What Do You Meme? Review

May 10, 2019 at 5:24pm
By Jason Stettner

I’d say that this is certainly a game for the modern era, one that takes something popular from the internet and provides it in a traditional board game type format. This is a card game however, but it does have unique elements to it that makes this so much more than just that. With What Do You Meme? you’re working against others to win epic battles of hilarity.

The game has you working individually and then having one individual act as a host each round. That player will pick a special photo card and that is then placed on this neat little easel. The other players will then use their hand of phrase cards in order to make a comment about this picture. They don’t speak it out loud, that’s up to the host of the round, which adds some hilarity and a sense of mystery since the cards should be hidden or presented in a way that the host doesn’t know who delivered it.

That’s really all there is to this one, it’s simple and to the point. It doesn’t need to be any more complex than that, but it does offer additional ways to expand the experience. You could gather additional expansions that have been released, or mix in the super adult cards for a more wild time.
What Do You Meme? Board Game
The Board/Pieces
This package is provided as a fairly large, but compact box. There isn’t a whole lot to this box, but it does come with a pile of content. There are three hundred and sixty caption cards for the various phrases I mentioned. You also get seventy five meme based image cards, one apparently sexy easel and a set of bonus rules to learn from.

When it comes to the phrases, they had some clever ones. At times, they can really deliver a hilarious line. Other times, you’re left with something not too great, even with a pool of players. The photo cards actually bring a quality selection of memes. Some of them do seem to be older, or at least perhaps more niche. They had some of the classics, yet at the same time I was disappointed by not seeing some of the more popular ones from recent years.

The Conclusion

What Do You Meme? delivers a quality time and generally some great laughs along the way. This game works well for a variety of people, I once played it with my mother that hadn’t heard of memes before and she had a good time with it. There were some laughs, and perhaps awkward moments with those super intense adult cards mixed in.

I would have preferred more of a distinction for adult cards or the pack in general in order to sort it afterwards. If you add expansions this whole setup becomes a bit of a mess with all the cards merged in together. I also felt that some of the big meme images weren’t included, this could be due to licensing and the game age I suppose. They had some quality ones here, some of them weren’t anything too amazing or familiar. This is a very simple game to play, it can be really funny and generally I’ve enjoyed it in a number of situations.

What Do You Meme? Review
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Rating Overall: 7.8

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner