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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Just One is a communication party game where you guess words based on one word clues from the group. You work together to help the guesser by writing one word clues on the wipeable easels. Unusually, if the clues are the same they are removed before the guesser can see them. As you work together to score points you need to not only think about the most helpful clues but the ones that other players may not suggest.

Play involves being dealt 13 cards that each contain five words. You work through the cards, turning over one at a time and randomly picking one of the words to guess. The other players secretly then write their one word clue, trying not to match anyone else's clue as these cancel out and are removed.

Once the remaining clues are shown to the guesser, they can either guess the word or pass. If they pass, the guesser moves onto the next card. If they guess it correctly they get the card for points. If they guess incorrectly they lose not only the current card but the next card as well.

The result is a game that's as much about knowing how your teammates as offering the most useful clue. Quite often, the most useful clue is provided by multiple people and cancelled out. To do well you need a team of people who can provide a wide range of different styles of clues.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Pen and Pad

Developer: Repos Production (@ReposProduction)

Players: 3-7



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Learn to Play: This takes 2 minutes to learn. Super simple to learn. The first time you play it's worth going through an example round and highlighting which clues which would be removed:
  • Matching clues
  • Translated words
  • Symbols
  • Multiple words

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 25 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 3 to 7 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

8-11 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided young children can understand the rules about clues and have a reasonable vocabulary they can enjoy the game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


No cost data.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Just One Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ReposProduction) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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