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.
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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!
Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!