“Boisterous blurting”: Our own version of
Trivial Pursuit can’t be far behind…
By Perez Mills
Like any other media outlet, we get spammed, but luckily we
bulk delete most of our emails without ever reading ‘em so that shit doesn’t
faze us, har har! Meanwhile, though, sharp-eyed readers with nothing better to
do than cruise the Blurt forums way down at the bottom of the home page may
have noticed our ongoing tug-of-war with message board spammers – folks who register at the forums then type in fractured, pidgin English, providing details about and links to products ranging from office cleaning companies
and for-purchase term papers to miracle herbal remedies and “digital solutions”
(whatever that is).
Sonofagun, today we spotted a choice bit of spam that
actually dovetails with the Blurt “mission. We think it kinda speaks for itself…
Blurt – The Webster’s Game of Word
Blurt is a hilarious, fast-paced game of
rapid recall that will have both kids and adults scrambling to be the first to
shout out a word based on a given definition. In the heat of the race to call
out the right word, even bookworms with big vocabularies may find themselves
tongue-tied. Fortunately Blurt has a Junior Version for kids as young as seven
to get a chance to learn new words and play in their peer group. It includes
300 cards, which have 1800 clues at 2 playing levels!
To give you an example, one player says, “what word means ‘a partially
dried grape’?” If you are the first to say “raisin”, you’re on
your way to winning! Players take turns reading clues aloud, competing to blurt
out the correct answer first and move ahead on the board. The first person or
team to circle the board wins. Sounds simple, right? But as the race for the
right word heats up, and the blurting gets boisterous, it’s easy to make costly
mistakes! Blurt is a great vocabulary builder for kids, a hilarious addition to
adult parties, and a must for family game night.
A fun family night indeed! The possibilities are endless.
For example, “what’s the difference between a tribe of pygmies and a women’s
track team?” comes to mind… now THAT is some clever wordplay.
Boisterous blurting, indeed! And yes, Blurt (the music website and magazine, that is),
can be a great vocabulary builder for the kids, as they can learn terms like “rawk” and “fug,” so please keep reading us!