When Ordering a complicated Coffee Sounds just like Explaining Rocket Science
Jibbergiggle takes everyday scenarios and challenges you to act them out using only ridiculous nonsense words and your own expressive face.
Can you calm down a bear using only the words ‘wimmy wozzle’ or propose to your partner by saying ‘patootie’? Master the art of spouting nonsense in silly noises, as others attempt to guess what exactly it is you’re trying to do!
Just as good for travel and holidays as your home board game collection, Jibbergiggle is super compact (the size of a double pack of cards) so you can easily pack it and play it anywhere.
Perfect for games night, family gatherings and parties, this fun family-friendly game is quick to set up and takes two minutes to learn but will keep you smiling for hours.
Loved by children (age 8+), teenagers and adults alike – Jibbergiggle will get your friends and family laughing. 3-8 players.
Our Thoughts on Jibbergiggle
We have loved playing the previous games. Boo, 12 years, in particular, finds them great fun. This game arrived just before her 12th birthday so we had lots of fun playing with her friends.
The game rules are simple and it takes about 2 minutes to read the instructions. It’s so easy to pick up and fun to play. With practice you can learn to be really good.
Take a look at my first picture – when you play you have 9 scenarios to choose from. In this picture I’ve picked just two, ordering a complicated coffee, and explaining rocket science. As well as the scenario cards you get a card with 3 nonsense words. At the beginning of the game you choose whether you are going to use the first, second or third word on the list. The nonsense word cards are drawn for each round, so you always get a different word.
Now, see if you can explain ordering a complicated coffee using just the word ‘coddiwomple’ and maybe some facial expression. You can say the word however you want, even split it up, and use it as many times as you like. Now, see if you can explain rocket science using only the word ‘coddiwomple.’ We found this example hilarious as they can sound so similar.
A Video Example
I made a little video of Boo and her Dad playing to show how it can be done.
When you know what scenario is being acting out you need to call Jibbergiggle and then take your guess from the nine cards. If you get it wrong, the other players get a go at guessing. If no-one guesses the card is discarded. If someone guesses correctly they win the card. When the card is removed, it’s replaced by another card from the pile. The winner is the one with most cards at the end of the game.
There are 8 different collections of scenario cards to play with, some are a harder than others. There is only one pack of nonsense word cards, but to mix it up there are three words on each card.
The game comes in a little box that can be taken anywhere. It is quick and easy to pick up and for ages 8- 108 years. (Boo, did say what if you were 109, would you still be able to play?) The Little Man is 8 years old and he was able to pick up how to play easily. A younger person could play with a little help. You do need to be able to read the cards, although you can start the round by reading all the cards aloud to those not so good at reading. But then they will have to remember them so they can pick up what the player is trying to portray with their nonsense word.
We’ll definitely be taking this game, along with The Pretender and Randomise to play on our caravan holiday.
disclosure: We were sent this game for free in return for our honest review