Objective of Merry Dissmas
The objective of Merry Dissmas is to score the most points by providing answers that the Diss-Master chooses.
- Each player takes a whiteboard and a marker.
- Shuffle the cards and place them facedown on the table.
- The last player to have a holiday drink from Starbucks becomes the first Diss-Master.
Playing Merry Dissmas
Merry Dissmas is played over a number of rounds. Each round begins with the Diss-Master drawing a card. They will read the card out loud to the rest of the players. All of the players should try to keep a straight face so they don’t give away their answer.
All of the players think of an answer that matches the question written on the card. You can write down whatever answer you want.
After you have written down your answer, place your board face down on the table to show the other players that you are done writing your answer. Once everyone has written an answer, they will pass their boards to the Diss-Master. The Diss-Master should mix up the boards so they don’t know which player submitted each answer.
Picking a Winning Answer
The Diss-Master then reads each answer out loud. After they have read all of the answers, they will choose which one they think is best. The Diss-Master can use whatever criteria they want to use to pick the best answer. The player that submitted the best answer receives a point. If two players come up with the same answer (that is chosen as the best answer), the Diss-Master decides whether to give both players a point, give neither player a point, or hold some sort of tiebreaker.
Winning Merry Dissmas
The game can end in one of two ways.
If a player earns ten points, they immediately win the game.
Otherwise the game can end when a player is “too fed up with being called out”. In this case the player that has scored the most points wins the game.
If there is a tie, you will play another round until one player ends up with the most points.
Merry Dissmas FAQ
If you have any questions about how to play Merry Dissmas, leave a comment below on this post. I will try to answer any questions asked as best and as quickly as possible.
- 250 cards
- 8 dry-erase boards
- 8 dry-erase markers
Year: 2021 | Publisher: What Do You Meme? | Designer: Elliot Tebele
Ages: 12+ | Number of Players: 3+ | Length of Game: 30-90 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate
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