Urban Myth Board Game
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- Ages 12 and Up
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It's fun, but...I dunno, I need something that raises the bar a bit.
You travel around some squares and someone reads you what could or could not be an urban myth. Then everyone votes on whether or not they think it's true. The answer true or myth is revealed, and everyone moves, or doesn't move if they've gotten it wrong, and play continues.
We recently bought a pile of board games, including Cranium, Scene It, Trivial Pursuit (can't remember which edition, but it's in a gold box), and Urban Myth, and Urban Myth is the one we've played least. Not that it isn't fun and interesting, it just isn't AS fun and interesting as others.
For starters the box is deceiving; the age recommendation is 12 and over which couldn't be further for the truth. This is definitely not a family game. The box, with the cutesy picture and tame questions posed on the back are misleading to say the least. At least 85% of the questions on our first go were fairly high in the morbidity/death factor (including one wince-inducing question about whether or not infant carcasses had been used as mob drug cartel. Mercifully, it was a myth.)
I'm no prude, and would have had no problem with the topics had the game not made promises that the whole family could play. From now on I'll certainly investigate the content before inviting the kids to come join us.
And, err- how can I put this? The shape of the game pieces are... interesting. Of course, I noticed this right away but just chalked it up to my dirty, dirty mind. But as soon as the kids left the room for a moment, the somewhat conservative mother leaned into me and whispered "Is it just me, or do those game pieces look like male _________?" Okay, I'm more or less just kidding with that last observation. Still, this game gets a big thumbs down in the family friendly department.
That aside, I'm afraid I cannot recommend the game adult players as well. Urban Myth also fails as a board game... as far as we could ascertain the board only served one particular purpose and a fairly feeble one at that. (The goal is actually collecting enough letter cards to either spell 'truth' or 'myth'.) Otherwise, you just mindlessly navigate the board until someone collects enough cards based solely on the questions.Read more ›
This game is fun, interesting and educational. A lot of stories that I believed true are in fact myth. The graphics are very creative and compliments the pop culture style. Very cool game.
Sounds simple, you say? Think again! Some of these are really very tricky, and they're written in such a manner that it's nearly impossible to guess if something REALLY happened or if it didn't.
The object of the game is actually to collect the question cards themselves, which have letters on the back. Be the first one to spell out "TRUE" or "MYTH" with your cards, and you win.
I liked this game, I think it's a really fun twist on trivia games. The true-false aspect does level out the playing field a little bit (everyone's got a 50/50 shot at each answer). We found that the game moved quite quickly, so we managed to fit a couple of rounds into the allotted space for game-playing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game translates perfectly into a study session for college groups. Have everyone replace the regular questions with questions from your school subject and it brings a nice... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ben
This game is filled with mispellings, wrong "facts", and Grammer issues. I'm glad we only payed $5 for this because this is going to the next yard sale. Read morePublished 7 months ago by duncan stevens
Got this game as a gift. We opened it and spent almost 30 minutes shuffling the 700 cards. The game board is a useless tool that does nothing to further the fun of the game. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J K
We couldn't believe a lot of the answers given on the cards, so we're pretty sure that whoever wrote the cards just made up crap and claimed it as "fact". Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Shanimal
I can't say that I would recommend this game for others to get or play. As mentioned in the other reviews, the object of the game is to decide if a particular tidbit is a truth or... Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by C. Benetz