I love any excuse to get together with my family and have a great night in full of laughter. These days, myself included, so many of us spend time attached to our screens and ignoring the people right in front of us. The creator, Hazel, of the game Randomise thought so too and so she created a game to get families playing together again, being social and having fun. I love that this was a successful kickstarter game! I was recently lucky enough to be sent a copy of the game Randomise in exchange for an honest review and we have had so much fun over the last few weeks with the game. Currently, you can find the game on Amazon and it retails for £9.99 which I personally think is a great price for a really diverse game.
We’ve had the game in the family for a few weeks now and have played many different scenarios – often with our own rules due to the smaller guests we’ve played the game with. It is recommended for ages 8+ yet we’ve been having fun with my daughter and her friends as well as adults.
Randomise is a bit of a mash-up between Charades, Pictionary and Articulate in that you can either act, draw or describe your character when it’s your turn. The game is supposed to be played with at least four people so you can create two teams. Each turn you pick three cards, one from each the A, B and C card pile. The opposite team will then give you three numbers between 1-3 and that is how you become your randomised character. We’ve had some really interesting combinations! The most memorable being a Psychotic Otter Cuddling a Teddy Bear and Anxious Salmon Playing the Drums.
Our favourite way to play is through acting out our characters but I love that if you are feeling a bit stumped you can decide to draw or describe your character rather than just sticking to one method of play. Some of the impressions both my sister and boyfriend have come up with have been absolutely hilarious. This game really does do what it sets out to do and gets the whole family playing together and laughing very, very loudly. I think I even scared my mums dog at one moment with my cackle!
The game comes with several methods and modes of play and clear instructions on how to score points and how to allocate bonus points. I know this is a game I could play with any member of my family and we’re going to have a great time doing so. We’ve already said it will be our Game of The Year on new years eve – a little get together with my family to play some games. I know this is going to be even more hilarious when alcohol is being added to the mix!
The game is family friendly which is great and what I love about the game is you can alter the rules a little so younger kids can join in on the fun. My daughter especially loves drawing her characters and we’ve had some pretty fantastic artwork from her.
Overall this is a game well worth the money and I am so grateful to have been given the chance to play and review the game.