Yamodo (pronounced Ya-Mode-O) has several games that challenge your imagination. They spiral bound on-the-go type games with different themes (such as Original, Monsters & Aliens, Gizmos & Gadgets, and Magic & Mayhem), a board game, and a party game. Your family will have so much fun playing them.
The game that I was sent to review was Yamodo Party Time. It's a multi-player drawing game where you are given a made-up word and topic. It's up to you to draw something that represents that word. It can be as weird and kooky as you want. The great part is the "judge" that is chosen can pick the winner based on whatever criteria they want.
Yamodo Party TimeQuibs? Ticklewigs? Zipperdos?!!! Get ready for lots of laughs as you try to explain the unexplainable!.Yamodo Party Time is the award-winning game of made-up words that will keep everyone laughing. Played in quick rounds, players scramble to create their “best” definition to a made-up word and theme with the hope of being picked by the judge. Be creative, be quick, but when time runs out, the Spindoodler is spun, and the consequences (like having to pass your card) only add to the fun. Write a funny definition, add a quick doodle, and feel free to lobby the judge on why your definition is best. Every round has a new judge, word and theme, so you never know what your mind will draw out!• Ages 8 to Adult • 4-Unlimited Players (easily scales for large groups of 12 or more) • Self-contained box makes cleanup quick • Great for gatherings with mixed ages • Quick & Easy RulesContents include:
250 Yamodo Word Cards, 250 Topic Cards, 400 Drawing Sheets, 1 Spindoodler, 1 Time Gobbler, 4 Pens
I played it with my kids who are 7 (will be 8 next month) and 11. I can see why the age limit is 8 and up. On the box, it even says 12 and up. I can see why. It really does require a lot of creativity and imagination on the player's part. My daughter had a lot of trouble thinking of what to put down and ultimately gave up. My son was quick with it and much more creative than me. This would be a lot of fun to play with a large group, even better with alcohol. I love how it's not competitive at all, the whole point is to have fun.
It's a little rough getting started out. I just sat there with my word, and my topic but had no clue what to put down. After you do a couple, your imagination just kind of takes off. You also feed off everyone else's ideas with each one. That's why I think it would be better with a large group. Once we got going, it was a lot of fun. I think that mostly it's because it's open to draw whatever you want and not confined to rules. With an all-adult party playing it, I can picture the responses getting very dirty. There's definitely a whole different kind of fun with playing with the kids and seeing the enjoyment on their faces vs playing with adults and having a ton of fun laughing with silliness.
One really fun feature is that you can upload your creation to the Yamodo website and see other's creations. That's a lot of fun too. If you run out of papers, you can download new ones from their site also.
If you want to buy it, it can be found online or at Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, and Calendars.com.
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I was sent this product for the purposes of this review, I did not receive any other compensation. These are my opinions.