10 August 2017

Party Time with Word Slam

You know how I love to host my little product parties... well, this week I hosted the Word Slam party.  Everybody spends so much time on electronics these days that board games seem to have been pushed to the side.  In my opinion, there are two things that I could never enjoy in a virtual world-- books and board games.  I've tried a Kindle and tried the board game applications, but they just didn't suffice. I always end up going back to the original.  

My favorite board game in the world is Scattergories.  I also like Trivial Pursuit, Taboo, and a good dice game like Sharp Shooters every once in a while.  I was really excited to try Word Slam because it's new and innovative.  Plus, learning how to play and sharing it with others is always fun.

For the Word Slam Party, here is a list of the goodies that we received:

Word Slam Game: In the communication game Word Slam, two teams compete against one another simultaneously. In each round, one player on each team tries to get their teammates to guess a hidden word or phrase using only the 105 explanatory cards available in the box. Speaking and acting is absolutely forbidden for the storytellers!

Party Extras:  To help set the mood for the party, we were supplied with a gaming booklet (to give to people who are interested in new board games), snap buttons to put on bags and hats, and Word Slam notepads ... if you are a competitive person, these can be score pads for gaming!

We set up gaming stations-- to learn about the game, to practice, and a 'game snack' station to fuel the evening.  Some people do not like communication games, so they became more of the 'watchers' of the evening.  Just forewarning you-- this is not a 'quiet' game.  It can get pretty loud, which in our house is a fun thing.

We also gave a copy of Word Slam away so they can share in game night.  I recommend that you host a game night... try out Word Slam. It's a blast!

Have you ever played Word Slam?  If so, let me know what you thought about it!

**Disclaimer:  This party was sponsored by Word Slam and Tryazon.