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Rules of
Twister Game

Instructions and
Printable Game Mat

Twister is a branded commercial game currently marketed by Hasbro. It became a cultural sensation in the United States, its country of Origin, in the late 1960s through to the end of the 20th Century.

Twister is perhaps the first popular game that used the body parts of players to play the game. For this reason, it’s been accused of being a thinly disguised sex game, most likely because its popularity coincided with the sexual revolution.

Let's Play Twister Game! Rules & Printable Mat

Twister is the Action Game that started it all!

In any case, you have to agree that Twister was ahead of its time. To wit, recent video gaming consoles like Nintendo’s Wii, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation3 have integrated body motion from players as control input for video games. If you think about it, the game designers responsible for Twister came up with the idea first!

 

What's Needed to Play a Game of Twister:

* a Twister Game Mat
* a Twister Spinner Device
* Two to Four players (or even more if you don’t mind a tight fit!)
* a Game Moderator to spin the Spinner Wheel device

About the Twister Game Mat:

The Twister Game Mat is made of tough vinyl plastic material. There are 20 to 24 bright colored spots painted on the surface in a 5x4 or 6x4 grid layout. Four colors are presented: Green, Yellow, Blue and Red.

Twister Game Mat
A standard Twister Game Mat
4 Colors by 5 Rows
Twister Spinner Wheel

About the Twister Spinner Device:

The Twister Spinner Device resembles a clock dial or roulette wheel with 16 values.

Instead of numbers, the outcomes are a color-bodypart combination: Green, Yellow, Blue or Red; and, Lefthand, Righthand, Leftfoot, Rightfoot.

How to Play a Game of Twister:

The players decide on the order of play: who goes first, second, third, and so on.

The game moderator announces the current player then spins the wheel.

The outcome of the spinner wheel is a color-bodypart combination.

For example: “Left-Hand-Red”. This requires the current player to put his/her Left Hand on a Red Spot. If the player’s left hand is already resting on a red spot, then the player is supposed to move his/her left hand to another red spot.

In games with 4 players or less, only 1 player can occupy 1 spot.

Getting Eliminated or Disqualified:

Any Player whose elbows, knees, or other body part touches the Twister Game Mat is disqualified from the game.

 

Winning the Game:

The last remaining player who survives disqualification wins the game.

Our Alternate Twister Game Rules:

Instead of using the Twister Spinner Wheel Device, you can use 6-sided Dice in conjunction with the standard Twister Game Mat.

Roll once to determine the Color you need to play.

Then roll a second time to determine the Body Part you need to play.

This following chart is your guide to interpreting the Die Rolls.

Take Note: when you Roll a "NO Color", you are supposed to "free-up" the corresponding body part; this means you have to stop touching the mat with said body part.

Die-Roll Interpretation Chart:
(use this chart with a Standard 4-Color Twister Mat)

Outcome of
Die Roll
First Roll
(Color)
Second Roll
(Body Part)
1 Green Left Hand
2 Yellow Right Hand
3 Blue Left Foot
4 Red Right Foot
5 Any Color Any Hand
6 NO Color
(Free your Limb!)
Any Foot

Our Special Version of Twister Game for Kids of all Ages:

The original Twister Mat uses 4 colors and 4 body parts. We’ve prepared a special version of the Twister Game Mat that uses 6 colors.

In place of a Spinner Wheel Device, we recommend that you use 6-sided dice.

Roll once to determine the Color.

Roll a second time to determine the body part.

The following Chart is your guide to interpreting the Die Rolls.

Die-Roll Interpretation Chart:
(Use this chart with our Special 6-color Twister Mat)

Outcome of
Die Roll
First Roll
(Color)
Second Roll
(Body Part)
1 Red Left Hand
2 Orange Right Hand
3 Yellow Left Foot
4 Green Right Foot
5 Blue Any Hand
6 Purple Any Foot

Playing Twister with the use of 2-Dice instead of the Twister Spinner Wheel:

A suggestion: If you have colored dice in 2 different colors, you can roll both at once. You just have to assign 1 die for Colors and the other die for body parts.

 

How to Play Twister as an Adult Party Game:

Twister is an ideal game for adult parties where close friends can get closer still! Follow this link and learn our recommended rules on How to Play Twister as an Adult Party Game: Drunken Twister with optional Strip Game Rules. Game On!

 

Six-Sided Dice in 2 colors
Special Twister Game Mat 6 Colors in 4 Rows

The Special 6-Color Twister Mat in Standard Layout:

Fun-Free-Party-Games gives you this Special 6-color Twister Game Mat for your party and gaming needs!

It has 6 colors instead of the standard 4 colors and you can play it using standard 6-sided dice.

Animated GIF FreeFree Printable Special 6-Color Twister Game Mat
in Standard Layout (download, print and play!)

Use our special game board, standard 6-sided dice, and the chart above to play our recommended version of the game.

Special Twister Game Mat 6 Colors in 4 Rows

The Special 6-Color Twister Mat in Alternating Layout:

Fun-Free-Party-Games gives you this Special 6-color Twister Game Mat for your party and gaming needs!

It has 6 colors instead of the standard 4 colors and it is laid-out in alternating colors for fun twist you can play it using standard 6-sided dice.

Animated GIF FreeFree Printable Special 6-Color Twister Game Mat
in Standard Layout (download, print and play!)

Use our special game board, standard 6-sided dice, and the chart above to play our recommended version of the game.

Printing Instructions: You can take our Free Printable Twister Mat to a wide-format printing service and tell them to print on tarpaulin size of your preference.

Because our version of the Twister Game Mat uses 6 colors, we recommend a canvas size of 5feet x 5feet or smaller. If you print it on bigger canvas size, it becomes unplayable since some of the colored spots will be spaced too far apart.

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