Say Anything is a game to test how well you know what your friends are thinking combined with a little bit of wagering. This plays well for ages 13 and up with 3 to 8 players. Games take roughly 30 minutes.
There’s a few things to be excited about in this game. I love when games let player write down there own answer instead of choosing one, it makes each game unique even if the questions were used repeatedly. Secondly I love the wager aspect. There’s a lot of games now where one player is the judge of a round and I do love those games, but this concept has a little extra at the end of each round. I didn’t think it was as funny as playing Truth Bombs but it was more an actual game. Unlike truth bombs you as dependant on knowing all the other players as well.
To play the game, hand each player an answer board with the 2 matching tokens and a marker. The youngest player starts, they are given the “select-o-matic 5000” which is a wheel to pick their answer. This means that for the round they are the judge. The judge draws a questions card and reads one of the questions out loud. The other players write down their answers and place it face up on the table. If two players happen to write the same answer, the last person to put there answer on the table will have to retry with something different.
Once all answer boards are face up, without showing everyone, the judge will pick their favourite answer by choosing it on the “select-o-matic 5000” and place it face down on the table.
The other players will then use their tokens to guess which answer the judge selected. They can either place both tokens on one answer or split between two. After the tokens are down the judge will show their answer. This is what I was talking about with the wagering aspect. It’s a cool idea to be able to bet on other people’s answers.
Points are then awarded as follows:
- 1 point for the the player who wrote the chosen answer
- 1 point goes to players for each token placed on the correct answer
- 1 point for each token on the correct answer goes to the judge.(up to three)
The most points any player can get in each round is three.
Once points are counted the round is over and the player to the left of the judge becomes the new judge. The game continues for 12 rounds, player with the most points at the end wins.
I’m really into what North Star Games is putting out there. I liked the wagering aspect a lot, it definitely makes me want to try Wits and Wagers which is a somewhat similar idea. This game will give more creative answers which is why I picked this one up first and it didn’t disappoint.