How to Play MASH

To play M.A.S.H., players first choose to write on a paper with the title “MASH“, select options within categories like living arrangements and careers, then they eliminate choices one by one until their future scenario is found. It’s a fun and creative game that sparks laughter and imagination among kids and adults.

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What is a M.A.S.H. Game?

M.A.S.H. is a popular game played by kids, teenagers, and adults. It’s a future-predicting fun game. It was found in a study that M.A.S.H. improves kids’ decision-making and critical thinking. It encourages players to foretell the future and motivates kids to have goals in their life. It is a very simple and creative game where any age group can play.

What exactly do you require to play M.A.S.H.?

To play M.A.S.H., you will need:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Sheet of paper or notebook
  • 2 or 3 players to play with
  • Some people use dice instead of drawing a spiral

What exactly does “M.A.S.H.” stand for?

“M.A.S.H.” stands for ( Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House )

What makes playing M.A.S.H. enjoyable?

Playing M.A.S.H. is very fun for several reasons:

  • It improves players’ creativity; we can actually imagine whatever we want to be in the future.
  • When we play this game with friends and family, it deepens the bond.
  • It creates anticipation among players; we all love to anticipate what we are going to get in the future.
  • Most importantly, memories of our school days and teenage years make it even more special.

Things to know before playing M.A.S.H :

  • Start the game by writing “M.A.S.H.” on top of the paper.
  • Under each category, write your favorite options.
  • You can use a spiral to determine the number, or you can even use a dice.
  • Always move clockwise when crossing off options; start with the first letter “M.”

Common M.A.S.H. categories:

  • Spouse
  • Career
  • Vehicle
  • Living arrangements (Mansion, apartment, shack, house)
  • Children
  • Pet
  • Vacation
  • Salaries
  • Hobbies
  • Fame

How to play M.A.S.H. game?

Get some friends and choose a paper or notebook:

M.A.S.H. can be played alone, but it’s usually fun with two or more people. Only one player can know their future at a time. Draw a large “#” symbol on the paper. Make sure you write “M.A.S.H.” on top of the paper.

Choose categories:

The next step is to choose the categories for the game. You can have a minimum of four categories to play at a single time. Make sure to label each category on the four sides of the symbol.

List options for each category:

a) Your options can be luxury cars too, a beautiful wife, children, anything, but the fourth option should always be something simple or dull to make it interesting among your friends.

b) For example, whom you’re going to marry; it can be “Adam, Mark, John, Old man.” Your friends can help you out when choosing options. If your kids are playing, you can decide for yourself and figure out what’s best for them.

Create a spiral or find your number with a dice:

You can either draw a spiral or find your magic number. For example, ask the first person who is starting to draw a spiral and count the number of lines in the spiral; that is your magic number. Some people use dice without a spiral.

Strike out options on the sheet:

When you’ve figured out your magic number, start with “M” and move clockwise, and start striking off your options. When the next person’s options come, make sure to ignore the crossed-off portions (check out the video above to understand about it in detail).

Final thoughts:

M.A.S.H. is a fun game to play with your friends and family. If there is a get-together or festival, you can play this game with your friends. Whether reminiscing about childhood memories or creating new memories, you will fall in love with this game all over again.

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