OK, the idea of this game is to race through the Deck of Fame and get your teammate(s) to guess who's on your card. Each team gets only 30 seconds per turn and the Deck passes from team to team until it's empty. Most cards collected wins the game. Sounds pretty fast and easy...? Ah, but there are three rounds and you've only made it through the first. Rounds Two and Three are played with the same Deck but place limits on what you can say and do. It's a bit more challenging... and absolutely hilarious.
Time's UP! takes about a minute to learn and you'll end up laughing your head off. And then you'll want to play it again. And again. And... well you get the idea...
Jeff Suderman (5 out of 5)
I am usually skeptical about a game that is no more than a deck of cards. I mean, how fun can cards be. You need some fantistic graphics and wooden bits to make a good game, don't you!
Time's Up proves this is not the case. After one playing this game went onto my "must purchase" list. Not only does it scale well from 4 - 12 players, it always results in much laughter and tension. I played this at my recent family rebellion (some call it a reunion) and played with 16 people with ages from 13 to 60. The 60 year olds laughed the hardest and all had a blast.
This is one of my top three party games.
Tom Vasel (5 out of 5)
Time's Up - the best party game I have played in years!
Now that's the short summary. But really, the first time we pulled this out to play, after we finished, everyone was just rolling on the floor in laughter - and that's a rarity with us.
We've played a lot of good party games recently, Apples to Apples and Moods come to mind. It seems that party games in these days, thanks to some excellent submissions, are being pushed to better quality and better ideas.
Now to the review.
When I first opened the box, it looked like many other party games, where there was a stack of cards, a timer, and a score pad. No innovation there. Then, as the rules instructed, we dealt out 40 cards
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