This post was most recently updated on January 29th, 2020
One of our family’s favorite games—that everyone can play! YAKS the acronym game is a hilarious game where each player comes up with witty acronyms for random letters.
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We’re a sucker for games. Like BIG TIME. A good portion of the wall of built ins that we created is used for storing our vast collection of family board games. The kids bring them when they go to their friends’ houses, we play them while we eat dinner, we have game nights with friends, and the kids play them on the weekends. On their own. Anything that distracts my kids from electronics is something worth supporting. Hence, the giant game collection 😉
YAKS The Acronym Game
We have three that have been in constant rotation since Christmas, and YAKS is one of them. Since it hasn’t even hit the market yet, I thought it only fair to give you a quick review!
My FAVORITE thing about this game is that it is for ages 5+, but EVERYONE finds it entertaining and hilarious. It isn’t marketed directly for children or adults. It’s a game for everyone. Another thing that I love is that it takes about 30 seconds to learn to play. No crazy rules, just 30 seconds and you’re set.
Curious? Here’s the gist!
Then the players have 60 seconds to come up with an acronym using those letters! The game comes with dry erase boards and markers for everyone.
Little Sissy Hates GuineaPigs
The game ends when all of the yaks have been passed out. The person with the most yaks wins!
The game will retail for $20 which is a bargain for the hours of entertainment that it creates. Ours was a lifesaver during a week of snow days that we had in January, and it also made its way over to our friends’ house last week when they invited the kids over. The teens had a blast!
DIY Home Sweet Home says
What a fun game!!
Carol Birch says
Annie couldn’t rumba nicely
Tera B says
Always Carry Rouge Narwhals
(We do this all.the.time in our family. What a fun game concept)
Arnie Cares Right Now
Aren’t cats rough ninjas
Deborah W. says
Amy crows really nicely
A crocodile ruins nutcrackers
Looks like fun (and a good brain power game as well!)
Apples can rust nails
Jeremy McLaughlin says
Acorns can’t run now
Mary Cottingham says
American Corps of Retired Nerds
Haha, this may be my favorite one so far!