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Year Published
1996
# of Players
2 − 12
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6, 8, 10 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Unplayable in another language
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Mad Gab
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Box Son
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From the game box:

Read a group of simple words aloud, like "ASK RUDE ARRIVE HER". Do you "hear" the answer? Try saying them again. Sound familiar? Quick, the timer's tickin'. Did you hear yourself say "A Screwdriver"?!

You and your teammates have 30 seconds to sound out three puzzles. Guess right and snatch that card! Miss it and the other team can steal the point!

O.K., the timer is set, the card flipper is loaded, and everyone's ready for a laugh riot! Just remember, that when it comes to scoring points in MAD GAB...

"It's Not What You SAY, It's What You HEAR!"

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Mad Gab is a game created by Terry White in which there are at least two teams and 2-12 players. Each team has two minutes to sound out three puzzles. The puzzles, also known as mondegreens, contain small words that, when put together, make a word or phrase. For example, "These If Hill Wore" when pronounced quickly sounds like "The Civil War." Another example would be "Eye Mull of Musheen" quickly spoken it sounds like "I'm A Love Machine." There are two levels of difficulties: easy and hard. The faster the puzzles are answered, the more points the players score.

This game uses phonetics, which is a branch of linguistics. This game is a test for the human brain to process sounds based on simpler English-written sounds into a meaningful word or phrase. The game is designed where a person would not be able to decode the meaning of the phrase unless spoken out loud and listened; reading the phrase silently will not allow the player to decode the meaning because sounds would have to be encoded into meaningful English words.

Original Mad Gab Game includes 300 cards and 1200 different puzzles. It also includes a timer unit, flipper unit, score pad and instructions.

There is also a new Bible Mad Gab version which references the New International Version of the Bible. This version also includes 300 puzzles and 1200 statements from the Bible. For example, "Know Ozark" when pronounced quickly sounds like "Noah's Ark."

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Mattel Edition 2009
Publisher: Mattel
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Year: 2009
Product Code: G6850
Size: 6.00 x 6.00 x 6.00 inches
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Product Code: G6850
Size: 5.95 x 5.95 x 5.95 inches
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Year: 2004
Product Code: G6850
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Patch Products Metal Tin Version
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Year: 2003
Product Code: 3540
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Year: 1998
Product Code: 7338
Size: 6.10 x 6.10 x 6.10 inches
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Board Game Rank: 10946
Party Game Rank: 335
Num Ratings: 875
Average Rating: 5.06
Standard Deviation: 1.65
Num Views: 216829
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