If a player sees a yellow car they
may hit whoever they choose. The force of the hit should only be
sufficient to ensure that the intended person knows that they have
been hit, unless otherwise accepted by all players concerned.
The game is ALWAYS on, unless otherwise
agreed by ALL players.
Cars and Colours
Only cars or models and depictions
thereof can be used in the game. The definition of "Cars"
is a vehicle primarily designed to carry passengers. This does not
include cars which have been adapted i.e. cars which have had the
back windows blocked up with the intention of using the vehicle
as a small van. This does, however, allow cars which have been temporarily
converted i.e. a car which has had its seats folded down to transport
goods or waste on a temporary basis.
Only cars which
are yellow are allowed. The definition of yellow can be down to
interpretation, but here are some guidelines. Gold, bronze and shades
or green are not yellow. Metallic yellow is acceptable but pearlescent
is not unless the colours in it are only shades of yellow. Some
manufacturers call a colour yellow, just because you name something
yellow that doesn't make it so.
Only cars which are at least 50% yellow
"Yellow Car" is not necessary. A player may however need
to justify hitting someone by informing them of it after they have
hit another player. It is worth noting also that calling "Yellow
Car" could give fore warning of an impending hit which is not
A yellow car must be called when it
is view, other players must have the oportunity to see the car they
have been hit for. Occassionally this may mean having to turn back,
but it is advisable to play with a degree of trust.
A yellow car can not be called before
it is seen i.e. you can not call for a yellow car you know to be
parked around the corner before you can see it.
Resetting the game
Once a car has been used it can not be used again in the same
When playing on a journey the game
is reset when that journey ends. Otherwise the game resets when
the players part company.
Sleep also resets the game.
If a hit is issued wrongly then the
person who is hit has the right to return the hit
Over the years many additions have
been made to the rules. These include such things as extra hits
for minis, yellow minis, punch buggies(VW beetles) etc. These are
not rules of "The Yellow Car Game" they are in fact different
games which have been played in conjunction with it.