We have been gifted “5 Second Rule” previously and this is the mini Sport version that is perfect for on the go! Everyone in our family loves a board game and even more so when it is portable.
What is “5 Second Rule” ?
5 Second Rule is a party game where players each take a turn trying to name three things in less than five seconds. It is designed for 3+ players and ideally it is aimed at ages 10+. 5 Second Rule is a game created by PlayMonster.
What’s in the box?
- 90 content cards (180 questions)
- PASS ON cards
- SWITCH cards
- Spiral Timer
- Set of Rules
- For ages 8 years + Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts that may represent a choking hazard.
How To Play 5 Second Rule
The rules for ‘5 Second Rule’ are simple, and everyone can get to grips with the game within 5 minutes which is perfect for us as the kids often just want to get going without learning the rules first.
The first person draws a card from the draw box and reads it aloud and another person starts the timer. The person whose turn it is has to name the 3 things on the card but within the 5 seconds.
All of the cards have the same format:
- Name 3 brands of athletic wear
- Name 3 Stadiums
- Name 3 players from PSG
If you’re able to name three things, then you earn a point and put the card in front of you as a way to keep score. If you can’t, then you pass the card to the next person, and they get to try. The twist is that they cannot reuse any correct answers that the first person gave.
For example, if the card is “name 3 UK Football Teams” and the first person only manages to say, “Arsenal” then the second has to think of three other teams.
If the other players manage to name three things, they score the point and keep the card.
If the card goes all the way around without anyone getting the point, then the first person gets the point and keeps the card. Regardless of who got the point, play then proceeds to the next person.
All of the cards are two-sided, which really increases the replayability. Once you’re answered all the questions on one side, you flip them over and start again. If there’s any disagreements then the group has to vote to either allow it or not.
Special cards – these cards can be played in the hot seat, there are two types PASS ON & SWITCH they must be played immediately after hearing their question.
You cannot play it after the timer has been started only before. Pass On Cards go to the player on the left and as long as they answer it correctly the new player gets the point otherwise it goes back to the original player.
This game does not require any batteries so it is perfect for travel. We proved this by shoving it in our beach bag and having a few rounds when the weather decided to turn!
5 Second Rule is a really good family board game which all the kids enjoyed playing and have asked to play it multiple times since. The rules are simple enough to allow anyone to quickly understand them, yet the timer keeps the game challenging.
Where To Buy
The best price I found was on Amazon** but it is also available in the majority of toy stores.
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