Yogi is a hilarious party game, designed by Behrooz Shahriari. In Yogi your aim is simple: to be the last person standing (often, in quite a literal sense)! The game itself is a simple deck of cards and you can explain the rules in under 20 seconds. Despite this, Yogi is the kind of game that will have you laughing all night!
On your turn, you reveal the top card of the deck and you have to obey what it says. Cards come in two different categories. They could either be doing something with that card itself, such as “place the card on your elbow”. Or, the card has an instruction for you, such as “touch your ear”. Whatever the instruction, you have to obey it, contorting your body, somehow. The catch is that you are not allowed to stop doing that action now, or you’re out of the game!
The next player takes a card, and you have to keep your pose until it becomes your turn again. Then you have to pick up the next card. That alone could be more challenging than you think! Especially if you have one hand touching your ear, and another holding a card to your elbow…
Yogi continues, as the inevitable player elimination occurs. It always comes down to two last players – but goodness knows what state they’ll be in by that time! Yogi is the kind of game that’s guaranteed to bring everyone to their knees – because they’re crying with laughter. Up to 12 players can play, which is rather challenging because you have to hold your poses for even longer between turns! You can even play it over video call with entertaining results…
Player Count: 3-12 Players
Time: 15-20 minutes