SUGGESTED WAYS TO PLAY THE GAME WITH NO RULES
LikeU is a card game that allows players to see what they have in common through a combination of both light-hearted and thought-provoking questions.
The yellow questions tend to be more lighthearted, and the blue cards tend to be more thought-provoking, but the questions on every card have been expertly curated to spark conversations that build intimacy.
There is no right or wrong way to play the game! Since we believe in the power of play and imagination, we encourage you to imagine new ways to play the game with friends, partners, colleagues, teammates, and even complete strangers.
We’ve included some suggested ways to play below!
Free Play (2 Players or Multiplayer) - Shuffle all of the cards and pick questions to ask at random. Each player must answer every question.
Guided Conversation Starter (2 Players or Multiplayer) - Before you start, decide whether you will play the yellow track or the blue track. Place all of the cards face down in a pile. Take turns reading the question from either the yellow or blue track out loud. All players have to answer each question. We encourage you to share personal narratives related to each question. When you finish one color, go through the questions written on the other color.
Guided Digital Conversation Starter (2 Player or Multiplayer) - The player with the physical copy of the card deck should place all of the cards face down in a pile. He/She will read a question from either the yellow or blue track out loud. Every player will answer each question. If another player’s answer to any question interests any player, encourage them to share the story behind their answer.
Prediction (2 Player or Multiplayer) - Before you start, decide as a group whether you will play the yellow track or the blue track. Place all of the cards face down in a pile. The players will take turns choosing a card, and reading a question from either the yellow or blue track out loud. The group will attempt to answer the question for the person who drew the card. When you finish one color, answer the questions written on the other color.
Writing Prompt (2 Player or Multiplayer) - Pick a question from any card. Write a journal entry, short story, or poem (real or fictional) that answers the question.
The Funniest Act (Multiplayer) - Break into small groups. One person must play the role of the Judge. The Judge will shuffle the cards, and pick the question on either the yellow track or blue track. Read the question out loud. Each group will have ten minutes to put together a short performance that answers the question on the card. The group can use anything in the room as a prop. At the end of the ten minutes, each group will perform their act in front of everyone. The Judge will then decide which group put on the funniest act.
Cards in the Classroom (2 Players or Multiplayer) - Break the classroom up into small groups. Give each group a small number of cards. Have each group go through all of the questions, allowing every person to share their answer with the group.
In it to Win It (Multiplayer) - Before you start, decide as a group whether you will play the yellow track or the blue track. Place all of the cards face down in a pile. Each player will take turns pulling a LikeU card. The youngest player is the first to draw. The person who draws the LikeU card (“The Guide”) will read the question from either the yellow or blue track out loud to the group. The remaining players will answer the question, and give an explanation for why they answered the question the way they did. The Guide will then give his or her LikeU card to the person whose answer to the question resonates with him or her the most. The Guide can ask each player to elaborate on their answers, provide an explanation, or give personal narratives to help them make a decision. If everyone’s answer equally resonates with the Guide, then the Guide will hold on to the card, and draw another card. The person whose answer best resonates with the Guide next will then get all of the cards currently in the Guide’s hand. In the event more than one answer equally resonates with the Guide again, the Guide should keep drawing cards and asking questions until he/she is able to give away all of the cards in his or her hand to one of the other players. On the other hand, if no one’s answer resonates with the Guide, the Guide should toss the card to the side, draw a new LikeU Card, and repeat the process until an answer resonates with him or her. The person with the most LikeU Cards at the end of the game wins!