Monday, October 24, 2011

Say Anything Family/ TOS Review

Last year I reviewed a game called Wits and Wagers Family by North Star Games.

This year I got another chance to review one of their games. This one is called Say Anything Family.


Again, this was a game that our family really enjoyed. You may have heard of the game Say Anything. This is the family version of that game. I have never played the original but I would think that if they came out with a family version that the original may not be appropriate for children. Now, I don't know this for sure, but just want you to know that there are two different versions.

Say Anything Family is a fun, simple game that you can play with your whole family. Six people, ages 8 and up, can play at one time. My son is only 6 though and he can still play with us. He can't read a lot or write a lot, but he can draw so he just draws the answers. I think even a younger child could do this as well.

How it works:

The youngest player goes first and asks a question from the question cards. (Or has someone else read it for them if they can't yet read.)

After the question is asked, everyone else has to guess what they think the person who asked the question would answer.

Each player writes their answers on their answer board.

Then everyone places their game pieces on the answer they think will be chosen. You can place your pieces on your own answer or another players. Before everyone places their pieces, the judge will secretly choose his answer on the spinner. Afterwards everyone places their pieces on the answer they think the judge will choose.

A player gets points if their game piece is on the correct answer, plus one extra point if you are the one who wrote the answer. The judge also gets up to three points if there are games pieces on the answer he chose.

One person will keep track of the points on the scoreboard. The game ends after each player has asked two questions. The player with the most points wins.

To be honest, at first I didn't care for this game, but it was because I didn't understand that we were trying to pick what we thought the judge would pick. Once I understood that and played it a few more times I started to like it. The kids liked it right away. It is one of my daughters favorite games now.

My 6 year old says "I love it!", and my 14 year old daughter says "Best game ever!". So there you have it!

If you are interested in this game for your family, you can find it at retailers such as Target and Barnes and Noble for around $19.99.

Have a great family game night!
Be sure to check out what my fellow Crew Mates thought of Say Anything Family!


*I have received Say Anything Family, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion.
No other compensation has been given to me.*

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