Yesterday, I wrote about a wonderful dinner party I recently hosted, thanks to Kitchensurfing. Well, following the amazing dinner we had which was prepared by Chef Rick of Kitchensurfing, my guests and I played a fun and hilarious game called Utter Nonsense: The Inappropriate Accent Game, a card game where players combine stereotypical accents with outrageous phrases to create sayings that are just plain ridiculous, and funny.
The game consists of 40 Accent Cards and 460 Phrase Cards that players combine and act out. The initial judge deals 7 Phrase Cards to each player, and pulls one Accent Card from the top of the deck. Once the Accent Card is revealed for the round, players select one Phrase Card from their hand, and say it in the accent indicated. The judge them decides which player’s phrase and accent combination is the funniest, and that player wins that round and becomes the judge. Sometimes phrases pair well with the accent, but for the most part they don’t — and that’s Utter Nonsense.
Utter Nonsense can be played with 4 to 20 people. We played with 12 people and had the best time. We were laughing until our stomachs hurt and we were crying. The game was a huge hit.
Utter Nonsense was created by two Chicagoans – Tim Swindle and Dave Mazurek, and was funded on Kickstarter in August, 2014. The game has been featured in Chicago Magazine in October 2014 as a next mega-hit party game, and I can agree with that! The game was made based upon the belief that sometimes you just need to turn off technology, gather around the table with family and friends, and have fun together. My experience indicates that a little wine mixed in does not hurt, either.
Utter Nonsense is a great gift for the holidays and is also a fun ice breaker. The game is intended for those aged 18 and up, as it is edgy, improvisational, performative, and hilarious, with a hint of intelligence. I recommend gifting Utter Nonsense to friends or co-workers, or bringing it with you to your next party.
Utter Nonsense can be purchased online, as well as at select Marbles: The Brain Store locations, and on Amazon, and retails for $30.
While I received Utter Nonsense complimentary, all thoughts expressed herein are my own.