Objective of New Phone, Who Dis?
The objective of New Phone, Who Dis? is to win the most rounds by submitting the funniest card(s).
Setup for New Phone, Who Dis?
- To begin choose whether you want to play the Classic or DIY mode.
- Separate the Inbox cards from the Reply cards.
- Shuffle each deck of cards separately.
- The oldest player starts the game as the judge.
- The rest of the setup depends on whether you chose to play the Classic Mode or the DIY Mode.
Playing Classing Mode in New Phone, Who Dis?
If you choose to play the Classic Mode, each player draws seven Reply cards to start the game.
The Classic Mode is played over a number of rounds. In each round one of the players will be the judge, and the rest of the players will submit cards to the judge.
The current judge draws an Inbox card and reads it out loud to the rest of the players.
All of the players besides the judge chooses one of the cards from their hand to play this round. You can use whatever criteria you want when choosing which card to play. Usually you are best off picking the card that is funniest when combined with the Inbox card. When you have chosen a card, you will pass it facedown to the judge.
Picking the Best Submission
Once all of the players have passed a card to the judge, the judge shuffles all of the cards that were submitted.
The judge then reads the Inbox card, and then each Reply card.
After reading all of the Reply cards, the judge chooses which card they thought was best. The judge can use whatever criteria they want. Usually players choose the Reply card that is funniest when combined with the Inbox card.
The player that submitted the card that the judge picked, takes the Reply card they played as well as the Inbox card. This pair of cards is worth one point at the end of the game.
All of the players who submitted a card this round draw another Reply card so they have seven left in their hand.
The player to the left of the current judge becomes the judge for the next round.
Playing the DIY Mode
The DIY Mode is played similarly to the Classic Mode, but has a couple differences.
To start the game each player draws four Inbox and four Reply cards.
During each round all of the players besides the judge create a combination of an Inbox and a Reply card. You can create whatever combination you want, as long as you use only one Inbox and one Reply card. Most players try to create a funny conversation between the two cards they choose.
When you have created your pair, you will pass it face down to the judge.
Picking the Best Pair
Once all of the players have submitted their pair of cards, the judge reads out each pair separately.
They will then choose the pair of cards they liked the most. They can use whatever criteria they want to choose their favorite pair.
The player that submitted the winning pair takes the pair which is worth one point at the end of the game.
All of the players that submitted cards in the round chooses one new Inbox and Reply card so they have four of each type of card in their hand.
The role of the judge passes to the player to the left of the current judge.
Winning New Phone, Who Dis?
Whether you choose to play the Classic Mode or the DIY Mode, you will keep playing rounds until the players decide to stop playing. To make it fair for all players, it is usually best if all players play as the judge the same number of times.
At the end of the game each player counts up how many points/cards they acquired in the game. The player that acquired the most points wins the game.
New Phone, Who Dis? FAQs
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- 240 Inbox Cards
- 300 Reply Cards
Year: 2019 | Publisher: What Do You Meme? | Designer: Elie Ballas, Ben Kaplan, Elliot Tebele
Ages: 17+ | Number of Players: 3+ | Length of Game: 30-90 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate
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