December 11th, 2003, 11:28am
On this game it says "For Adults" , does anyone have this game, and would it be appropriate for an older teenager.
Thanks, I don't want to open it and check all the cards before I give it to someone for Christmas.
December 12th, 2003, 4:00pm
I never saw this game but I looked up a review on Google--Here it is:
All Out Laughter Is The Name Of The Game As Hilarium Tickles Everyone Silly. This Simultaneous Charades Game Makes any Situation a Party! A woman is squawking like sheís laying a chicken egg. A guy looks like heís having a baby. Another is using candlesticks to land a 747 on the front lawn. These actions might seem a little odd, but the funny thing is that they are all taking place in a living room. The thought of seeing all these simultaneous actions in one place seems unimaginable...but thatís about to change! Thereís no need to call for psychiatric assistance, itís all just part of Hilarium -- the hot new board game where players act out, yell out or play out all of the actions on their cards while searching for another player mirroring their actions. Hilarium is not just a game of simultaneous charades...itís pandemonium in motion! The new Hilarium game expands Mattelís portfolio of games geared to adults 18-years and older with a creative twist, says Phil Jackson, Vice President of Games & Puzzles Marketing for Mattel, Inc. Players will love the fact that winning the game is based not only on their acting skills, but also their perception of the game being played around them. Itís truly a hilarious and engaging game that delivers a high-level of involvement from all participants and builds the excitement to an entertaining level of chaos. This game allows players to let loose and enjoy getting crazy in order to win the loot. Hilarium begins with each player placing of their game money stash into the ante pile on the game board. One person yells, GO and all of the players stand up and start playing. With any card in hand, players act out, yell out, or play out the action on their cards. They will do whatever it takes to get noticed and with all the players yelling at once, it will be a party anywhere itís played. Once a player matches an action with another player, they show them the card to confirm a match, lay down that card face up and move on to the next card. Players must have five cards in their hands at all times, until the draw pile runs out. The round ends once the draw pile is out and someone has matched all of his/her cards and yells Stop! Adding to the excitement is the Gotcha Card, which acts as a hot potato since players will want to get rid of as soon as possible. If, at any time, a player counts their money to see how much they have and are caught by another player, they must pay everyone else . If the player is unable to pay up then they are out of the game. Players get for each matched card and the person left with the Gotcha Card loses . The player with the most money after four rounds wins.
It does not sound too adult to me...more silly than obscene. Hope they like it.
December 15th, 2003, 12:49pm
Thank you for your help!!