Watch Ya Mouth Game: Party Game For the Whole Family

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We like

Easy to play and a lot of fun

There are no pieces or accessories that require a lot of clean up

There are expansion packs available for when you need more cards

The game is safe for all members and ages of the family to play together

It’s a great non-digital game that allows kids and adults to socially interact with one another

The mouthpieces are FDA approved and CE certified for safety and wellness

We don’t like

The cards can run out quickly

How it works

Party games are the most essential way to not only entertain family and friends at a gathering, but they are also the best way to create memories and bond with those around you. The creators at Watch Ya Mouth wanted to take party game playing to new heights with something that was guaranteed to make you laugh and make everyone want to get in on the game playing action. What they created was Watch Ya Mouth, which is a guessing game where you try to guess what your teammate is saying while he or she is wearing a dental guard in their mouth that prevents them from being able to put their lips together to properly formulate words. As you try and guess what your teammate is saying, they will continuously mumble the words and phrases that are written on the playing card causing you and everyone else to laugh at the ridiculousness of what is trying to be said. With over a 1,000 cards and several expansion packs available for purchase, the laughter is endless. 

 

In the Box

In the Box

When you purchase the Watch Ya Mouth game, you will get all the things necessary for playing the game with your family and friends. The game comes with over 100 playing cards that each contain words and phrases for you to say, a timer so that you can time your opponents so they can say the words and phrases within a certain time limit, and ten mouthpieces. The mouthpieces are broken up into six adult mouthpieces and four child mouthpieces for when you are enjoying family play. Outside of these essential items, there is nothing else that needs to be utilized to play the game. The only thing left to bring is a good sense of humor and lots of laughter.
The Playing Cards

The Playing Cards

The playing cards that come with the Watch Ya Mouth game are the core of the game itself. The playing cards contain the words and phrases that you will need to say that your teammate will try and guess as you attempt to say them clear enough for them to understand. The cards are color coordinated and can be mixed together. The cards are arranged by level of difficulty as some cards contain phrases with more words than others. Some of the cards may only contain two words to say while others contain four words or more. The longer phrases are made up of words that are more difficult to say making the game funnier, yet more difficult to play. In the beginning, it may be more useful to play with the cards that have just two words on them so that you can get comfortable with wearing the mouthpiece. Eventually, you can graduate to the longer, more difficult words and phrases that are funnier to say and create quite the show as you try and speak to your partner through a mouthpiece through your own laughter.
Expansion Packs

Expansion Packs

Since the game only comes with about 140 playing cards, you will eventually go through all the cards in a short amount of time. There are expansion packs available for purchase so that you can keep the game going. The expansion packs come in a variety of categories. You can get the family-friendly cards that are the same style as the ones that come with the game when you purchase it. You can also get a card pack that is geared specifically towards children with words and phrases that are kid-friendly and made to make children laugh. There is also the NSFW pack that is made strictly for adults. This pack of cards contains highly vulgar, lewd, or sexual words and phrases that make adults laugh because not only is the nature of the game funny, but the embarrassment at having to say some of these words out loud also adds a level of discomfort to the game that also makes adults laugh. What makes the game more fun to play is that a lot of the words and phrases in the expansion pack were sent in by fans of the game that came up with great ideas for the cards, so when you are using the expansion packs the phrases are truly authentic.
The Mouthpieces

The Mouthpieces

The part of the Watch Ya Mouth game that is the heart and soul of all the laughter and good times are the mouthpieces that come with the game. The mouthpieces are what causes it to be difficult for you to say the words that are on the cards. Not only do the mouthpieces prevent your lips from touching, but they also make the person wearing them look funny, which then adds to the hilarity of the game. The comical face coupled with the fact that your speech is indecipherable creates the perfect environment for laughter.

