Blue Beard Entertainment is Kickstarting a new party game using something you wouldn’t think of for a party game, tangrams. In Show and Tile you will draw a card that will give you a word, everyone else will do the same so everyone has a different word. The words can be most anything like elephant, flower, crab, fish, and more. Now everyone will pick up a set of tangrams and the timer will start, giving you 90 seconds before the round is over. What are you doing in those 90 seconds you ask? You are using that precious time to draw out whatever word you have with the tangram pieces, being as accurate or abstract as you want to be. At the end of the round everyone will then write down their guess as to what everyone else’s pictures represent, with a correct guess getting them a point, and the artist getting 2 points. You also get bonus points if you did a starred word which are a little harder than the others. At the end of 4 rounds you total up the points and the person with the most points is the winner.
For a party game using tangrams, this one seems to work pretty well and isn’t dependent on people’s individual art skill in order to win. A base pledge of $29 will get you the base game, and you can get an enhanced edition for $39 which includes an additional 150 word cards of jobs, actions, and verbs. So if you are looking for a new, creative party game, give this Kickstarter a look.