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The 5 Second Rule game is a game that requires a fast mind. It keeps everyone on their toes and will definitely give the team some great memories.

Be it you’re playing with new friends or some old ones, this game is perfect for every level of friendship. Curious enough on what kind of game this is?

Without further ado, scroll on down, and we’ll be teaching you how to play the 5 Second Rule game!

How to play 5 Second Rule Game

Interested in knowing the 5 Second Rule rules? No worries! We’ll provide you with the simplest version of the instructions for the games.

The person who owns the game (or the one who suggested it) goes first. This is just basic courtesy to the owner or whoever thought of playing the 5 Second Rule game. It’s not mandatory, but it just makes things easier.

The turns typically go in a clockwise direction. If you’re playing without the board game or the cards, the person whose turn it is will get a bit of time to think of a question, then the person to their right is the one to answer.

5 Second Rule Game Rules

Note that these rules may vary depending on the group. You can change the rules however you’d like, for as long as the main mechanics that gives the game its essence stays the same.

Rule 1: Statement Format

The 5 Second Rule questions normally follow this format: “Name 3 [topic]…”

But, this isn’t necessary. This is just the usual format of the statement that you’ll hear when playing the 5 Second Rule game.

Rule 2: Statement Topics

While there is no specific topic for the 5 Second Rule game questions, players can discuss this and agree on something to make it easier to think of statements.

Usually, every player just picks a category randomly. It depends on the players which categories are easy or difficult. For example, some can think of three video games in no time, while others can immediately name three works of art from the Baroque era.

Rule 3: How to Answer Statements

After giving the statement (this is where it gets interesting) the person answering the statement only has 5 seconds to think of an answer. So this means that everyone has to be prepared for literally anything.

Here’s a kick: No one is allowed to repeat an answer. Let’s say a person gives out the same topic; the player cannot repeat any answer that was given already.

Let’s take a look at an example:

Anna says: “Name 3 female singers!”

Ben answers: “Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Tate McRae”

Ben asks again: “Name 3 female singers!”

Then the person on his right cannot repeat Miley Cyrus, Madonna, or Tate McRae.

5 Second Rule Questions

We know with the large number of topics that you can choose from, it can get overwhelming. So don’t worry! We’ll give you a few suggestions on a statement topic and some answers that can go with it.

Again, don’t panic! This game is supposed to be fun. 😃

1. Name 3 Car Brands

Possible Answer: Toyota, Volkswagen, and BMW.

This question often hits girls 😂 A lot of the times, when girls are given this topic, they just freeze.

2. Name 3 Fast-food Restaurants

Possible Answer: McDonalds, Starbucks, and Burger King.

Yes, it might come as a surprise to some people, but Starbucks is considered a fast-food chain.

3. Name 3 Disney Princesses

Possible Answer: Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel.

There are some Princesses that are not known as a Princess, which might raise a debate. These are Tinkerbell, Jane Porter from Tarzan, and of course, Megara from Hercules. If these were given, know that they are accepted.

4. Name 3 Sections found in a Newspaper

Possible Answer: National/International news, Local news, Sports.

We know that not many people read the paper these days, so this might be a challenge to some. 😂

5. Name 3 of Santa’s Reindeers

Possible Answer: Rudolph, Dasher, and Comet.

Of course, everyone knows who Rudolph is. There’s a song about him! What about the other eight reindeers? (Yes, Santa has nine reindeers pulling his sleigh!)

6. Name 3 abbreviations

Possible Answer: LOL, LMAO, and GTG.

These are some of the most common abbreviations that are still used up to this day.

7. Name 3 Plants That Need Only Minimal Care

Possible Answer: Snake plants, Aloe Vera, and Succulents.

Seeing that the care for plants is growing exponentially with people, it’ll be nice to educate one another on this topic. You’ll never know who’s looking to be the next plant-mom/plant-dad.

8. Name 3 Animals that Lay Eggs

Possible Answer: Chickens, Snakes, and Clown Fish.

You need to be careful when it comes to fish because not all fishes lay eggs, believe it or not!

9. Name 3 Computer Brands

Possible Answer: Apple, Lenovo, and HP.

