60 Family Feud Game Questions and Answers and How To Play It at Home

Ever since the television was invented as a medium, America has had televised game shows where contestants either have to answer questions or solve puzzles to win a prize or money. Unlike many others that ever existed, the Family Feud game show, which has been listed among the greatest game shows of all time by TV Guide, has become an icon of American television.

Created by TV producer Mark Goodson who specialized in game shows, the often pretty funny “Feud” has been around for decades. It began airing in 1976 but has had three separate runs; 1976–1985, 1988-1994, and 1999-present. The first run of the Family Feud game show was hosted by actor and comedian Richard Dawson. Other actors and comedians have since anchored the show, including Ray Combs, Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O’Hurley, and Steve Harvey, who has been hosting it since 2010.

How The Family Feud Game Show Works

While there have been tweaks and changes to the game show over the years, Family Feud has largely retained its original format. As the name suggests, two families (members related by either blood, marriage, or adoption) play against each other in every game with teams made up of five family members each. These families compete by providing the most popular answers to survey questions that were previously asked to 100 survey participants in order to win cash and other prizes. This is why the host often uses the line, “Survey Says!”

When the host asks a question, the contestant who buzzes in first gets a chance to provide the answer. If the answer is correct, ie they provide the highest-ranking survey response, the contestant’s family/team gains control of the question. If he happens to be wrong, the other family/team has a chance to gain control of the question by providing a higher-ranking response.

When a team gains control of a question, they have a chance to provide more responses, one at a time but without consulting each other. If they successfully guess all of the most popular answers on the board before getting three strikes, they win the round. The team is given a strike when an answer given is not one of the most popular/high-ranking answers on the board. The opposing family/team is able to gain control of the round if the other team gets all three strikes. They then have the chance to come up with one of the remaining responses on the board to win the round — if they fail, the other team gets the points.

For each high-ranking answer a team guesses correctly, that team receives a certain number of points that corresponds to the number of people surveyed who gave that answer. For example, if 53 people reported that a cat was their favorite pet, and a team guessed the animal correctly, they would get 53 points.

The Fast Money Round

After the main game ends, a special fast money round is played by the family/team with the most points. However, only two family members can play this round. Of the two, one will remain on stage with the host while the other goes backstage and is isolated from whatever is going on. The family member on stage is then given 20 seconds to answer five survey questions that are scored by how many people gave that same response in the survey.

After the first family member’s scores are revealed and tallied, they are hidden away as the second family member comes out to have a go at the same questions. While they are given 25 seconds, 5 seconds more than what was given to the first contestant, to complete the round, they are not allowed to repeat an answer already given by their family member. If an answer is repeated, the contestant hears a buzzer and is given a chance to provide another answer. After the time allotted, scores of both team members are combined and if it is more than 200 points, the family wins the grand prize.

How To Play Family Feud At Home

Many families enjoy watching an episode of Family Feud together and wish they could get to be one of the contestants of the game show. Instead of facing outrageous odds and competing against thousands of other hopefuls, you can simply play an at-home version of the game show. By doing so, the family doesn’t just get to unwind together at the end of a hectic day but also enjoy playing their favorite game show. There are, however, a few things you have to put in place/do before the game begins.

1. Set Up A Space For Playing The Game

Your family will have a better playing experience if space is set out to play the game. You can do so by setting the couches/chairs to face each other. Whatever set up you end up choosing, ensure that there is enough space that will allow each team to sit in a straight line facing each other, separate from the host.

2. Have Someone Serve As The Designated Host

Choose one family member who would serve as the host and have them sit separately at the front with a scorecard and the Family Feud questions. They will be charged with reading the questions and answers. Because this person is focal to things running smoothly and everybody enjoying the game, choose a host who is a good reader, can easily follow instructions, and also keep both teams on track during the game.

If your family is not odd-numbered, one more person would be selected to serve as an assistant to the host. This is because each team needs to have the same number of contestants. The person selected to serve as an assistant can help to keep scores or reveal correct answers during each round.

3. Get A Buzzer

Get something that will serve as a buzzer before you start the game. This could either be an app that buzzes/rings, a musical instrument, a squeaking toy, or just a pot and a dishing spoon. Whatever it is, make sure that it is able to replicate the effect of buzzing in to answer a question.

4. Prepare A Scorecard

A scorecard will be needed to add up points since it is the point tally of 300 that decides who is the winner. You can use a portable whiteboard or notepad to tally the points by drawing a line down the middle of the page and writing the names of the teams on each side. The scorer will then write down points in each column as the game is played.

