Once you understand the rules and how the game is played, you will clearly know if someone has solved the riddle as to how playing snaps is done: they will demonstate their understanding. They must do so as you and your partner have done; slying and without letting any other players in on the secret. If a person shouts the complete understanding, this is a major rule breaker; they must show you their answer by the way in which they speak to you. This will leave other players to still figure out the riddle and secret to playing snaps.
Playing begins by two people who understand the game, we will call them the pros. All others will be the ones who will try to figure out what is happening, we will call them the rookies. The game begins by a rookie thinking of a phrase. The phrase should be one that is reletively easy and short. The rookie will then secretly tell that phrse to one of the pros. Once that is done, the game will begin by the first pro, who knows the phrase, saying, “Snaps is the name of the game and the name of the games is snaps.”
The goal is for the first pro to use the secret playing snaps code to get the second pro to understand the phrase. The onlookers, the rookies, will be listening and watching to see if they can figure out just how this code is working. The hardest part to understanding the playing snaps rules is to understand the code. Once you have a solid understanding of it, you and another friend who understands it can play this game with countless people.
Each time the first pro makes a try at spelling out the phrase that was given to him, he will say, “Snaps is the name of the game and the name of the games is snaps” followed by a word that begins with the first letter of the first word of the secret phrase. For example, if the secret phrase is “Good night”, the first pro will say, “Snaps is the name of the game and the name of the games is snaps, gorgeous.” The “g” from the word gorgeous stands for the “g” of the word “Good” in the secret phrase “Good night”.
The first pro will continue in this manner, execpt for when he or she comes to a vowel. For any vowels, the pro will snap his or her fingers as a code for what that vowel would be. The five vowels of the english language are A,E,I, O and U. For A a person will use one snap, for E a person will snap two times and so forth. For example, in the secret phrase of “Good night”, when it is time to use the code for the letter “o” in “Good”, the pro will snap his fingers four times.
Once players practice, this way of coding can be done very quickly, leaving the other players mystified as to how it is actually done. Pros can speak and snap quickly; only the wise will be able to figure out how the game is actually played. Playing snaps can be a blast at parties and other events where you want to amaze your guests.