Whether you are 12, 21—or, well, a bit older than that—snapping selfies is now a part of daily life. You know how it goes—hold out your smartphone, get your duck lips on, and click that center button (and then post to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat, and whatever other app kids are using these days. #socialflow #selfie #socute). Now, kids and adults ages 13 and up can bring all the fun of taking quick pics of themselves to #gamenight, with Selfie, from USAopoly.
Four or more players each draw seven cards. One player begins and snaps a selfie with a smartphone (or poses in the included Selfie frame) based on a card from his or her hand. That player then displays his or her selfie to the other players, who use the cards in their hands to best guess what the selfie depicts. The first player then selects the card that he or she likes best, thinks is hilarious, or really is just the best fit, and the person who gave that card gets a point. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
The game includes more than 360 selfie caption cards, so gameplay never gets boring. Plus, the selfies are all open to interpretation and maybe your “sad panda” face looks much different than that of the player on your left. The caption cards are so up-to-date, which is really what made the game play most exciting. With cards including “ermahgerd,” “a severe case of duck lips,” and “You’re a wizard, Harry!” (personal favorite, Gryffindor forever!), players will be keeled over with laughter at what this game has in store. Players are also encouraged to take to social media to share their selfies using #TheSelfieGame, further linking the fun of the physical game with the digital world.
Though the game is designed for players ages 13 and up, I am 24 and played with a group of 20-somethings. We did stumbled upon a few cards that parents may want to be aware of before thrusting Selfie into the arms of a 10-year-old, such as “You caught your spouse with your best friend” and “You walked in on your parents doing it.”
Perfect for parties, laughter-starved environments, Narcissists, and duck-face professionals alike, Selfie perfectly brings the self-taken portrait trend to life in the game aisle.