Wise and Otherwise
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Just like another reviewer, we have laughed ourselves to tears many times playing this game. The best thing is creativity is rewarded -- not necessarily knowledge. Therefore, all ages can play and have a chance at winning. Moreover, if you have friends that have a wide range of skills, they can ALL get together at a party and have fun.
'When crab no have hole....'
'lobster sad ALL day.'
(NOT the right response, but it still puts us into convulsions.)
This game is one of the most fun and easy to play. It will require a little creativity from all players, but once everyone gets the hang of it, everyone will practically die laughing!
The premise of the game is to complete an old phrase or ancient proverb. Sounds easy enough. However, 99.9% of the sayings are so ancient that they aren't even applicable to present day. Most people will never have heard of them. You'll need to be creative in completing the phrases and must fool others into believing yours is the correct ending.
What people come up with is the fun of the game. Some are so funny, you won't want to end the game because you're laughing so hard. I highly recommend this game to anyone.
I love games that are easy to explain. When we can start playing within minutes of the time we sit down it gives us more time to play more games. Wise and Otherwise is one of those easy to learn games.
This is another in the Balderdash family of games where everyone creates an answer and then votes on which answer is the real one. I actually like Wise and Otherwise better than Balderdash because it only requires a partial phrase to be made up rather than an entire definition. Also, since you are given the first part of the phrase you can get an idea of where to go next. Balderdash kind of leaves you with no knowledge at all (you don't know if the word is a noun, verb or whatever).
I would recommend this game for good party fun, especially with a group of creative people. It can be very funny and is not actually limited to the 6 players it says on the box.