Utter Nonsense: ACCENT Party Game

 Game: Utter Nonsense  Players: 4- 20
 Publisher: Self Published  Time: 15+
 Age: 17+  Replayability: 6/10

utter nonsenseUtter Nonsense: ACCENT Party Game

If you’re looking for a verbal interactive party game that has you testing your vocal skills, then you are in luck. Utter Nonsense has you playing around with accents as you try to impress the nonsensical judge into voting for your saying to be the better of the bunch. In your group, pick a judge and have him deal out seven phrase cards to each player followed by pulling an accent card from the box. With seven cards dealt out to you by the judge, pick one you think will combine with the accent the funniest. The winner retains the accent card (who won through the judges choice) and becomes the nonsensical  judge for the round following. After a player wins five rounds, the game is over. The concept of this title is unique; I have not seen anyone experiment with accents in a party game as of yet. It is a card game that is simple to follow and collected nicely in  a wide sturdy box. It’s a functional party game that emphases verbal play rather than mechanics and components so it’ll be easy to any experienced player to join in and try.

My Experience

I was the judge to begin this experience of Utter Nonsense, and I had four very mixed personality players to hang out with. I handed every player seven phrase cards, explained how the game worked, and I drew the redneck card as my active accent. This card game comes equipped with over 400 phrase cards, so I was definitely expecting some extremely out of the ordinary responses. One of the players began stating their phrase (playing out of order) and it was ” my aunt in queens is going to be single forever because she was blessed with the face of a hot pastrami sandwich”, sure her redneck wasn’t the greatest–but kudos for trying! the player beside her wanted to go next, so he read “Are these cookies gluten free? I’m on a gluten-free diet which means I can’t eat anything that has gluten, or I might die.” As a redneck, it was a bit funny, but as a server, I found it a great knee-slapper. The following players shared their phrases which were not as important as the first two because those are which stood out to me. I gave the point to the player with the aunt because pastrami sounded good at the time (because I’m a terrible judge in party games). The game continued, I received my seven phrases and the British accent was drawn. I was confident in my accent and loved one of my phrase cards so I was quick to attack, “You’ll get poison Ivy on those chicken legs of yours if you don’t change out of those capris.” Yeah, wasn’t very funny–But my accent is killer.

utter nonsenseFinal Thoughts

This party game rows the same boat as many others as it features a deck of a few phrase cards and a second deck of the variable. Winners are determined from a judge which seems to be the other option apart from the democracy of voters. It’s very easy to learn and very easy to pick up and play. I found the design of the box was beautiful and effective in keeping the cards together. I did find a some of the phrases seemed tailored to specific accents and some were just not that funny. I do like how quick the game can run and with 500 cards for $25 you are looking at a steal out of replay value. However, This game can definitely flop with the wrong crowd.

You will like this game if you’re into party games and enjoy the verbal interaction with players. Especially using accents.

You will not like this game if you don’t have a sense have a sense of humor and aren’t a fan of party games that resemble Cards Against Humanity,

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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