Game of Quotes

Crazy combinations


You combine quotations with a wrong source, in as funny a way as you can manage from the available selection. Players award stamp markers, worth one or two „Witzig“ points for combinations they believe to be especially witty.

Each player begins with a hand of seven cards and a set of four stamp markers. In four rounds, you complete four slightly different tasks, all play simultaneously: 1. Replenish your hand to seven cards. 2. Make up combination of the round; always with handing on your hand of cards, and selecting of first quotation and then source or first source and then quote from your current hand or selecting of quotation or source and then writing down a source or a quotation that you create yourself. 3. All players in turn cite their combination of quotation and source, maybe citing the description of the source rather than the source itself. 4. Award stamp marker. During the round, you should take card to keep your source secret, as it is the punch line, for instance: “Please. Thank you! Or it goes bang! - The Borg“ or „Reading to many books is detrimental - Maria Montessori“  or „If I want to swipe a headline off the front page, I change my hairdo - Donald Trump“. After four rounds, you add up your “Witzig” points and win with most points.

In the Fifties, those games combining two randomly drawn sentences were called “Everybody laughs” or something similar; sixty years later the idea is still cute and funny and has been varied exceedingly well in Game of Quotes by combining quotations and wrong sources. The fun can be extraordinary, but depends a little on the groups of players.


Players: 3-6

Age: 12+

Time: 25+

Designer: Marc-Uwe Kling, Martin Pfleger, Johannes Krenner

Artist: Roman & Alexander Klein

Price: ca. 15 Euro

Publisher: Kosmos 2017


Genre: Creative fun with words

Users: With friends

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: yes



Series; Känguru

Very neat variation of a standard mechanism

Well chosen quotations and sources

Fun varies with the group


Compares to:

“Alles lacht” and other games combining statements


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 3

Knowledge (yellow): 1

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0