The basic principle of '3 Little Words' is that ANYTHING can be described using only 3 words. For example, "Mouse Hunting Pet" is... CAT! A player studies an 'answer' on the cards, and tries to describe it in only 3 words. The other players try to guess the answer. The first player to get it right wins a point, and so does the asking player. First player to 20 points wins!
**How to play**
Choose one player to keep score using a pencil and paper, then roll the die to determine who goes first (play goes clockwise). The first player (the 'asking player') takes the top card from the deck, and rolls the die to select one of the 6 'answers' on the back of it. The asking player studies the answer and has to speak aloud 3 words that he believes describe the answer so the other players can try and guess it. *(There are restrictions on what words may be used - see below*).
It's 'first come first served', so speed counts. If a player makes a guess and gets it wrong, he must not help other players, and must remain silent until all the other players have either made a guess, or given up. **If a player gets the answer right, both he and the asking player get a point.**
If no player comes up with the right answer, or everyone gives up, the asking player can additionally reveal what the 'category' of the answer is (movie, thing, person etc) and the players can try again. If no one gets it right this time, the round is over.
If the asking player can't come up with 3 words, speaks aloud more than 3 words, or breaks the rules about what can and can't be said, he loses a point (it's possible for players to have negative scores), and the round is over.
At the end of each round, the asking player puts the card to the back of the deck and play passes to the next player.
**Winning the game**
The first player to 20 points wins. If a player has 18 points or more, he may no longer 'ask' questions, but can only answer, unless all players have 18 or more points, in which case he can once again take turns asking questions.
If 2 players reach 20 points simultaneously, a tie-breaker is asked by one of the other players. First correct answer wins. |