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Jeopardy! Card Game (2019): Rules for How to Play

Jeopardy! Card Game (2019): Rules for How to Play

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The objective of the Jeopardy! Card Game is to earn the most money by correctly guessing the answer to the most questions.


  • Choose one of the players to be the host. The host cannot play the game. They are responsible for setting up the board and checking if the players provide the correct answer.
  • The players choose which game (1-4) they would like to play. You will remove the cards from the corresponding box.
  • The host takes the three host cards which have the answers for the three rounds.
  • The host assembles all of the cards for the Jeopardy! round into a grid. Place the cards so the money side is visible. Each column should be a different category, and each row should be more valuable than the previous round.
  • The game does not say how to determine the player that picks the first card for the round. The show has the returning champion pick the first question.
Setting up the board for the first round

Jeopardy! Round

The player who got the last question correct or the first player picks a category and a money value. The host then flips over the corresponding card and reads the question out loud.

Choosing a question card
The current player chose Animated Films for $200. The card is flipped over and the question is revealed. The players need to try and figure out “Walt Disney’s first full-length animated film was about this woman and her 7 housemates?”.

All of the players try to think of the answer for the question. The game does not state how you “buzz in” when you know the answer. You could either have players raise their hands, make a sound, or just blurt out their answer when they come up with one.

The first player to correctly guess the answer gets to take the card. You must answer in the form of a question. The card is worth the amount printed on it. The host looks on the corresponding host card for the answer to the question.

Finding the answer to the question
The answer to the previous question was “Who is Snow White?”
Receiving money
The player who answered with Snow White takes the corresponding card as it counts for $200 at the end of the game.

The rules do not say what happens when you guess incorrectly. It doesn’t say you lose money for incorrect answers and you keep track of your money by taking cards. Therefore I am guessing you don’t lose money for incorrect answers. It also doesn’t say whether you can only make one guess, or if you can make multiple guesses. In the show you can only make one guess, so I would guess you can’t make multiple guesses.

The rules also do not state who gets to pick the new category and value. Based on the show’s rules though, I would guess the player who got the last question correct gets to pick the next question.

The Jeopardy! round ends when all of the cards on the table have been played.

Double Jeopardy! Round

To start the Double Jeopardy! round the host takes the corresponding cards from the box and places them in a 5 x 5 grid like in the first round. Each column should be a different category, and each row should increase in value.

This round is played mostly the same as the first round. The main difference is that all of the cards are worth twice as much.

The rules do not state who starts the Double Jeopardy! round. Based on the show, the player with the least money starts the round. I would play it the same in the card game.

You will keep playing this round until all of the questions have been asked.

Final Jeopardy!

Once all of the questions from the Double Jeopardy! round have been asked, it is time to start Final Jeopardy!.

All of the players take a piece of paper and something to write with. The host reads the category of Final Jeopardy! out loud. Each player determines how much of the money they have collected so far that they will bid on the last question. You can bid any amount up to the value of all of the cards you have collected. You will write your bid down on your piece of paper so the other players can’t see it.

Making Final Jeopardy! Bid
This player has decided to bid $10,000 on the Final Jeopardy! question.

Once everyone has written down their bid, the host reads the question out loud. The players have 60 seconds in order to write down their answers. You must write your answer down in the form of a question.

Final Jeopardy! Question
The Final Jeopardy! question is “The fact that he didn’t play September 20, 1998 made headlines.”

When the timer runs out, the players will reveal their answers starting with the player with the least money. The host then reveals the answer. Each player that guessed correctly receives cash equal to what they bid. Those who guess wrong lose the amount they bid.

Final Jeopardy correct answer
This player answered with “Who is Cal Ripken Jr?” which was the correct answer. Since they bid $10,000; they will receive an additional $10,000.

The player that has the most money at the end of the game, wins the game.

Jeopardy! Card Game FAQ

If you have any questions about how to play the Jeopardy! Card Game, leave a comment below on this post. I will try to answer any questions asked as best and as quickly as possible.

Components for Jeopardy! Card Game


  • 4 Game Decks (each deck has the following):
    • 25 Jeopardy! Cards
    • 25 Double Jeopardy! Cards
    • Final Jeopardy! Card
    • 3 Host Cards
  • Instructions

Year: 2019 | Publisher: Endless Games

Genres: Card, Game Show, Trivia

Ages: 12+ | Number of Players: 3+ | Length of Game: 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Light

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