DRAW BIG LAUGHS WITH ONLY A STRING AND YOUR IMAGINATION IN FIRESIDE GAMES’ PARTY GAME
Austin, TX (May 11, 2023) – Next time the gang comes over to play a game, challenge them to communicate only by animating a string! That’s the hilarious premise for Stringamajig ($19.95) from Fireside Games. Think of it as a little Pictionary™ mixed with a little charades.
This device-free game is recommended for players ages 13 and beyond where players must talk or, better yet, shout as they guess what is being communicated wordlessly! Artistic ability is not required but knowing your players and how they think, abstractly, might be your secret weapon.
With just a few moments to ponder, pick a card and then draw your word by using the loop of string to make a shape. Players are encouraged to interact with the “stringamajig” while the other players make guesses. Strum that Guitar or spin the rotors on your Helicopter!
“The idea is remarkably simple,” explained one Amazon consumer who bought Stringamajig online. “Use a loop of string to create shapes that the rest of the party will guess. Not as simple as you might think, but wisely the game allows you to interact with the string, combining string sculpture and charades. You’ll be amazed at how fast your group might guess ‘turtle’ or ‘Eiffel Tower,’ and then struggle with ‘Oklahoma,’ with smiles all around the table.”
“In a nutshell,” explains Justin De Witt Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Fireside Games, “you pick your word, and then draw, move, and animate the string to get the other players to guess as many words as possible in 60 seconds. When ready, play changes with Challenge Words that have you drawing with another player in the air, drawing with your eyes closed, and avoiding forbidden words. One round lasts about 20 uproarious minutes!”
Podcaster Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower, who reviews just about every new game on the market, named Stringamajig to his Top 10 Party Games list.t’s not just game industry pros but friends and families who adore the challenge of Stringamajig. Here’s how four Amazon buyers described their experience:
The words are anything from surfboard to squid, and it’s absolutely amazing that anyone can guess right with the horrible string interpretation of the words, but somehow, people can guess them!
From unboxing to our first laugh was about 12 minutes. This game is simple to learn, and a whole lot of fun especially with a group that doesn’t mind being a little silly.
Our family and friends enjoy having game nights. As such, we are always willing to try new games. Stringamajig is a “Charades variant” in the vein of Pictionary or Win, Lose or Draw, but with a loop of string instead of pencil and paper.
This is a really fun game. Will bring hours of family fun. It’s different than so many other board, card or trivia games — the string adds a whole different dimension that is a blast.
Need an ice breaker before your next online meeting? With video chats being commonplace, the game maker suggests groups of 4 to 10 players can play remotely if they also own Stringamajig.
Ready to play? Shop online at Fireside Games at https://firesidegames.com/product/stringamajig/. Amazon fans can find Stringamajig at https://www.amazon.com/Fireside-Games-4001FSD-Stringamajig/dp/B083GPG3RZ. For those that like to walk the aisles of their neighborhood stores, click on Fireside Games’ website and enter a zip code. Toy and specialty shops carrying Fireside Games closest to you will be listed!
Stringamajig • Ages 13+ • $19.95
Winner of The Dice Tower Seal of Approval
Now it’s your turn. Good luck! You’ll get 60 seconds to use a loop of string to draw a shape, move it around, and interact with it to try and get the other players to guess your word. You’re trying to get them to guess as many words as you can in those 60 seconds. Each game box includes 1 loop of string, 140-word cards, 4 blank cards, a scorepad, a pencil, a 60-second sand timer and of course, a sheet of game rules.
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ABOUT FIRESIDE GAMES
Fireside Games is a board game publisher based in Austin, Texas. With a belief that board games have the power to bring people together, their catalog of games will keep you engaged, maybe even on the edge of your seat. Owned and operated by Justin De Witt and Anne-Marie De Witt, the company published their first game, Castle Panic, in 2009. Since then, several expansions and sequels of the beloved game as well as other titles, from board games to dice and card games, can be found on toy and game store shelves. Discover more at firesidegames.com.