Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
You play by making associations between images and a word, in an effort to match the choices of your opponents. To start you create a 5-by-3 grid of the Cartoon Story cards. Then you turn over a Word card and everyone secretly records which cards they think are connected to the word. You get points for making connections that other people also make. But make too many and you risk choosing a card that nobody else has chosen which loses you points.
As you play, the Story and Word cards change, but the rest of the game remains the same. What develops is your understanding of how opponents are playing - how their minds work and how they make associations. After four rounds, the player who correctly makes the most associations that match other player's win the game.
What starts as a gently creative challenge, becomes a game of character judgement. You need to make your own links, but more importantly you have to judge the links that you think others will make. Add to this the way that the game punishes you for overconfidence and what you have is a simple to play, but deeply nuanced guessing game.
The first time you play it's worth trying the following:
- Play a practise round without scoring, so that everyone understands the round's structure.
- Work together to score the first round to help make this process easier.
- If needed, you can exclude the "In the Dark" rules at first to make scoring simpler.
Play Time: This game will take between 25 minutes and 35 minutes to complete.
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