Game Review: Utter Nonsense
It’s been a while, but I have started buying and reviewing games again. Today’s game was suggested to me by a friend and I played it with a group of middle school and high school kids and they all loved it. It’s called Utter Nonsense.
Utter Nonsense is kind of a cross between charades and something like Apples to Apples. The Apples to Apples comparison comes in because there is a judge who picks the winner for each round. The charades comes in because there is a bit of acting involved in the form of silly voices.
Here’s How You Play:
There are 2 decks of cards. One deck is PHRASES that the players have to read out loud. The other deck is VOICES and it is the voice you are supposed to try and read it in.
Some of the voices include things like actors, accents and more. Here’s a sample:
As you go around, the judge for that round will turn over a voice. You must select a card from your hand that you want to read out loud in that voice. Each player takes a turn reading their phrase in the voice. Then the judge picks the winner of that round.
This was such a fun game! We were all rolling on the floor with laughter. It is not, however, a quiet game, so you’ll want to play this in a program or a space where you won’t disturb other patrons.
I highly recommend it!
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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