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Friday, October 21, 2011

Say Anything

Next up in my homeschool reviews I will tell you as promised from my previous review about another North Star Game I were blessed to review.

North Star Games has another popular party game called “Say Anything” that comes in a family friendly version.  “Say Anything Family” will have everyone in your home laughing yet surprised you really didn’t know the answer to things your family member thinks.  It’s your chance to be witty, silly, or serious while you play along and well SAY ANYTHING!.
So what all do you get in the box?  The game comes with 6 mini dry erase answer boards of different colors, 6 dry erase pens, 12 Meeple Tokens (to match the colors of the mini answer boards), Select-O-Matic 6000 (spinner), a dry erase score board, 60 question cards with 360 topics (3 questions on blue side and 3 on the yellow side), and the game rules.  The game is for ages 8 and up and can be played with 3-6 players (can be played individually or as a team in groups of twos if there are more players).

How do you play the game?  First select someone to be score keeper.  The youngest person (the judge) is given the Select-O-Matic 6000 because he or she is the first to read a question.  He or she chooses one of the 3 questions from the side of the card you are playing (yellow or blue).  The questions always starts with "In My Opinion". The other players are to write their guesses of what they think the person would say on their mini boards and place it face up on the table.  The judge will secretly choose his or her favorite answer and select that on the Select-O-Matic 6000 (spinner).  The spinner will be placed face down so no one can see what was chosen.  The players place their 2 tokens on the answer board(s) they think will win (can put both tokens on their own answer or split up between different answers).  The judge will flip the Select-O-Matic 6000 over to reveal which answer was chosen.  The one with the winning answer scores a point.  Here is how the scoring works: you get one point for placing your token on the winning answer.  The player who wrote the winning answer gets a bonus point. The judge gets one point for every player who placed their token on the winning answer.  There is a minimum of 3 points given per person per round.  Start another round by passing the Select-O-Matic 6000 to the player that’s on the previous judges left.  After everyone has had a chance to ask two questions the player with the most points wins the game.
Here are some pictures of the game:

My son and I now have another fun game to play when boredom sets in.  Things I like about the game:

* Easy set up.
* Sturdy boards and playing pieces.
* The rules are not complicated making it easy to learn how to play.
* Can be played in under 30 minutes making it short and quick.
* Always kept us laughing.
* It was fun seeing what kinds of answers family members came up with.

What would I have liked even better?

* It would have been nice to have the real Meeples instead of the tokens.
* It had all the color boards except my son’s favorite color. RED

Other than that it was still a great game that we will keep enjoying for years to come. "Say Anything Family” retails for $19.99 but the prices vary depending on where you buy it. You can purchase it at places like Target and Amazon.  If you would like to stay up to date with North Star Games you can keep up with them on their Facebook page.

Now that I have told you what my son thinks of “Say Anything Family” I encourage you to check out what other crew members think of this game.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this review are entirely my own. I was not paid to write this but received this game free of charge to review and give my honest opinion.


Anonymous said...

EEEEEEEEK, Congrats, you wont the Secret Drawing :)
e-mail me your Home addy,and I will mail your surprise off tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

It went out this morning :)

Anonymous said...

How do you get involved in homeschool reviews?
doing homeschool reviews for company's, sounds interesting

Growing In God's Wisdom said...

The TOS Homeschool Crew http://homeschoolcrew.com/ does tryouts right before the end of the school year (and current crew year). This is my 2nd time doing this and I love it. I'll let you know when the next tryouts are if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

Yes please, if you could let me know :)
Thanks a Bunch

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