How many times have you sat down for a chat with a family member or friend and had to ask them 10 times to repeat what they just said because it just sounds like they are talking complete gibberish? Or they have said something that sounds like something else and gives the whole conversation a completely different slant. Well maybe they have been practicing for the adult party game Incohearent (yes, this is the correct spelling of the game) from What Do You Meme?
Incohearent is a party game for adults. It is a card game for 2-20 players, age 17+ with a playing time of anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. It is a game of guess the gibberish! It is a game for adults and comes with a Parental Advisory Explicit Content warning as some of the terms you wouldn’t want to be explaining to child, such as Netflix and Chill, and could be an even bigger shock if they had to explain it to you! And that’s before you even get to the red “Kinky” cards.
In the box:
- 400 Cards
- 1 Timer (one minute)
Incohearent is a rather unique card game and you really do have to use your ears to try and decipher the gibberish being spoken. Could you decipher “ken eye hell pugh”?
This is a game of trying to decipher the gibberish to find the hidden phrase. If comes with 400 Incohearent word cards, broken up into three different categories: Party (Blue cards), Pop Culture (Yellow Cards) and Kinky (Red Cards). Each card has a combination of “words” on the front that, when recited out loud, sounds like the phrase written on the back. For example, try reciting the words we used earlier “ken eye help pugh” out loud. Did you hear the hidden phrase? If you listen closely… you have been saying “Can I help you”.
To win the game you must be the first player to decode 13 cards or if playing as teams, be the team that has decoded the most cards after 3 rounds.
There are two ways to play the game: Free-for-all, which is for smaller groups (individuals), and Squad Up (teams), which is for bigger groups.
To play Free-for-all you need a minimum of 2 players. The game is played in rounds with each round lasting 60 seconds or until 3 cards have been decoded, whichever comes first. The game is played with a rotating judge (each player taking a turn at being the judge).
1 person is the JUDGE in each round. The judge starts by flipping over the timer and holding up the front of the card so that all players can see it – the rules don’t say what colour card to use so I guess that the judge can pick any category (that’s how we played in anyway).
All the other players are the TRANSLATORS. The translators read the front of the card out loud and whoever deciphers it and comes up with the correct phrase is the winner of that card.
If players are having trouble, the judge can reveal 1 hint (can be found on the back of the card).
When the card has been successfully decoded or the translators have opted to pass, the judge selects a new card.
The round ends when the 60 second timer expires or 3 cards have been decoded. With that round over, the next player becomes the judge.
Play continues until 1 player wins 13 cards and is declared the winner.
To play Squad Up you need two teams (you can have as many people in a team as you want). It is played the same way as Free-for-all except that you don’t play to 13, you play 3 rounds and whichever team wins the most decoded cards is the winner.
Overall, Incohearent is a party game of utter gibberish, quite literally. It is lots of fun. Trying to decipher the text on the card into something tangible is hilarious. Sometimes speaking slower instead of faster works, sometimes not and there are all always the hints if required.
It is quite a quick game to play and is definitely one for the adults, even if you remove the “kinky” red cards. We didn’t come across the swear word, and would you want to explain to the kids what “tea bagging” is?
Some of the phrases are better suited for the younger generation and vice versa, but there is a good mix to keep everybody happy and decoding. Some cards are easier to decode than others and some don’t seem to make sense, but that could be down to an accent thing or pronunciation.
A fun game to play with everybody talking complete nonsense and trying to understand it. A party game that will get everybody talking, although understanding what they are saying is a different matter.
Who would have thought that talking gobbledegook could be so much fun. A great game for game nights without the kids. And if you do really want to play with the kids, there is a family edition available.
Available to buy from Amazon here.