Never Have I Ever Game

How To Play Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

4 - 12
Play Time
30 MIN
Play Time
Sometimes we brag about our mistakes in life - other times we hide them. Never Have I Ever is a game where you let all your dumb mistakes out and try to be the first person with 10 cards on you wall of shame. You'll have to admit to each offense and display it for everyone to see. Never Have I Ever is a definite conversation started as you learn things you never knew about each other. Some will be a bit embarrassing, others will be something to brag about, while most will be just funny things that happen to us. Sometimes you find out that you're not alone and everyone else has been there too!

Never Have I Ever is easy to play with very little rules. In fact, the only real rule is not to judge. We're all guilty of mistakes in our life, funny circumstances, special situations and ever really cool things that happen out of luck. Never Have I Ever is fun to play with different people. With over 500 cards, there is plenty of cards to go around. This party game is great for larger groups and will surely brighten the party. Give Never Have I Ever a try at your next game night and let us know what you think.
  • 550 Cards
  • Official Never Have I Ever Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
First person to get 10 cards on your wall of shame wins the game - not sure if you should be proud of this though...
How to Win
Perparation: Shuffle the cards after removing all the rule cards. Place rules cards in the center of the table. Deal ten play cards to each player and place the rest back in the box.

Who goes first? Well, that's easy - whomever has the coolest shoes lets the person on their right start. Because after all, no one likes a show off.

Game Play: The first person starting the game will pick up a rule card from the center pile. Place it face up in the center of the table and read it out loud. Be sure to listen to each rule card since this dictates what everyone is doing that round. If a rule card can't be played keep taking new ones until it can. Examples of cards include "made a fool of myself at a work holiday party" or "posted a picture on social media to make another person jealous."

If you want to score cards in an attempt to win the game, you need to be found guilty of whatever is on that play card. You'll get to keep it face up in front of you so you can bask in your shame. If you are found free from guilt of a play card, then you can get rid of it by placing it in the discard pile. Honesty can be relative in this game. If you really want to win then by all means be as honest as you can. If it's not worth sharing then you might want to keep a tight lip about it so you don't get yourself in more trouble just for the sake of winning the game. Coming up with lies spur of the moment just to gain extra points is somewhat admirable but in the end, it's just cheating - and no one likes a cheater.

If you can collect 10 play cards by having made horrible life decisions, then you'll win the game. Remember, this is a fun, light-hearted game where no judgement is allowed. We all make mistakes and make questionable choices, now we just get to make fun of each other for doing so. Enjoy!

Please keep in mind that the official Never Have I Ever PDF rules listed below could be different depending on the version you have. They should be an exact copy of what came in your original packaging. Download them to view now or print them for later use.

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Hank says:

Never Have I Ever is such an easy game to learn how to play. I lost my instructions sheet and found the official rules here in PDF form. Thank you. This is such a fun party game to pull out with different groups of people.
Tom says:

what is the purpose of the spinner in family edition? Who is ‘you’ in the ‘You and Me’ spinner position? Seems like you could play the game without the spinner entirely?
Becky says:

I saw this being played on a talk show so I thought I'd get it for a friend's party. IT WAS HILARIOUS! We really liked this game and learned way too much about each other. Lots of fun with no complicated rules.
Hal says:

Interesting game. I bet you learn way more about people than you probably wanted to know. Not sure I would want to play this kind of game but probably entertaining to watch.
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