How to Play Snaps

January 1, 2024
David Sunnyside

The snaps game is an exciting, challenging, and socially interactive card game that requires sharp listening skills, patience, and a dash of creativity. It’s gaining popularity globally as it seamlessly marries auditory cues with linguistic challenges, making it the perfect way to pass time while waiting for your turn at a party or while chilling with friends.

The snapper selects a name/word for the group to guess. The snapper then gives clues for the word by using short sentences or snaps. The clues must be relevant to the name/word. For example, if the word is Harrison Ford, the snapper could say, “I’m getting ready.” If the word is Han Solo, the snapper might say, “Han is a great actor.” The snapper should also make sure to snap clearly and loudly so that the players can hear them.

When a player turns over a card that matches a card already face up on someone else’s pile, they race to be the first to call “Snap Pot!” The winning player then wins both piles and adds them to their own face down pile.

To keep the game fun, try adding a twist or two to the rules of how to play snaps. For instance, you can introduce themed rounds like movies, historical figures, or desserts and see if your friends can get them right. You can also combine it with charades and let the players embody the word for even more hilarity!

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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