Pax Unplugged was filled with a variety of tabletops to play, from Exploding Kitten to Nexus and Disney’s Villainous. Each game had their own draw in appeal, but there is one game in particular that caught my attention immediately. Tucked in a corner of the Expo Hall was a bright yellow booth, with strange illustrations and modern graphics that reminded me of something I would see on the internet.
The game was called Weird Things That Humans Search For, a card game that highlights the strange silliness of common internet searches. The game comes form Big Potato Games, an international company of card and tabletop enthusiasts creating fun, quirky, and genuinely engaging games.
Weird Things That Humans Search For is inspired by our heavy use of internet search engines, primarily Google. Since the late 1990’s users have looked up everything possible. Back then, the simple search engine was only capable of searching for easy terms. But today, Google can now autofill your searches with suggestions, based on the most trending term related to the original search inquiry.
Weird Things Humans Search For is a card game in which players hear an incomplete search term and encourage players to guess the rest of the term. The terms are vast and wide open, ranging from science to politics and everything in between.
Players can have as many guesses as they want, provided they do not use their phones to search for answers. Each correct guess made is a point. The player with the most correct guesses wins the round. Considering that players are forbidden from using phones during play, the guesses have an incredibly wide range.
As I circled the booth, myself, and a random group of attendees walked in on a demonstration of how the game works. Of course, the card drawn by a member of the booth happened to deal with Donal Trump and his wig. The term was ” Donald Trump’s hair looks like ____.” We had all sort of suggestions. The responses from the group were: orange, orangutan, man-baby, and a mannequin. Surprisingly, our suggestions were wrong. One of the correct suggestions included a raisin and cheese.
Plenty of laughs and creative guesses were had. I had a good time checking the game out, and would highly suggest other to check it out.
Weird Things Humans Search For is available on the Big Potato Games’ site, and retailers everywhere.