Awkward Moment Card Game

Develop the guts to deal with teen drama with gusto with this hilarious card game.
created by

Mary Flanagan

$19.00

Mary Flanagan created by

Mary Flanagan

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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.

Mary Flanagan

created by

Mary Flanagan

location

New Hampshire

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.

Ages
12+
Made from
cardboard, paper, card stock
Measurements
5.13" L x 3.88" W x 3.13" D
Item ID
23789

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsAwkward Moment Card Game
 
4.1

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (47)
  • Fun (45)
  • Interactive (41)
  • Can withstand use (11)

Cons

  • Boring (6)

Best Uses

  • Passing the time (21)
  • Various card games (17)
  • Travel (14)
  • Adults (12)
  • Family (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (29), Novice (6), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (61), No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cute and funny 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...Read complete review

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! :)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Concept, Disappointing Execution

For fans of Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, I thought this would be a sure bet as it is generally the same concept but adds a new element in defining the criteria...Read complete review

For fans of Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, I thought this would be a sure bet as it is generally the same concept but adds a new element in defining the criteria a decider should judge the cards on. This new element is quite clever and helps mix up the responses to questions the next time the game is played.

My only real problem with the game, and the one which makes it unplayable in my group is that 90% of the cards are clearly middle school moments. While the description says 12+, it really needs to additionally recommend the game for 17 and under as the moment you've left this time in life, there's no connecting to the scenarios and the game quickly loses it's appeal.

Fortunately, this could easily be fixed by creating different versions of the game and clearly marketing the target audience (imagine an adult version, college version, sports version, etc.). This one is clearly the kids version but fingers crossed for the next one.

Reviewed by 62 customers

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5.0

Fantastic fun!

By 

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

    We played this game soon after my friend's son received it. We had a blast!! We couldn't stop laughing at the situations and reactions! I keep talking to people about it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    3.0

    Not as I had hoped

    By 

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Not as gender neutral as I had hoped

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

    We bought this for my teen son as a birthday gift. We all played it together and it was pretty fun, however, not as gender neutral as I had hoped. There were a lot of scenarios that were clearly only for girls and very unrelatable to my three boys.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    5.0

    My granddaughter loved it!!

    By 

    from Durham, NC

    About Me Educator, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

      My K is enjoying this game with her pre-teen friends.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By 

      from Painted Post, N.Y.

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family

        Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

        I received great feedback about how much fun the family had with this game.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fun game!

        By 

        from Aurora, IL

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family

          Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

          Our family played this game and had a lot of laughs!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Loved it.

          By 

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family

            Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

            Played it right away: daughters, mom, aunt,and grandmom. Loved it.

             
            5.0

            Excellent gift! My nephews loved it!

            By 

            from Aptos

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Family

              Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

              My nephews love it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Basic Game

              By 

              from Billerica, MA

              About Me Casual Player

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Lost Interest

              Best Uses

              • Passing The Time

              Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

              Bought this to use at a couples wedding shower to help keep the guests entertained. Questions were not as humorous or engaging as I hoped; they seemed more geared towards family game night vs. a 30-something crowd. I would recommend this version for family night, which is why I answered that I would recommend it to a friend. It simply didn't work out for the purpose I intended.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Contemporary game for teenagers

              By 

              from Dexter, NY

              About Me Casual Player

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Passing The Time
                • Various Card Games

                Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

                The game arrived in good condition and in a timely period.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fun group game with original ideas

                By 

                from Chicago, il

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Entertaining
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Travel
                  • Various Card Games

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Awkward Moment Card Game:

                  Enjoyed this game with a variety of ages

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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