The Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game® debuted at the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland, Colorado. The Newly-Dead Game® was introduced at the festival in 2011 as a way to help start funeral planning conversations in a fun, non-threatening way.
The game is based on elements of the classic TV show, The Newlywed Game, but the questions in The Newly-Dead Game revolve around how well the couple knows each other regarding their last wishes.
Videos of The Newly-Dead Game Sessions
Saturday, March 9 Couples Competition
Saturday, March 9 Individuals Competition
Sunday, March 10 Couples Competition
The original version of The Newly-Dead Game is designed to be played by three or four couples with an emcee reading the questions. Four questions are asked, each progressively more challenging. All questions regard elements of the participants’ last wishes.
The Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game allows those who are not in a couple, as well as everyone in the audience, to play along. Players are scored on how well prepared they are for end-of-life issues. Strategy hint: if your attitude is, “I don’t care, I’ll be dead,” you get zero points for that answer.
The couple with the most correct answers or individual who is most prepared for end-of-life issues get the most points. The highest scoring couple or individual wins a prize!
The Couples Edition of the game can be played in 15-20 minutes. The Individuals Edition can take 10-15 minutes to play.
Digital downloads of the game are available for $24.97. Every purchase of The Newly-Dead Game includes both the Couples and Individuals Editions, including rules and question cards. Learn more about The Newly-Dead Game here.