Gameday First Play – Anomia

Posted on by Jesta

Naming a Pet is easy…

…but can you do it before someone else names a Chocolate Bar?

Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information: things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc… Sure, under normal circumstances, it’s easy to give an example of a frozen food or a dog breed, but you’ll find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!

You simply flip a card from the deck over onto your stack (face out so everyone else sees it first).

Then, if the symbol on that card matches a symbol on another players card, a battle begins!

Anomia Cards

Each player has to name something on the other players card. The first player to get it right wins that can into their score pile.

Then, the losing player may reveal another card which may chain with someone else…

Wild cards let non-matching symbols pair making it harder to instantly spot a match for your card.

One issue is that someone can take your only card and leave you without one for an entire round. Then, on your next turn it can happen again..

But, this is a lot more fun to play (or watch) than is sounds. You get some rather silly answers and players rush to say something first such as ‘Stewart’ for Pie-Filling or ‘Hedgehog’ for Bird.

Still not sold? Trust me, give it a go!

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