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Do you know a lot of… stuff? Then you can name a lot of… things! One More is a light party game where players compete to see who can list the most items in a category in one minute.
Rule Book (v. 1.0)
It’s a Set Up!
You will need:
- Printed, cut, and shuffled Category Cards (first edition- coming soon!)
- This Rulebook
- A timer capable of timing 1 minute (smartphone or equivalent)
- A way to keep score (scratchpad/pen or app)
- Access to an agreed upon Source of Truth (usually Wikipedia or Google)
Get Your List On!
- Pick a Category Card and discuss the limitations vaguely. Shake your fist at anyone who is caught counting answers in their head.
- Decide who will be the List Hero: Bid to see who claims they can name the most answers in 60 seconds. Bidding can occur spontaneously or in by going around in circles starting with the player who won the last round. Players are not permitted to list in their head to come up with an estimate. Bidding must occur quickly.
- Set a timer for a minute and a Spectator prepares to count. GO. The List Hero lists! The Spectators quietly listen and are QUITE sure not to foolishly say any answers. EHEM.
How Did Our List Hero Fare?
A. The List Hero wins a point by naming as many as she said she could; or
B. Time runs out before the List Hero names as many answers as she said she could. The Spectators cover their mouths and anxiously await their time to shine. Clockwise from the left of the List Hero, each Spectator has a chance to spit out just One More new answer for one point; or
C. While listing, the List Hero is challenged for giving an incorrect answer. The List Hero can choose to withdraw the answer, scowl at the Challenger, and continue listing OR to stop the clock to increase the tension in the room and force the challenge to resolution. Each other player gasps and an impartial Arbiter researches the accuracy of the answer in the Source of Truth.
a. If the List Hero was correct, she receives a point immediately and smirks at the Challenger, who loses a point and considers the life choices that have lead him to this situation.
b. If the Challenger was correct, he may name just One More correct answer to receive a point.
c. If the internet fails you and the correctness of the answer cannot be determined, the round advances to a List Off and the Spectators move to the edges of their seats.
Draw a new card. The Challenger and List Hero go head-to-head naming one item at a time until one player gives up. The winner receives a point and high fives from the group. The loser, feeling embarrassed, leaves the room for a moment to compose himself using some vague excuse such as “I think I left my phone in the kitchen.”
For the Win
Do you want to be the List Champion? Best your competitors to achieve the coveted status of “having five points first”. In case of a tie, it’s List Off time, baby!
Example Game Play
Four pals are playing and have agreed to use Wikipedia where possible to determine truth. Lauren draws the card “Fruits.” Dan points out that “Fruits” could refer to a culinary or biological classification. Dan is the sort of nerd we love. The group quickly agrees to use the culinary classification, without naming any specifics like “yes to apples, no to tomatoes.”
Lauren shouts out that she can name 10 fruits in a minute. Keegan says 12. Karen jumps to 15. Dan says 16. Lauren bows out. So does Keegan. Karen say 17. Dan says 20. Karen let’s him have it, and Dan is declared the List Hero. Unfortunately for Dan, he was bluffing to get Karen to bid an unattainable number.
Lauren sets the timer on her phone for 60 seconds. Karen is designated counter and is ready to count openly on her hands.
Lauren promptly says, “Go!” not allowing Dan extra time to think ahead.
Dan starts listing, “Apple, orange, pear, strawberry, blueberry, grapes, raspberry, blackberry, banana, peach, pineapple, guava, umm….”
Karen says, “That’s 13.”
Dan continues, “Watermelon, cantaloupe…”
Lauren says, “10 seconds.”
“Honeydew, black raspberry, blood orange…”
Lauren yells, “TIME!”
Dan has failed to list 20 items and receives zero points. If he had named two more, he would have received one point. Going clockwise from Dan, each player can name one more fruit that Dan did not list and receive one point. Lauren names mango. Keegan can’t think of another one. Karen names nectarine. Lauren and Karen each have one point and Dan and Keegan have zero.
Play moves on to the next card.
But what if Dan had said tomato?
Tomato would only be challenged if Lauren, Keegan, or Karen decided to challenge it. Karen loves a good challenge, so I’m sure she would. Dan would then have the option to withdraw his answer and keep going. But he is a bit stubborn, so he insists.
Keegan goes to Wikipedia and discovers a page List of Culinary Fruits. Tomato does not appear. He double checks on the Tomato page and confirms that Wikipedia indeed does not consider tomatoes to be fruit. Dan stews (pun intended) while the group geeks out on learning that the US Supreme Court even weighed in on the matter.
Dan loses his ability to gain a point. Karen names nectarine to steal the point. Lauren and Keegan cannot name one for a point. Only the Challenger can score.