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I ordered this game from Funagain based on customer reviews. And I'll admit, when I explained the rules, everyone was kind of skeptical of this being a fun game. But like Apples To Apples, what the game sounds like and what it actually plays like are two totally different things.
The game is very simple. Everyone at the same time draws a card that has 3 questions on it. You choose one of the questions and pass the card and a piece of paper to the person next to you (so you'll receive a question card and paper from someone else at the same time). That person writes an answer to the question on the piece of paper and passes it back to you. Next, you make up another answer to the question that you think will fool people. Then you read the question and the two answers and people vote on which answer is the real answer. As the reader of the question, you get a point for each person who votes for your made up answer. The voters get a point for guessing the correct answer, as does the person who generated the correct answer.
In play this is similar to what my family calls the Dictionary Game, but it moves a lot quicker since everyone is the 'Host', 'Celebrity', and 'Audience' at the same time. The questions are extremely varied, from "What is your favorite color", to "Do you think you are going to Heaven or Hell and why?" and thus generate all sorts of creative answers. All parts of play, the coming up with the answer that was asked of you, coming up with a fake answer for someone else, and guessing which is the correct answer for everyone else is lots of fun.
When we played this, I thought I would be at a disadvantage since I didnt know most of the players, but I ended up winning the second game we played. In addition, I found out interesting things about people I didn't know, and surprising things about people I thought I knew. If you're looking for a quick, easy and fun party game, you won't be disappointed with Talk Show.
We purchased two 1994 editions of Talk Show at a discount store. Unfortunately for us, we gave both of them away as Christmas presents. We began searching for our own copy because we have had so much fun playing this game with our friends and family. It is not an easy game to find in stores. I was extremely excited to find a copy on the Internet.
Talk Show is a hidden treasure among games. It is not the tipical trivia game or word guessing game. There is a description of the game in another review.
I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like it. There is always a lot of laughter while we are playing Talk Show.
Talk show is a fantastic party game. Each player pulls a card from the deck and chooses one of the 3 questions to ask the player sitting to the left. The questions will be somthing like: Where do you go to relax and why? What's your favorite physical feature? What would you like to do when you retire? The player to the left (player 2) writes out an answer and then returns the card and paper to the owner (player 1). Player 1 writes a second answer. Then, the rest of the players vote on which answer is player 2's real answer.
This game gets pretty wild. I've found that our group often refers to an answer written in Talk Show. Anyone that wasn't in that game will give us a puzzled look... 'angular jaw line?'