How to Play Guess Who (Board Game)

Kids need games! This game is fairly popular. If it looks confusing, you need a guide. This article can guide you into finding the right answers about this game.

Steps

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    Purchase the game and bring it home. If bought online, wait until it arrives at your doorstop.
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    Open up the plastic seal which encloses the game, and game contents.
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    Retrieve the inner items that are the pieces to the game. Most newly-bought games over the last 10 years (2000-Present) have been initially constructed so you don't have to put much assembly into it, before using it. If not, assemble the board game as described in the Instruction booklet.
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    Partake to find another player.
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    Shuffle the cards for the Mystery Players.
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    Pick or draw a card. Make sure only the player drawing the card has complete control of the card that was drawn and that no one else sees it.
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    Pick out a game board. Both game boards contain the same players in (what should be) the same order as either player. Both are equal in value, so choose a color.
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    Allow all the choice cards to flip forward (so you may see all choices).
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    Sit facing your opponent, so that they don't see your mystery person's facial features nor name. Trying to guess the person's name is the reason why you are playing this game, so why would you want to see the person's name.
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    Place the chosen card your opponent will try to guess, into the slot to the right of the MB logo. (The MB logo is in the center of your side of the game board.)
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    Look at some of the face features, you'll have the option of guessing certain distinguishing items include eye color, hair color, facial hair, hats or other facial accoutrements (possibility and style (color)), as well as gender (some are women, and some are men).
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    Allow your opponent to try to ask you questions pertaining to your chosen player's features. Only ask yes/no questions.
    • Ask only one question per turn.
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    Alternate asking questions between the two players.
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    Flip down the cards that do not describe the problem (or that yield a "no" answer).
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    Guess the mystery person, when you feel that you are sure you have the right person. If you guess incorrectly, or if your opponent guesses incorrectly, you win the game.
    • On times when the mystery person was guessed incorrectly, the person must respond with the correct answer.

Tips

  • Your best choice at first question is to ask about gender of the person. That may eliminate some of your board.
  • This game is intended to be played with kids 6 years of age and older. If you may have a child younger, they'll need a LITTLE bit of help.
    • For children over 12, this game tends to become boring, and these kids may end up developing patterns that may impede game play (or make it less fun for those smaller). Watch out for these match-ups, if this is the case!
  • For an extra challenge, try to draw two cards and have you opponent guess both. When the question asked is answered "yes", because one may be and the other may not, don't push any down flat.
  • For those who want to play a few rounds of play, you may play the game until the first person reaches 5. The score-keeper to the left of the MB symbol may be slid to help you keep score of games won in the series.
  • Call or contact Hasbro/Milton Bradley Games for replacement parts. Their toll-free number (US 1-888-836-7025) and address (US and Canada) can be found in the Instructions manual included with the game.

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