Cheat the Card Game: Everyone Tried to be the Best Liar

The gameplay of Cheat on an emulator

Today, I got to play a new game, named Cheat, also known as I Doubt It or Bullshit (BS). From my perspective, Cheat is quite simple yet enjoyable to play with friends. Cheat uses a 52-deck card with the mechanics of memorizing and bluffing, and whoever gets rid of all the cards in the hand first will claim victory. Together with my classmates, Amy, Kayvon, and Tom, we played the game twice and had a good time together, despite playing on an emulator. This blog post will tell my experience for the first gameplay with a nine-round session report.

The first two rounds are pretty straightforward; everyone played the cards peacefully according to the number order. The third round took a big turn for the drama to happen. I started my first ever bluffing in the game, and with some magical power, Tom noticed and called me out “BS.” On my part, I was not very good at bluffing, so the feeling of being busted got through me so hard that I squealed in frustration.

Round 1

Kayvon: claim to have 2 Aces and play two cards

Tu: claim to have 1 Two and play one card

Amy: claim to have 2 Threes and play two cards

Tom: claim to have 4 Fours and play four cards

Round 2

Kayvon: claim to have 1 Five and play one card

Tu: claim to have 1 Six and play one card

Amy: claim to have 1 Seven and play one card

Tom: claim to have 2 Eights and play two cards

Round 3

Kayvon: claim to have 2 Nines and play two cards

Tu: claim to have 1 Ten and play one card

Tom: say Doubt It and it was not a Ten

Tu: draw the discard pile

Amy: claim to have 1 Jack and play one card

Kayvon: doubt it, but it was a Jack card, and Kayvon draw the discard pile

Tom: claim to have 1 Queen and play one card

Amy: doubt it, but it was a Queen card, and Amy draws the discard pile

I was not doing so great for the first time playing the game. The two previous rounds gathered up more than ten cards in my hand. Amy broke my frustration by playing the next card, but Kayvon doubted it right away. However, the call backfired Kayvon, making him obtain a new card in his hand. Next, Tom made his move, and surprisingly, Amy doubted him. Like Kayvon, Amy’s call was a bad decision because Tom was playing truthfully. The game became very exciting, for everyone seemed to doubt other players, but I was the only one to be punished so badly.

The drama lessened in round four when only one Doubting moment took place by Tom, and Amy got the consequence for lying. The next few rounds passed by fast and piled up a decent amount of card, which I had no ideas who were lying. Being in the first gameplay, I was more focusing on what I had in my hands rather than paying attention to my opponents. After three rounds in peace, Tom strike Amy again with a “BS,” and I bet Amy was blown away for having the most cards in her hand at that moment. Honestly, that was a relief for me since that discard pile finally claimed its owner. In the last round, nothing special happened except for Tom playing his last card and won the game. Props to Tom for playing excellently and devastated Amy!

Round 4

Kayvon: claim to have 1 King and play one card

Tu: claim to have 3 Aces and play three cards

Amy: claim to have 2 Twos and play two cards

Tom: Doubt it and it was not Twos

Amy: Draw the discard pile

Tom: claim to have 2 Threes and play two cards

Round 5

Kayvon: claim to have 1 Four and play one card

Tu: claim to have 4 Fives and play four cards

Amy: claim to have 1 Sixes and play one card

Tom: claim to have 2 Sevens and play two cards

Round 6

Kayvon: claim to have 1 Eight and play one card

Tu: claim to have 3 Nines and play three cards

Amy: claim to have 2 Tens and play two cards

Tom: claim to have 1 Jack and play one card

Round 7

Kayvon: claim to have 1 Queen and play one card

Tu: claim to have 2 Kings and play two cards

Amy: claim to have 3 Aces and play three cards

Tom: claim to have 2 Twos and play two cards

Round 8

Kayvon: claim to have 1 Threes and play one card

Tu: claim to have 2 Fours and play two cards

Amy: claim to have 1 Five and play one card

Tom: Doubt it and it was not a Five

Amy: Draw the discard pile

Tom: claim to have 1 Six and play one card

Round 9

Kayvon: claim to have 2 Sevens and play two cards

Tu: claim to have 2 Eights and play two cards

Amy: claim to have 4 Nines and play four cards

Tom: claim to have 1 Ten and play one card then won the game

After playing the first game, I could see that the game is enjoyable and exciting when someone shouts “BS.” We played a second game, and I won this time. I think playing Cheat is not hard, but to win, you have to know how to bluff people with your poker face and assertive behaviors. Memorizing would be a big plus to figure out who is lying. Regardless of winning or losing, I was having a great time playing Cheat, and I would love to introduce this to my other friends. If you want to learn more about the game, check out the link below!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15832/cheat