Catch Phrase is a very popular game for parties, trips, or those Friday nights in the basement with a group of friends. For those people out there who don’t know what catch phrase is, it is a game that you play with a ton of people in two teams. A word/phrase is on the screen and one person tries to describe that word/phrase to their team without saying it. After your team guesses the word/phrase you pass it to the next team. There is a timer going and when it runs out the team not holding the game device gets a point. It is a very simple game and yet it is so fun! So how can a game this simple entertain people so much and for so long? Wanting to get to the bottom of this, I asked a bunch of people why they like catch phrase.
The most common answer was that a lot of people can get involved. When playing, people can scream, get excited, be competitive, laugh, and get energized. “It’s fun to hear the crazy things people can think of to describe the phrase off the top of their head.” - Chris Lowimore. These crazy sayings make it easy to get excited and into the game. It let’s you use your imagination which in lots of cases can bring out a person’s fun personality. The other great thing about catch phrase is that it is timeless. In our modern society we have ‘high-tech’ forms of entertainment such as video games. However, different video games are always going in and out. No matter how many trends and fads go in and out, laughing with your friends never goes out of style. Whether it’s adults or kids playing, Catch Phrase “opens a can of mega ridiculousness” that can keep friends having fun all night long.
Thanks to Alex Hallows, Ross Terrill, Gabbie Matinkhah, Nick Warner, Danielle Gaztembide, Mary Neville, Chris Lowimore, Ellen Sliwinski, Michael Olive, Andrew Arredondo, Susan Warner, Christy Terrill, and Shauna Hallows.