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balderdash - a word game


join [game] [as] {spotted|red|chartreuse|yellow|cyan|magenta|green|brown|blue|pink|vermillion|black} on <board name>
start [new] [game] on <board name>
start [new] [game] to <points> on <board name>
resign [from] [game] on <board name>
finish [game] on <board name>
define <new definition> on <board name>
accept [word] on <board name>
definition <word> as <real definition> on <board name>
select <selection> on <board name>


Balderdash is a simple word game. A real word and a real definition are chosen by the current player. The rest of the players then make up a fake definition for the word. After everyone has a fake definition all the definitions are displayed in a random order and each player then selects one of the definitions.

The game ends when someone reaches 15 points.

When it is your turn to select the word, when you are the current player, you have a choice. You can accept the randomly chosen word or define your own word. To define your own word use the definition command and use the accept command to accept the current word. You must accept the word for the next phase to start.

Scoring Rules

You get 1 point for each person that picks your definition.
You get 2 points if you select the correct definition.
The current player gets 3 points if no one selects the correct answer.
The game ends when someone has 15 points.

See also

connect_four, lost_cities, battleslugs, reversi, quarto