Simon says is a children’s game for three or more players where one player takes the role of ‘Simon’ and issues instructions, (usually physical actions such as ‘jump in the air’ or ‘stick out your tongue’) to the other players, which should only be followed if prefaced with the phrase ‘Simon says’, for example ‘Simon says jump in the air’. Players are eliminated from the game by either following instructions that are not immediately preceded by the trigger phrase or by failing to follow an instruction which does include ‘Simon says’. It is the ability to distinguish between valid and invalid commands, rather than physical ability, that usually matters in the game, and in most cases, the action only needs to be attempted, rather than completed accurately.
The object for the player acting as ‘Simon’ is to get all the other players ‘out’ as quickly as possible, and the winner of the game is usually the last player who has successfully followed all of the given commands.
The game is well embedded in popular culture, with numerous references in films, music and literature.
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