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ORIGINAL RULES

Listen to over 100 years of music hits and take turns guessing when they were released. You don´t need to know the exact year, only if they were released before or after other songs. Your chances of winning increases if you can also name the artists and song titles. 

The first player to arrange 10 hits in chronological order wins the game and earns the title HITSTER

PREPARATIONS

1. Choose a DJ.

2. Decide if you’re playing in teams or individually.

3. Draw 1 music card and 2 HITSTER cards each and place them in front of you face up.

1. The DJ plays a song

For instructions how to play the music, click here.

 

2. Position the music card

The player to the left of the DJ starts. He/she guesses when the song* was released** by placing the music card to the left/right of the music cards in front of him/her. 

3. Flip the music card

Flip the music card to see if the player was correct. If so, the player keeps the music card, otherwise the card is lost. Now the DJ plays a new song and it´s the next players turn. 

* Definition of song version: The version of the song that you hear playing.

Please note that the original recording of a song might not be available on all music streaming services. If that is the case, the year we are seeking is still the year that artist first released that song. In addition, sometimes songs have been remastered and the original song is no longer available. On such occasion, it is the original song release year that we are looking for, not the year it was remastered. 


** Definition of year: The year the song was first digitally (download or stream) or physically (single or album) available to the public on any market. 

THE HITSTER CARDS

hitster cards

Remember the HITSTER cards?
They can do 3 awesome things!

1. On your turn

Is the song too hard? Play a HITSTER card and the DJ will play you a new song. A used HITSTER card is expended. 

2. On an opponents turn

Do you suspect that the player has misplaced a music card? Before the music card is flipped, place a HITSTER card on the players array of music cards in the position you think is correct. If you were right, put the music card on the correct position on your own array of music cards. A used HITSTER card is expended. Only one challenge per possible card position.

3. Anytime

Trade 3 HITSTER cards for 1 music card and place it on your array of music cards. 

SO, HOW DO YOU EARN NEW HITSTER CARDS?

You get a new HITSTER card if you, on your turn can name the correct artist and song title.

 

 

HOW TO WIN

The first player to get 10 hits in chronological order wins the game and earns the title HITSTER. Good luck!

 

 

PRO RULES

Listen to over 100 years of music and take turns guessing when they were released. You don´t need to know the exact year, only if they were released before or after other songs AND the artists name and song title. 

The first player to arrange 10 hits in chronological order wins the game and earns the title HITSTER PRO. 

PREPARATIONS

1. Choose a DJ.

2. Decide if you’re playing in teams or individually.

3. Draw 1 music card and 5 HITSTER cards each and place them in front of you face up. 


1. The DJ plays a song

For instructions how to play the music, click here.



2. Position the music card AND guess the artist name and song* title

The player to the left of the DJ starts. He/she guesses when the song was released** by placing the music card to the left/right of the music cards in front of him/her. In addition, he/she guesses the artist name and song title. 

3. Flip the music card

Flip the music card to see if the player positioned the card correct and guessed the correct artist name and song title. If so, the player keeps the music card, otherwise the card is lost. Now the DJ plays a new song and it´s the next players turn. 

* Definition of song version: The version of the song that you hear playing.

Please note that the original recording of a song might not be available on all music streaming services. If that is the case, the year we are seeking is still the year that artist first released that song. In addition, sometimes songs have been remastered and the original song is no longer available. On such occasion, it is the original song release year that we are looking for, not the year it was remastered. 


** Definition of year: The year the song was first digitally (download or stream) or physically (single or album) available to the public on any market. 

THE HITSTER CARDS

Remember the HITSTER cards?
They can do 3 awesome things!

1. On your turn

Is the song too hard? Play a HITSTER card and the DJ will play you a new song. A used HITSTER card is expended.



2. On an opponents turn

Do you suspect that the player has misplaced the music card or guessed the wrong artist name or song title? Play a HITSTER card in what you believe to be the correct music card position and take your own guess at artist name and song title before the music card is flipped. If you get all 3 right, you keep the HITSTER card and win the music card to put on your own array of music cards. Otherwise the HITSTER card is lost. More than one player can challenge at the same time, but your guesses can´t be exactly the same. 

3. Anytime

Trade 3 HITSTER cards for 1 music card and place it on your array of music cards. 



SO, HOW DO YOU EARN NEW HITSTER CARDS?

You don’t. You only have the 5 cards you start the game with. 

HOW TO WIN

The first player to get 10 hits in chronological order wins the game and earns the title HITSTER EXPERT. 

 

Good luck!

 

 

EXPERT RULES

Listen to over 100 years of music hits and take turns guessing when they were released. You need to know the exact year as well as the artist name and song title.

The first player to collect 10 hits wins the game and earns the title HITSTER EXPERT

PREPARATIONS

1. Choose a DJ.

2. Decide if you’re playing in teams or individually.

3. Draw 1 music card and 3 HITSTER cards each and place them in front of you face up.

1. The DJ plays a song

For instructions how to play the music, click here.

2. Guess on release year, artist name and song title

The player to the left of the DJ starts. He/she guesses the year** the song* was released as well as artist name and song title. 

3. Flip the music card

Flip the music card to see if the player guessed the correct year, artist name and song title. If so, the player keeps the music card, otherwise the card is lost. Now the DJ plays a new song and it’s the next players turn. 

