We love playing board games in our house, although most of them are family games so that the children can join in. But sometimes we want to play something without the kids, something just that little more grown up. Weird Things Humans Search For from Big Potato Games is definitely a more grown up game and certainly not one for the kids. It is suitable for players aged 14+ and 3 to 20 players can play. Game play is around the 20 to 30 minute mark.
Weird Things Humans Search For is a slightly different game, as Big Potato do very well, and is a party game for adults based on the weird things people Google and search for on the internet (and it just might make you start deleting your own browsing history).
In the box:
- 160 Question Cards
- 4 Pads
- 8 Pencils
The game requires a minimum of 3 players as one person has to be the question master. It can be played as individual players or in teams.
The aim of the game is simple, be the player or team that collects the most points after five rounds. The rules of the game are just as simple, the top of each card has the first part of a popular Google search. The question master reads this out and the other players or teams simply have to complete the search sentence to score points. For example, the question might be “Can a fart …” and then the players have to complete the search by writing their main answer and a bonus answer on their pad. Answers could include “… Kill you”, “… Launch you into space”, or “… Catch fire”.
Some of the answers are hilarious – no one will ever ask Google why they have so much money, but may wonder why they have so much wind, discharge, earwax or bad luck. The game comes with 160 question cards, which I think is plenty as a starting point, as each full game only consists of using five of the cards and you can buy extra question cards with the Mini Version to bolster the game. Players earn 4 points if their main answer is top of the list, 2 points if it appears anywhere on the list and 1 point if their bonus answer appears anywhere on the list. This continues for 5 rounds, and the player or team with the most points wins.
The game is really easy to play, and the instructions are really clear, easy to follow and understand (not that there is much to learn or understand – you just need to complete the Google search). We were playing in no time at all, straight out of the box. It’s an excellent party game, and would make a great after dinner game, the only thing we thought it was missing was a timer to speed up the game and not having too long conferring time (although the rules did mention 1 minute, the question master could time this on their phone if need be).
I think this is a great addition to the game cupboard and is lots of hilarious fun and one that is that bit more mature fun for the adults to play (well, immature adult fun as you can imagine some of the answers that are on the cards and the ones that are not that people will come up with).
A fun game that is sure to have you in fits of laughter (assuming you have a sense of humour of course).