Poetry for Neanderthals

Poetry for Neanderthals

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Poetry for Neanderthals is a competitive word-guessing game where you can only give clues by speaking in single syllables. So, instead of saying "broccoli," you'd say something like "green thing you eat for live long and have good health." If you mess up and use a big word, such as "vegetable," you get bopped on the head with a NO !Stick and you lose points.

The goal of the game is to score the most points by correctly interpreting words and phrases. The chosen Poet starts off the game with a Poetry Card and tries to get their teammates to say the listed word, using only words with one syllable within a 90-second time limit.

The team with the most points is the winner.

220 cards
1 inflatable NO! Stick
1 sand timer
2 point slates


Min Players 2
Max Players 12
Min Playtime 15
Max Playtime 15
Age 7
Mechanic Communication Limits, Real-Time, Team-Based Game,
Category Humor, Party Game, Prehistoric, Word Game,
Artist Elan Lee, Matthew Inman,
Designer Elan Lee,
Product Type Board game,