Soup2nuts is a play on the American English idiom that conveys the meaning of "from beginning to end". It is derived from the description of a full course dinner, in which courses progress from soup to a dessert of nuts.

 Game Play:

· Soup2Nuts is best played with 3 or more people.

· Ages 17+ (or you’ll probably have a lot of explaining to do!)

· Get drinks, get snacks, and get ready!

· Shuffle cards then set the card pile face down in the middle of your group, in reach of everyone.

· The player to the right of the host, or the owner of this fine game, goes first.

· The starting player draws a card and reads the question or instruction. Gameplay always starts with the Soup instruction.

· The player then does as instructed (with flair ideally). It’s that simple!

· If the player does not want to perform the instruction, they can go hungry and place the card at the bottom of the pile and lose this course, and a chance at epic points.

· Once the player has completed the instruction/question, the other players vote thumbs up or thumbs down on their performance/answer, so be funny, be clever, pander, be extraordinary. For a majority of thumbs up, the player who performed gets a point.

· Thumbs up from everyone? Extra point!

· Thumbs down from everyone? Lose a point. (You can go into negative points)

· The player then places the card at the bottom of the pile and we move to the next player in a clockwise direction.

 · Play continues with the current course until everyone completes that portion of the game. Then play moves to the next course and continues.

· The game play progresses for a total of six courses with all players playing each course in order.

· The person with the most points at the end wins! Congrats!, you’re probably a horrible person. Keep track of points using the provided paper and pencil, or don’t and just have fun.

· Tie-breakers can be solved with a thumb wrestling match, a yodel contest, or by drawing a picture of each other and the group picking the best one.  You decide you incredible competitive person!

 The Courses:

SOUP – Soup is easy and goes down hot and smooth.

There are two types of Soup instructions, verbal charades and fill-in-the-blanks (ala Mad-Libs style).

APPETIZER – Appetizers are small bites of deliciousness designed for you to want more.

Appetizer questions are all about words and word play.

SALAD – Green and crunchy, just how we like it, and how we want you and the other players to feel after this round.

Salad questions either deal with technology (specifically using it), or Fuck/Marry/Kill questions with a twist. The player MUST explain why they chose what they want.

 MAIN COURSE – It’s meaty and filling and what we all hope and dream of.

Main Course questions are either trivia style questions or physical charade questions designed to show the other players just who they are dealing with.

DESSERT – So sweet and fun you’ll be begging for more.

The instructions in the Dessert course require the player either to show off their art skills and draw a picture. Or, answer a classic would-you-rather question. In either case, the player MUST explain why they chose what they did.

NUTS – Who doesn’t want to end the night with a handful of Nuts?

Questions in the Nuts course are meant to be thought provoking and philosophical. Always crunchy, sometimes salty, their a great way to end a meal.

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Created By: Charles Bressler

Graphic Design: Danelle Sadler Bressler

Produced By: Charles Bressler & Kyle McCurdy

Soup2Nuts is a Dunce Cap Games Production

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 Our game time drink suggestions:


Start with a tumbler of a couple of small ice cubes (or one big one)

Pour 1oz to 2oz of brown sugar bourbon over the ice

Add couple of splashes of grapefruit bitters

Fill the glass with a dry hard cider

Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick

Refreshing enough for summer, but also great fall flavors.

You can also sweeten if too dry with a semi-sweet cider and/or rimming the glass with sugar


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