Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Say Anything Family Edition Game - A Review

Product:  Say Anything Family Edition

Price:  Retails for $19.99

Company:  NorthStar Games

Age Range: 8 and up

Other Games:  Wits and Wagers - check out my review of the Family Edition!

Brief Intro: (From the website)

Say Anything Family is a game that will get the entire family talking and laughing in minutes. This family-oriented version of the popular adult party game gives players the chance to settle questions that have been hotly debated for centuries. For instance, “Which celebrity would make the worst babysitter?” or “What magical power would be the coolest to have?” The best thing about Say Anything Family: there are no right or wrong answers – just your opinions. This is every family’s chance to Say Anything. 

Our Thoughts:
We reviewed Wits and Wagers last year and enjoyed it.  So I was super excited to try out another game by NorthStar.  This time around it is Say Anything the Family Edition.  My mom was visiting, so she and my 2 oldest girls tried it out on their own.  They glanced over the directions and got busy playing.  But, they didn't seem too impressed with the game.  I was surprised because I thought it sounded like fun.  So I read over the instructions, explained a few basics, and invited my husband to play along.  So now we had 5 players instead of 3, and we had a better understanding of the rules.  The verdict this time?  So much fun!

The more players, the more fun.  And it may take a few read-thrus  to understand the gameplay.  In a nutshell, one player asks a question and everyone answers what they think THAT person will pick.  So for example, if the Dad asks "What is the best candy?", everyone else will write down what they think Dad's answer will be.  After Dad sees all the options, he picks his favorite answer and hides it.  Then everyone else picks what they think Dad chose.  Based on this, points are awarded.  Points for writing the answer he chose, and points for picking the one he chose afterward.  Then Dad also gets points based on how many people guessed his choice correctly. 

It only takes a few run-throughs before you get the hang of it.  And we all enjoyed it a lot.  My husband, my mom, me, my 12yo daughter, and my 9yo daughter.  It is something that we can all play together, despite the wide age range, and still have a great time.  It led to lots of laughs and discussions, and even memories.

The game play is short, but can easily be adjusted to make it shorter or longer.  So no need to worry about boredom setting in for the younger ones. My 9yo can get very restless with games after a short time, but not with this one.  And she enjoyed it as much as the rest of us.

This game was a hit at our house!

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Disclaimer: I received this item free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary. 

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