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How to play the Family Feud Game? + Alternative Games to the Family Feud Game

If you’re a fan of one of America’s most popular gameshows, then be sure to have a look at the Family Feud game rules so you can bring the category-guessing game into your own home.

What is Family Feud Game?

Family Feud is one of the oldest American game shows and it has been going strong since 1976 to today. In this classic game, two families compete against each other to win cash prizes. In the original game show, there are three different rounds. The family that wins all three or any two rounds, becomes the ultimate winner.

This iconic game show was later converted into an online game. You can play Family Feud online with terrific graphics and some cool music. There should ideally be two different families. However, you can always form a team of five players and you guys can play against the computer family.

The online Family Feud game is designed in the same format as that of the original game show. There are three rounds and in each round, your team will be asked some randomly generated questions. There is a bonus round named ‘Fast Money’ round. In this round, any two members from each group can participate.

How To Set Up the Family Feud Card Game

The first thing to set up is the teams, if you have an odd number it will make it easier to balance teams as 1 person needs to be the host of the game. Everyone else divides into 2 teams, try to keep them as balanced as possible.

The teams will then nominate 1 player to be the team captain and get the teams to decide on a team name. Give each team a pen and paper for use throughout the game.

Get whoever the host is to shuffle the Face-Off cards and the Fast-Money cards before you begin playing.

How to play the Family Feud Card Game

Each Family Feud game consists of 4 rounds, 3 Face-Off rounds, finishing with the Fast Money Bonus round. Team captains go first, with the rest of the team sitting in the order that represents which round they’re taking part in.

The Face-Off Rounds

Like the TV show, the game starts with a Face-Off round with the 2 captains going head to head to attempt to take control of the category. The host reads out the question and each team captain needs to buzz in to be the first to answer.

They need to guess the top answer to the question to win the right to guess the other answers with their team. If they are unable to guess the top answer, the other team captain attempts to.

Whichever captain gets the highest scoring answer takes control and gets given the chance to guess the rest first. They can also pass to the other team if they wish to as well.

The host announces how many answers that a team needs for that category, and the host goes down the line getting answers from team members.

If a player gives an answer that isn’t written on the host’s question/answer card, that team gets given a strike, represented by an X on their scorecard. 3 X’s means that the team is out and the opposing players get the chance to steal the round.

Winning the round scores points,covered in our scoring section, and if the team who controls the question gets all the correct answers before 3 X’s means they win the round.

If the opposing team has a chance to steal, they need to decide on 1 answer on the card to win the round instead. If they fail to get the right answer, the original team wins the round.

The Fast Money Bonus Round

The final round is when each team nominates 1 player to take part. These 2 players cannot have any help from other team members.

The host picks a card that displays 5 different questions that the players need to answer. Another teammate writes down their answers as they’re said on the Fast Money scorecard.

Whoever is in the team that is leading at this stage answers first. Players cannot have the same answer as one another so it is important that each answer is properly tracked.

Start a timer for 1 minute and have the host read out the questions as fast as possible. If an answer gets given that isn’t on the scorecard, the host can ask the player to try again.

Once both players have given their answers within the time limit, the game ends with the host revealing the answers and scores. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins the Family Feud card game.

Alternative Games to the Family Feud Card Game

Family Feud is definitely a card game for larger groups that certainly fits the bill due to the easy-to-follow rules and entertaining, replayable gameplay.

Fortunately, there are plenty of other card games to play that you can also play in big groups. Check out the Mad Gab rules for one such game, or if you’re looking for something slightly harder learn the SushiGo Party rules.

If you’re looking for similar board games to play that also rely on trivia, look at our guides to the Logo board game rules and the Trivial Pursuit rules.

How do you play Family Feud online with friends?

Playing the Family Feud game on Zoom is easily possible. All you need to do is invite your friends and family over to a Zoom meeting and then share the screen of the game being played online.

What happened Family Feud host?

Ray Combs, a comedian who followed Richard Dawson as host of the game show “Family Feud,” committed suicide Sunday, hours after he was taken to a hospital, police said. … Combs hanged himself at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center, an unidentified friend told Los Angeles radio station KFWB.

Is there a Family Feud app?

Family Feud Live is a free game for Android that belongs to the category Trivia, and has been developed by UMI Mobile.

Is Steve leaving Family Feud?

Steve Harvey Leaves ‘Family Feud‘ Fans on the Verge of Tears With His “Touching Story”.