For Immediate Release
Contact: info @ maryflanagan.com
August 1, 2012 (Hanover, NH) – Tiltfactor Laboratory proudly presents two new games: buffalo™ and Awkward Moment™. buffalo is a card game of quick wits and zany combinations that requires players to flex their recollection muscles. In each round, players race to make matches using cards listing noun and adjective descriptors. The first to shout out the name of a real person or fictional character who matches the descriptors on two or more word cards, claims the matched cards, and flips over a new noun/adjective pair. When the deck runs out, the player who collected the most cards wins.
Awkward Moment is lively party game that puts 3-8 players in terrifically awkward social situations. Players take turns assuming the role of the Decider. The Decider reveals a Moment Card that describes a hysterical, embarrassing, or stressful situation for the group and a Decider Card that provides a guideline for choosing a winning Reaction. Players submit a Reaction Card from their hand face down, and the Decider selects the Reaction Card that he/she thinks is the best response to the Moment, given the Decider Card’s rule.
“On the surface, both buffalo and Awkward Moment are fun and frenetic party games that can be played at home, in the classroom, or even at a local pub,” says Tiltfactor researcher Geoff Kaufman, “But at the same time both games are meant to inspire some pretty interesting and lively discussions and tackle important social issues. The reaction to both games has been amazing so far, and we’re now excited to make them available for others to play!” Mary Flanagan, director of the Tiltfactor lab, is releasing the games to “foster a sense of open mindedness through play.”
buffalo is a 20 minute party game for adults and families (2-8 players ages 14 and up). Awkward Moment is a 20 minute game for middle and high school students (3-8 players ages 12 and up). Both games are available for pre-order at tiltfactor.org, with shipments starting in September.
301 North Fairbanks – soon to be Black Family VAC
Hanover, NH 03755
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