If neither a whiteboard nor notepad works for you, a digital scorecard can be used. This option will make things much easier and less tasking.

5. Have The Family Feud Questions and Answers Ready

This is where the bulk of the work can be found. Thankfully, you can select questions from the list of 60 family feud questions and answers we have prepared below. All you need to do is print it out for use during the game.

Family Feud Question and Answers

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Note: The numbers listed in parenthesis beside each answer are points that will be added up by the host to determine the winning team at the end of each round.

Instructions For Playing The Game

These instructions will serve as a guide for everybody to be able to enjoy the game. All you need to do is follow the step-by-step process listed below.

1. Divide your family into two teams of equal numbers and have each of the teams select someone to serve as Team Captain.

2. The first question will be attempted by the Team Captains. The two people selected will be asked by the host to come to the front of the room, bringing their “buzzer” along with them.

3. The host reads a question for the team captains to try and answer. The first one to buzz in has five seconds to give an answer listed on the answer sheet of the questions. If the team captain that buzzed in fails to give a listed answer, the second team captain gets a chance to guess a correct answer.

4. After the captains of each team face-off, the team whose captain provided a correct answer gets the chance to play the first round. However, they could choose to let the other team have a go at the round.

5. Whichever team ends up playing the first round will have to guess the remaining top answers to the question answered by their captain. Each member of the team will have a chance to give an answer, one after the other until all the answers have been provided or the team has gotten three wrong answers (strikes).

6. When the team gives a correct answer, the host adds the correct number of points beside the answer. If the first Team gives three wrong answers (three strikes), the turn is passed to the second team who has a chance to steal all the points. They can do so by providing one of the top answers to the question. If they do so correctly, they get all of the first team’s points from that round and will be pronounced winners. If the second team, however, fails to give a top answer, the first team keeps all their points for that round.

7. At this point, the first round of the game has come to an end. The host will then go ahead to add up each team’s points and write them on the scorecard.

8. To start the second round, another team member from each team will step to the front of the room to answer the next question as the team captains did in the first round. After that is done, the same sequence listed above is followed.

9. The game comes to an end when one of the team gets up to 300 points.

Note: The person serving as the host should have these instructions with them so that it can be read to everybody playing the family feud game. You could also choose to print a copy for everyone so that everybody is focused on proceedings.

Family Feud Can Also Be Played Over Zoom

Other than doing work or school-related activities on Zoom, Family Feud is one of the many games that can be effectively played over the video teleconferencing platform. All you need is a mobile/laptop and a Zoom account. Invite your friends and family over to a Zoom meeting and then share the screen of the game being played online.

Setting Up Zoom

1. Download and install the Zoom app on your mobile device or laptop. Open the app and then sign in. If you previously never used Zoom, you will need to sign up to have an account.

2. After installing and signing in/up to Zoom, create a new meeting. Select “Start with video” to show yourself on Zoom. If you want to hide your screen, uncheck the video option when starting the new meeting.

3. Invite your family and friends to join you by clicking on “Manage participants” on the meeting’s screen. Click on the “Invite” option (located at the bottom of the “Participants” panel) subsequently.

4. Copy and share the invite message with all those you want to participate in the game. The invite message can be shared via a private message, email, or any other way of your choosing.

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How To Play The Game Over Zoom

Having already started the Zoom meeting to host the game, you should have your questions (from the selection above) ready to use. Armed and ready to go, follow the step-by-step process below to get the game going.

Step 1: With everybody that is supposed to play family feud with you ready, divide them into two teams. Each team should have about 3 to 5 players. After dividing the teams, let each team pick a name for themselves. This will make it easier to address each team in the middle of the game and also track the score.

Step 2: Share your whiteboard with the whole group and use the annotate tools to create two columns in the far right corner of the whiteboard. Names of each team should be written down on each column. This will help you track scores and determine a winner at the end of the game/when a team reaches 300 points.

Step 3: Open the clock application in the background and switch to the ‘Timer’ mode. Set a timer for 20 seconds as your time limit. You can choose to reduce it if all participants are competitive and what to have a feel of the real thing.

Step 4: Once the clock is set up, the Family Feud game is ready to launch. Simply call two participants from the respective teams and use the timer to time your first question.

Note: The host should use Zoom’s side-by-side view because it will enable them to view the video feed of all participants while controlling and annotating the whiteboard as well.

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Chizitere Onukogu
Chizitere Onukogu
Before I developed a passion for writing, I spent three years working in healthcare. In my spare time, I love to either do some volunteer work or catch up on my favorite sporting teams' games.

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