I received a copy of the Selfie game to evaluate for this blog.
If you love taking Selfies you will love this game. The perfect game especially for the younger crowd (Ages 18-25) but also fun for an older crowd with a few variations.
Selfie – a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.
Selfie is game from USAopoly, a company that produces quite a few of our gaggle’s much loved games such as Telestrations, Ratuki and Reverse Charades. It is for 4+ players ages 13+.
The premise is simple. Everyone has a handful of cards with different saying on them. When it’s your turn you pick one of your cards and take a Selfie with your phone or tablet (or someone else’s phone or tablet).
TIP: Use the mobile device that takes the best Selfie pictures out of your group. Some Selfie cameras are poor quality and will be too dark or pixely to make out.
Then you pass around the device so player’s can take a turn viewing your photo and picking the card from their hand that they think best matches the photo. As the picture goes around, players pick the card they think is best and pass it to the one who took the Selfie. There are 360 cards included so there are LOTS to choose from.
Once all the cards have been passed forward (facing down so you can’t read the cards), the one who took the photo collects all the cards, mixes them up and then reads them all out loud. Finally she picks the one she feels is the best match and that person wins a point.
My friend Sam is showing her Selfie below for two cards from the deck. If you haven’t figured it out already, this game is challenging for the shy gamer like me. Thank goodness I was playing this game with my usual Gaggle of Gamers that I play with all the time. I don’t know if I could have played this game with a random group of people!
The game even comes with a cardboard cutout that you can use to play the game if no one owns a mobile device. (To use the cutout, you’d have to hold the pose the entire time.)
The game was fun, with lots of laughs. The only problem we had with the game is a bunch of words and terms we were not familiar with. The youngest of the gaggle playing this time around was in her late 20s. She knew some of them but there were even a few she wasn’t familiar with. All of the “current” terms were lost on the 50s crowd. I’m talking phrases such as You have derp face, YOLO! and You have a serious case of duck face.… as well as some that some of us were a bit more familiar with but not necessarily enough to make a selfie of such as O rly?, You can haz cheezburger?, You are cornholio and ERMAGERD!