Use Your Words title screen

Possibly the most played game in our household, Use Your Words is our family/entertaining guests go-to-game. This game has potential if you have some creative players. In our household, the complete irrelevance or spelling mistakes makes this genuinely fun to play. Is Use Your Words any good? Yes. I think so. I think you should buy it.

The games are relatively short and quite corny. It’s the intention, but a little over the top. That said, this game isn’t the same as the You Don’t Know Jack series. I have the latter on a couple of other systems and found it was trying to be too clever for its own good and bombarding you with title cards, ‘witty’ dialogue and general over presentation. I don’t mean to be a bitch, but Use Your Words is much more interactive.

You’re looking at approximately 15 minutes for a 3-4 person game – depending on how hard they try. Mini-games consist of watching a movie clip (weirdly a lot of it is 60’s Japanese cinema), and you insert the missing dialogue, and the other players vote for their favourite. You can’t vote for yourself, and while one might have the intention to play strategically, you can be surprised by some of the answers as they can be really funny, so you end up voting for some really absurd answers.

There is no need for multiple controllers; you just need a device that can connect to the internet, log into the room (you get a room code to use) and then you input your answers and also vote the same way. For example, we use a Kindle, iPhone and S4 tab to login in, but it’s really down to what device you have to hand – making it easily accessible for guests.

Other typical games include writing a headline for a newspaper where you are presented with a random image. There is the blank-o-matic – insert the ‘blank’ – and a quickfire round at the end that consists of three random questions. You can adjust the settings to allow for an adult theme, but there is no blood mode.

The price of the game I paid on the eShop was silly – it was super cheap and completely worth it. Is it worth it? Let me work it, I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it. I mean, yeah. Buy it. You can have a lot of fun with this game.

If you don’t have any friends, then give it a miss. If you have boring friends or comrades who can’t think of anything funny, get some new ones as this has a lot of potential for a good night in. Either that or maybe play Uno with them, play in the road or drink some tar. Your choice. I would have pics, but as I use the built-in capture on the Switch, there’s a lock in this game. An update could follow. Not sure if I will bother yet. The screenshots are far from exciting.

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