We love playing games as a family and we are always on the lookout for the next game to play. I was recently sent the brand new Hasbro Games Hearing Things game.
Hearing Things is a really simple game which contains 150 cards each with 4 different phrases and a pair of headphones that have built-in sounds and a timer.
The headphones take two AAA batteries and create background noises such as people talking and beeping that prevents you hearing what the other player is saying. They also have a built-in one-minute timer that beeps a countdown.
It is recommended that you have between 4 and 8 players. You split into teams of two and pick a colour to play for this game. There are four different colours on the cards which means that you can play a different colour each time to keep it fresh. Each team gets three turns each.
In your team, one of you puts the headphones on and turns the timer on whilst the other softly whispers the phrase. The guesser must guess the phrase exactly so you should keep saying it until they guess it. If they guess correctly then take another card and whisper that phrase. Keep doing that until the timer runs out. Each card won represents a point. At the end of the three turns, the team with the most points wins.
If you only have two players then you can still play in the same way. The person with the most points at the end of three goes wins.
Hearing Things is recommended for ages 12 plus but I am not really sure why as none of the cards that I have seen is inappropriate for younger children. Both Elizabeth and Alison who are 9 and 8 enjoyed the game so maybe use your discretion when playing to see if it is suitable.