To being, take the cards out of the box and place the black Trivia Deck and white Conversation Deck side-by-side on a table. You might want to have some paper and pens available in case you draw an all play card. Choose which player will draw first. This player (the reader) draws a card from either deck and reads it aloud for the group to answer. The player drawing the card always decides which type of card they want to play, white or black.
Black Trivia Cards: Death trivia from history, science, mythology, origin of words, culture, and whatever else we could dig up. Some of the cards are true or false, but most are multiple choice. The card is awarded to the player who correctly answers first. The correct answer is on the bottom of the card. The reader does not get to answer this round.
Black All Play Cards: (you might need pen and paper for these). These cards ask players to brainstorm together and create answers that are creative and irreverent. The card is awarded to the most "unique" or "entertaining" answer as determined by the reader.
White Conversation Cards: These cards ask either personal questions about your wishes or experiences with death, or quirky questions about your thoughts about death related adventures - such as haunting and seances. Everyone responds, including the reader. The reader awards the card to the player they feel has “the most interesting” response. The reader cannot award it to themselves.
Play continues clockwise around the group with each player getting to draw a card from either the white or black deck.
Game ends when one person is awarded 7 cards. Of course, you can adjust this number according the size of your group. Larger groups may want to lower the number. Or, heck, just play until you want to stop.
We suggest having food available, for some reason eating while talking about death seems to be essential. Also, the magic of the game lies in the curiosity and storytelling of the group. We hope you and your friends enjoy our little morbid game.
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