Mad Gab Game

Mad Gab Game Rules

How To Play Mad Gab (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.

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

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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