Very relevant to today's teens interests!
We all enjoyed this interactive game!
I try to find fun, interactive, conversational games for our family to play after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Games of Phones seemed to be a perfect choice for the four generations of players in our family. We made a mistake in having Mom/Noni be the judge to keep her in the game even though she's not a smart phone user. She kept skipping questions that made no sense to her, which slowed down the game and eliminated some of the best challenges. We'll follow the rules at Christmas and probably have a much better time. Maybe we'll get Mom/Noni online by then, but I doubt it!
Since he is on his phone anyway, this game at least makes our teenage son a little more interactive. . .
Can't wait to see what's on their phones!
we all keep our phones with us at all times so why not interact with them?
will drive my daughters and their friends crazy
I gave this to my husband for Christmas and we finally got around to playing it with some friends this weekend. It's a fun idea in theory, & perhaps in certain age sets & groups it would work okay. However, for us we found the game too awkward. The emoji cards were fun, but after 4-5 of them got a little old. For us, the big drawback were the cards where you were supposed to text/call etc. other people & get them to respond to you for random things. We are pretty outgoing people, but still found this super awkward - people don't know what you are doing & we definitely got more than one reference from the other people wondering if we were just wasted & drunk texting (not exactly the rep we are hoping to spread). Some of these types of cards also just felt rude to do: like video calling someone & getting them to answer. How does that conversation go? On the other end they will be excited to see you are calling (otherwise they probably wouldn't answer), but then you have to be like "sorry, this is just for a game! I don't actually have time to talk to you right now, bye!". I wouldn't even feel comfortable doing that to my parents. Overall, I'm giving this game away. Maybe for tweens it would be okay, of if we all agreed to just not do the cards involving outside people or something.
Having four teenagers it's sometimes hard to get them to engage in family activities. This has everyone around the table for hours!
Kids enjoyed playing this new game. Will be a nice addition for family game night or having friends over.