Monday, February 20, 2012

Review - Morphology

My husband and I love to sit down and play a game, especially one that makes us really think.  We had another couple over and were telling them about this new board game that I got to review called Morphology.  I got it out and set it up while my husband read off the directions.  I consider myself to be pretty creative, so I thought that this game was going to be a piece of cake.  Oh, how wrong I was. 


This is a team game, so the first thing you need to do is break off into teams.  Each team chooses a frog to represent them and then hop onto the lily pad with the word "start".  Figure out which team is going to go first and who will be the morphologist.  The morphologist chooses a card and then uses the following tools to create the word shown on the card.

The person on the morphologists team tries to guess what the word is before the timer runs out.  Giving the correct answer allows you to hop to the next lily pad.  If you do not guess correctly, you must maintain your position and try again next time.  The first team's frog to reach "finish" wins. 


The initial turns were relatively easy but once you move past the play sections and start having to roll the die, that's when all the fun really begins.  Here is what happens when you roll a certain number:

1 - Everybody plays
2 - Morphologist must build with their eyes closed
3 - Morphologist must use only their weak hand
4 - Morphologist can ONLY create the word using the string
5 - Morphologist must pick ONLY five items to use BEFORE picking up a card
6 - Interception

All in all, it's a fun game once you get the hang of it.  I suggest a few practice rounds before playing for real, just to help familiarize yourself with the pieces and rules.  Plus, it will give you a chance to get those creative juices flowing so you can pummel the opposing team by thinking outside of the box.  

Disclosure: I received the Morphology game for free for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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