Anomia: [uh-NO-mee-uh] - Noun - 1) A problem with word finding or recall. 2) Chaos. 3) The game where common knowledge becomes uncommonly fun! Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information; things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc. Sure, under normal circumstances, it's easy enough to give an example of a frozen food, or a dog breed; but you will find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!
Age: 10 to adult
Number of Players: 3 to 6 players
Play time: ~ 30 minutes
Who will like it: Party people or anyone who likes quick thinking games like Taboo or Charades.
Why we love it: I have never played this game with a new group of friends without someone asking me where I got it! Anomia is a hilarious game that leaves you confused why it’s easier to come up with a fashion model than a color.
How to play: How well does your brain work under pressure. Take turns flipping the cards from a center pile onto a stack in front of you. Does the symbol on your card match any other players? If so, the race is on! Quickly shout out an example of the category on your opponents before they give an example of what’s written on your card. If you win, you collect the cards. At the end of the game, the person with the most collected cards, wins!