Review of What do you Meme?
America, this is where we are now. What do you Meme? is the new game about which people are talking. Described on amazon.com as “a party game for friends for the social media generation” and a “millennial card game for millennials and their millennial friends.” Are you not convinced yet? On the packaging, it has been endorsed by Brody Jenner! Yes, Brody Jenner of the famed Jenner/Kardashian family that gave us such TV shows as “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” and “I am Cait.”
For a price of only $44.99 and $5.49 shipping, What do you Meme? comes with:
- 225 Caption Cards;
- 45 Photo Cards; and
- A Wood display easel (I am not sure if this is an easel to display wood or an easel made out of wood, but you will have one.)
The rules are relatively easy:
- You sit down with 3-20 of your closest friends;
- Each of you gets seven cards;
- When a funny picture is dealt, you put it on the easel, and choose the most amusing caption card in your hand;
- Show it to “Jerry” (the judge);
- Whoever has the funniest caption wins (also, bribes are accepted); and
- Then, when you are tired, you order pizza.
It has “unlimited replay-ability,” which means you can play it over and over and it is still funny.
OK, I kid. It looks like it could be kind of fun. With alcohol.
However, it is the #1 best-selling “board” game sold on amazon.com. Those who have purchased What Do You Meme? have given it 4.5 stars out of 5, so it has good reviews. It can’t be “played” with less than three people, as you need someone to be the “Jerry,” the judge.
Some of the most fun games are more fun when you play with different rules than the manufacturer recommends and I believe that this is probably the case with this game. The cards are printed on thick paper and coated with a finish, so they should not be easily ruined by food or drink spills.
Realistically, you could add to the cards if you came up with some that are funny. You could just print them out and take them somewhere and get them laminated. You know this company is going to have “expansion packs” which would be more money, especially when you could make your own that are probably funnier.
What you should know:
The manufacturer of the game suggests that the game is not appropriate for those under 17. This rating is due to the cards and what is on them. They aren’t vulgar as much as they are inappropriate (and, seriously, no one loves inappropriateness more than me.) But, if you have someone in your house under 17 you might want to go through the deck and remove some of the more inappropriate cards.
Also, the funniest part of the description of this game is on amazon.com is the typos. It says it’s “easy to play.” One of the questions asked is “the description says this is east to play. Is it against the license agreement to play in California or other west coast states?” Funny.
If you would like more information on this game, they have a website at www.whatdoyoumeme.com.
Regardless, of the fact that this is the #1 best-selling board game on amazon.com and it has received 4.5 stars out of 5, I do not think that I would purchase this game. $44.99 seems an excessive amount of money, especially one where you need three or more players to play. For those of you hating on me right now, you are correct in thinking that I don’t have two friends to play this game correctly. However, I’m not a millennial, so I suppose I am not the target market for this game.
Might be good for a game night with adults but probably not for a family night.
Good timing by the company because memes are fun now. The cards are not cardboard and are protected so spillage wouldn’t be a problem. It would be a fun game to play once or twice.
You can only play so many times before there is nothing different to do. Must have more than two people to actually play as intended. It’s expensive. You can’t even name the maker of the game because it’s inappropriate.
So do you want to give What Do You Meme? a try?
Related: If you enjoyed this game, you may also enjoy Cards Against Humanity!