Watch out if someone repeats this topic. There aren’t that many out there. 😂

10. Name 3 Characters from F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Possible Answer: Rachel, Ross, Monica.

This will definitely be a fun topic to have again. Let’s see how many people memorize even the characters that made one or two appearances 😏 Do you know about Althea? Ross and Monica’s Grandmother?

11. Name 3 video games by Nintendo

Possible Answer: Pokémon, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda.

For Nintendo nerds, this may be an easy question, but for everybody else, it can be pretty tricky!

12. Name 3 Animals that start with “M”

Possible Answer: Macaw, Mackerel, and Magpie

Any question that involves naming things starting with a certain letter seems easy at first, but once the timer starts, I can assure you that your mind will go blank.😂

13. Name 3 Brands of Smartphones

Possible Answer: Apple, Samsung, and Huawei

Although Huawei is a Chinese multinational technology company, it bags 2nd place on the market, coming behind on Samsung, and topping Xiaomi and Apple.

14. Name 3 Dog Breeds

Possible Answer: Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, and Shih Tzus.

There are over 100 dog breeds worldwide, so when you’re given 5 seconds to narrow down to 3 breeds, it can be overwhelming.

15. Name 3 Celebrities You Would Invite to a Party

Possible Answer: Answers may vary.

The fact that you have to choose 3 celebrities out of so many good ones can be pressuring.

16. Name 3 from Winnie the Pooh

Possible Answer: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger.

Of course, Winnie the Pooh will always be in the mix; you just mentioned it! 😂

17. Name 3 Colors You Usually Don’t Wear

Possible Answer: Answers may vary

The difficult thing here is that you normally only avoid one color. So when you have to name three, it becomes a challenge. 🙅

18. Name 3 Countries in Asia

Possible Answer: Thailand, Singapore, and India

Yes, not everyone knows that India is an Asian country!

19. Name 3 movies with Will Smith

Possible Answer: Men in Black, Pursuit of Happiness, and Bad Boys

We genuinely hope that you have watched enough Will Smith movies because they’re all amazing.

20. Name 3 Pizza Toppings

Possible Answer: Pepperoni, Cheese, and Pineapples

Hopefully, no one gives the “Pineapple” answer. It might just start a lengthy argument on whether or not Pineapple should even be on Pizzas. 😂

21. Name 3 TV Shows that Have 10 or More Seasons

Possible Answer: F.R.I.E.N.D.S, The Big Bang Theory, and Grey’s Anatomy.

There are so many TV shows. This might spark a conversation between the group! Hopefully a good one, though. 😄

22. Name 3 Random Words That Start With “E”

Possible Answer: Electricity, Elephant, and Evil.

If you have only 5 seconds to think of words, you’re going to have a hard time. Stay calm!

23. Name 3 Things That are White

Possible Answer: Paper, Snow, and a Ghost!

We’re secretly hoping that someone gets the F.R.I.E.N.D.S reference here. 😋

24. Name 3 Things You Can See in the Sky

Possible Answer: an Airplane, a Bird, and a Cloud

Hopefully this is a topic that no one gets wrong.

25. Name 3 Super Heroes

Possible Answer: Captain America, Batman, and Iron Man

We hope that this won’t spark any Marvel vs. DC arguments. 😅

5 Second Rule Board Game

Several versions of the board game are available online, so we’ll narrow it down for your convenience.

PlayMonster’s 5 Second Rule Game has received almost 9,000 global ratings, with an average rating of 4.7 stars.

Priced at $14.99, this pack comes with about 150 cards and a timer. It’s meant to be played by 3 or more players, ages 10 and above. One of the things they’ve advertised the most is that the timer makes a really fun sound as the ball makes its way down to the bottom! It adds on to the thrill and panic of the whole game.

Commonly bought with this pack is PlayMonster’s 5 Second Rule Uncensored Game, which has received over 6,000 global ratings with an average rating of 4.6 stars.

Priced at $12.79, this pack comes with 150 cards that have statements printed on both sides and the classic twisted timer. So, of course, this baby sells itself! Especially with the fact that it’s uncensored 😉

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

The 5 Second Rule game is such a fast-paced game, so it might cause panic to several players. Just don’t forget that this should be fun and exciting for everyone! 🎉

✍️  June 30, 2021

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