How to Play Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes is a great game for kids in High School or older. This is one of the best group games as it can be played with any size, from 4 group members up to 20!

A wonderfully interesting game that entails lots of quick thinking.

Features of Battle of the Sexes

 ★  Game Name Battle of the Sexes
 ★  Group size any
 ★  Age any
 ★  Type questions
 ★  Skill erudition/memory
 ★  Place indoor and outdoor
 ★  Time up to 10 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials no

Aim of the Game

The aim of the game is to collect as many cards as possible by asking questions correctly! Oh, and it’s boys versus girls of course! Which sex will reign victorious?

Group Size

You can play Battle of the Sexes with any size group as long as you have at least 4 players. You also need a group of mixed boys and girls in equal numbers, so that you have evenly-sized teams.

Note: Some of the questions in the game are no suitable for younger children, so stick to kids of high school age or older. 

Preparation and Materials

To play Battle of the Sexes, you need to create two different decks of cards: blue “male” cards and pink “female” cards.

On the blue cards write typical “male” questions such as:

  • Q: What is Jerry Rice famous for? A: Being a former NFL player
  • Q: What does a Zamboni do? A: Resurfaces ice rinks

On the pink cards, write “female” questions such as:

  • Q: What does it mean for the woman that catches the bouquet at a wedding? A: They’ll be next to get married
  • Q: What is mascara used for? A: Lengthening your eyelashes

One you have written several cards for each team, you’re ready to play!

How to Play Battle of the Sexes

Divide your group into males and females – these will be the two different teams. Give the blue cards to the male team and the pink cards to the female team. 

Choose one team to go first. One of the team members will draw the top card from their pile. For example, if the boys go first they will take the top card from their blue deck. The question on this card is read out to the females who have to try to answer the question. If they get it correct, another card is drawn and another question is asked. This continues until they get an answer wrong and the play passes to the other team. 

For every question that was correctly guessed, the team gets to keep the card. Whichever team has the most cards at the end of the time, or is the first team to have all of the cards, wins!

Alternative Variations

If you have an all-girls or all-boys group, or don’t want to split your group depending on their sex, you can just write generic questions such as:

  • Q: What is the capital of Spain? A: Madrid
  • Q: How many US states start with the word “New”? A: Four

Put this pile of questions in the center of the table between the two teams and have both teams draw from the same pile. 

This is a great group game for competitive groups of kids to battle it out against each other and see which team is the best!