Speak Out Kids vs. Parents Review (Hasbro)

Speak Out Kids vs. Parents
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What It Is

The party game of “What did you say?” can now be played by the whole family thanks to Speak Out: Kids vs. Parents. As in the original game, players must wear plastic mouthpieces as they attempt to say phrases, but this game comes with adult-sized and kid-sized mouthpieces.

On your turn, put a mouthpiece in your mouth. Flip over the timer and draw a card from the top of the correct deck. The blue cards are phrases for kids to read (such as “The best, most perfect pancakes? Mom's”), while the red cards are phrases for parents to read (such as “Paul plays the pineapples”). Once you've got your card, read the phrase on it out loud. Your teammates must correctly guess what you're saying in order to earn the card. 

If your team correctly guesses the phrase, put the card in front of you and draw another card. Keep playing until the timer runs out. You can pass on a card, but the other team will earn it.

After each player has taken two turns, the game is over, and the team with the most cards wins.

Is It Fun?

As we said with the original version of Speak Out, the game is easy to learn and we like the funny concept. But those mouthpieces are not the easiest to wear and sort of feel like a trip to the dentist's office. So this is not going to be a game that everyone wants to play, and even if you convince them to play it once, they may not want to play it again.

For those people who aren't bothered by the mouthpieces, this will be a silly addition to family game night. Even if your team doesn't guess what you're saying, hearing what they think you're saying is really what makes this game fun and funny.

Who It’s For
Speak Out: Kids vs. Parents is for four to 10 players ages 8 and up. It will add a lot of silliness to your next family game night, however, not everyone is going to like putting the mouthpieces in their mouth.
What To Be Aware Of

The game includes six mouthpieces for kids, four mouthpieces for adults, 200 double-sided cards (100 for kids and 100 for parents), and a timer.

Make sure you wash each mouthpiece with soap and water between uses. They are not dishwasher safe. Once they are dry, put them in a resealable plastic bag for storage.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy