Cheap Shot is a rummy-style game of insults, with each player starting with a hand of seven cards, which take the form of subjects, conjunctions, verbal phrases, and retorts. On a turn, the active player tries to use the cards in hand to create an insult: "Your Secret Boyfriend / is a drama farmer / and / tells only lies." Unless the targeted player can come up with a block card, such as "Oh grow up!", the insult will stand as points. The more cards in the insult, the more points you score!