How to play Cup of Bluff Official Rules

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Welcome to the Cup of Bluff Game!

Do you enjoy games that test your wits and challenge your perceptions of reality? Cup of Bluff is the perfect game for you! It’s a game that combines strategy, deception, and a dash of luck to keep you on your toes.

Now, let me explain the rules of the game. Each player begins with a cup and a set of small cups with tokens. The goal is to be the first player to collect a certain number of tokens.

At the start of each round, the players will secretly hide a certain number of tokens underneath their cups. This number is determined by rolling a dice. Each player takes turns guessing how many tokens are hidden under all the cups combined. Here’s the exciting part – you can either guess a number or call out a bluff!

If you believe the total number of hidden tokens has been overstated by the previous player, you can call their bluff. The cups are then revealed, and if the total number is indeed lower than the previous guess, the bluffer loses a token. However, if the total number matches or exceeds the previous guess, the player who called the bluff loses a token instead.

A key strategy in Cup of Bluff is to carefully observe your opponents’ reactions and body language. It might give you a clue about whether they are bluffing or telling the truth. Remember, bluffing is a double-edged sword – if you get caught, you’ll lose a token! So choose wisely when to bluff and when to play it safe.

The game continues until a player reaches the target number of tokens and is declared the winner. Who will outsmart their opponents and come out on top?

So, gather your friends, sharpen your bluffing skills, and get ready for a thrilling game of Cup of Bluff! Are you up for the challenge?

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Get ready to serve up a steaming cup of deception! When it’s my turn, I’ll roll the dice and shout out a number.

I have two options: I can tell you the true value of my dice, or I can make up a new number and bluff about it.

If I manage to fool you, I get a chip as a reward. But be careful – if you catch me in a lie, you steal the chip from me instead!

Getting Started

First, let’s place the 16 chips in the middle of the table, making sure they’re arranged in ascending order like this:

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How to Play the Game

When it’s time to start playing, the youngest player gets to go first. This person will become the bluffer, and from there, the game will continue in a clockwise direction.

When it’s your turn, here’s what you need to do: roll the dice, choose someone to target, and call out a number. Based on how the person you targeted responds, either you or they will earn a chip.

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Let’s Shake Things Up!

First, we gotta roll those three dice hiding in the cup. Once you’ve done that, sneak a peek at the total value they show.

Pick a Challenger

Now comes the fun part! You get to choose any opponent as your target for this round. But hold up! If you’re eyeing a chip that’s already snatched up by another player, you’re bound by fate to make that player your target.

Make Your Move

Next, it’s time to announce the magic number! You have two options: saying the actual total value of your dice or straight-up bluffing. Remember, you want this number to match the chip you want, not one you’ve already claimed.

Your aim here is to outsmart your target:

  • If you speak the truth, you want your target to think it’s all a sham.
  • If you tell a fib, you want your target to believe it’s the real deal.

Your target bites back

When we play the game, I’ll say something. You have to decide if I’m telling the truth or bluffing. You can respond by saying “truth” if you think I’m telling the truth or “bluff” if you think I’m bluffing.

Score the Chip

After I say my words, lift up your cup to see the value of your dice. Then, let everyone know if you thought I was bluffing or telling the truth.

If you fooled everyone (you bluffed and they believed you, or you told the truth and they thought you were lying), then you get points by taking the chip with the number you said and putting it in front of you.

But, if you didn’t fool anyone (you bluffed and they knew it, or you told the truth and they believed you), then the chip goes to them instead.

Special Rule: If the chip you called was already in front of someone else at the start of the turn, you have to give them one of your chips that you already scored.

Special Rule: Rolling Doubles

Hey there! If you roll doubles, you’ve got a cool option. Instead of calling out a number, you can choose to trade in two or more chips this turn.

Here’s how it works: lift up your cup to show off your doubles, then put back two or more chips into the middle of the table. In exchange, you get a single new chip that’s worth the same number of points as the total value of the chips you returned.

After that, it’s time to pass the turn to the next player.


  • Chips with the numbers 3 and 18 are worth 5 points each.
  • Chips with the numbers 4 and 17 are worth 4 points each.
  • Chips with the numbers 5, 6, 15, and 16 are worth 3 points each.
  • Chips with the numbers 7, 8, 13, and 14 are worth 2 points each.
  • Chips with the numbers 9, 10, 11, and 12 are worth 1 point each.

End of the Game

Hey there! Let me explain how this game works. It’s actually quite simple.

The game continues until there are no more chips left in the center of the table. At the end of the game, the player who has the most points is declared the winner.

If there happens to be a tie between two players, the player who has the fewest chips wins.

Now, here’s something interesting – you can also decide to play until a certain number of points is reached. It’s totally up to you!

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