Two Rooms and a Boom

Stop your President from being blown up! But who is the President? More importantly... Who is the Bomber?! 

In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 different rooms. Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out and the bomb explodes! It's the party game that's always a blast. 

  • Only minutes to play! Strategy, socialization, and intrigue within a time limit.
  • Over 70 unique 100% plastic character cards! Everyone can be different!
  • No moderator necessary. Everyone gets to play!
  • Share your card with others to prove your loyalty. Make friends, not enemies.
  • Includes all the Kickstarter stretch goals!
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How to Play

In Two Rooms and a Boom there are 2 teams and 2 rooms. The 2 teams are the Blue Team and the Red Team. The Blue Team has a President. The Red Team has a Bomber. Players are first equally distributed between 2 separate playing areas (usually
2 separate rooms) and then each player is randomly dealt a facedown character card.

Players play the game by saying what they want in order to select a leader for their room. The leader chooses hostages (players who will be sent to the other room at the end of the round).

The game consists of 3 timed rounds. Each round is shorter than the previous round. At the end of each round, the hostages selected by the leaders will be traded into opposing rooms.

The game ends after the last hostage exchange.

Everyone reveals their card. If Red Team’s Bomber is in the same room as the President, then the Red Team wins. Otherwise the Blue Team wins. 


What's in the Box?!

Two Rooms and a Boom Includes:

Game Box, the Basic Rules book, the Character Guide book, 2 Leader Cards, all 17 Basic Character Cards (President, Bomber, 7 Blue Team, 7 Red Team, and the Gambler), and all Advanced Character Cards from the Kickstarter campaign. This game contains over 70 unique 100% plastic character cards! 



Just got your copy of Two Rooms and a Boom and don't know how to put together a great playset? Here are our sweet sweet Recommended Playsets with awesome suggestions for different player counts, styles, and difficulty levels!


My First Game (AKA: Vanilla) [6 to 17 players]

  • President/Bomber
  • Blue Team/Red Team (add as necessary for player count)
  • Gambler (if playing with an odd number of players)

My First 30 Player Game [6 to 30 players]

  • President/Bomber
  • Blue Team/Red Team (add as necessary for player count)
  • r/b Angel (more than 16 players)
  • r/b Mime (more than 18 players)
  • r/b Paparazzo (more than 20 players)
  • r/b Clown (more than 22 players)
  • r/b Demon (more than 24 players)
  • President’s Daughter/Martyr (more than 26 players)
  • Nurse/Tinkerer (more than 28 players)
  • Gambler (if playing with an odd number of players)

My First Color Share [11 to 25 players]

  • President/Bomber
  • Doctor/Engineer
  • Blue Team/Red Team (add as necessary for player count)
  • r/b Coy Boy
  • r/b Negotiator
  • r/b Spy
  • Gambler (if playing with an odd number of players)

My First Grey Game [12 to 27 Players]

  • President/Bomber
  • Blue Team/Red Team (optional)
  • r/b Coy Boy
  • r/b Negotiator
  • r/b Spy
  • Intern
  • Rival
  • Survivor
  • Victim
  • MI6 (if plaiyng with an odd number of players)

My First Bury [9 to 23 Players]

  • President/Bomber
  • Presdient's Daughter/Martyr
  • Doctor/Engineer
  • Nurse/Tinkerer
  • Blue Team/Red Team (optional)
  • Private Investigator
  • Important Note: Bury a card. Read BURYING A CARD (pg. 12 of Rulebook).


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Two Rooms and a Boom FAQs

Where can I buy Two Rooms and a Boom?

You can purchase right here on Amazon!

How do I play Two Rooms and a Boom?

Here is the download for the Rules!

What happens if the Clone and the Robot share?

The Clone and Robot will both lose if their first share is with each other.

Who gets victory with Gambler?

Shared victory between Gambler and the team they picked.

Can the Doctor and President just claim they co-revealed (even if they didn't?)

Sure! Players can cheat, but that's no fun.

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Game of the Year Material
— Shut Up and Sit Down
A really interesting game.
— Tom Vasel
Favorite game of GenCon 2013
— InD20 Group
An entirely new kind of social deduction game
— Ted Alspach
Nominated most anticipated party game
— Board Game Geek
Looooove this game
— Nolemonplease
Rock Solid... Pure Social Deduction.
Plays wonderfully
— Jeremiah Lee