★★★½☆ Dan and Phil’s Truth Bombs; they can’t hurt you unless it’s true :(

Check out this game if: you like party games and you and your friends can take a joke.

This game stands out because: it forces you to make something up (or tell the truth) about everyone else at the table. It’s especially interesting because categories narrow down what you can say about that person.

Positives:
1. Creativity!
2. Game is easy to teach.
3. Set up is very quick.
4. The fun comes from interactions with other players.
5. The points don’t matter.

Negative:
1. If you or your friends aren’t fun(ny)/creative you may not like this game.
2. Feelings can get hurt if you play with sensitive or mean people (but the game is called Truth Bombs.

Brief Overview:
Start by setting out cards with questions in the center of the table (same number of questions as players). Pass around pieces of paper with players name at the top. Answer questions about the different players according to the questions in the center of the table. The game play is really easy.

Versions:
There is only one version of this game, but there are similar mechanisms in other games. I would recommend Say Anything and Apples to Apples.

Teaching Advice:
The rules are short enough you could read them out-loud to all the players. Outside of that, show players how to put their name at the top of the paper and explain how to answer questions about other players on said paper. It’s also nice to explain scoring before starting to play, but it’s really not necessary.

Number of Players 4-8
Age 14+
Time 15-20 mins
Friendly ★☆☆☆☆
Teachable ★★★★★
Replayability ★★★☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★★☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★☆
Interaction ★★★★☆

Link to tutorial video on YouTube.

Link to Truth Bombs on Amazon

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