OutSmart Game Review
As a kid, I loved playing board games with my family. That really hasn’t changed as I’ve gotten older and I still enjoy a good game with my kids or with my friends. OutSmart is a game that has just launched in Canada and we have tested it out as a family and it was a hit!
I read the directions, but always seem to figure it out as we go along. Bridget (age 8), Olivia (age 14) and I sat down to play. Everyone got an answer sheet and I decided to be the Round Leader. The Round Leader rolls the die first to determine how many answers that all players must give to that round’s question. Olivia was the Round Reader for the first round. Her job was to select the question card and put it in the secret card holder and read the question out loud. After the question is read, the Round Reader turns over the timer and the players have until the timer runs out to write down their answers on the answer sheet.
After the time runs out, the Round Leader states one of the answers on his/her list. Any players who have that same answer must cross it off their list. The Round Leader continues to read the answers on their list with the others crossing the answers that are off the list. Then after the Round Leader has finished their list, the next person reads their list and the process repeats. In the end, only people left with original answers will earn the points. Points are written down on the Scorekeeper card to keep track of how many points were earned by each person each round.
The game is for 2 to 6 players and for ages 8 and up. Bridget is 8 and was at a disadvantage on some of the questions. There was a question about naming all the male characters on Grey’s Anatomy and she had no idea. There was another question about what countries had the most McDonalds restaurants and Bridget really tried. She named countries like Canada, USA and China but then also listed some of the Canadian provinces. Some of the questions were over her head. However, when the question about naming the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants came up, she got them all right. I guess it just depended on the question asked.
The question on Grey’s Anatomy had an error on it though! It asked for the male characters of Grey’s Anatomy and listed Teddy Altman as one of the answers. People that watch Grey’s know that Teddy is a woman.
Olivia did amazing! She ended up beating both Bridget and I and winning the game! After the game was over, she wanted to play again. I think this would be a good game for her and her friends to play together at a sleepover party. I can’t see Bridget playing it though without Olivia, John or me.
Visit the OutSmart website to find out more info about this exciting new game!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.