Friday, November 25, 2011

Out of the Box Faux-cabulary Review and Giveaway

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Hi Neighbors!

Hope you all had a super great Thanksgiving!  We did!  Plenty of food and friends to share it with!  And I managed to stick by my diet, other than a small helping of mashed potatoes!

I have worked with Out of the Box before and we always LOVE their games!  I have never been disappointed and they have done it once again with Faux-cabulary, the outrageous game of wild new words!  This one can get rather silly at times, which is perfect for our family.

You start out with a "wordmeister" (just whomever you choose to go first), who reads a crazy definition out loud.  Then the remaining players use the dice they have chosen to create a word for that definition.  You have 3 die, and can spin them, rearrange them, until you come up with a word you like. Then everyone turns them in to the "wordmeister" who then decides which word best fits the definition.

Forming a word.

Trading a die.

Forming a word!
Card reads:The smell of an old person.

Here are the words created.

The "wordmeister".
The definition.

The words created.

For example the card might read: Slowing down to below the speed limit when you see a police car.  The other players then start working with their die to create a new word.  Maybe, "robotronicuber" or "bagcopation" or "antitechdis".  You do not have to use all three die for your word, and you may trade 1 die if you wish.  So maybe it could be "digifunk".  The "wordmeister"  then reads the words out loud, and chooses which one they believe best goes with the definition.  That player then receives the card, and play continues around with the next person becoming the "wordmeister".  The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game. What a great game from Out of the Box!

Sometimes it is hard to be the "wordmeister" as some of the words really don't fit the definition, and you just have to choose one, but sometimes you would be amazed at the words created.  We were all laughing throughout the game.  This would also be a great icebreaker at get togethers.  What a great gift idea, for teens or families. 

Faux-cabulary ($29.99) is recommended for ages 13+, but my 11 year old played and enjoyed the game.  You can play with 3-7 players.  We actually played with 8, because the "wordmeister" did not compete, and we did teams, working together. So if you need an extra gift idea, be sure to consider Faux-cabulary!

The winner of this giveaway will receive their own copy of Faux-cabulary.  Hurry up and enter!


karenmed409 said...

No, we have not played any yet, Iam interested int the 10 days in the USA.. sounds like a lot of fun,

Anonymous said...

I have played only one, thus far. We played Word on the Street Jr. The kids loved it!

danellejohns at gmail dot com said...

I have never played a game by this company that I'm aware of. Looks fun. [=

Niecey said...

no, I've never played any, but I've heard of word on the street before


Anja M. said...

No, we haven't played any yet.

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Patty White said...

I haven't played it, but it sounds fun!!

degood said...

Yes, we really enjoy backseat drawing by out of the box games.