Rating: 8 Very Good
Popularity:8
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1999
Players: 4-18 players
Playing time: 90 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: Peter Sarrett, John Vetter

Published by: Asmodee, Competo / Marektoy, Hobby World

Alternate Names: Fíaskó, Time's Up! Celebrity 1, Time's Up! Celebrity 2

Description:

Time's Up! is a charades-based party game for teams of two or more players (and is best with teams of two).

Before the game begins, each player looks at several cards featuring famous historical or fictional characters and chooses some of them. Each player's cards are shuffled to form a deck, and this deck of famous names is used for each of the game's three rounds.

In each round, team members take turns trying to get their teammates to guess as many names as possible in 30 seconds. In round 1, almost any kind of clue is allowed, and the cluegiver cannot pass on a card.

In round 2, no more than one word can be used in each clue (but unlimited sounds and gestures are permitted); the cluegiver can pass on any card he likes, and the teammates can give only a single answer.

In round 3, the cluegiver can use no words at all and can pass as often as he likes; again, teammates are allowed only a single guess. Give good physical clues in round 1, and they'll pay dividends down the road when you need to keep your mouth shut and gesture like a maniac before time's up!

Time's Up! is based on the public domain game known as Celebrities.

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Expansions:
Time's Up de Troy
Time's Up! Expansion set #1
Time's Up! Expansion set #2
Time's Up! Game Geek Expansion
Time's Up! Limited Edition Expansion
Awards:
Gra Roku Game of the Year Nominee 2013
Hra roku Nominee 2010
Juego del Año Finalist 2008
As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Winner 2006
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Components

  • 432 Cards
  • 30 second timer
  • score pad

Object of the Game

To score the most points by collecting names in 3 separate rounds.

A game is played using a set of randomly chosen name cards. Each team gets 30 seconds to guess as many names as possible, with one player giving clues to his teammates. Players can always use sound effects and pantomime, but speech becomes more restricted as the game progresses:

  • In Round 1 - Cluegivers can say anything.
  • In Round 2 - Cluegivers can say only one word.
  • In Round 3 - Cluegivers can't say anything

Each round ends when all names in the Deck of Fame have been guessed. All names are put back into the Deck for the next round. High score after the third round wins. …



Components

  • 432 Cards
  • 30 second timer
  • score pad

Object of the Game

To score the most points by collecting title cards in 3 separate rounds.

Quickplay

A game is played using a set of randomly chosen cards. Each team gets 30 seconds to guess as many titles as possible, with one player giving clues / to his teammates. Players can always use sound effects and pantomime, but speech becomes more restricted as the game progresses:

  • In Round 1 - Cluegivers can say anything.
  • In Round 2 - Cluegivers can say only one word.
  • In Round 3 - Cluegivers can't say anything

Each round ends when all titles in the Deck of Fame have been guessed. All cards used are put back into the Deck for the next round. High score after the third round wins. …



Advanced Play - Poser Round

We've added an optional 4th round foreven more hilarious fun! Play the same way as Round 3, except the Guesser starts with their eyes closed. The Cluegiver looks at a card and must then freeze in a pose.

Once frozen they shout OPEN! and the Guesser opens their eyes and must give one Guess. The Cluegiver then shouts CLOSE! and the Guesser closes their eyes again while the Cluegiver looks at the next card and repeats the process. …




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