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The game about Canada’s Baby Boomers
PLUS their peers a few years older!

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

Questions Answers
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 players.

  • 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.

Continuing Play
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.

Discarding Cards
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.

Wild Cards
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.

  1. 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 play continues.

  2. 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 player’s hand. Once the trade has taken place, the Wild Card is placed at the bottom of the 5 10 20 deck and play continues.

  3. 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.

Team Play
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 population.*

* Canadian population refers to English-speaking Canadians who use the internet, and who were between the ages of 45 and 75 at the time of survey completion.

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