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If the leading piece is on a ? segment, the Dasher can choose which of the 5 categories will be used that turn.
Moving left from the Dasher, each player in turn decides which answer is the real one. As each player chooses an answer the Dasher writes this player's initials in the score segment on the corresponding Bluffing Sheet. After each player has guessed, the Dasher reveals the right answer and awards points as follows: SCORING the Dasher is awarded two points if none of the players choose the correct Absolute Balderdash answer.The idea of the game is not to actually try to guess the real answer but to to submit one to me that tries to convince other people that your's is the correct answer! The Dasher then begins the turn again, choosing a new card and reading the same category on the new card to the players.
After everyone has moved their playing piece and spun the spinner if necessary the player to the Dasher's left becomes the new Dasher. He takes the next card in the box. The Category to be read is determined by which segment the leading player's (or players') playing piece is sitting on at the start of this new turn. Balderdash is based on an earlier game, Fictionary, of essentially similar gameplay, varying in that obscure words are found in an unabridged dictionary instead of the definitions and meanings provided on cards. They are then read out to the unsuspecting individual.Articulate and Articulate Phrases– the original fast-talking description game, and its quirky younger brother.
Now play the turn as described above. Use the same procedure for each subsequent turn. WINNING THE GAMEThe game begins by all players rolling a die, with the high roll chosen to be the first "dasher". The dasher draws a "definition card" from the supplied box, and rolls the dice to decide which of the words listed there is to be used. Then the dasher writes the definition of the word (as supplied on the card) on a piece of paper. All other players then write down a definition, which may be an honest attempt to supply the correct definition, or, if they do not know or for tactical reasons decide not to, a fictitious definition for the word designed to sound convincing. MORE THAN ONE CORRECT ANSWER: If the Dasher receives more than one answer that closely resembles the correct answer, the round is cancelled. There are many different variations of ways to break ties (when two or more players hit the end at the same time). One way to resolve a tie is to say all of the players that crossed the finish line won. Another way is to have a sudden death, tie-breaker round where whoever gets more points on the tiebreaker round wins.