Buzz-Fizz

Buzz-Fizz is a challenging combination for those who have already mastered Buzz! and Fizz! and wish to step it up a level.

In this game the word Fizz replaces all the numbers with a five in them or that are multiples of five. As in Fizz if the number contains both a multiple of five and a five it is replaced with Fizz-Fizz!.

As in Buzz! all numbers that have a seven or are a multiple of seven are replaced with Buzz!. Numbers that are a multiple of seven and contain a seven are replaced with Buzz-Buzz!.

Numbers that are a multiple of both or that contain both numbers would be replaced with Buzz-Fizz!.

Setting Up the Game

Players sit in a circle facing each other. A player is chosen to start the counting sequence. Another player is chosen to be the scorekeeper.

Playing Buzz-Fizz

The chosen player starts by saying the number "one". The player to their right goes next by saying "two". Play continues counter clockwise in order until a player calls out any number that contains a 5 or 7 or is a multiple of 5 or 7. Play continues to the number 100.

When the 50's are reached every number is replaced with Fizz!. Numbers like 55 become Fizz-Fizz! and 57 becomes Buzz-Fizz! because it contains both a 5 and 7.

When the 70's are reached every number is replaced with "Buzz!". Numbers with a 7 in them as well as a multiple of 7, like 70 or 77, receive a double buzz and 75 is replaced with Buzz-Fizz!.

Play continues as quickly as possible. If a player misses a buzz, fizz, buzz-fizz or uses one at the wrong time they are given a penalty point and play starts over with the number one.

Winning the Game

When the count reaches 100 the player with the least amount of penalty points is the winner.

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