Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2012 Games
Ages: 7 & Up
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys
Price: $15.99

Fibber is a game for 3 to 4 players that was enjoyed by the children who tested it. Each player gets a funny pair of purple eyeglasses with a nose attached. The game play is similar to the card game Cheat- on your turn you have to say you are putting down cards of a specific type (bigfoot, ghost, alien, witch or dragon), but you might be fibbing. If someone calls your fib, you get a colored nose extension to hang on the nose of your glasses. If they call you out wrongly, they get the nose. As the game goes on, players start to look like Pinocchio. When a player runs out of cards, they get to remove all of their nose extensions. It's hard to tell who is fibbing, because there are also wild cards in the game.

When all the noses are in use, the player with the shortest nose wins. While the game was very fun, it sometimes went on for a very long time, because during every re-deal someone's nose extensions get removed, meaning it can take a long time for all the nose extensions to be used.

The game is recommended for ages 7 and up, though some younger players found the strategy a bit too complicated. The rule book included "Easy Rules for Younger Players" to address this issue.

Rachel Schiff   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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