Spot It Game

How To Play Spot It

Spot It Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 8
Play Time
10 MIN
Spot It is a circular card game where multiple mini games can be played depending on age groups or amount of people playing. Games vary from spotting the one object that is on both cards to more advanced games. Although the age limit is 7 and up, kids as young as 5 years old can play this game with ease. What is fun is you as an adult can play and more times than you think your opponent will spot it first.

Spot it is a fast-paced card game that can be played with 2-8 players. The game is played using a deck of 55 round cards, each of which features 8 different symbols. The objective of the game is to be the first player to identify and point out the one matching symbol between any two cards. Here are the basic rules to how you can play Spot it.

Shuffle the deck of cards and deal out 4 cards to each player. Place the remaining cards face down in a draw pile. Choose a player to go first, and play continues clockwise. The active player draws the top card from the draw pile and places it face up in the center of the playing area.

The active player then searches their hand for a card that has the same symbol as any of the symbols on the center card. When they find a match, they must quickly place the card on top of the center card, making sure that the matching symbol is directly above the center card's matching symbol.

The next player then becomes the active player and repeats the process, searching their hand for a matching symbol on the center card. The game continues in this fashion, with players drawing and searching for matches as quickly as possible, until one player has no cards left in their hand.

The player who has emptied their hand first is the winner! If a player cannot find a match in their hand, they must draw a new card from the draw pile. Spot It is a fun and quick game that you can take with you to your next party or vacation. It is small and easy to learn how to play and will involve a quite a few people of all ages. Give Spot It a try and you'll be amazed at all the different possibilities there are with this simple little game.

The game Spot It 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.

  • Spot It Only Comes With 55 Circular Cards
  • The Storage Tin
  • Official Spot It Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
If you are the first to spot the same object on two cards, no matter which version you are playing, then you will get a point. Points are added up and the player with the most wins.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Spot It 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 Spot It. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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chi chi says:

i love it, me and my kids play it all the time!
Mitch says:

Why in the symbols example section of the instructions is there no hammer, I'm perplexed did anyone else notice this
Lisa says:

It does the impossible. Any two cards will have one item in common. Just like magic. My son is a wiz at this game and I don't know how he does it.
Nick says:

Holly.. that makes no sense. None.
Jamie says:

Fun fast little game. Puts everyone on the same level of playing so most any age can play. I love how there are different rules for different versions of game play.
Holly says:

Love this cute little game. I have no clue how it works but there is always something the same between two different cards. Quick and easy to play.
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