "Skip Turn" cards: These can be used strategically to give another player a disadvantage.

    • Limited Number of Slaps: Some versions might restrict the number of times a player can slap per round. Exceeding the limit could lead to them collecting the discard pile.

Slap Burger is a fun and chaotic game that combines speed, strategy, and dexterity. With its simple rules and fast-paced gameplay, it's perfect for parties, family gatherings, or any social occasion where laughter and excitement are welcome.

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