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Official Splurt Rules

Splurt is a fast-paced and lively word game where players race to shout out words that fit a given category. Here are the detailed rules for playing Splurt:


Deck of Splurt! cards (contains category cards and letter/position cards)


1. Select Categories: Choose a set number of category cards to use for the game, depending on the desired length of play.

2. Set Up Timer: Determine the duration of each round and set the timer accordingly.

3. Determine Starting Player: Decide who will start the game. This can be done by any agreed-upon method, such as flipping a coin or rolling a die.


  1. Starting the Round:

    • The starting player flips over the top card from the Splurt deck to reveal the category and letter.

  2. Word Shouting:

    • Players race to shout out words that fit the category and start with the specified letter.

    • Only valid words that match the category and letter are accepted.

  3. Setting a Time Limit:

    • Use a timer to set a time limit for each round, such as 30 seconds or 1 minute.

    • Players must shout out words within the time limit.

  4. Scoring:

    • Players earn points for each valid word they shout out within the time limit.

    • The player who shouts out the most words scores the most points for that round.

  5. Checking Validity:

    • After the time limit expires, review the words shouted out by each player to ensure they meet the category and letter criteria.

    • Disqualify any invalid words.

  6. 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 Splurt deck.

Winning the Game

  • Continue playing rounds until all players have had an equal number of turns as the starting player.

  • The player with the highest total score at the end of the game wins.


  1. Team Play:

    • Divide players into teams and have them compete against each other.

    • Teams take turns shouting out words, and the team with the most valid words earns points for that round.

  2. Category Customization:

    • Customize the categories to suit the preferences and interests of the players.

    • Create themed rounds or include specific topics for added variety.

Splurt is a fun and lively word game that challenges players' creativity, vocabulary, and quick thinking. With simple rules and fast-paced gameplay, it's perfect for parties, family gatherings, or any occasion where laughter and excitement are welcome.

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