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11 people found this helpful
on July 28, 2015
Anomia plays off that your brain works a little differently under pressure! This game will make you think fast. I really enjoy it but cant seem to stay interested more than one or two rounds with friends. It seems to be more of a filler during game night than a main one. It is great with friends or family. There are some categories I just don't as well which makes this not as fun for me.
Summary: Does the symbol on your card match one on another player's card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt a correct answer out first, you win their card and drawing continues until out of cards.
Directions: Draw a card from the center pile and flip it over. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player's card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt a correct answer out first, you win their card and drawing continues. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Wild cards allow unlike symbols to match, increasing the number of things you must pay attention to. Cascading face-offs can occur when you hand over a lost card revealing a new top card on your play pile. All this adds up to a high-energy, hilarious play experience where everyone is involved at all times.
Collect the most cards.
Shuffle one of the 2 decks and create 2 draw piles in the center of the table.
The starting player draws a card from either deck and flips it face-up in front of them. Each additional player does the same thing. Watch for symbols that match, when a match occurs, the players whose cards match much shout out an answer that matches their opponent's card. The winner collects their opponents card and places it in a collection pile in front of them. Play continues with the next player.
Wild cards will add additional symbols to watch for, so face-offs happen more and more frequently. Once a card has been collected, it will reveal the card underneath, which often leads to a casade of face-offs. Pay attention!
When both draw piles have been depleted the game ends. Each player counts the number of cards won in face-offs, the player with the most cards wins!