Silly Sounds Review

2-4 Players | Age 8+ | 10-30 Minutes Playing Time

Silly Sounds

As regular readers of our website will be fully aware, at Our Family Reviews we love to have game nights and sit down as a family playing a variety of board games. We think that they are not only fun and entertaining but are an excellent way to spend some quality family time together and some can even be very educational whilst others can be outright silly (and these ones tend to be the best fun).

And this week we have been playing a very silly game indeed.

Have you ever played Charades? A party game when you must mime and others guess the name of the film, book, movie etc.? Most people have, or at the very least be aware of the game. Well, we were recently sent a family game from PlayMonster that is very similar to Charades, except that instead of using mime it uses sounds to try and guess what is on the card. This game is called Silly Sounds.

Silly Sounds is a really fun-filled family party game for 2-4 players, aged 8 years old and upwards and is a game that you have to play with your ears. The idea is to guess the noise on the card from the silly sounds made by the other players. And if you think that it is going to be easy, how to do get someone to guess “A monkey on the toilet” or “A chicken playing a banjo” just by making sounds? Or how do YOU guess the silly sounds that are being made? Trust me, it may sound very silly, but it is lots of hilarious fun.

You don’t need a lot to be able to play this game, a table, some chairs, some good ears and a sense of humour.

In the box there is:

  • 4x Headbands with Ears
  • 80x Silly Sounds Cards
  • 12x Blank Cards
  • 1x Spinner
  • 1x Timer
  • Rules

Set up for this game is extremely simple, you pop the fake ears headband on your head, shuffle the cards and put the timer and spinner on the table. Simple. You are now ready to the play.

The premise of the game is each player takes a card and without looking at what it says on it, puts it in the holder on the headband and then pops it on their head so that the words on the card are facing out towards to the other players.

The spinner is split into eight sections: 4 red “Pick a Player” triangles, 3 green “All Players” triangles and 1 blue “Mute” triangle. To play, the starting player spins the spinner and depending on what it lands on is how that players turn is played. If the arrow points to “Pick a Player” the player whose turn it is gets to pick a player to sound out the card, so for example if I was the starting player I would pick another player who would then have to try and sound out the card on my head and I would have to try and guess the answer. If the spinner lands on “All Players” then all players can try sounding out the card. If it lands on “Mute” it has to be acted out silently, no silly sounds can be made. If the answer is guessed correctly, I would win the card, and the first to collect 3 cards is the winner.

Overall, this is a very simple game to play, we all absolutely loved it and found it hilarious. You certainly do need to be thinking outside of the box to try and sound out some of the bizarre things on the cards, as well as trying to be able to decipher some of the hilarious sounds that people come up with to try and describe something with just noise (and with silence – the eldest make something resembling a mountain and seemed quite put out when no one could guess that her mime was a pineapple).

Silly Sounds really is a silly game that brings out the child in EVERYONE! Just let loose your inhibitions, strap on a pair of fake ears and start making silly sounds (well, only when playing the game as on the train to work might become a problem).

If you let yourself get into the spirit of it, it really is a belly-hurting fun-filled family game that everyone from 8 to 80 will love. With 80 hilarious cards and an infinite number of different interpretations from different players, Silly Sounds will be a firm favourite for some quick fun game nights. Lots of pure childish fun from start to finish where you can be as creative as you want to be with the noises you can dream up to sound out some really weird descriptors on the cards.

The children had great fun playing this (and don’t tell everyone, but so did the adults).

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £13.99

For more information or to buy, visit PlayMonster.co.uk.

DISCLOSURE: We received this product for free for the purpose of writing an honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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