Rules for the game…

Back when I first saw Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead I fell in love with the “Questions” game. Since then I’ve tried to recount all the rules but I always felt like I was missing something, and I never got around to renting the movie again. Recently I discovered the rules in a blog post and then found them on Wikipedia. I’m now keeping my own copy :).

Rules for “Game of Questions”

  1. The game starts with first player asking a question.
  2. The second player has to respond with a relevant question.
  3. Scoring is done when a player fouls. Fouls can be called for:
    • statement: player fails to reply with an actual question
    • hesitation: player takes too long to reply or grunts or makes a false start
    • repetition: player asks a questions identical to or synonymous with one already asked this game (not match)
    • rhetoric: player asks a rhetorical question
    • non-sequitur: player responds with an unrelated question

When a foul is called on a player, his opponent is awarded one point. First player to get three points wins a game. Matches are played to best out of three games.

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One Response to “Rules for the game…”

  1. Si says:

    Thank you for posting these! I, too, have been wanting to remember the rules since I first saw the movie, and haven’t been able to keep track… You’re amazing!

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