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What's Yours Like? is a new party game from Patch Games.

The components are exceedingly simple like most party games and are packaged in a box that could've been shrunk down to a much smaller size. But you know how game manufacturers feel about having a giant box for 'shelf presence'!

OK, components are a box of cards which are doubled sided - orange and purple. Each side has a key word printed on it. Also included is a heavier border to slide the card into which is then passed around the table. Quality of the cards is rather standard, but since the cards don't get handled too much, this is just fine.

Lastly are wipeable dry-erase boards and markers which the person in the 'hotseat' uses to record his clues.

Like most party games, the rules are very simple and aimed at generating laughs. One player is given the 'hotseat' and the dry erase board and marker.

Starting with the player to the hotseat's left, a card is drawn from the box. The subject of the card could be 'automobile back seat', or 'basement', or 'personal body shape'.

The card is passed around so everyone except the player in the hotseat sees the card.

Then the player in the hotseat asks the player to the left 'What's yours Like?' The player must answer truthfully, but may feel free to answer as vaugely as possible. You don't want the hotseat player to guess what's on the card!

Since everyone but the hotseat player knows the subject of the card, some very funny answers can result.

The hotseat player is allowed a guess after every clue is provided and scores 1 point for every clue. Obviously the hotseat player wants a low a score as possible.

Clues are given a maximum of 2 times around the table. There are also special challenge cards which mean the hotseat player may challenge another player who then proceed as normal and both may guess. The winner may subtract 2 points from his score.

Overall, a very light and funny game. As always with party games, the fun is dependent on whom you play with. There is also an element of quick thinking of a clue which may be difficult for some, especially if you play with a large group of people and you have to wait to give your clue. Afterall someone else may use your 'perfect' answer.

The orange and purple sides are meant to be orange if kids are playing, purple if only adults are playing. Obviously there may be some subject words that kids just would'nt be able to relate to. However, I can't see this game working well for a mix of children and adults. In fact, I would say this game would not work well for a group of kids only either.

The dry erase board works fine, but I can see the markers running dry and then you must revert to pen and paper anyway. Also, for the size of the box a HUGE number of cards could've been provided. I believe there are only about 300 cards.

For a party gettogether with friends, this game could be right up there with Apples to Apples or Balderdash, although not on quite the same level. Good to occasionally pull out for a light game.



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