Tompkin School Rules

The Ultimate Matching Card Game

Illustrated by Kody Haskins.


This game requires 2+ players and the goal is to collect the most matching pairs and the fewest DARE!s. Whoever matches the most pairs wins, but if there’s a tie for the number of matches paired then the winner is whoever performed the fewest dares.


In the game, there should be a total of 11 sets of character cards. There are 4 matching sets to each character card and a total of 8 DARE! cards.

For 2 players, start with 3 character card sets and 3 DARE! cards. Add more character card sets and DARE! cards for more people and/or to increase the challenge.

Shuffle the cards. Lay the cards face down on a flat surface. Arrange in a large rectangle.

Whoever consumed cheese the most recently goes first. Why? Because cheese is delicious.

Or, if you’re boring, the person to the right of whoever shuffled goes first.


  1. Once the cards are shuffled and arranged on the table, the first player flips over 1 card at a time searching for a matching set of 4 character cards.
  2. The card flipped over after the 1st card must match the first card that was turned over and so on.
  3. If the second card matches the first card, the player can flip over another card. If it doesn’t match, all cards are turned back over and it’s the next player’s turn.
  4. If a DARE! card is flipped over, the player must perform a dare that the other players vote on (See DARE! LIST for inspiration). After the dare is performed, all cards are flipped back over and it’s the next player’s turn.
  5. Keep track of how many DARE!s each player performs.
  6. DARE! cards do not count as a pair. DARE!s are embarrassing, so try not to get them! 😉
  7. The game ends when all the pairs have been matched.
  8. The player with the most matching pairs wins, but if there’s a tie for the number of matched pairs then the one with the fewest DARE!s performed wins.

*If there’s a tie for number of DARE!s performed and matched pairs, these players must both do a DARE!. If the dare is declined, the other player wins. If both players perform the dare, the other players vote on their favorite performance.

If you have any questions about the game or ways that I can improve it, you can send me a message anytime at cardgame ( a t ) 😀