We enjoy games as a family, even though Elmer usually wins and I usually lose.
The winners usually rank like this:
1. Elmer (my husband)
2. Kelsi (oldest daughter - 13)
4. Brittany (youngest daughter - 11)
Sometimes, Elmer and Kelsi will switch places, and sometimes Brittany will switch places. But that's about it.
Last year, we were able to enjoy and review another game by NorthStar Games: Wits and Wagers, Family Edition.
We liked that game, but we've enjoyed the new "Say Anything - Family Edition" game even more!
Say Anything - Family Edition has no questions that need to be removed from the stack because they might not be family-friendly. Nice!
This game is designed to be played by 3-6 people. It's really designed for ages 8+, mainly because the players need to be able to read and write fairly well.
So here's how the game works: A card/topic is selected, and each player needs to write down their opinion to answer the question. Next, the leader of this particular round of questions privately selects which answer they like the best, and keep track of that answer on a small game piece.
All of the players then vote on which answer they think the leader of that question may have selected. Each player can earn points based on how many people voted for his or her answer. A total is kept track of the winning answers. Whoever reaches 20 points first is the winner!
We really liked the questions that were asked. It gave us the opportunity to share what we really thought, to be creative, and to try to figure out which answer the leader would vote for. Fun!
I think Say Anything - Family Edition would also be fun to play with teams. We might give this a try at one of our next homeschool jr. high/high school teen functions. They love to play games together!
Some stores carry the Say Anything - Family Edition game, and you can learn which stores do in your state by placing your zip code in their "find a store near you" feature.
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Say Anything - Family Edition costs under $15, and for a fun party game, I think that's very reasonable! What I enjoyed most was being able to provide silly, goofy answers and trying to stump people or get them to vote for my answer. This would be a great game for a birthday/Christmas gift, so if you're having difficulty thinking of a gift for an older child or teen, consider Say Anything - Family Edition.
Disclaimer: I received one free copy of Say Anything - Family Edition for my family's use and honest review of the product. No other compensation was provided.
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