The Game of Things
Overall Rating: 9/10
GLAM Age Range: 14-Adult
Number of Players: 4+
Playing Time: 20 min
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: If you like the concept of a social game like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity but want to get to write your own creative answers to prompts, this is the game for you. This game is as clean or as dirty as the people you play with. There's a little more thinking required in this game than other social games of this type. You have to come up with an answer and instead of selecting the funniest or best answer to a prompt, you must take turns guessing who wrote what. This isn't too tricky when you're just playing with four players, this game works best with six or more players.
How to Play: Pick a person to be the first reader. They draw the first prompt card and everyone, including the reader, writes an answer to the prompt. These answers are handed to the reader who needs to shuffle them up so they don't know who wrote what. Then they read out all the answers and the person to the left of the reader gets to be the first to guess who wrote any one of the answers. If they're correct in their guess, they get one point and the person whose answer was correctly guessed is out of the game play for the rest of that round. After a correct guess you get to continue to guess who wrote what until you are incorrect. Then it's the next person's turn to guess. This goes on until all but two of the answers have been matched up with the correct person: the reader (who can never be guessed when it's their round) and one other person. The person whose answer wasn't guessed gets two points. It's really not all that complicated when you play. Game play continues until all of the players have had the opportunity to be the reader, then you total up the scores and see who has the most points.
Variations: If you're playing a four player game there isn't much to guess, it only takes two correct guesses to end a round. We rarely play this with just four players for this reason but when we do we allow guessing of the reader's answer and play until all the answers have been paired up with the correct person.