Poetry for Neanderthals: Word game where you speak with only one syllable.
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Poetry for Neanderthals Game

A word game where you speak with only one syllable or get hit with a stick.

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Getting beaten by a caveman's club doesn't sound too fun… unless it's part of a game!

In Poetry for Neanderthals, you assume the role of a Paleolithic poet capable of speaking only in one-syllable words (or grunts) as you attempt to get your teammates to guess the phrase written on the card. In other words, "rhetoric" is out, but "the gift of the gab" is in.

Careful—the other team doesn't like getting shown up by the polysyllabic and sesquipedalian orator of evolved language, so they're bound to beat you with a club if they catch you sneaking pretentious vocabulary into your clues. Don't worry; the club is actually an inflated, air-filled tube made of vinyl, so the only thing that gets hurt is your team's score. Have fun, think fast, and speak small words only.

Features & specs

  • A word-guessing game where the clue-giver can only speak in monosyllabic words
  • From the team who created Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito
  • Team-based competition (think the popular party game Taboo) with a catch: one-syllable clue words only!
  • Say the wrong thing, and you get bopped with an inflatable club
  • Recommended for ages 7+
  • 2+ players
  • Approx. 15 minute play time
  • Includes: 200 cards (with 400 clues), 1 sand timer, 2 game boards, Grok's poetry journal cards, 1 inflatable club, and an instruction pamphlet

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