* Definition of song version: The version of the song that you hear playing.

Please note that the original recording of a song might not be available on all music streaming services. If that is the case, the year we are seeking is still the year that artist first released that song. In addition, sometimes songs have been remastered and the original song is no longer available. On such occasion, it is the original song release year with that artist that we are looking for, not the year it was remastered. 


** Definition of year: The year the song was first digitally (download or stream) or physically (single or album) available to the public on any market. 

THE HITSTER CARDS

hitster cards

Remember the HITSTER cards?
They can do 3 awesome things!

1. On your turn

Is the song too hard? Play a HITSTER card and the DJ will play you a new song. A used HITSTER card is expended. 

2. On an opponents turn

Do you suspect that the player guessed the wrong release year, artist name or song title? Play a HITSTER card before the music card is flipped and take your own guess at release year, artist name and song title. If you get all 3 right, you keep the HITSTER card and win the music card to put on your own array of music cards. Otherwise the HITSTER card is lost. More than one player can challenge at the same time, but your guesses can´t be exactly the same. 

3. Anytime

Trade your 3 HITSTER cards for 1 music card.


SO, HOW DO YOU EARN NEW HITSTER CARDS?

You don’t. You only have the 3 cards you start the game with. 

HOW TO WIN

The first player to get 10 hits wins the game and earns the title HITSTER EXPERT. 


Good luck!


LOCKDOWN FRIENDLY RULES

We do what we can to spread some light to the world during these difficult times. That’s why we have developed a special set of rules so you can enjoy HITSTER with friends and family even if you can’t get together IRL. Stay safe!

 

Listen to over 100 years of music hits and take turns guessing what year they were released, artist names and song titles.

The first player to collect 10 hits wins the game and earns the title HITSTER – LOCKDOWN CHAMP.

PREPARATIONS

1. Connect via an online meeting application such as Zoom, Google Meet or Skype.

2. Choose a DJ (the person who has the game) and decide if you’re playing in teams or individually. 

3. Since all cards are with the DJ, he/she needs to keep track of the score. To do that the DJ writes the names of the players on a piece of paper. Each player starts with 3 HITSTER cards. The DJ draws the cards and places them next to each piece of paper. 

3. Make sure the DJ can transmit the music to all players. We recommend one of the following: 

 

A. The DJ transmits the sound via “Spotify group sessions”. Read more about it here

B. The DJ simply plays to music where he/she is and the sound is transmitted via the meeting application to the other players. 

1. Connect via an online meeting application such as Zoom, Google Meet or Skype.

2. Choose a DJ (the person who has the game) and decide if you’re playing in teams or individually. 

3. Since all cards are with the DJ, he/she needs to keep track of the score. To do that the DJ writes the names of the players on a piece of paper. Each player starts with 3 HITSTER cards. The DJ draws the cards and places them next to each piece of paper. 

4. Make sure the DJ can transmit the music to all players. We recommend one of the following: 

 

A. The DJ transmits the sound via “Spotify group sessions”. Read more about it here

B. The DJ simply plays to music where he/she is and the sound is transmitted via the meeting application to the other players. 

1. The DJ plays a song

For instructions how to play the music, click here.



2. Guess the year the song came out, artist name and song* title

The youngest player starts. He/she guesses the year when the song was released**. Now it’s the next players turn who also guesses on the release year on the same song. This procedure repeats until all players have had the chance to guess on the same song. Two players can’t guess on the same year. On your turn you can also place a bet and guess on artist and song title (see “The HITSTER cards” below for more information).

3. Flip the music card

The DJ flips the music card and the card goes to the player who got closest to the actual release year. If two players came equally close to the actual release year, then the player who was the first to guess wins the card. The DJ places the music card next to the piece of paper with the players name on it. 

 

The bets (HITSTER cards) + one additional HITSTER card goes to the player who guessed the correct artist name and song title. The DJ places the HITSTER cards next to that players name. If nobody was right the HITSTER cards are expended. 

 

 

Now the DJ plays a new song and the next player gets the chance to be the first to guess. 

* Definition of song version: The version of the song that you hear playing.

Please note that the original recording of a song might not be available on all music streaming services. If that is the case, the year we are seeking is still the year that artist first released that song. In addition, sometimes songs have been remastered and the original song is no longer available. On such occasion, it is the original song release year that we are looking for, not the year it was remastered. 


** Definition of year: The year the song was first digitally (download or stream) or physically (single or album) available to the public on any market. 

THE HITSTER CARDS

Remember the HITSTER cards?
They can do 2 awesome things!

1. On your turn

On your turn to guess on the release year you can ask the DJ to bet one of your HITSTER cards and take a guess on artist and song title. The DJ places the HITSTER card aside. Any number of players can place bets on the same song, altough two players can’t guess on the exact same artist name and song title. 

 

2. Anytime

Ask the DJ to trade 3 HITSTER cards for 1 music card which is placed on your pile of music cards. 

 

 

 

SO, HOW DO YOU EARN NEW HITSTER CARDS?

You earn new HITSTER cards by guessing the correct artist name and song title. 

HOW TO WIN

The first player to get 10 music cards wins the game and earns the title HITSTER – LOCKDOWN CHAMP. 

 

Good luck!

 

 

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