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Board GameSounds Fishy Review
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Posted: 6 weeks ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Sounds Fishy is a push-your-luck communication game where you try to spot fake answers whilst avoiding the real one. You play by reading out Question cards, making up answers and then spotting who's faking. It is game of cunning, disguise and deduction where you must play both sleuth and liar.

You play either The Guesser or The Fish in a battle of disguising and finding the truth. The Guesser reads out a Question card before guessing which of The Fish's answers are fake. The Fish are either True Blue hiders of the right answer or Red Herring inventors of fake ones. The Guesser gets a point for each fake answer guessed correctly, but loses all these points if they choose the true one. If you have the most points after everyone has had a round guessing, you are the winner.

It's a deceptively clever game. Although you play alone, you end up working together against The Guesser, by ensuring your answers don't (or do) stand out from the other Fish. Winning is about lying just the right amount and using the truth as cover.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 7-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/07/2022

Genres: Brain Game, Communication and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)

Players: 4-10




Learn to Play: This takes 1 minute to learn. This is a really simple game to learn, that you will fully understand after just one turn.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 4 to 10 players in the same room. Best with 8 - 10 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

7-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to independently understand the questions and be able to create answers that fit the style of the Question cards.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Sounds Fishy Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BigPotatoGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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