Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Spice up your family game night with the Hedbanz Board Game, a fun, fast-paced, and simple question game that everyone aged 6 and up can enjoy. In a group of two to six players, you'll draw an identity card for an animal, food, or common object but with one catch--everyone but you will see the card, displayed by the headband on your forehead. The goal is to deduce who or what you are by asking the players questions before the clock runs out.
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Hedbanz Board Game

Ages: 6 years and up

What We Think

Fun factor: 4 starts
Durability: 5 starts
Ease of assembly: 5 starts
Educational factor: 4 starts
Novelty factor: 4 starts

The Good: Simple gameplay invites humor and creative critical thinking

The Challenging: Only three categories of identity

In a Nutshell: An easy-to-play and fast-paced question game for everyone
Hedbanz callout

Hedbanz is fun, playful game that encourages communication and is sure to make you laugh.
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Hedbanz cards

I'm a tomato! Have fun discovering what you are with Hedbanz. View larger.
 Kid-friendly Game with a Simple Concept
The Hedbanz game comes with a stack of picture cards, each featuring an animal, food, or common object. The categories are few and simple, but this allows everyone, even young children, to get in on the family fun. And because you'll be racing against the one-minute sand-clock timer, each round moves quickly, ramping up your energy and challenging your wit.
This board game comes with everything you'll need to play. Your group of two to six players will be strapping on headbands, asking funny questions, and making wild guesses without complicated setups and rules.
Ask Questions to Guess Your Identity
Hedbanz sample questions

Sample questions.
Playing Hedbanz is simple. After dealing one card and three chips to each player, take your card and place it in your adjustable headband without peeking. When your turn arrives, ask each player a question about who, or what, you are ("Am I a food?"). If you get stuck, the sample questions card offers tips on the types of questions you might ask.
When you get a yes, your questions will become more specific ("Am I cooked?" or "Did Dad serve me for dinner last night?") until you're ready to guess the answer ("I am spaghetti!"). For each identity you guess correctly, you'll discard one of your chips. If you give up, you'll collect a chip from the chip bank and be dealt a new card. The first player to get rid of all her chips is the Hedbanz winner.
Educational Gameplay for Kids
Hedbanz is not only fun, but inherently educational. Kids will flex their deductive reasoning skills with the game's simple question-and-answer premise. By making connections and coming up with questions that will lead to answers, kids will also practice creative critical thinking skills.
What's in the Box
Hedbanz rule sheet, 74 cards, 24 chips, 6 headbands, and sand-clock timer.


Since I have a big gap in my oldest to middle and young child (almost 5 years)  board games with the whole family can be hard at times. Hedbanz eliminates the gap since it is a guessing game.  You also do not have to read since there are pictures on the cards showing what it is.  The only major problems we ran into were my daughters would sometimes tell you what you were before you guessed it, but after a few times going over the rules.  Okay it was more than a few but they got the idea.  The other thing was we got rid of the timer and just limited the amount of questions since my daughters could not get any questions in the desired time almost.  This helped them a lot.  It can still be trickier with younger kids since they have to ask questions and such but give it a try and they can surprise you sometimes.  All in all my family laughed the whole time and I am sure your family would too.

Hedbanz is available at mass retailers that sell board games and online at Amazon.com for $ 22.40.  So grab it for your family and start guessing.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own.

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