If you are having a party, you may want to consider providing your guests with the option of playing a board game, especially one that requires teams and a lot of interaction. Party games like Pictionary, Taboo, and Outburst are very popular because they require interaction between your guests and are fun in their content and the way that they are played. Playing a game with your guests is a great way to break the ice and ensure that everyone has a good time. It gives them something to talk about and can help to initiate conversation.
The game Outburst is a team oriented game, so a great choice for a party. If you decide to play Outburst, the first thing you must do is separate your guests into two teams. If you have a volunteer, you may want to assign one of your guests the position of the referree. That person can guide the game and ensure that everyone plays by the rules. After dividing into two teams, one member from each team rolls two dice, and whoever scores higher goes first. The first team then chooses a card and places that card into the viewer, which comes with the game. The team then has sixty seconds to correctly identify the ten answers on the card, winning points for each correct response.
What makes the Outburst board game fun is that the ten answers one the card may or may not be the most obvious responses. For instance, one topic may be "barnyard animals,' and your team could answer 'chicken.' You would only get a point if 'chicken' matches one of the ten answers. Additionally, your team may only make ten responses, so you must choose wisely!
Once the sixty seconds is up, the team tallies their points and marks it on the scoreboard provided. It is then time for the second team to have their turn, and the game moves forward in that continued pattern. The first team to score sixty points wins.
At the beginning of Outburst, each team is presented with three pass tokens. When the team learns their topic after choosing a card, they have the option to pass the topic to the opposing team. If they choose to pass the topic on to the other team, they must relinquish one of their pass tokens. Teams should choose wisely if they want to pass as they can only pass three times in each Outburst game.
Having a party with guests that may or may not know each other very well can be difficult for a host. Trying to find common grounds for conversation can be a difficult task to manage. The Outburst board game is one simple solution to ensuring your guests have a good time. Your guests will find the topics and answers in Outburst funny, debatable, and may even find that they have something in common with another guest. Don't be surprised if you also learn something new about your guests!
Organizing a party can be tough, but one simple way of taking some of the stress off your shoulders is to initiate a board game, like Outburst. Knowing that you will spend some of the time at the party playing the game means you can then spend your time organizing the food and drink for the party. You may also find that playing the Outburst game is a great way for you, the host, to relax and have a good time yourself!