How to Play the Game
About Us™, Boomer+™ Edition is about Canada’s Baby Boomers PLUS their peers a few years older. This fascinating group participated in an online survey where they answered questions on a variety of topics and about many aspects of their lives. Their answers? You’ll have to play the game to find out!
It’s easy to learn – see for yourself!!
Equipment: 2 Decks of Cards
Three questions and the possible answers to each question are
included on each card in this
deck. The correct answer is
always printed in bold type.
||5 10 20
Cards in this deck are
numbered as follows: 5, 10, 20.
Three Bonus cards numbered 30, 40 and 50, and three Wild
Cards, are also included in the 5 10 20 deck.
Object of the Game
The winner is the player who first accumulates 100 points without exceeding 100.
Setting Up the Game
Remove each deck from the packaging. Shuffle each deck well and place face down within easy
reach of all players.
How to Start Play
Each player selects a card from the top of the 5 10 20 deck. The player with the highest number starts play.
If two or more players tie with the highest number, they each select another card. The player with the
highest combined number starts play. If a tie results after selecting a second card, repeat the process.
If a Wild Card is selected, it should be returned to the bottom of the 5 10 20 deck and another card
selected from the top of the deck.
Playing the Game
The starting player picks one card from the top of the Questions Answers deck. He/she chooses
one question from the three choices on the
card and reads it aloud, along with the possible
answers. Moving in a clockwise direction, starting
with the player to the left of the starting player,
players respond to the question with the answer
they believe is correct. Once all the players have
responded, the starting player reads the correct answer aloud.
Players who respond with the correct answer choose one card from the top of the 5 10 20 deck. The card is not to be shown to the other
If none of the players respond with a correct answer, the starting player chooses a card from the top of the 5 10 20 deck. The card is not to be shown to the other players.
Once the first round is complete, the starting player places the card used at the bottom of the
Questions Answers deck. Moving clockwise,
the next player picks a card from the top of the
Questions Answers deck and play continues.
If, during play, a player chooses or receives a 5 10 20 card that places their score over 100, they
must keep the card. At a future turn, if they respond
with a correct answer, they must discard a card
(instead of picking a card from the 5 10 20 deck)
in an effort to achieve a score of 100 exactly.
If a player has a score exceeding 100 and discards a card, placing their score under 100, they must
select a card from the 5 10 20 deck on their next
turn (if they answer the question correctly).
If the player who reads the questions and answers aloud has a score exceeding 100, and none of
the players provide the correct answer to the
question that they have read aloud, he/she must
discard a card.
There are three Wild Cards in the 5 10 20 deck. A Wild Card may be used immediately or it may
be saved for use at a future turn. If the player
chooses to use the Wild Card on a future turn,
they must first correctly answer the question that
has been read aloud and they forego the option of
either selecting a card from the 5 10 20 deck or
discarding a card. When playing a Wild Card, it must be shown to the other players.
- Take One from Anyone – When a player selects this card, they select one 5 10 20 card from the
hand of any other player. Both players hold their cards up, or place them face down, keeping the faces of the cards hidden, and select a card. Once the
card has been selected, the Wild Card is then
placed at the bottom of the 5 10 20 deck and
- Trade One with Someone – When a player selects this card, they trade one of their cards
for a card held by any other player. When trading
cards, both players hold their cards up or place
them face down, keeping the faces of the cards hidden, and select a card from the other
Once the trade has taken place, the Wild Card is placed at the bottom of the 5 10 20 deck and
- Give One to Someone – When a player selects this card, they must give one of their 5 10 20 cards to any other player. They may select any
card from their hand to give to the other player.
The Wild Card is then placed at the bottom of
the 5 10 20 deck and play continues.
Winning the Game
The player who first reaches a score of 100 in consolidated 5 10 20 cards wins the game.
They must reach a score of 100 exactly and the
5 10 20 cards must be shown to the other players
to verify the 100 point total. A player cannot win the
game if they are holding a Wild Card.
If more than seven players wish to play the game, team play is recommended.
About the Survey
Harris/Decima completed 1,666 online surveys among a random sample of Harris/Decima panel members.
This was a standard panel survey among a random sample of Harris/Decima Canadian panel
members. Subsequent to completion of the study,
the data was weighted for region, age and gender
to replicate the actual distribution of the Canadian