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Put down your mobile phones. It’s time to talk.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2019
The sighs and groans I had to battle with when I pulled out this game were unbelievable. My brother and sister-in-law were glued to Instagram, my mother-in-law was looking at pictures of cats online and my father-in-law was probably shopping on Amazon for another kitchen gadget. Basically everybody was glued to their phones.
The game is really really easy to start, doesn’t take long to work out and once you’re in the flow of things you will find yourself wanting to play more than one round.
If you’ve not sussed out what happens in the game, It’s pretty simple stuff. You each take it in turns to read out a statement or question and three predetermined actions that may apply to you that go with that question. For example - ‘What good deed am I most likely to do?’ 1. Use my talents to help someone, 2. Write a thank you note, 3. Buy somebody a thoughtful gift.
As a person reading out the question I have to answer secretly which one of the statements applies to me, and everybody else has to second-guess what I’ve put based on what they know about me in real life. At the end of each round the questions and answers are revealed and people know you are the best score the highest. However, the game always seems to take a dark turn because people think they know you better than you know yourself and will start to argue with you and prove you wrong. It’s a great way to start a family argument, which I would take over ‘phone time’ any day of the week. I bought the allsorts version which is great for any age, but there are versions of this game that are more adult orientated. For the average price of £10 it’s well worth a go if you are having a family gathering and want to break up the monotony.