Quick Thinking Fun with 5 Second Rule Jr.

Can you name 3 types of animals with two legs?
Can you name 3 types of things you see at the beach?
Can you name 3 types of foods that are green?

Yes these sound quite easy, but with the pressure turned up, could you answer these questions with three answers within five seconds?!

Quick Thinking Fun with 5 Second Rule Jr.

5 Second Rule Jr. is not as easy as you think, and you can come out with some answers that are bonkers and make no sense at all! You have to be quick, so just say whatever comes to mind and risk silly answers slipping out…because that would be funny, and we all like to laugh! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to shout it out!

The contents of the box:-

200 reversible question cards (400 questions)

6 playing pieces

5-Second twisted timer (with balls that roll from top to bottom in 5 seconds)

Game Board




How to play 5 Second Rule Jr.

The object of the game is to be the first player to make it to the finish by giving answers before the timer runs out.

We placed the game board down ready and put the timer and question cards to the side of the game board. Each player then needs to choose their coloured playing piece.

The more experience player needs to name 3 answers, where the younger players of the group only need to name 2, which is very fair and this rule suited Grace perfectly.

Lets Play 5 Second Rule Jr.

Starting with the youngest, the person to the right of him/her draws a card from the box and reads it out. (if the chosen reader is to young to read you can select another player to read for them).

‘Name 3 things you put on a snowman’

Now you turn over the timer, GO!

Grace did really well at this answer and managed to get all 3 answers within the time limit, I put that down to the long winter we had and the vast amount of snow! As she answered correctly within the time given, she moved her piece forward one square on the game board.

The next player to the left then also has 5 seconds to answer the same question without using any of the previously named answers. Then this continues clockwise until someone cannot name 3 (or 2) in 5 seconds and therefore does not move on the game board. So much fun!

The person to the left of the player who last failed to move up on the game board is now the player who starts with a new card drawn from the card box. Play continues until the winning player gets their piece to the finish line.

As you can see on the game board, there are squares ‘5+5’, when the player is answering a question and they are on this square, they get an additional 5 seconds, just simply flip the timer round when the first 5 seconds are up, and continue!

My Thoughts

Grace actually won at our first game followed by Jake on his following turn, and I came last! Jake shocked me with his answers to, after getting over the nervousness of trying to answer quickly, when he got into ‘game mode’ he shouted out his answers and was flying through.

5 Second Rule Jr review by Family Clan

5 Second Rule Jr. by University Games is such a family fun game, I myself have really enjoyed it as well as Jake and Grace equally.

Our games of 5 Second Rule Jr. lasted about 20-25 minutes per game and is suitable for ages 6+ and 3 to 6 players. Grace is 4, I would definitely recommend this game for her age too with guided help to reading.

This would be a great game for playing in the car, with out the board section. It would make time fly by as you answer the quick fire questions.

The game is available from Amazon. Also available is 5 Seconds Rule suitable for 10 years to adult.

This has been such a fun game, and Grace and Jake keep asking to play again! That is always a sign of a good game in my opinion.

Mummy H, Jake & Grace


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4 Thoughts to “Quick Thinking Fun with 5 Second Rule Jr.”

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    We still have this – 2 years and the boys love it as much as i do

  2. Samantha O'D

    Looks really fun

  3. Ashleigh Allan

    Looks a fun game. We’ve got the non junior version and it’s great

  4. Margaret Gallagher

    Have heard of this game but never actually played it – great for AUTUMN evenings

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