Being Freud combines a fairly straightforward card game with storytelling elements to provide a type of parlor game. The game requires custom card decks, provided as print-and-play components in the document. Play involves rotation of an "active patient" role, with the player in the spotlight playing dream element cards and then explaining a dream. Other players then "psychoanalyze" the dream and play appropriate cards. The game anticipates a fairly satirical (even nonsensical) psychoanalytical response.