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Official WHAT DO YOU MEME? Family Edition Rules

What Do You Meme Family Edition is a hilarious party game where players create funny captions for meme-worthy photos. Here are the detailed rules for playing What Do You Meme Family Edition:


  • Meme Cards: A deck of meme cards containing various captionless images.

  • Caption Cards: A deck of caption cards containing humorous phrases or captions.

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


1. Prepare the Decks: Shuffle the meme cards and place them face-down in the center of the playing area. Shuffle the caption cards and place them face-down in a separate pile.

2. Deal Caption Cards:  Deal seven Caption Cards face down to each player. These are your options for creating the meme.

3. Determine the Starting Player: Decide who will be the starting player. This can be done by any agreed-upon method, such as the player with the most recent birthday or the player who can mimic the best meme pose.


  1. Starting the Round:

    • The starting judge draws a photo card from the deck and displays it for all players to see.

  2. Captioning the Photo:

    • All other players select one or more caption cards from their hand that they think best fits the photo.

    • Players submit their chosen caption cards face-down to the judge.

  3. Judging the Submissions:

    • The judge shuffles the submitted caption cards and reads them aloud one by one, along with the displayed photo.

    • The judge selects the funniest or most fitting caption combination and awards the corresponding player a point.

    • The winning player keeps the photo card as a point.

  4. Rotating Judges:

    • After each round, the role of the judge rotates to the next player in clockwise order.

    • All players draw new caption cards to replenish their hands after each round.

  5. Continuing Rounds:

    • Repeat the process of drawing photo cards, submitting caption cards, judging submissions, and awarding points.

    • The game continues for a predetermined number of rounds or until players decide to end the game.

Winning the Game

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


  • House Rules:

    • Players can introduce house rules to customize gameplay, such as allowing players to create their own captions or photos.

  • Themed Rounds:

    • Customize the game by selecting a specific theme for rounds, such as holidays, celebrities, or pop culture references.

What Do You Meme? Family Edition is a laugh-out-loud party game that guarantees hours of entertainment for players of all ages. With its simple rules and creative gameplay, it's perfect for family gatherings, game nights, or any social occasion where humor and fun are welcomed.

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