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Morphology

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Morphology is a fun, creative and challenging party board game combining simple shapes, your imagination and creativity. Using wooden sticks, glass beads and colored cubes how would you create a “butterfly" or “airplane”. Now try doing it with your eyes closed or using only the string. Morphology takes unique twists and turns, and has everyone laughing out loud.

A new twist on a classic party game that's perfect for the whole family! Draw a word from the deck of cards and "build" the word using the bits and bobs provided--string, colored blocks, marbles and more! The real challenge comes when you are forced to build with your eyes closed, with only one hand or limited to string only. Can your family and friends guess what you built?

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Canada
I play yellow
Stone of the Sun
8
13 of 13 gamers found this helpful | Medals x 1
“Charades with props...”

I haven’t had this much fun with a simple party game in a long time.

Gameplay
For the beginning of the game, you just need to get your team to guess a word based on what you’re doing with the props provided. There’s a string, a couple of large-gauge rubber o-rings, some coloured blocks, coloured bobbles, people-shaped pieces of wood, and a vase-shaped piece of wood. There is an “easy” side and a “hard” side to the cards, though the easy words are sometimes pretty challenging (e.g. manicure).

Once you’ve had a few successful turns, and your froggy place marker has reached the 3rd lilypad, you get to roll a die to change the constraints of your turn. You could have to do it with your eyes closed, or using only your weak hand, or only the string. Sometimes you may be restricted to only 5 items (that you choose before seeing the word!). Or everyone plays and one of the other teams may score rather than yours.

There are only a few lilypads, and once you get the final one the other teams choose 3 items for you to use. Usually they are quite cruel (an o-ring, a block and a bobble has been pretty common), But this allows for other teams to catch up if one team is running ahead.

Opinion
Good party game. If you’re going to have a group over to play games but they’re more fans of Taboo or Scatterogries this will fit right in. Not for people that require strategy! Probably good for children, as long as they aren’t at risk of swallowing small pieces. So far it has been the most challenging for people that have difficulty looking at a string and seeing a way for a team to guess “computer”…

We have been very surprised at how much fun we’ve had with this game and how many laughs we’ve gotten out of playing Morphology. It has gotten easier over several plays as the same words come up so you have an idea of what to expect. Could easily be modified by having the group make up their own words or phrases, maybe movie references to change it up.

 
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Private eye
Noble
8
5 of 7 gamers found this helpful
“Creative game for kids”

I played this with my kids at the Boys and Girls Club. It was one of the few games I would allow them to play during power hour because it got their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills going. One of the best parts about bringing this game to a place where pieces get lost easily is that the pieces can really be anything! If a pom pom got lost, I could replace it with a tile, or a block, or a marble! It was fun to watch what the kids would come up with. I definitely recommend it in either a family or education setting.

 

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