How to Play Mash

Hey there! Are you looking for a fun game to play with your friends? Look no further than Mash! Mash is a classic game that has been played for generations, and it’s a great way to pass the time and have some laughs. In this article, we’ll teach you how to play Mash and provide some tips to make the game even more enjoyable.

What is Mash?

Mash is a game that is typically played with a pencil and a piece of paper. The acronym “MASH” stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack, and House. The game is a fortune-telling game that predicts your future based on the choices you make during the game. It’s a fun way to get to know your friends better and see what kind of lives they envision for themselves.

How to Play Mash

To play Mash, you’ll need a pencil and a piece of paper. Here’s how to play:

  1. Draw a spiral on the paper, starting in the center and working your way outwards. The spiral should be large enough to fill the entire page.
  2. Have one player write “MASH” at the top of the page.
  3. Next, have the player who wrote “MASH” write down four categories. These categories could be anything from types of homes to future careers. Be creative!
  4. Have the other players choose their options for each category. For example, if one category is “future career,” a player might choose “doctor,” “lawyer,” “teacher,” and “athlete.”
  5. Once everyone has chosen their options, have the player who wrote “MASH” start drawing a line through the spiral. The other players should tell them when to stop.
  6. Count how many lines are drawn through the spiral. This number will be used to determine which options are eliminated in each category.
  7. Using the number of lines drawn, start eliminating options in each category. For example, if seven lines were drawn through the spiral, you would eliminate every seventh option in each category.
  8. Keep eliminating options until only one remains in each category. These are the player’s “fortune.”

Tips for Playing Mash

While Mash is a fun game on its own, here are some tips to make the game even more enjoyable:

  • Be creative with your categories. The more outlandish, the better!
  • Encourage players to choose options that are different from their actual life goals. This can lead to some hilarious results.
  • Keep the game light-hearted. Don’t take the “predictions” too seriously.
  • Consider adding additional categories to the game, such as “future spouse” or “number of children.”
  • Have fun with it! Mash is all about having a good time with friends.


And there you have it! Now you know how to play Mash and some tips to make the game even more enjoyable. Whether you’re hanging out with friends or looking for a fun way to pass the time, Mash is a classic game that’s definitely worth playing. So grab a pencil and some friends, and get ready to predict your future!

Thanks for Reading!

We hope this article was helpful in teaching you how to play Mash. Be sure to check out our other articles for more fun games and activities. Until next time, happy playing!