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I was browsing my local target and saw this on their shelf.

http://www.target.com/p/apples-to-apples-freestyle-card-game...

This game needs a BGG entry btw.

But my question is, isn't this game pretty much Say Anything?

What do you think?
 
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Aren't there a bunch of party games that are just slight variations off this concept? None of them seems particularly original.
 
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porkchop_tw wrote:
I was browsing my local target and saw this on their shelf.

http://www.target.com/p/apples-to-apples-freestyle-card-game...

This game needs a BGG entry btw.

But my question is, isn't this game pretty much Say Anything?

What do you think?

Yes, it looks very similar.

I suspect you have an unstated follow up question, like "Does that violate some intellectual property?" or "Should we boycott the new game due to our moral outrage?" But maybe it's better if you actually state your concern over the similarity.
 
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i have a feeling you can't copyright "fill in the blank" whether it by card or by writing it on a dry erase board.
 
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dommer2029 wrote:
porkchop_tw wrote:
I was browsing my local target and saw this on their shelf.

http://www.target.com/p/apples-to-apples-freestyle-card-game...

This game needs a BGG entry btw.

But my question is, isn't this game pretty much Say Anything?

What do you think?

Yes, it looks very similar.

I suspect you have an unstated follow up question, like "Does that violate some intellectual property?" or "Should we boycott the new game due to our moral outrage?" But maybe it's better if you actually state your concern over the similarity.


I am not really concerned about all that. It's just weird seeing both games on the Target's shelf. If they already have Say Anything, why do they have the new apples to apples?
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porkchop_tw wrote:
dommer2029 wrote:
porkchop_tw wrote:
I was browsing my local target and saw this on their shelf.

http://www.target.com/p/apples-to-apples-freestyle-card-game...

This game needs a BGG entry btw.

But my question is, isn't this game pretty much Say Anything?

What do you think?

Yes, it looks very similar.

I suspect you have an unstated follow up question, like "Does that violate some intellectual property?" or "Should we boycott the new game due to our moral outrage?" But maybe it's better if you actually state your concern over the similarity.


I am not really concerned about all that. It's just weird seeing both games on the Target's shelf. If they already have Say Anything, why do they have the new apples to apples?


Off the top of my head, here are two possible reasons:
1) They carried Say Anything first, but have had success selling Apples to Apples, so they believe that the new version will appeal to people who like that brand but wouldn't pick up Say Anything.
2) The games may be very similar, but include different questions, so they believe that the new version would appeal to people who already have Say Anything and are looking to inject something new.

In general, consumers benefit when multiple companies produce similar products, as competition tends to keep the price down. We don't think, "Hey, that's weird" when we see Heinz and Hunt both producing ketchup, stocked next to each other on the same shelf. Or even seeing Armageddon and Deep Impact next to each other in the movie section. Why is this so much different?
 
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dommer2029 wrote:
"Does that violate some intellectual property?"


That would be rather difficult, since there's no such thing.

There are copyrights, trademarks, and patents, but none of them are property. None of them are remotely analagous to property. And the only reason the term 'intellectual property' exists is because a bunch of lawyers and rights holders want to warp language and make people think of the former as if they were property, because, as George Carlin taught us, controlling language is how you control thought.
 
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The scoring system is probably simpler.

But yes, the mechanism is pretty much an outright copy.

Pete (doubts this game is on Say Anything's level)
 
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Based on the description, this is much simpler than Say Anything. Just like Apples to Apples, the judge selects their favorite answer, and that's it. Nobody else places wagers on which answer they think the judge will select, unlike Say Anything. Really, this game is more similar to Apples to Apples than it is to Say Anything.
 
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