Race to empty your deck before your opponents! Be prepared for your brain to bend in all sorts of ways, especially when the second round turns the rules on their head. It’s a mind game where your own mind works against you.
Stroop is a real-time observation game based on the psychological Stroop Effect, which is a phenomenon caused by different functions of the brain interfering with one another.
The cards in Stroop each display a single word. The words are printed in several colors (black, red, blue, and yellow), sizes (big and little), styles (hollow and solid) and have different numbers of letters (three, four, five, and six). The challenge is to read one word and quickly match it with the description of another word—without regard to what the second word says.
How to Play
Plus, when you download the PnP, you’ll also get a rules for the “pick up” variant from the designer, Jonathan Chaffer. This variant introduces a new mode of play that, while still challenging, makes for a less frantic gameplay experience. It’s great for both beginners and those strong, silent-types in your life.
Base game includes:
60 Standard Stroop cards
For starting players, these use the attributes of color, style, size, and number of letters.
45 Advanced Stroop cards
These add the attributes of forward and backward for an extra brain-bending play experience.