Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blurt!

Publisher: Educational Insights
Designer: Tim Walsh


Players: 3-12

Ages: 7+

Blurt! Rules: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/parents/category/games+-+puzzles/word+games/blurt%21-reg-.do?sortby=&
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Blurt! is a great party or group game. The object is simple; as the reader begins reading the description/definition of a word, the rest of the players try to be the first to blurt out the correct word.  The definitions and cementing of vocabulary is what makes this a fun and educational game; the fact that you have a bunch of people racing to pick the right word by creating a cacophony of blurts is what makes this a really fun and educational game.

My first worry is what a huge advantage I would have over my kids since I am older and I, should, have a larder vocabulary.  It didn't really work out that way.  Ends up; with youth comes speed of mind (my excuse is that I have SO much knowledge, it just takes longer to go through the card catalog, walk the stacks, and retrieve it). the one advantage that I have is that I blurt out so many wrong answers that I become slightly distracting to the other players.

One thing I really appreciate about a game is when it provides variations.  The rules of Blurt! offer 2 sets of variations; one for younger players and one for more advanced players.

I would recommend this game for your next party. The more players and teams, the more fun it should be.

OZG Kids' Score: 8 points - they like the yelling/blurting part

OZG Grown-ups' score: 8 points 

One Zillion Games was provided with a review copy of Blurt! The fact that a sample copy was provided, in no way influences our opinions of the game.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. You're so right about adults needing to go through their card catalog of information. That's a great analogy. I'll never forget reading the definition "The joint of a finger..." to a dad and his 10 year old daughter. He yelled out "Metacarpal" and she looked it him like he had two heads and calmly said, "Dad, it's knuckle. Sheesh, clam down". It's hilarious how adults tend to over think. Seize the Play!

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  2. Speaking of blurting, we're in the business of letting people yell, shout, rant rave and blurt, in their own voice and post it anywhere on the net. Wonder if there's a collaboration possible between our companies?

    click this link to hear Jeff' blurt comment to One Zillion

    http://blurts.com/3b6fc2

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