In the style of NPR’s Sandwich Mondays, we top off every week at the Morphology Games headquarters with a few rousing rounds of our board game choice-of-the-week. Being in the business of board game design, this is our play–ahem, research time.
Look out, Go Fish–there’s a new card game in town, and it’s making faces at you.
No, seriously. That’s how you play the game.
Every player starts with three cards in their hand, each adorned with a different face. You know all of those faces that you used to make for the camera just to drive your mom crazy? (Pause for nostalgia.)
Yeah, those are all here. Even better: you get to make them again. (We won’t tell your mom.)
When it’s your turn, you “ask” other players whether they have a particular card by making that face at them. If they have it, they’ll reciprocate the face and you’ll get the card. If they don’t, you’ll see something like this:
Kate: I never realized I love sticking my tongue out so much.
Matea: Watch out–your face might get stuck like that.
Melanie: Marvin kept giving me the stink-eye.
Marvin: I don’t really possess the skill set necessary to excel at this game.
[The verdict: We're not sure whether this exercise in nonverbal communication is progressive or regressive, but it sure is a great excuse to stick your tongue out at people without getting in trouble. And if you have any spare kids lying around, get them to play for extra-super-bonus fun. They will out-funny-face you, guaranteed.]