Hedbanz is a fun guessing game that you can play with your kids which makes it suitable for a family game night. The game involves asking your opponents yes or no questions to help you figure out the card that you have on your head. This post explains in detail how to play hedbanz.
Be the first to get rid of all your chips.
Hedbanz Game Rules
The following are some hedbanz rules;
.Play begins with the youngest player and continues to the left.
.On your turn, ask the other players one question each in turns to help you figure out the card on your forehead. You may ask as many rounds of questions as possible until either the timer runs out or you guess the card correctly.
.Questions like “Am I a…?” are allowed but direct questions such as “What am I? cannot be asked.
.If you guess a picture correctly, pick a new card and fix on your headband. Keep playing until the timer runs out.
.Put a chip in the bank for every picture you guess correctly.
.A player may give up guessing at any point during a turn. As punishment, the player must collect one chip from the bank, and is dealt a new card for the next round.
Number of Players Needed
2 to 6 players
- 6 Headbands
- 24 chips
- 72 Picture cards
- 3 Sample Question Cards
The picture cards are placed face-down in the middle of the playing surface. Each player picks a headband and fixes it on their head, such that the Hedbanz logo is centred on their forehead. The players draw a face-down card each and then stick the card on their headbands without looking at the card. Each player is then given three chips and the remaining chips become the “bank”.
How to Play
Play begins with the youngest player taking their turn, after which play passes to the left. Each player on their turn will flip over the timer and then ask each of the other players a question each in turns to help him/her identify the picture that is on his/her forehead. The question asking may continue in rounds until the player either guess the picture correctly or the timer runs out.
There are sample questions that a player can ask on the question cards. Those questions are only a guide and may not be used. Questions like “Am I a…?” are allowed but direct questions such as “What am I? cannot be asked.
If a player figures out the picture on their forehead before the timer runs out, the player will draw a new card and fix on their headband. The player will again begin to ask questions to help them identify the picture on the card. This continues until the player either guess the picture correctly or the timer runs out. If they guess the picture correctly, the player again draws a new card. A player’s turn continues until the timer runs out after which play passes to the left. Each time a player guesses a picture correctly, they put one chip in the bank.
A player may give up guessing at any point during a turn. As punishment, the player must collect one chip from the bank, and is dealt a new card for the next round. That concludes this section on how to play hedbanz. To win the game, be the first player to use all your chips.
Winning the Game
Get rid of your chips by correctly guessing pictures on your hedbanz. The first player to get rid of all their chips wins the game.