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This game is simple to play and fun for older children and adults alike. The aim of the game is to name as many people (which are stated on the cards) before the time runs out! It reminds me of the game show 'Give us a clue' and the name game! Players describe characters to others who need to guess the name. Each set is comprised of a series of named cards, a drawstring bag, a timer and a set of instructions. The timer is sturdy, however I found the cards to be quite flimsy.
Each set also includes some blank discs so you can add your own favourite characters. This is particularly useful if you want to play with younger children or to include current people from popular culture who may
not be included in the original game. Some names may be dated.
It is suggested that this game is best suited for children aged eight years plus and using a minimum of four players. However, I would suggest that when playing with children you utilise the blank cards (as mentioned above) and 'handpick' cards from the bag that would be recognised by your child/children playing. Once you have mastered this simple game there are other more complex variations you could try.
Also available in a mini 'Who's in the bag?' set which is great for travel or taking on holiday with you too for evenings of fun and games!
Who's in the Bag is a game with a simple concept. Similar to games such as charades, it's essentially a guessing game in which you need to identify as many famous figures as possible against the clock.
Inside the bag are a huge number of cards each with three famous figures on, a hard one, a middle one and one that kids will know (these are usually the best), meaning it's a great game for all ages. You have a 2 minute timer, and each person takes a turn as giving clues including actions, words and drawings in order to aid the rest of their team in guessing who the famous figure on the card is. This game is best played in two teams of around five people. Though, I have played with twenty people and although fun it does get a bit loud.
The game is entertaining and if it's going well it definitely gets addictive. The great thing is you can play for as short or as long a time as you wish, there's no designated time like with board games that require completion and can be very long winded. There's no technology that can get broken, so the game is definitely worth the money!
A great, easy game to play and loads of fun!
After receiving this present as a Christmas gift to the family, we decided to break it out after our big Christmas meal. In the box you get a bag with a multitude of cards that have 3 things to describe on them, and a 2 minute timer.
The game is best played in teams, and the aim of the game is to correctly guess one item from each card, for as many cards as possible within a two minute time limit. On the card themselves the top item is the hardest with the difficulty being reduce for the other two. The bottom choice is actualy for children, which we ended up using most of the time!
Now when describing the person all you can't do is say their name, or obviously spell it or anything, but you can act, sing, draw, anything you could possibly think of.
We ended up playing this game on New years eve with 20 people, with ten in each team, can I just say I didn't realise people could get so competitive!
So how would you describe David Beckham if you couldn't say his name? The former England football captain? He's married to Victoria? He's gorgeous? Well I guess it all depends on what you know about something and what you think about them, but that's what 'Who's in the Bag' is all about. The aim is to describe all the people who are in the bag (and there are many) without actually saying their names! If you've ever watched They Think It's all Over, it's very much like the final round on that but not just restricted to sportsmen!
Let me explain a little bit more. The game comprises of a rather lush looking deep blue drawstring bag. Actually, I have to keep this well away from my four year old daughter because she can often be seen eying it up as an accessory for her dressing up clothes! There is also a timer which I think is for about a minute at a time. The bulk of the game comprises many many little oval cards with lots of names on them. There are three names on each card and there are various different ways you can organise the game.
I think it's best played if there are quite a lot of you and even better if you have had a few drinks! The players have to divide into two teams - the most obvious division for us is boys versus girls - and work together to collect as many cards as you can. One person in the team keeps reeling off clues about the names on the cards whilst their team mates make as many guesses they can think off until they hit on the correct name. As soon as someone is guessed, the person giving the clues moves on to the next name, and keeps going until the timer runs out!
There are a number of variations you can put in place. You can decide how many names have to be named correctly on each card before moving on to the next one. Sometimes we are very strict and say that you have to guess all three, but normally it's two out of the three, and if children are playing maybe they just have to give clues for one.
This can be an incredibly funny game and a lot of fun too especially if people are feeling quite quick witted. Although the game states that it is suitable for children from the ages of 8 upwards, it is more difficult, mainly because they will not have heard of a lot of the names on the cards. When this is the case, I think you have to be pretty lenient about the numbers of passes you allow. Also, we have attempted to play the game with both mine and my husband's somewhat elderly parents, and I'm not being ageist, but it was painfully slow and somehow lost all its fun. So my message here is that it's really not suitable for everyone. Then of course there's your dinner guest who is as blind as a bat but has come without their glasses. Well, in that case it's really not worth getting the bag out!
All of the names on the cards are very wide and varied. You will find names from history, book characters, pop stars, writers, artists, sportsmen, TV characters etc - the list will just go on and on. One problem with some of these of course is that once you have had the game a while,some of the names become outdated and emerging stars will not be there. Luckily you can also buy additional Who's in the Bag cards which will be more up to date.
The main game can at the moment be bought from Amazon for £13.98 and the top up cards for £6.98 which does not seem too bad.
I think it is a brilliantly funny game especially suitable for a bit of family fun at times like Christmas. The rules are very simple but I think the game's even better if you make up your own. And as you can probably imagine, there are many opportunities for cheating! All in all it's great fun!
And just to finish I wonder whether you'd get these if you were in my team?
Floppy haired English actor
Britain's last female Wimbledon champion
Pipe smoking labour prime minister
Answers on a postcard please!!
A form of verbal charades, the idea is to help your team mates identify as many famous characters as possible in a race against the clock.