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One day, many years ago, Dr Hasbro accidentally ordered too many mouth guards for his dental practice (after a few tipples, of course). Unable to return the excess, and not wanting to waste money, he worked for years to try to figure out a way to use them up, and in 2016 it finally came to him. And that, boys and girls, is how the Hasbro Speak Out game came to be. True story? Nah. Believable? Unfortunately, yes!

Let’s be honest here. When you first open the Speak Out game box and discover a few Monopoly-style cards, 5 clinical-looking mouth guards, and an hourglass timer, you feel a bit like there’s some sort of joke that everyone’s in on except you. But this is no joke. This is the Speak Out game, and despite first impressions, this is a game that’s going to be a standard offering at our dinner parties in the future.

 

Playing the Game

I could moan all I want about the fact that you don’t get a playing board, any game pieces, tokens, shiny gems, and so on, but at the end of the day the absolute back-to-basics nature of Speak Out means one thing: there’s no need to waste 30 minutes reading through the instructions and trying to figure out who’s supposed to pick up which card, and who’s supposed to miss a turn. This game is so simple to understand that a baby could pick it up in a jiffy (although I definitely don’t recommend it).

It’s easy. Pick whether you’re going to play with the red side of the cards or the blue side (it really makes no difference), shuffle, and place the cards with your chosen colour face down. Give everyone a mouth guard, and select someone to be the first to make an utter fool of themselves. The unlucky one pops the mouth guard in, flips the timer, picks up the top card, and tries to read out the phrase which is, of course, easier said than done. Ever tried to say ‘molerat’ when you can’t close your mouth? Whoever guesses the phrase before the timer runs out keeps the card. The player with the most cards at the end wins.

What constitutes the ‘end of the game’ is definitely up for debate here. Some of my fellow players were adamant that the ‘end of the game’ meant when all the cards had been used up. Sounds reasonable, but that’s 200 goes! If there’s 4 of you playing, that’s 50 (yes, 50!) times you need to insert that torture device. Others were adamant that ‘end of the game’ meant when we were all starting to feel numb in the mouth.

 

Bring the Nappies

I know, I know. Based on all the facts, this game should be ridiculous. It’s the sort of game that, had I heard about it without trying it, I would have mocked relentlessly. But it’s different when you’re actually in the heart of the action. Not only was I bordering on pant wetting trying to say the phrases, but watching my friends’ gums pushed further back than they should probably go, with tears streaming down their cheeks, just sets us off as well. Add a few shots of sambuca to the mix, and we’re done.

 

Buying Into the Fad

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s crazes. I’m sure some of them aren’t actually all that bad, but there’s just something about a mass following that doesn’t sit right with me. The Speak Out game, of course, became a craze; something I promised myself I’d never buy into. But look at me. I’m embarrassed of myself, but I can’t deny my feelings. Speak Out is ace. Buy it. Buy-it-NOW!

What’s in the Box

  • 5 x Mouth Guards
  • 200 x double-sided cards
  • 1 x Red Timer
  • Instrustions

Speak Out Game
Design70%
Usability90%
Fun90%
Addictability90%
85%Overall Score
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