Featured at this year’s Book Expo America in New York was the new game Yamodo, and the manufacturers were gracious enough to provide a special demo for ComicMix.
Yamodo is played with two or more players and a box of cards. Each card has a made up word on it (think wesocol or lombutate), a line or two of a drawing and three lines to define the image being drawn. Each player adds a little bit to the image and a line of description and passes it to the next player. There are no winners, only the pursuit of creativity.
A personal favorite feature of mine was the space to write and describe the drawing, giving people an opportunity to interpret the ugly scribbles people like me end up drawing on these cards. Also the lack of structure is a nice change of pace from the competitive nature of most other games.
Completed cards can be uploaded to Yamodo.com and shared with anyone who happens to visit. Site patrons will also be able to submit new fake words to be used in volume two of Yamodo, set to be released in the early part of 2008.
Yamodo is available at Barnes & Noble and Discovery Channel Stores.