Say Anything will have YOUR friends talking and laughing in minutes! Every player answers a fun question like “What’s the worst thing to say to a cop after getting pulled over?” or “Who’s the most annoying celebrity in show business?” Then everyone else writes an answer and turns it face-up. The player who asked the question (judge) secretly choose their favorite of these answers. Then everyone tries to guess which one the judge picked. Everyone gets a chance to be judge and find out what your friends really think.
This is a good party game somewhat in the vein of Apples to Apples, The Game of Things or (the far far FAR more un-PC) Cards Against Humanity. The nice thing about this one (and The Game of Things) is, when asked the rounds question, you get to write your answers down and don't have to choose from a predefined set of cards in your hand. There's no secret at to who's answer is which and you are free to try and sway votes and justify or defend your answer.
I really like the materials provided. You are given nice hard cardboard stock writing boards that use dry erase pens. There is a pen for every player in the box and they'll be simple to replace when needed. This way you aren't running out of the 'answer' sheets as with so many other games. You just wipe off the answer boards at the end of each turn.
We bought this for our family game night (all over the age of 20). We had a BLAST with this game. Such a fun way to get together! This game involves guessing and ruling people out during each round. We ended up buying cheap little leis from a craft store that we added to the game. Everybody wears a lei each round until they are correctly guessed in which case the lei comes off. It makes it easier to see who is still in the game!
I love say anything because it's so simple to learn and fun to play. Players take turns drawing cars and reading questions. The questions could be anything from "what is the greatest band of all time?" to " what's the best place for a first date?"
The other players then write their answer on small dry erase boards. The object is to have the reader choose your answer. So you're not writing down YOUR choice for best band of all time, you're writing down who you think the reader thinks is the best band. So playing this game with people you know well is an advantage, but certainly not necessary (in fact it can be more fun getting to know people while playing)
After the players have written down their answers they place them face up on the table and the reader secretly selects which one he thinks is the best answer.
Then all players use three chips to bet on which answer the reader picked.
You can bet on your own answer or someone else's, or split your chips between three answers.
The reader reveals their pick and everyone gets points if they guessed the right one or if someone chose their answer.
The game moves around the table with everyone taking turns being the reader. The amount of people playing dictates the amount of rounds played.
The game is fast moving and a lot of fun. Be prepared to laugh!
Great for both clean and raunchy game play, but you might want to restrict this to 14+ for maximum effect. Enjoy playing this with your parents and siblings if you have the type of family that is inappropriate and over-shares, or get some beers and get weird with friends. Encourages creativity and keeps people guessing. It can be like either Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but with better replay value as you will have to invent new answers to prompts every time you play.