FizzBuzz

FizzBuzz is variously a car game, a drinking game or a computer programming exercise. Played as a car game to pass the time on long journeys, it also helps young children learn their times tables. As a drinking game it produces mirth as competent arithmeticians become incapable of simple maths due to alcohol!

The aim is to count one number in turn. However, any number divisible by three is replaced by the word Fizz and any divisible by five by the word Buzz. Numbers divisible by both become FizzBuzz. A player who hesitates or makes a mistake is eliminated. Keep counting until there is only one player left, the winner.

  • 1
  • 2
  • Fizz
  • 4
  • Buzz
  • Fizz
  • 7
  • 8
  • Fizz
  • Buzz
  • 11
  • Fizz
  • 13
  • 14
  • FizzBuzz
  • 16
  • ...

A variant for very young children is to replace "divisible" by "has that number in it" which results in:

  • 1
  • 2
  • Fizz
  • 4
  • Buzz
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Fizz
  • 14
  • Buzz
  • etc up to 28
  • 29
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • FizzBuzz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • 40
  • 41
  • ...

As a drinking game both variants can be applied simultaneously resulting in:
  • ... up to 28
  • 29
  • FizzBuzz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • FizzBuzz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Fizz
  • Buzz
  • 41
  • Fizz
  • 43
  • ...

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