Kolodny's game is played as follows:
The Gamemaster or Gamemistress (in this case, Lady Bracknell) invents a rule which can be applied to closed questions requiring a "yes" or "no" response.
The other players attempt to guess what the rule is by asking questions requiring a "yes" or "no" response. Their ultimate object is to guess the rule exactly, and then to take over the leading role from Lady Bracknell.
Lady Bracknell will reply to the questions asked of her, but her response will be to their form rather than their content. That is to say, questions framed in a manner which follows the rule she has invented will receive a "yes" response, regardless of how ludicrous their content is.
For example, supposing Lady Bracknell's rule was that questions should contain exactly five words or fewer, the game might run as follows:
"Does Lady Bracknell wear a hat?"
"Is Lady Bracknell a peasant?"
Questions can be entirely random: there is no need for them to relate in any way to Lady Bracknell herself. Lady Bracknell has used examples relating to herself merely to demonstrate that unscrupulous players may choose to have some enjoyment at her expense.
Lady Bracknell has decided on a rule. Play may now begin.