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MASH is a two-player paper-and-pencil game, commonly played by children intended to predict one's future. The name is an acronym of "Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Street/Shed/Sewers/Swamp, and House". The game can be expanded to "DMASH" (the D standing for Dome) or "MASHO" (O standing for outhouse) or "MASH-IT" (the I standing for igloo and the T for tent) or "SMASH" (the S standing for School bus) or "RAP MASH (the R standing for rich, the A standing for average, and P for poor). Additional variations include adding potential car, future spouse, and ultimate career choice, amongst the numerous other possible categories.
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