BuzzFeed Social Sabotage Game Review (Spin Master)

BuzzFeed Social Sabotage Game
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What It Is

Social Sabotage is a card game from BuzzFeed where friends challenge each other to post or send awkward messages, photos and more on social media or via text. Designed for 3 or more players ages 17 and up with smartphones, and ideally multiple social media accounts, game play is fun, and easy to pick up. There are two types of cards in the game, Where cards and What cards - The What cards provide the message, picture, video, or caption, and the Where cards give the destination for the What. Where cards include text, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder. The game has a Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples feel to it with a bit of Truth or Dare mixed in. Each player gets 5 what cards. Players then take turns being the sender and choose a Where card on their turn. The sender places the Where card in front of them, and the other players have to choose the What card from their hand that they would love to see the sender use. The sender has to choose one of those What cards that they would actually be willing to do, and then perform the task at hand. When they complete the task, they get 2 points and keep the Where card. The player who chose the What card the sender used, gets 1 point. Play continues like this until enough points are scored to win the game. The total number of points will depend on the number of players. If the sender refuses to do the What, other players can steal the turn, and do it themselves for points. Another very important rule is that texts cannot be sent to anyone playing the game. With 410 What cards and 90 Where cards, there is a lot of content. It would be fun for college students, or 20 and 30 somethings with multiple social media accounts. 

Is It Fun?

This is a very fun, adult party game for the right audience. Players will have to be brave enough to play, and willing to post or message awkward photos or messages. Since posts and texts can't be sent to anyone playing the game, they wind up being seen by unsuspecting friends and family members. Some seriously funny responses, and fallout are sure to follow. We think one of the most fun parts of the game is getting a response from a confused recipient of one of the texts or posts. With 410 What cards, and 90 Where cards, there is enough content for repeat play. The content is funny, and relevant to today's world. 

Social Sabotage would be great for a group or a party.

Who It’s For

Social Sabotage was designed for 3 or more players, and would make a great party or group game. It's recommended for ages 17 years old and up but we think it is best suited for college students, or 20 and 30 somethings with a sense of humor who don't mind feeling a little awkward at times. Players must have their own smartphone to play, and since the game requires texting, and posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, players should have at least one of those social media accounts. The more social media accounts players have, the more fun it is to play.

What To Be Aware Of

Players must have a Smartphone, and ideally be active on social media. The Where cards include such destinations as Text, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder. If a player picks a Where card but he/she does not have an account for the specified destination, he/she can simply pick another Where card. 

This is not a game for children. It's designed for ages 17 and up.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy