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25 Words or Less: People, Places, Things

4.1 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Deck of 288 cards, countdown board, timer, instructions
  • Fun, fast-paced game
  • Challenging, good for group play
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It's a word game for gamblers-ingenious! You've got one minute to get your team to guess the five words on your card... but how many words will YOU have to use to get them to guess? Place your bids and let the frenzy commence! Action packed to appeal to your thrill seeking side, this game is also a nice way to show off your creative vocabulary. No wonder it's a Games Magazine Game of the Year! This new edition features 600 all-new word challenges, a countdown game board and a sand timer. For 4 or more players.

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One card. Five words. One minute's worth of sand trickling through the hourglass. In 25 Words or Less, can you describe the words on the card so that your teammates are able to guess them correctly? Selected as a Games magazine Game of the Year, 25 Words or Less is both fun and challenging. Will your teammates correctly shout out "squirrel!" in answer to your three-word clue "fluffy-tailed rodent"? On the same card, you'll have to provide clues for: wafer, Ethel Mertz, heater, and cord. If your teammates get all the answers within the word and time limits, your team wins the card. If not, the opposing team gets it. First team to win 10 cards wins the game. Next card. In 25 Words or Less: telegram, wheelchair, scarf, Pluto, and pave. Ready? --Wendy Slotboom

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Product Dimensions 2.8 x 12.1 x 8.6 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B00000ISZ2
Item model number 1006
Manufacturer recommended age 13 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #83,010 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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4.1 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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By A Customer on November 24, 1999
25 Words or Less is fast-paced fun. I brought this game to a party and the crowd had such a good time with it that the hostess ran out to buy her own copy the next day. This is a game that keeps you on the edge of your seat and really brings out the competetive edge. Yet, it also appeals to those who don't usually enjoy playing party games. Let the bidding wars begin!
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As an aspiring creator of board games, this game makes me jealous. There are words on a card. There is a timer. There is a baord. And you have to give clues. Those Winning Moves people went home early in game design but stayed up all night thinking of the best possible strategy/word game they could think of. It's so simple, yet so many hours of fun.
You are able to do everything you can in any word/trivia game - and that is show off your great skill of punny and clever clues. Keeping tract of your clues in your head, though, (counting and recounting) is, I think, the most suspensful & nerve racking part. Watch out for an abundance of laughter and bonding when your best friend or spouse rides the same brain wave and gets exactly what your talking about..."Stem Corona...STEM CORONA? ...um, um..."ROOT BEER"
Fantastic game - Game of the Year for Games Mag and everything. Small, compact, etc. Just be sure that your playing with a bunch that will be familiar with some obscure words.
ENJOY!
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This is one the better games that I have bought recently. The concept seems simple, but it does get harrowing when the timer is winding down and you realize you only have three clues left to get two words on the card. The game tends to work better with a higher number of people, as more are able to guess at the clues. Beware- This game can lead to arguments between couples when one member can't understand how the other can misinterpret the "perfect" clue. All in all, it is a good game, fun and thought provoking, and a great way to spend an evening. In my opinion, it was definitely worth the money.
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By A Customer on January 26, 2000
If you're looking for a game for geniuses, artists or actors, try something else. If you want a fun party game to play with families and friends alike, consider 25 Words or Less.
25 Words or Less is a wonderful party game for any age group ranging from kids to grandparents. The instructions are easy to understand, so you can start playing as soon as you open the box. Two teams face off trying to get their team to guess the secret words (ranging from boat to M*A*S*H) on a card using a limited number of clues. With time running out and only three clue words left, only the perfect clue will do.
An appealing part of this game is that it isn't based on trivia, luck, or even artistic skill. If you can give clues to your teammates and describe words quickly, then you can play this game. When I first played the game with relatives, I was amazed at the fact that everyone played even my seven-year-old cousin.
Another great feature about the game is the bidding for the cards. You can't simply use all 25 words. That would be too simple. You have to outbid the other team in order to even try giving the clues. I've played games where I had to give the clues to all five words on the card with only a total of nine words of clues. Trust me, it can get fairly difficult even for adults who think they know everything. Plus if you don't know all of the words, let your opponent take it and try their luck.
This game is for people of all ages. I have played this with my younger cousins and my friends at college. So far, everyone has enjoyed the game enough to ask for a re-match. Kids, college students and adults alike will enjoy this game if they like a fast-paced contest with their friends.
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By A Customer on December 2, 1999
WARNING: Do not purchase this game unless you are willing to continue to host more parties. Your guests will request rematch after rematch. We play men vs. women. Inevitably there is a ton of laughter. Game piques your creativity. Time element keeps things moving along, so time flies. We have never stopped at the 10-card "official" win -- it's just too much fun!
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It doesn't matter whether I play this game with my hard-core gaming friends or with my more social party-game friends: this is always "the" favorite. It is a real white-knuckle play requiring concentration, verbal-acuity, creativity and sometimes, um, vocal restraint.

The game has two parts: the bid (in which one bidder from each team bids the total number of words she will use --a la "Name That Tune"-- to get her teammates to guess all five words on a gamecard) and the play (in which the winning bidder offers clues to his teammates hoping to get them to say all five words within a minute for final point-possession of the card.)

We often play with three to a team instead of two. It's more fun. The bids rarely end above 13 and often get down to 7, though when the bids are that brazenly low they are almost always defeated!

Have you ever heard of a "kenning?" Ok, it's an english-class term, but it's useful strategy in this game. It is the combination of two formerly unconnected nouns to convey the idea of another noun. For example, in the Odyssey, Homer refers to deer as "heather-steppers" and means deer. In the game, this approach makes those two-word clues quite accessible: who could mistake the intention of "Kennedy-killer" or "Robin's Boss"? However, how many clue-words would it take you to get someone to say "loafer", "tinsel", "window pane" or "Dallas Cowboys"? Can't resist trying, can you? Once all of the players get the hang of it, the game is very competitive and a lot of fun for all.
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