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Official What Do You Meme Rules

"What Do You Meme?" is a popular party game that involves creating funny captions for meme images. Here's how to play:


  • Get the most points (or "meme points") by having the judge pick your caption card as the funniest pairing with the photo card in play.

Number of Players: 3-7 players (works best with 4-6 players)


  • Deck of Photo Cards: These are pictures with meme potential.

  • Deck of Caption Cards: These contain funny phrases to complete the meme.

  • Easel (optional): A stand to display the photo card in the center of the playing area.


1. Shuffle the deck of caption cards and the deck of photo cards separately.

2. Each player draws a hand of caption cards. The number of cards depends on the number of players and the desired length of the game.

3. Select one player to be the judge for the first round.


1. Judging Phase:

  • The judge for the round draws a photo card from the deck and places it face-up for all players to see.

  • Players (except the judge) select one of their caption cards from their hand to pair with the photo card. The goal is to create the funniest meme combination.

  • Players place their chosen caption card face-down in front of the judge. 

2. Judging and Scoring:

  • The judge shuffles the submitted caption cards and reads them aloud, pairing each with the photo card.

  • The judge selects the funniest caption-photo combination, awarding the winning player one point.

  • The player who submitted the winning caption card collects the photo card as a point.

  • The role of judge passes to the next player clockwise for the next round. 

3. End of Round:

  • After each round, players draw back up to their hand limit, replenishing their caption cards.

  • Play continues with a new judge for each round.

Winning the Game

  • The game can be played to a predetermined number of points, such as 5 or 10.

  • The first player to reach the designated number of points wins the game.


  • Some versions of the game include special rules or action cards that can add variation to gameplay, such as bonus points or penalties for certain actions.

  • Players can also create house rules or variations to customize the game to their liking.

That's the basic gameplay of "What Do You Meme?" It's a lighthearted and creative game that encourages humor and imagination as players compete to create the most hilarious meme combinations. Enjoy the laughter and meme-making!

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