Our step-by-step guide to the rules of how to play The Game Quick And Easy Board Game. This is an adaption of the original and widely popular “The Game” and is a more streamlined cooperative number laying with restrictions card game for 2 – 5 players. The games are exactly what the title implies, with this being a title that is very easy to through on the table for several under ten-minute sessions. The rules for how to play The Game Quick And Easy are so easy that they fit on a small sheet.

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Players have cards and the center has two columns of ascending and descending cards. The goal is to be able to place a card each turn until everyone is out of cards before running into a situation where a player cannot play anything. The task would be nearly impossible, but the hook is that playing one of the cards of the same “suit” can reset the count and needs to be used very strategically. The goal is to lay as many of the cards as possible, ideally all 50.


Time Needed: Approximately 8 – 10 minutes.

This is a step by step guide for how to play The Game Quick and Easy the streamlined version of the award winning cooperative card laying board game. Additional notions and special rules can be found below the list. These will be referenced for your convenience.

1. SETUP | Put Out Sequence Cards
To kick off how to play The Game Quick and Easy setup, you need to put out the important Ascending and Descending sequence cards. These are the two purple cards with up and down arrows that are the guides for where you will put cards. Place these two in the center of the table.

2. SETUP | Form Draw Deck
Shuffle all the number cards together snd form them into a facedown deck to place in the center of the table next to the sequence cards.

3. SETUP | Each Player Gets 2 Cards
Each player draws two cards from the number deck to form their starting hand.

4. SETUP | Determine Starting Player
The final step of how to play The Game Quick and Easy setup is to determine a start player. Now seeing their two cards, everyone can discuss who should start as long as they are following the communication rules (nothing that refers to specific numbers you have).

5. GAMEPLAY | Play A Card
On a player’s turn, they must play at least one card from their hand but can optionally play up to 2. Each card needs to go on top of either the ascending or descending deck. If it is ascending, whatever number you place has to be higher than the one currently there and if it is descending, your card’s number needs to be lower than what is there. The numbers are what matter here, the colors have to do with the reverse mechanic. Once this is done, the turn passes to the player on the left and this continues until the game ends.

6. GAMEPLAY | Reverse Trick
The colors of the cards have one small role and it is for this wildcard, reverse trick. If you lay a card in the same color of the card that is already on top of the stack, the number on that card can be anything. By turning a larger number into a small one on the ascending track and vice versa for the descending track, you keep the game going at times when it is dramatically needed.

7. GAME END | No Play Option
If there is ever a scenario where a player has no cards from their hand that they can play on the ascending or descending stacks, the game is over and everyone loses.

8. WINNING | Place All 50 Cards
This is a cooperative game so everyone will either lose or win together. The goal of the game is to be able to make it through all 50 cards and place them all. You can call whatever you get to your score, but you have not truly beaten the game until you get all 50 cards placed in one game. Learning how to play The Game Quick and Easy is not hard to get the hang of but making it to that 50 mark is.



It’s very important for players to talk to each other and discuss their cards with each other and discuss their cards with each other or talk about who can or should lay on which stack. Specific numbers are not allowed to be mentioned but any other communication is allowed. This would be allowed: “I’ve got a very high yellow and a medium blue card in my hand,” but this would not be: “My red card is two above the current card showing.”


Whoever’s turn it is must lay exactly one card (never more than one). References to numbers are not allowed anymore. You can only say which colors you have in your hand and which stack you want to lay on or which stack you want to use the reverse trick on. Difficult but doable.


  • 2x Sequence Cards
  • 50x Number Cards (with numbers 1 – 10 in 5x colors)
  • 1x Rule Sheet


We hope you can now say you know how to play The Game Quick and Easy. This is a very lightweight cooperative game about getting numbers in the right order and using key reset cards to save the day. There is not much to this game, but as a small box filler game, it fills the itch nicely. A good mash-up of some different things, this is something the whole family can enjoy. Learning how to play The Game quick and easy is exactly what the title implies, it is staying alive amongst these spooky ghouls that gets tricky.