Happy Salmon Game

How To Play Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

3 - 8
Play Time
Happy Salmon involves physical movements that are executed quickly and with a high level of noise. It is recommended that you make ample room and remove any chairs or other obstacles that may impede your movements. If your heart rate exceeds 120 beats per minute, you are likely performing the activity correctly. This game only lasts for 90 seconds, yet it is so engaging that you will find yourself playing it for hours on end. In addition to the standard rules, there are variations of Happy Salmon that include a silent version and a version suitable for three players.

Happy Salmon is an exciting party game that can be played by 3-8 participants. Each player receives a set of cards, each containing a straightforward action that requires a partner. In a frantic race against the clock, players vocally call out their actions, hoping to find a partner who matches their card. Once a match is made, the two players perform the action together and discard their used cards. The first player to successfully use up all their cards emerges as the victor! Buy a copy of Happy Salmon today and you'll have a blast at your next game night!
The game Happy Salmon 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.

  • 96 Cards
  • Official Happy Salmon Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The objective of Happy Salmon is to be the initial player to get rid of all your cards by finding matches and completing the corresponding action promptly.
How to Win
Perparation: Gather a group of 3-8 players and distribute a set of Happy Salmon cards to each player. Shuffle the cards thoroughly. Players should stand facing each other in a circle or group.

Game Play: Each player should take the top card from their deck and read it silently to themselves. Once ready, players should simultaneously shout out their action card looking for another player with the same card. When a player finds a match, they should perform the action on their card with their partner. For example, if two players find they have the "High 5" card, they should quickly give each other a high-five.

Once a card is used, players should immediately discard it and move on to the next one in their deck. The game continues at a frenzied pace until one player has successfully used up all their cards, and shouts out "Happy Salmon!" to declare their victory.

Please keep in mind that the official Happy Salmon 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 Happy Salmon. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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