Mad Gab Game

How To Play Mad Gab

Mad Gab Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 12
Play Time
30 MIN
Mad Gab is a party game of gabbing like mad. It's a game of not what you say but what you hear. The answers are right in front of you; you just have to sound them out. Answers are read off of cards that contain other words that when read together sound like another phrase, name, or words. For example, "Law Sand Jealous" sounds like "Los Angeles." You'll be laughing as you try to piece these words together and get your points.

Players are given a card with a phrase written in gibberish. The players must figure out what the phrase is by sounding out the words. Once a player has figured out the phrase, they must say it out loud to prove they have solved the puzzle. If the player's answer is correct, they get to keep the card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

This is a fast paced game that is easy to learn how to play and is great for larger groups of people. Play time on Mad Gab is not too long and requires very little setup. It can be played with any number of players and cards, but a typical game will last between 20-30 minutes and use around 100 cards. Play Mad Gab today!

The game Mad Gab 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.

  • Mad Gab Contains 1
  • 200 Mad Gab Puzzles On 300 Cards
  • Flipper
  • Timer
  • Score Pad And Labels
  • The Mad Gab Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Be the first team to reach 25 points. Points are scored when a team solves a Mad Gab puzzle. Puzzles consist of a set of unrelated words that, when read aloud, sound like familiar phrases, names, places, etc. For example, "Law Sand Jealous" sounds like "Los Angeles." Teams try to solve three puzzles before the timer stops. Once time expires, the "Stealing" team may then gain points by solving any puzzles that the "Solving" team could not.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Mad Gab 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 Mad Gab. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Terry says:

Oh the memories with Mad Gab. We use to play this game all the time with my extended family and it is so funny to hear the answers read aloud and people still can't solve the puzzle. Seeing and hearing are definitely two different things.
DIANA Hayes says:

I think that Mad Gab is a fun game
Angel Wynne says:

My family and I played MAD GAB, it was so funny. we were guessing some correct, some weren't, and it was so funny. I love the game it makes you laugh and spend time with family, thats what count family time spent together.
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