Today’s featured book You’re Pulling My Leg is not really a book! Well, it looks like a book but it really is a game!! And it fit into my original plans for making today’s post a Fun Friday post.
So, at the beginning of this year, or actually the wee hours of last year, we were at a friend’s place playing a popular party game called Two Truths and a Lie. You might have heard of it; but for me, it was the first time playing it, and it was fun!! We were a mixed age group, as it was a family affair, and so all of us from ages 13 through the just 50s were playing it and enjoyed it thoroughly.
You might wonder I talked about something else for so long. Well, this book/game reminded me of that game, which is why I was sure I would truly enjoy this book/game!!!
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The Book Review
You’re Pulling My Leg
Title: You’re Pulling My Leg! The Ultimate Storytelling Game
Author: Allen Wolf
Publishers: Morning Star Publishing
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2020
Genre: Entertainment | Nonfiction
Age-Range: Teens and older
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You’ll laugh out loud as you and your friends try to fool each other with hilarious stories about your lives as you play this storytelling game. When you read a question from a card, the secret flip of the coin tells you if your answer should be true or made up.
When you hear a story, vote points on if you think your friend is telling the truth or pulling your leg. You’ll win points if you’re right but lose them if you’re wrong. Think you know your friends? How well do they know you? Bluff other players but don’t let them fool you. Score enough points, and you win!
For 2+ players • Play In Person or by Video Call • Ages 13 & up
This book is a quick read, if you are just reading it; and then again, it might take longer if you start answering all those prompts for yourself!! But it promises hours of fun, over and over again, when you use it for its intended purpose – play the game!
A flip of a coin, a prompt from a card, and a simple set of rules make this an easy to play game. And this book has an impressive number of prompts – over 600 in fact – written in a set of over 200 cards. There is also a point system, which means there is a winner for this game!!
Here is one card from the book, as an example
So, yes, the game is sure to be pure fun while also providing ways to know each other better, even your closest ones, as well ensure many new interesting conversations. I loved that this book offers ideas on how to play it online (sorely needed now!) so you can play with family and friends all over the world if you want to.
This is guaranteed to be a hit at gatherings – in-person or online; with friends, family, and even those we don’t know well – for it is an ice-breaker or a get-to-know-betterer; and of course loads of fun!
We have played a round or two at home already and we all loved it!! I do think I have some acting skills (a teeny bit at least)!
After looking through the book, I decided to check online and realized that yes, there is a board game for this already, but converting it into a book is also a cool idea.
And there is also a Junior version of this book/game as well as the board game for the younger ones (note that my Target links point to the Junior version)
A great to have book sure to bring out the smiles, the laughs, and those hidden truths as well as those latent acting talents!!!
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Disclaimer: Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the eARC of this book. All opinions are my own.
Would You Rather
Pick any one of the three below (in the spirit of the featured book) but the flip of the coin asks you to tell the truth 🙂
Would you rather be able to detect any lie you hear or get away with any lie you tell??
Would you rather always know the answer to questions people ask you OR always know the truth when someone is lying to you?
Would you rather be told the brutal truth or a nice lie?
Answer: I pick the middle question (easiest for me to answer honestly!) and I would rather know be a know-it-all than be someone who can always know when others are lying (that can put us in tough situations sometimes).
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Dear reader, do you know of any other books that are games or about games? Or board games about books? Your recommendations are welcome, always!!
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12 thoughts on “Book Review: You’re Pulling My Leg”
What a great way to get the family together and off the tech toys!
Oh man I wish I would’ve known about this a couple months ago when we took a big family vacation. This sounds like so much fun!
I’m already an impressively accurate lie detector so I’d chose to be a know it all too 😉
That sounds great for families.
This sounds so fun for any age. I can see kids having fun with it, adults, or a family together.
For your questions, I chose: Would you rather be able to detect any lie you hear or get away with any lie you tell??
My answer is I would rather be able to detect any lie I hear. I think I’m already good at that but it would be reassuring to know my suspicious are correct.
This sound so much fun and a great way to spend some quality family time together.
This type of game is so fun. I used to play it when I was younger. What I love about You’re Pulling my Leg is that it gives you the possibility to play it online as well.
This sounds fun and perfect for the lockdown days.
Sounds like a fun game.
These are fun and entertaining ways to stay busy. I like the idea of having food for thought.
Never heard of the game before but it sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.
I love that this is an activity that would also work well for teens (or even tweens, I bet) over video conferencing! Just the sort of thing we need for virtual Scout meetings, church youth group, etc. during these crazy times!