We all have initial reactions to situations we find ourselves in, and we typically refer to these as “knee-jerk reactions.” Renegade Game Studios has encapsulated this theme into a game aptly entitled Knee Jerk, a party game in which players will hear a situation presented and must shout out an ending for the situation as fast as possible.
For example, such a situation might be “I Feel Panicked At The Beach Because I Saw ______!” Players will be able to shout anything to complete the statement, such as “A shark!”, “A smoke monster!” or even “My grandmother in a bikini!”. The first player to respond receives a point, but if more than one player responds, the host player chooses his or her favorite answer. The forces players to offer creative, witty responses on the fly.
New scenes and situations (Your First Date, A Haunted Mansion to Outer Space, etc.) are presented in rapid-fire-succession, creating a zany, fast, and hilarious atmosphere. The game boasts 150,000 different possible situations. The first player to achieve 3 points is the winner of Knee Jerk.
Knee Jerk is a game for 4-8 players ages 9 and up and plays in 10 minutes. A definitive release date has yet to be announced.