CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
GOTCHA! BOARD GAME by Buffalo Games - Catch your friends before they catch you!
|Price:||$17.90 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$10.09 (36%)|
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- In Gotcha!, players make the rules and try not to get caught breaking them! A rule card may read, "People wearing jeans must use finger quotes while speaking." Follow the constantly changing rules and try to catch your opponents breaking rules!
- The more rules that are played (and broken), the funnier the game gets! There are thousands of possible rules combinations.
- Recommended for 3 to 8 players, ages 14+
- Contents include 1 game board, 8 pawns, 4 orange card mats, 1 buzzer and 110 cards (32 top rule cards, 34 bottom rule cards, 38 individual rule cards, 6 create-your-own rule cards).
- Made in the USA
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
The game is straightforward. Cards are drawn that indicate various behaviors that must be enacted throughout the game (by one, some, or all of the players). The goal is to buzz out anyone who fails to fulfill the rules of these increasingly overlapping challenges. There is a winner as tokens are moved along a rather superfluous game board--but this is certainly more about the journey than the finish.
Everyone has their own set of expectations when playing a game. I, personally, like to associate with friends that like to imbibe serious quantities of alcohol. Let's just say that the addition of cocktails to the party fits well with Gotcha! While this may be completely useless information to some, I can't be alone in using party games in actual party settings. We had a loud and wacky time with lots of laughs--and it's definitely a game that will make future appearances at spirited gatherings. KGHarris, 9/11.
Last night we tried out "Gotcha!" with our daughter and son-in-law, and about half the time we laughed so much we had tears in our eyes. It's a game that has a goal and you can "win", but seriously - the purpose of this game is to make you and the other players say and do things that are funny and entertaining.
A handful of cards are dealt out and during your "turn" you play your cards. There are basically 2 different kinds of cards. One kind of card specifies an activity that becomes a "rule". The rule may be that certain players have to say "I pity the fool" every time they have a turn, or repeat the last word they say-say whenever they speak-speak, if you know what I mean-mean. The 2nd kind of card specifies which players follow the "rule" - it could be males or females or everyone or the youngest or whoever is winning the game.
A buzzer is placed into the center of the table, and you "score" by catching a player breaking a "rule". There is a rudimentary "board" and when you score you move ahead 2 while the caught player moves back 1.
These are the basic rules - but it takes almost no time before you have players doing "the wave" and winking while saying required phrases at specified times... always hoping to not be caught "breaking a rule" while buzzing other players.
Our daughter is due any day now and she posted this on that well-known social networking site:
"Had such a great time with my parents tonight can't remember the last time I laughed so hard....."
So - should you try out "Gotcha!"?
If you don't.... I pity the fool-fool.
The next time I tried to play this game was with my family, including my intensely competitive father. We laughed a *lot*, but it was also overall a frustrating time, as he was trying to exploit every little piece of ambiguity in the rules. And there is a significant amount of ambiguity, like the creators didn't put quite enough thought into the rule design.
Finally, I played this game with friends, and while we enjoyed it and laughed quite a bit, when we finished, we unanimously and without hesitation decided to switch to something else.
The concept, it turns out, is simple enough that we should have been able to understand it even after a couple beers. There are three kinds of card -- top, bottom, and individual. Top cards define who a rule applies to, and bottom cards define what the rule is. Individual cards define a rule that applies only to the individual they're given to. Example: Top card says, "Everyone wearing jeans" and bottom card says, "Must pound table while talking."
Each player gets three cards dealt to them, and every turn you take a card from the pile, and play ONE card from your hand -- so with every turn, you're either creating or amending a rule. If the rule on the table is "Everyone wearing jeans must pound table while talking," you might play the top card, "Everyone male" so the "pound table while talking" part then applies only to males, and the thing about jeans is just out of play. Or you might give another player an individual card in lieu of amending a rule already in play.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We hated this game because there were too many rules to keep track of and we all ended up arguing! It was funny how much we all disliked this game though!Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic game! Oru family has laughed until we have cried! Highly recommend this game for teenagers and adults!Published 3 months ago by Deborah Wheeler
Super fun game. I love this game, especially in big groups. 5 stars!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Your head will be spinning trying to keep track of everything that's going on - this game is really fun and always brings tons of laughs in our housePublished 12 months ago by Jeff T