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awkward moment card game

by Mary Flanagan $19.00

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  • the story

Good Grief!

You're complaining to your friends about the gym teacher at your school...when you realize he's right behind you.

You're texting your friend while walking home from school when you trip and faceplant into a fountain.

You think you see a friend coming up the street, so you wave like crazy and yell her name...then you realize it's not her.


When being a teen just can't get any tougher, those awkward moments remind us that there's always room for extra embarrassment. If only we knew what to do right when humiliation strikes to it shake off, no sweat.

Think of this game, awarded the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, as your first defense against the awkward experiences you'd do anything to avoid. Cards packed with mortifying moments encourage players to face social faux pas head on. Reaction cards pose a variety of ways the player could react when blush-worthy situations strike. The decider chosen for each round draws a decider card that encourages players to choose the best reaction based on constraints, such as "What a teacher would most likely tell you to do," "What the decider would least likely do," "Most responsible," and "Silliest." The reaction that appeals most to each round's decider wins and the player keeps the Moment card. Collect the most cards to triumph over those oh-no moments and to win the game! Printed in China.

  • details
Item ID
23789
Ages
12+
Made from
cardboard, paper, card stock
Measurements
5.13" L x 3.88" W x 3.13" D
  • the maker
Mary Flanagan

Mary Flanagan

Mary Flanagan is an artist and professor at Dartmouth College who founded the research lab Tiltfactor to "tilt" us out of old game models and invent new ones. Mary and her top-notch team of social psychologists, graphic designers, game designers, technologists, and students design innovative games that incorporate psychological principles to change the way people think and feel about issues in domains such as public health, social commons, and societal biases and stereotypes. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME
 
3.9

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (26)
  • Entertaining (25)
  • Interactive (23)
  • Can withstand use (6)

Cons

  • Boring (3)

Best Uses

  • Passing the time (15)
  • Travel (12)
  • Various card games (11)
  • Adults (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34), No (18)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (12), Other (8), Self (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (16), Other (8), Birthday (4)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She loved it!

By 

from Rockville, MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

      My niece knows her parents play card games (Cards Against Humanity), so she thinks this is a card game for she and her friends. Cute!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cute and funny game

      By 

      from NY, NY

      About Me Casual Player, Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Passing The Time

        Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

        Bought for my own daughter, 15, and for my nephew, 14, who both loved it and played it on Christmas. Not sure why a lot of customers thought an adult would not enjoy it…both my husband and I played with our daughter and were laughing the whole time. The object of the game is really to gauge how the other person will react and pick the right response (and get the most cards). I don't think you need to be a kid to play it, but I don't think adults playing without kids would be as much fun as playing it with kids.
        Lots of family fun! :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great game for kids

        By 

        from washington, dc

        About Me Casual Player

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

            good game for kids, probably wouldn't be very fun for adults though

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Cute Game for Teens

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                Gave this to my 14 year old daughter. She enjoyed playing with her friends and cousins. Similar to popular apples to apples game. Easy to learn, quick to play and convenient for travel.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great fun gift

                By 

                from Elma, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults

                  Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                  Fun game! Purchased for my nephew in college

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  FRESH & FUN FAMILY GAME

                  By 

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Thought provoking

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                  We played th game with multi-aged people for the very first game, which made it much more difficult. When just the "TWEENS" played they had great fun. Perhaps more alternative versions for adults would be helpful.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A game anyone can play!

                  By 

                  from Cramerton, NC

                  About Me Casual Player

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Passing The Time
                    • Travel
                    • Various Card Games

                    Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                    This game is so fun because the circumstances are so relatable. It works with any age group, and any number of players, I enjoyed reading the cards on my own.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not what it seems

                    By 

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Casual Player

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Boring

                      Best Uses

                      • Kids

                      Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                      Not what i was expecting, the cards often did not make sense while playing

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this!

                      By 

                      from Utica,NY

                      About Me Casual Player

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Entertaining
                      • Fun
                      • Interactive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Various Card Games

                        Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                        I bought this as a Christmas gift for my niece, I know she is going to love it! I'm excited to open it with her.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Kids loved it!

                        By 

                        from New Jersey

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Entertaining
                        • Fun

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AWKWARD MOMENT CARD GAME:

                            Fun to play with kids! Ours are 11 and 9 - both enjoyed and actively participated.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No, No

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