Befuzzled Be Fun
Our family had a great time the other night playing Befuzzled. And though we’ve had this card game for a while, we haven’t yet posted a review of it. Well, it’s time to change that because Befuzzled is a fun family game.
Even though I just mentioned Befuzzled as a card game, it feels more like a party game. Mostly because everyone’s acting out at the same time and there’s a lot of laughing.
Befuzzled is a very simple game. The quicker you are at doing the correct action, the better chance you have of winning. The catch is knowing what action you need to perform.
How to play Befuzzled
Like many party games, Befuzzled is played in turns with a different judge each turn. The job of the judge is to notice who does the correct action first. The rest of the players just act out.
First you randomly choose 8 Action cards and place them face up on the table. These are the potential actions players will be performing. Next, you take the 8 Shape cards and randomly place them face-up on the Action cards you just placed so that you can see/read the action to perform.
Then you’re ready to roll.
The first judge takes a secret look at the top Flip card (which has 1 of the 8 possible shapes) so he/she has advanced knowledge of what action to be watching for. Then he/she flips over that card and the rest of the players match that Shape with the associated Action and perform it as quickly as they can.
The first one to perform it gets the Flip card and the role of judge moves to the next player. After you go through the Flip cards, the round ends and each player adds up the number of cards they won. Play 5 rounds and see who has the highest total score.
Nice and simple. But it’s also simply fun.
Can the whole family enjoy Befuzzled?
Befuzzled is definitely a family friendly game. It’s all about simple, light-hearted, fun.
While the recommended ages for the game are 7+, children younger than 7 could play but we’d highly suggest they play against similarly aged players.
Since the crux of the game is all about how quickly you can recognize a shape and perform the matching action, speed is of the essence and older kids will definitely have the advantage. You could also adjust it for younger kids to put less Action cards in play so they only have 3 or 4 actions to remember or think about.
Notice that I didn’t include adults in the age advantage category. That’s because we don’t see any clear advantage for adults over teenagers. At least in our family, it was pretty evenly matched with our two oldest.
And we have some great laughs. Jaden was pretty quick to test pre-selecting an action to take and hope the Flip card matched the action. But with 8 actions on the table, the odds aren’t so great. So then he’d resort to seeing how many of the actions he could combine together as quickly as possible, such as: Shouting “boo” while barking and touching his nose on the way to making binoculars that would morph into antlers – getting a quick run on 5 of the 8 actions.
How does Befuzzled score on the “Let’s Play Again” game meter?
Because Befuzzled is such a quick game to play that keeps everyone actively engaged the whole time, it scores high on the “Let’s play again” game meter. It’s a game that will make frequent appearances at family night and extended family gatherings to keep an energetic mood.
Thanks Fun Q Games for another fun family game!
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