Blank Slate Board Game Review
Blank Slate is a party game for 3 to 8 players aged 8 and up, and will take you 30 minutes to play an average game. To start, each player chooses a dry erase slate and dry erase marker, then writes their name on the scoreboard depending on their slate color. Next, a ‘Selector’ is chosen. The Selector draws a card from the Word Cue cards and reads the incomplete prompt allowed; for example the prompt could be, ‘Sky _______’, or ‘_______ Town.’ Each player then scribes a word that they think best completes the prompt. Once done, everyone compares answers.
– If two players match a word, they each get three points.
– If three or more players match, they get one point each.
– If no one matches, no points are awarded.
The Selector role rotates clockwise and the round repeats. The first player to earn 25 points is the winner!
This game is a lot of fun in several ways. It’s great for ice-breaking sessions, and also perfect for groups that are already super close. Plus, the strategy is surprisingly deep. Do you pick the obvious association and secure a single point, or go for more of a risky pick and try to get 3 points? It all depends on your teammates. No two games can ever be the same!