If you have a young child, you know anything that involves nonsense and silliness is popular. Throw in poop and farts and you have a winner.
This is why my ten-year-old says she loves the new card game Utter Nonsense, which asks players to pair funny phrases with even funnier accents. “You don’t have to be good at accents and the combinations don’t need to make sense,” the directions on the box state.
The rules suggest you have everyone say a phrase in the same accent, and a judge determines the winner. However, my family has only three people and we all wanted to play, so we voted for each other.
We came up with a new spin where one person says a mystery accent and the other players have to guess what that accent is. That’s a little hard because the accents range widely.
For example, there are: regional dialects (Cowboy, Valley Girl); famous people (Arnold Schwarzenegger); types of people (Grandma, Grumpy Old Man, News Anchor); super strange (Hula Hoop, Animal); physical conditions (Out of Breath, Stuffy Nose, Pooping); and so much more. As you’d expect, actual language accents are included as well (Italian, French.)
The box has 50 accent cards and 450 phrase cards. An example of the phrases: “You’d marry young too if your last name was Cattywampus.” “I’m sorry I cleaned the toilet with your toothbrush.” “The 100th day of school is 100% annoying.”
It’s cute, and it’s clear the creators have a great sense of humor. We got the family edition (there’s a “Naughty” version which is R rated) and had a good time. It’s fun if you like accents, improv, and goofiness!
Age Range: 8 + Years
Available at https://www.target.com/p/utter-nonsense-family-board-game/-/A-52137387.
See the creators, Chicago siblings Tim and Shannon Swindle, play the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMUIBdaGI7s.