That’s it. There’s no app to download and you don’t even need your phone. It does help to live near a pond or a river, because ducks like those.
Sorry, that means you lost for today. It’s an important part of the game to make sure that you really spotted a duck before claiming victory.
If you were playing with a single partner, they automatically won and you should buy them an ice cream.
Sounds risky! Is the bottle dunking its head in the water and gathering in small groups? If so, it might be a good bet!
Otherwise, the rule is: When you call a duck, your companions must be able to verify the claim.
Only if it’s allowed to play, too.
Sure, just pick another local animal! It should be one that’s common enough that you’re quite likely – but not guaranteed – to see one when you venture outside.
You should! And now that you know the rules, you may find it hard not to shout Duck! every time you see one. But worry not, as there are many of us. Pairs, handfuls, if not halves of a dozen!
If you have played and enjoyed this game (or not), I’d love to hear about your experience. You can place your message in a bottle, seal it securely, and release it into a body of water near you, or send me an email.