Renowned Mediums are competing to figure out a Secret Object and prove they can connect with the World Beyond! The first team to figure out the Secret Object wins!
These instructions are for 4 players, but you can add more players.
There are 2 teams, each with 1 Medium and 1 Spirit. Mediums take turns giving their Spirit secret Question Cards to answer about the Object. Letter by letter, the Spirit begins to write out part of an answer as a Clue for everyone to see.
Teams take turns. The Sun team goes first. On your team’s turn, rotate the Pad to face you. The team’s Medium decides, either to Ask a Question or Guess the Object:
(to receive a clue)
(to try to win)
(NOTE: There’s no penalty for making an incorrect Guess, except that you wasted a turn)
Mediums: Say “Silencio” as soon as you can. It’s better to say “Silencio” early so the other team doesn’t get too much info.
Spirits: Choose a Clue that will be clear to your Medium after only a few letters. Write slowly to let them say “Silencio.”
Otherwise, Spirits use whatever Clue they like—dictionary words, proper nouns, multiple-word phrases, made up words, and abbreviations (without periods) are all okay!
Rachel hands 2 Question Cards to Lindsay, her team’s Spirit. Lindsay chooses the card “What is it made of,” shows it to Rachel, and discards the other card. The Object is “Calendar,” so Lindsay decides to respond “Paper.” Lindsay writes ‘P A P’ in the empty space and pauses. Rachel thinks the Clue must be “Paper,” and says “Silencio.”
How do I play with more than 4 players?
Add more Mediums to each team. Mediums on a team share a hand of Questions, decide together, and can pass secret notes.
What do “Eye” Spaces do?
When your team starts a turn at an Eye Space, you get to see the next letter in any Clue. Your Medium chooses which Clue (from either team), and the Spirit who wrote that Clue adds the next letter. Then you take your turn as normal.
What happens if the Medium doesn’t say “Silencio”?
If the Spirit writes the last letter of a Clue without the Medium calling “Silencio,” they add a period to the end of the Clue to show that it is complete. When a Medium is Guessing the Object, they write a period at the end of their Guess to show it is complete.
What if I don’t like any of my Question Cards?
Once per game you may discard your hand of Question Cards face up, then draw 7 new ones. (This doesn’t take a turn)
What happens if all the spaces on the Pad are full?
If neither Medium correctly Guesses the Object in 8 rounds, both teams lose.