To properly wear the mouthpiece, you have to place the piece under your lips. The mouthpieces are basically cheek lifters that elevate your cheeks up and away from your teeth exposing your teeth and keeping your lips as far apart as possible. The pieces are connected to a ring that allows you to easily put the mouthpiece in and out of your mouth without any discomfort or difficulty. The game comes with ten mouthpieces as the game is meant for up to ten players. With ten mouthpieces that means that everyone gets their own mouthpiece as sharing mouthpieces would not be ideal for anyone. The mouthpieces are broken down into six adult sized mouthpieces that should fit anyone’s mouth, and then four smaller mouthpieces that are meant for younger children in the event that you are enjoying family play with even the youngest of family members.
Cleaning the Mouthpieces

Cleaning the Mouthpieces

The makers and creators at Watch Ya Mouth did everyone a service by creating the mouthpieces out of plastic that is dishwasher safe. After the game has been played, all you have to do is put the mouthpieces on the top rack of your dishwasher in order to clean them. They can all be cleaned with your regular dishes and dish detergent and left to dry. As soon as they are dried and cleaned they can be placed back into the game box so that they don’t get lost or go missing. The plastic is also durable enough for boiling water, so if you feel better boiling the mouthpieces to sterilize them, you can easily do so the old fashioned way.
FDA Approved Mouthpieces

FDA Approved Mouthpieces

The mouthpieces that come with the Watch Ya Mouth game have been FDA approved and CE certified. In other words, the mouthpieces are treated like medical devices that need to meet certain requirements in order for them to be sold to and used by human beings. With the FDA stamp of approval, consumers can rest assured that all the proper tests and certifications have been conducted in order to guarantee that the mouthpieces do not contain any harmful substances that could potentially make you or your loved ones sick. Since the mouthpieces are in your mouth for an extended period of time and also since they change the shape of your face, it is of the utmost importance that they are made from quality and healthy materials, and since they are, you can enjoy playing the Watch Ya Mouth game without any fear that there are any contaminants seeping into your body through the mouthpiece.

The CE certification is just another way to guarantee that the product has been reviewed and tested and your family is safe and can have fun.
How the Game Got Started

How the Game Got Started

Watch Ya Mouth got started as a Kickstarted campaign. Like other games on the market that took a similar route, Watch Ya Mouth was the brainchild of a bunch of friends who wanted to create a game to make game night more fun. The idea came to them while watching a movie where the main character is having dental work done and is wearing a mouthpiece. During the scene, she tries to speak but can’t. The Watch Ya Mouth creators thought that scene was simply hilarious and from that, they decided to create a game that included the mouthpiece and trying to say words and phrases. They put their idea on Kickstarter and before long they raised all the money they needed to create and distribute the game. Over time, the group has sold over two million copies of the game to adoring fans worldwide helping to make people laugh and enjoy the good times they are sharing with family and friends.

The game has become so popular in fact that it has been seen on several morning talk shows around America and popular TV shows that have highlighted how funny and entertaining the game truly is.
Social Play

Social Play

For the parent who buys the kids version of Watch Ya Mouth for their child, they are helping their child build social skills that will help them for a lifetime. The game not only places your child into a social group setting where they can openly communicate and talk to other kids as well as adults, but the nature of the game makes even the most shy child come out of his or her shell. Everyone that plays the game finds themself in a hilarious and somewhat embarrassing position that eases a lot of the social tension that some kids may feel. This kind of lack of inhibitions while playing allows kids to be themselves more and show who they really are and in turn like who they really are. When there is no threat or risk of being made fun of or poked fun at for any reason, children get to open up more and connect more. In a time where so many children are preoccupied with tablets, smartphones, and televisions, it’s nice to know that there are games out there that promote human interaction in a fun and entertaining environment that is safe and nurturing.
Price

Price

The price for Watch Ya Mouth is minimal and can fit into the budget of any parent. The game does not come with a lot of accessories or pieces so what you are paying is right on target for a game of this kind. The game can easily be played by any member of the family and with an age range of 8-99, the entire family can be together and play together for a very low price. With expansion packs available for purchase, the game can last your family and your friends for many years, and you don’t have to break the bank to afford that kind of investment.

Conclusion

Watch Ya Mouth is a game that should be considered for anyone that wants to add fun and a touch of embarrassment to their game night. The FDA approved mouthpiece allows players to get silly as they try to say words and phrases without their lips touching to formulate proper words. A game of this kind draws a crowd and soon everyone at your party or everyone in your family will want to sit down and play just so they can get silly. With no real scoring necessary or goal to reach, Watch Ya Mouth is simply a means by which to pass the time while laughing and making a fool out of yourself. This game should be purchased by the parent who wants their child to come out of their shell and be his or herself while having fun with other children or other family members as the game also promotes quality time with family. With the low price it costs to buy the game, Watch Ya Mouth is a must-have in your board game collection.
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