Did you know that Google processes a staggering 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide? That’s 80,000 searches in the time it took you to read that sentence! Weird Things Humans Search For is a 2018 party game from Big Potato Games that explores a particularly bizarre subset of those searches.
That’s right, Weird Things Humans Search For is all about aligning your mind with humanity at its oddest. In this fast-paced, two to 12 player game, your group will be trying to work out which bizarre searches from a list of several baffling options were the most popularly searched.
The gameplay itself is easy to grasp and teach. Each game plays over five rounds (though really, you can play as many as you like) and in each round, a search card will be drawn from the deck.
The card will give you the start of search, like, “Can a fart…” you’ll then have to choose options from a list of 10, which will include phrases like, “kill you,” “be misogynistic” and “freeze,” to help you complete real questions that people have asked of Google.
Each player will pick the two options they think are most popular and determine which of their two choices they think are the most searched. The real rankings of the answers are then revealed and you’ll score points depending on how highly ranked your answers were and whether you got them the right way round.
You can play in teams or individually - it’s really up to you. To make life easier, the game recommends teams once you get to a higher player count, but it’s the kind of game that you can adapt to suit the group you’re playing with.
If you like classic games like Family Fortunes and Balderdash, Weird Things Humans Search For will be a great one to pick up and play with (adult) family and friends. Buy your copy online today!
Player Count: 2-20
Time: 20-30 Minutes
The internet is a strange place. You can pretty much find anything online from the mundane to the weird, from the wonderful to the funny. The internet is at our fingertips with 4G and smart phones meaning that more than ever people are using the internet day in and day out and we are becoming an increasingly "connected" world. As it turns out as weird as the internet can be, the things that we search for can be even weirder. Weird Things Humans Search For gives you an insight in to just strange and weird the things we search for are.
Weird Things Humans Search For, by Big Potato Games, is a 3-20 player party game based on, as you may guess from the title, the weird things we search for on Google. The game consists of a large deck of cards with Google searches on and then a list of phrases, such as "Are Skeletons....", "Why do I have so much...."
Players are divided in to two teams with an independent player reading the card. The teams have 60 seconds to come up with two answers and rank them as their main answer and a bonus answer. Players are trying to find the most popular phrase by completing the rest of the search. Points are awarded if they guess the most popular answer (four points), if there answer is on the card but not the most popular (two points) and if there bonus answer is anywhere on the card (one point).
After five rounds the team with the most points is the winner of the game.
Weird Things Humans Search For is.....
Weird Things Humans Search for is a fun party game with a short play time. It will not be for everyone, there is no hidden strategy to the game and no complicated scoring/turn order, but with the right group of people it can make for some hilarious answers. Part of the fun of the game is seeing how weird the proposed answers are and comparing them to what is written on the card.
There is a large stack of cards in the game so has a fair degree of replay-ability. The game is good fun and enjoyable and we found ourselves continuing after the five rounds just to see what other weird things we search for and how weirder the answers were.
If you want a fun, light-hearted party game for whatever the occasion then Weird Things Humans Search For is worth checking out.