Utter Nonsense: Family Edition is a family-friendly version of the original act-it-out card game Utter Nonsense. The content is more PG/family-friendly but the gameplay remains the same. For each round, a nonsense judge is declared. In the first round, the judge is based on who in your group has the stinkiest feet. Each of the other players is dealt seven cards and the judge reveals the accent card for the round. Each player must then select a card from his/her hand that best embodies said accent—or simply what you think would be the funniest to say with the accent. Players takes turns reading their cards aloud in the accent to the group. Then it's up to the nonsense judge for the round to deem the winner. That player earns the accent card for the round and becomes the nonsense judge for the next round. Whoever earns five accent cards first wins the game.
With the ability to play this game with up to 20 people, this is a fast and fun game that is perfect for larger gathering with friends and/or family. The game reminds us of a few other games on the market in terms of the game mechanics---perfect for party settings---but it's also a game we think comes down to the people you play it with; You need to play this one with a fun group that will take the accents seriously and get into the roles. If players phone it in, it won't be as fun.
Utter Nonsense: Family Edition is for 4-20 players ages 8 and up. It's a fun game night option if you are looking for a fast and fun family game that can also cater to larger groups.
Despite the content being kid-friendly, we also think you need to have a thick-skin for play. For example, if you are playing this with family—make sure they aren't the kind that gets easily offended by impersonations of one another since some accents may have you impersonating one another.
Note: You can always shorten or lengthen the gameplay to suit your game-night needs.
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