These days, once you get on the internet and visit your favourite social media site you can’t help but see memes. They spread like wildfire and can be quite hilarious. Within minutes on a newsworthy event, memes are already being produced and spreading. If you love memes, you can now play a hilarious new board game What Do You Meme? Family Edition (UK Edition). An excellent family party game where players add captions to photos to try and create the funniest meme.
What Do You Meme? Family Edition (UK Edition) is a party game for 3-20+ players, aged 8+. Depending on how many people are playing it can have a playing time from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
In the box:
- 300 Caption Cards
- 65 Photo Cards
- 1 Easel
We all love memes, but how can a meme be turned into a game for families to play together? What Do You Meme? Family Edition does just that. In the box are 65 photos and 1 is selected and placed on the easel. Players must then select a caption from the cards they have been dealt and try to come up with the funniest meme that they can. For example, pick a picture of a dog with its snout buried between it paws and players could use cards from their hand such as “When someone else blames their farts on you” or “When you see someone pour milk in their bowl before the cereal” or even “When you see a kid eating their bogies”. The judge then picks the best winner, and that player scores the point and wins the photo card. The winner is the first player to collect a certain amount of photo cards (this depends on how many people are playing and ranges from between 4 and 7).
This is a hassle-free game to setup and play. You need a minimum of three players as somebody must be the judge (this rotates with each round). To start playing, each player is dealt 7 Caption Cards. In the first round, the youngest player is the judge – they must look through the photo cards and select one they like and place in on the easel for everybody to see. The other players then look through their Caption Cards and select one they think matches the photo and gives the best and funniest caption, they then slide this, facedown, to the judge. When the judge has received a Caption Card from all the players, they pick them up and shuffle them so nobody knows whose card is what, and then reads them aloud one at a time. The judge then decides what they think is the funniest caption to the photo. The player whose Caption Card was selected is the winner of the round and wins the photo card. Play then continues with the next player becoming the judge.
Overall, I found this to be an excellent card-combing family game. The rounds are quick and lots of fun, some of the captions produced against a wide variety of photos (they feature people and animals in various situations – including Prince William) can be hilarious.
It is a simple game to play and lots of fun, especially when you can play a Caption Card that says, “When you accidentally poo a little in your pants when all you wanted to do was fart” with a picture of someone with a very surprised face.
All the cards feel good quality and have a good thickness to them. The Caption Cards are about the size of a standard playing card and have funny but age-appropriate phrases (be warned, there are lots of fart and poo related sayings). The photo cards are more than double the size of the Caption Cards (they measure 6×4”).
The easel is made from cardboard, no assembly needed, and does an excellent job of holding and displaying the photos.
Whilst it is a simple game that combines cards to create the funniest meme, it gets the kids examining the cards for facial expressions to try and convey the best message.
This is the family edition of What Do You Meme? And I think the Caption Cards are perfectly suited for families with children age 8 and over. Yes, there are plenty of poo and fart related captions, but isn’t that what kids find funny (and to be fair, what fun-loving adult doesn’t like a good fart joke?). I would love to play the adult version for some riskier captions.
Gameplay varies depending on the number of players, but there are enough photos and captions to play for quite awhile and again and again (and there is an expansion pack available it you wanted to add in more). And answers are always going to be different depending on the varying degrees of the players age and sense of humour.
A fun game that works better with more people. A party game that is simple to play by all ages – kids, teenagers, adults and families will love it. A fun game for game nights with friends and family.
Can you match the funniest caption to the photo to create an hilarious meme? Now’s your chance!