Anybody's Guess Board Game

How To Play Anybody's Guess

Anybody's Guess Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

Play Time
60 MIN
Anybody's Guess BoardAnybody's Guess is an exciting, fast pasted trivia board game where both teams try to out guess the other. With over 400 cards (double sided) you'll have enough fun to last the whole night. Each team only has one minute to guess the keyword on the card they draw. Five windows on the viewing stand can be opened resulting in less points given with each clue. The sooner your team guesses your keyword, the more points you get! The opposing team can also guess how many guesses it will take to discover the word. Anybody's Guess really is a board game about anybody's guess.

Anybody's Guess Example

Each card consists of four clues with categories including actors, objects, traditional songs, grab bag, famous performer, tv sitcom and more. In this example, the category is "Substance."

    Anybody's Guess
  • What you lick on a postage stamp (if guess, 10 points)
  • Kookaburra sits in this kind of tree (if guess, 7 points)
  • Tissue that holds the teeth (if guess, 5 points)
  • Kept on the bedpost overnight (if guess, 3 points)

If keyword still has not been guessed within one minute, the answer window is then opened and the word is given.
The game Anybody's Guess should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • In This Board Game
  • You Should Have A Card Viewer
  • 400 Double Sided Clue Cards
  • A Label Sheet
  • Two Playing Pieces
  • Five Prediction Cards For Each Team
  • A Starter Card
  • One-minute Timer
  • Game Rules Or Instructions
  • The Game Board
How to Win
In Anybody's Guess, the rule of the game is to reach the end of the board before the opponent team. This is done by guessing your words as soon as possible (the most points) and predicting how many clues it will take your opponent to guess the word.
How to Win
Perparation: Two groups are made and the five prediction cards are given to each team. Both teams start in the beginning space (START) on the board. Place a stack of cards into the card viewer with the starter card on top. Make sure all doors are closed. The rule for who starts first is decided by adding up the age of all the players on each team and the "eldest" team takes their turn first.

Game Play: With the cards loaded into the card viewer, the opposing teams looks at the clues and answers silently and makes a prediction on how many guesses it will take the other team to discover the word. They place their prediction card face down and the guessing team has one minute to guess the word.

If you are playing by the official Anybody's Guess rules, only one guess per window is allowed. Players on the team can discuss their answers mutually. A correct answer on the first clue is worth 10 points. The second clue is worth 7 points; the third clue is worth 5 points. The last and fourth clue is worth 3 points. No points are awarded if time runs out before the correct answer is given. If the opposing team plays the "Bet You Can't" card as their prediction and they predict correctly, 6 points are awarded.

Rules for moving your token on the Anybody's Guess game board are one spot per point earned. If token lands of special instruction place, instructions must be followed for the next turn.

Please keep in mind that the official Anybody's Guess rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Anybody's Guess. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

LHB says:

I played this game in the 90's and LOVED it! But didn't remember the name and lost touch with the people who could tell me. I do wish there was an updated version, but I'll still probably grab one of these soon! SO glad to finally find it!
Laura says:

I've had this game for years but never used it, but last night we had fun playing it at a party with my own rules. I divided the room into three groups. The person on the far left of each group was the speaker (you can have them hold some token to identify them). I would give the category then read off the clues one by one, pausing to give teams time to talk. At any point the speaker can call out the answer. If they are correct they get the points for that clue. (I changed the points to 4, 3, 2, 1) If they are incorrect, that team is eliminated for that word and can no longer answer. For each new word there is a new speaker so that everyone on the team is eventually the speaker. You can decide when to end the game (one team reaches a certain number of points, play a certain number of cards, when people seem to be getting tired...) Variation: After playing for a while I began round two and changed the points to 10, 8, 6 and 4 - which livened everybody up.
Amber says:

I just tried to read the ditections and I don't understand it at all. To me the game sounds pretty stupid.
Kim says:

I have the older version of this game and didn't have my game rules with it (must have lost it at a friends house somewhere). Glad to know how to play Anybody's Guess again.
rob says:

what do you want to know. I think its a great game. I was wishing they had a new version
Traci Smith says:

I dont relley get this game i tried to read the driction to but still dont get it and i was hopeing u all would help me\!!!
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