Just released on Kickstarter today, Wing It: The Game of Extreme Storytelling is a light party game where players really get to stretch their imagination.
The rules are simple. One player, the current judge of a round, draws a Situation card. Situations can range from the fairly mundane to the absolute most ridiculous.
“You are hosting a picnic for a chihuahua enthusiast club, when suddenly a pack of hungry falcons takes notice of your party and begins making dives for the tiny dogs.”
Each player must then come up with a story using 3 object cards from their hand of 8. Sometimes things will work out perfectly and a story will easily come together. Most of the time players are going to be grasping at straws trying to figure out how to resolve the issue with a grand piano, lipstick, and a 20% off coupon to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The judge picks the best story and hands the winning player the Situation card as a victory point. Players draw back up and the next player becomes the judge. Play to 3 points to win. There are also various extra rules for recycling cards, etc…
As far as party games go it follows a pretty familiar formula. The real charm of the game is the outlandish situations and the odd mix of objects that can be used to describe your way out of all of them. It’s a game that requires a lot of creativity and a group willing to chill and have fun above all else. The game is suggested for ages 12+ and I’d say it’s a pretty appropriate suggestion. It’s not that there’s any questionable content in the game (from what I’ve seen so far), but the vocabulary might be a bit more than younger players can grasp, along with the length of some of the situation descriptions. With a bit of help, I was able to play with my 7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, but it wasn’t as enjoyable of a game as when played with older people who could play the game unassisted.
For $10 you can make sure you get a print-and-play copy of the game if it funds. $20 will get you a physical copy. Upper reward tiers allow you to suggest your own object cards and situation.
While Wing It may not break any molds, it’s an excellent game to get the creative juices flowing and produce quite the raucous amounts of laughter. In the end, isn’t that really the mark of a great party game?