A hilarious game of diversions, distractions and dastardly cheating.
The aim of Cheating Moth is to get rid of the cards in your hand before everyone else. All players start with 8 cards – with one player taking the ‘Guard card’ – which stays on the table at all times.
A discard pile is started by turning over the first of the remaining cards in the deck. The majority of the cards are numbered 1 – 5, but pay attention because the ‘action’ cards have special abilities that can change the direction of the game.
Taking it in turns, each player needs to discard a card 1 higher or lower than the card on the discard pile – and if they can’t they take a card from the deck.
The catch is that Cheating Moth cards can’t be laid on the discard pile so players need to find imaginative ways to make them disappear – but watch out – if you’re spotted by the person with the guard card you’ll suffer a two card penalty and you become the new guard.
Why we love it
- We would never condone cheating – but in this game it’s allowed
- It’s hilarious watching people trying to cheat