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||Inka Brand, Markus Brand
I"EAT, YELLOW, CIRCLE — do you mean pancakes? Or pineapple rings? Oh wait, the CIRCLE is DIVIDED? So something that you eat that is also yellow and semicircular? Uh, is it, maybe…a banana?" "Yes, the answer is banana! One point for the Blue Team!"
IIn the communication game Word Slam, two teams will compete against one another simultaneously. In every round, a player on each team tries to get their teammates to guess a hidden word or phrase using only the 105 explanatory cards available in the box. Speaking and acting is absolutely prohibited for the storytellers! They must convey their stories using only 105 cards, each with one word on it: a noun, verb, adjective, or preposition. A player may use as many explanatory cards as desired, and whichever team guesses correctly first scores a point. At the end of the game the team with the most points wins!
Word Slam Family features the same gameplay as the original Word Slam in a more compact format. This version comes with 100 story word cards and 100 answer cards with a total of 600 answer terms. The answer cards are split into seven categories, unlike in the original game.
In this version, the die and timer has been replaced by an app. Instead of using card holders, the two box halves are used as screens between the teams, and the answer cards are played behind them. Word Slam Family can be played as both an expansion to the base game or as a standalone game.