Monday, October 24, 2011

Review of Say Anything

Northstar Games is the king of family game night! Last year, my family had the great privilege of reviewing Wits and Wagers Family, an awesome Northstar Games product.  This year, in exchange for my review, we were so thrilled to receive Say Anything from Northstar Games.

To anyone familiar with Wits and Wagers, Say Anything's basic appearance will not be a surprise.  If your kids are anything like mine, they'll go bananas seeing another game with wipe-off boards and their own dry erase markers!  The premise of the game is simple, but the way it plays out is great fun.

Recommended for 3-6 players ages 8 and up, Say Anything is easy even for younger children to learn.  A player draws a card and asks one of the three questions on the card.  All of the other players write an answer on their individual dry-erase boards and turns them face up.  The question-asking player silently chooses his favorite answer, and then everyone else tries to guess which one he picked! If you're thinking Apples 2 Apples, the premise is similar, but the way the game plays out is different.  The format of Say Anything is perfect for families (just make sure you get the family edition shown above! The regular edition is for ages 13+!).

Example questions from Say Anything Family include the following:

  • What's the best way to spend a Saturday night?
  • What food should never be eaten on the couch?
  • What's the most important quality in a parent?
  • What's the best animated movie?
Obviously, these questions can be answered by any family member.  Thus, the only real qualification for playing the game is the ability to write an answer.  My six year-old twins played Say Anything quite happily, as did our whole family!

Say Anything family is a great game.  It comes in a very solid box (so important to families used to box corners breaking almost immediately) with sturdy, laminated-like cards and durable white boards.  Having owned and played Wits and Wagers Family for a solid year, I can promise that this game will stand the test of time.  Say Anything is available from various retailers, and sells for around $19.99.  To see what other Crew members thought of Say Anything, visit the Crew blog!

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