OBJECT: For players to have fun as they get to know each other better.
PLAYERS: For 2 players only. Designed specifically for newly-dating couples.
The player "taking their turn" will be referred to as the 'DISCARDER'; the other player is the 'PARTNER' PLAYER.
CARDS: Includes 52 cards total (Please carefully review the cards in advance to get a better idea of how to play.)
•9 ROSE CARDS
•20 'REAL DEAL' QUESTION CARDS
•4 FILL-IN-THE-BLANK CARDS
•6 DISCUSSION CARDS
•5 SCALE ("What # Are You?") CARDS
•6 TASK CARDS (FLIRT, SHARE, COMPROMISE, LISTENING CHECK, CONSEQUENCE, & DEAL BREAKER)
•2 PROTECTION CARDS
'REAL DEAL QUESTION CARD' LEVELS:
LEVEL 'a' - Simple, light-hearted questions
LEVEL 'b' - Moderate-level, get-to-know-your-date questions
LEVEL 'c' - Deep, thought-provoking, more personal questions
PARTNER PLAYER HAS THE OPTION TO SUBSTITUTE THEIR QUESTION WITH THE
CORRESPONDING BACKUP QUESTION; THEN, UP TO 2 PASSES ON THOSE BACKUPS.
Player loses a turn for any cards passed on after that.
BEFORE STARTING: SHUFFLE CARDS WELL. Choose which player will go first and the preferred level of play (from above)
PLAY: Each person is dealt 7 cards face down. The remaining cards are placed face down in a pile in the center of the table, forming the Draw Pile.
1. The first player (aka THE DISCARDER) starts a turn by drawing the top card from the Draw Pile.
2. The Discarder then chooses ANY card from his/her hand to READ OUT LOUD.
3. Players then respond to any questions/directions from the card accordingly.
When finished, the DISCARDER places their card face up alongside the Draw Pile into what will be the Discard Pile. Alternate turns until Draw Pile runs out.
Each player maintains a 7-card hand throughout the game as they try to collect as many 'ROSE CARDS' as possible.
STRATEGY: A 'PROTECTION CARD' is played as a discard choice to avoid responding to any 'unwanted' card played by the Discarder:
-- Most notably, to be used in response to the 'CONSEQUENCE CARD' -- a card requiring the Partner Player to trade in all of their cards.
-- If Partner has acquired several 'ROSE CARDS' in their hand, discarding a 'PROTECTION CARD' at that time (if possible) allows them to hold onto all of their cards.
Therefore, since there are only 2 'PROTECTION CARDS,' it's probably a good idea to hold onto them until they are really needed.
SCORING: The game ends as soon as soon as the last card is picked up/discarded; the very last discarded card
automatically becomes inactive to end the game. The players then count the number of ROSE CARDS in their hands,
and the player with the most, wins.
[Game was designed to be played multiple times with various new dates, rather than more than once with the same partner since people
generally have to date several people before finding 'the one;' the same players however, may enjoy asking each other the remaining questions from the 'Real Deal' Question Cards following the actual game.]
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FOR BEST RESULTS IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT AT LEAST ONE PLAYER LEARN THE GAME IN ADVANCE,
IF POSSIBLE, IN ORDER TO SAVE TIME DURING THE DATE. WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW FOR
BACKGROUND INFO. AND FOR HOW TO PLAY.