Man Bites Dog
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- Man Bites Dog from University Games is a hilarious headline game that's fun for the whole family
- Score the most points by creating the most outrageous headlines
- Boxed set is great for travel, family game night, or parties
- For 2 or more players ages 8 and up
- University Games offers you and your family creative games that are easy to learn and fun to play
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't know how educational this game is, but it certainly does focus on reading and making sentences, and the words are all clean (though some combinations can definitely have a double entendre effect) so it's safe for even young kids while still fun for adults-only use too. The only real drawback is the lack of any way to incorporate punctuation, especially commas, but you make up for it in the way you read your headline, providing the right emphasis to make it funny and make it make sense.
Love that "bizarre" is worth 50 points and "Wall Street" 0!
Some of our favorites, in ascending order:
-Beauty Bites Blond
-Intern Weeps for Dreams of 4-Star Dumps
-Crazy Romantic Rescues Swinging Wife
-4-Star Pundit Bites 340-lb. Priest
-Naked Killer Drops Ipod
Some grammar was discussed, imaginative story-telling and negotiation encouraged. Highly recommended to encourage word play even among reluctant readers, and fun for adults too!
Man Bites Dog is an extremely small (about the size of 2 1/2 decks of playing cards) and easy game with which to travel. We slip the cards into our luggage when we leave on vacation. All you need is a scrap of paper on which to keep score and a pen/pencil, plus the cards, and viola! Instant fun.
Beware, some of the words might be considered a little risque by some parents; but then, those are the words that make the best headlines! The headlines are intended to replicate those in a real life tabloid, only even more humorous. Please note, you may have to help younger players prepare headlines appropriate for a newspaper, since kids may be used to writing in complete sentences. You may arrange your headlines any way you see fit, so if you're in a "family setting" you have the opinion of toning down your headlines... or if you're with your drinking buddies, kick it up a notch. This game makes a nice addition to a family's games, and is easy to take on trips.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game for providing creative thinking and sparking conversations. Bought this for a week long camping trip with my grand children ( ages 10 and 12) It was a fun family game.Published 11 days ago by CindiB
There were fewer laughs than I expected. This game may do well with a larger set of options.Published 1 month ago by KatC1
Great game! Quick and super easy to play. We love game nights with our friends but it can be difficult with the kids around, this game is great because you really could play as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Erin Fisher
Simple, fun game. It was easy to learn and fun to play. I worry that after awhile the cards will have been seen over and over again and we will need an expansion pack to keep it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janalyn
We played this with our grand children at the holidays and it was a big hit!!Published 4 months ago by Roger Baker