Why We Like It:
In Mad Gab, a hilarious and easy-to-learn game of words and phrases, it’s not what you say, it’s what you hear. Say the words “Ice Mail Ask Hunk” a few times and you may hear yourself saying “I smell a skunk.” Players work in teams and compete against the clock to solve the phrases and score points. The timer can be adjusted for beginning or expert play and cards also come in two levels of difficulty. For 2 to 12 players.
Talking to yourself might have people looking at you funny any other time, but it’s almost a prerequisite for Mad Gab. Simply reading "Sea Grit Dress Up Ease" may not be enough to solve the puzzle. But once you start sounding it out slow, fast, slurred, or with quick repetitions, you start to hear "secret recipes" and have the answer. But players should be careful, because if they don’t guess correctly before time runs out, then the opposing team has a chance to steal for the point.
The game includes 300 cards featuring 1,200 puzzles with two levels of difficulty. An easy example is "Sand Tack Laws" being Santa Claus, while a hard clue might be "Thigh Sing Gone Thick Ache" (the icing on the cake). A timer, a flipper, labels, a score pad, and instructions are also included.