Take It From Me: Anomia Card Game (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

January 27, 2012

Anomia Card Game (Review & Giveaway) CLOSED

"Anomia: [uh-NO-mee-uh] - Noun - 1) A problem with word finding or recall. 2) Chaos. 3) The game where common knowledge becomes uncommonly fun!"
"The directions are simple. Draw a card from the center pile and flip it over. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player's card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on their card before they can do the same for yours. If you blurt out a correct answer first, you win their card and drawing continues. Sounds simple, right? Wrong!"
 
Anomia is a card game that every family needs to own. We received this game to review as a family and we love it so much. The actual game is very simple to play, so who knew that trying to come up with a name of a candy brand or a zoo animal could get you stumped when under pressure!? 
Players: 3-6 players, Ages 10 and up.
Goal: To win the most cards by facing-off with other players.
Cards: 2 decks. Each deck has 92 unique playing cards and 8 Wild Cards.
Duration: One round lasts about 30 minutes. Two rounds are suggested.
Vibe: It can be your turn at any time and anyone can be your opponent!
To play Anomia, you place two draw piles in the center of the table. One person starts by taking a card from the draw pile and placing it very quickly in front of them, so everyone can see their card. The person beside them does the same, and the game continues until two player's symbols match. The symbols will match, but what is written on both cards will be different. One yellow diamond card may have the word fruit written on it, and the other may have the word color. You must be the first person to blurt out the other persons card, so if your card is the one that has the word fruit on it, the other person must blurt out a name of a fruit, while you blurt out a color. If you are the first one to blurt out the right answer, you take their card and put it in a pile in front of you. The game does not stop here!
What the cards and symbols look like.
 After you have taken that persons card, there will be a new card revealed under that persons card pile that may, or may not match your symbol/card again or someone elses symbol/card. If another card matches the play continues, which is called a cascade. We had multiple cascades happen when we played and it had us all laughing because it really takes you by surprise. 

Lastly, there are wild cards in the draw pile. The wild cards have two random symbols on them, and if two players have those symbols they too must duel. So not only are you watching to see if the symbol on your card matches someone elses, now there is the possibility to be one of the symbols on the wild card and have to watch for that symbol as well!  
This is a very fun, fast paced card game that will get your brain working over time and get you laughing non stop. My friends and family wrote down the name of this game and told me that it was definitely a game they wanted to own.

Buy It!
Shop at Anomia Press to purchase the Anomia card game!

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Anomia Press has generously offered 1 of our lucky Take It From Me readers their very own Anomia card game!

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A BIG THANK YOU to Anomia Press for providing me with a copy of Anomia to review and for providing a copy as a giveaway for one of our readers.  These are my honest opinions, your experience may vary.

54 comments :

  1. kkresser85@gmail.com
    I would probably get it from funfinity!

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  2. I would probably drive to Boise (a couple hours) or order it online from Amazon! I hope I win!! I am a SLP and this would be great for therapy!!

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  3. klambert05@hotmail.com It sounds like it would be best for us to order through Amazon!

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  7. Can buy at Playthings in Madison WI

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  8. the closest place is a couple of hours, so i'd go with amazon.
    rmadsen /at/ hailmail /dot/ net

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  9. I would buy Anomia at the 'Toys to Love' shop in Houston Texas

    Rachel @ relang15@yahoo.com

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  10. I have already bought Anomia at Mapes toy store in Ardmore, PA, but their address is wrong in the list you linked to. I might also buy it at Lucky Duck toys in Wayne, PA. Oh, and I recommended it to a friend, who bought it on Amazon.
    tuc72077@temple.edu (I do not give permission for this address to be used or made available for any purpose other than this giveaway)

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  11. I would probably get it at Razzmatazz Toys in Michigan.

    llwaltz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I follow your blog publicly via GFC.

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  13. I subscribe via RSS Feed (google reader).

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  14. Play Matters 13214 Shaker Square, Cleveland OH - it's only 5 minutes from us

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  16. I follow you on twitter and tweeted
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  17. I follow you on FB and liked Anomia.

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  18. I can buy Anomia online at Amazon.

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  19. I follow you on GFC

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  20. I subscribe to your emails.

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  21. "Like" Take it from me on Facebook
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  25. Play Matters in Cleveland Ohio is the closest to me. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  26. I like anomia on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  30. I tweeted today
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  31. I would likely purchase Anomia at Amazon.com.

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  32. I follow Anomia on Facebook under the username likwan.

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  33. I follow Anomia on Twitter under the username likwan.

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  34. I follow you on Google Friend Connect under the username lilyk.

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  35. I follow you on Facebook and updated my status with a link to this giveaway at http://www.facebook.com/likwan/posts/250057871736901.

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  36. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway at https://twitter.com/#!/likwan/status/166052480143204352.

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