How to Play Outburst Junior

By Trisha Dawe ; Updated April 12, 2017

Outburst Junior is a version of the original Outburst game but is geared toward the ability and general knowledge of children ages 7 and over. The goal of the game is for each team to call out related words or phrases to a centralized topic, gaining points totaling 50 to win the game. Get together and have a family game night with the children. When adults are participating, split them between the teams.

Divide the players into two equal teams, if possible. Set up the game prior to the first use by unwrapping the topic cards and placing them in the plastic card tray. Each team chooses a colored score marker and attaches it to the coinciding color area on the game board. Slide the marker to the start section.

Roll the die to find which team gains the highest die value and plays first. The opposing team selects a topic card, places it in the viewer and slides all of the word markers to the left side. When all are ready to begin, the first team rolls the die and the opposing team starts the timer.

The first team is given the topic aloud by the opposing team and begins to shout out ideas for the 10 words listed on the card. When the first team guesses a word or phrase correctly, the opposing team slides the word marker on the viewer to the right in order to keep track of the first team's points. The first team continues until the 60-second timer is done.

A representative from the opposing team reads the words from the topic card that the first team did not shout out and counts the points for the ones they did. The number rolled on the die correlates to the number on the topic card preceding each related word. For example, if the team rolled a "2" and guesses the second word on the topic card list, they receive three bonus points for that answer instead of only one.

Reverse the roles and allow the opposing team to guess words or phrases from a different topic card while the first team keeps score and marks each correct guess with the sliding markers on the card viewer.

Count the correct words or phrases and keep score by adding the points for each round to the total. The first team to reach 50 points is the winning team.

Things Needed

  • 400 Outburst Junior topic cards
  • 1 card viewer
  • 1 scoreboard
  • 2 score markers
  • 1 timer
  • 10-sided die (1)