Incohearent is a party game meant for adults. As this site is family friendly, I have avoided using pictures or examples of the more adult oriented cards. Be aware that quite a few of the cards in the game would be inappropriate for kids younger than eighteen.
Objective of Incohearent
The objective of Incohearent is to decode thirteen hidden messages before the other players.
- Place the box of cards in the middle of the table.
- Choose a player to be the Judge for the first round. The rest of the players will play as the Translators. These roles will rotate each round.
You will play Incohearent over a number of rounds. Each round lasts for either 60 seconds or until players decode three cards (whichever is faster).
The Judge will start the round by flipping over the timer. They will then select a card and show it with the hidden message towards the Translators.
Decoding the Hidden Message
Once the Judge reveals the card, all of the players try to figure out the hidden message. Each card has a random set of words/letters that when said in a certain way sounds like another phrase. The Translators try to figure out what the hidden phrase is for each card. All of the Translators can read the card out loud as many times as they want to try and figure out the hidden phrase.
The first player to guess the correct hidden phrase wins the card. The Judge draws another card that the Translators try to figure out.
If the Translators can’t figure out the phrase, the Judge can choose to read the hint on the back of the card. They may only do this for one of the cards each round though. At any time the Translators can agree to skip the card. In this case the Judge draws a new card.
End of Round
When the timer runs out or three cards have been decoded by the Translators, the round ends. Players who guessed a correct phrase keep the corresponding card(s) for the rest of the game.
The role of Judge passes to the next player counter-clockwise/right.
The first player to collect thirteen cards wins the game.
If there are a lot of players or you would rather play in teams, you can choose to split into two teams.
Most of the rules are the same. Instead of playing to thirteen cards though, each team gets to play three rounds.
The team with the most collected cards at the end of the three rounds wins the game. If there is a tie, each team nominates one Translator. One final card is revealed. The first Translator to correctly guess the hidden phrase wins the game for their team.
Year: 2019 | Publisher: What Do You Meme? | Designer: Elliot Tebele
Genres: Party, Word
Ages: 17+ | Number of Players: 2-20 | Length of Game: 20-40 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Light-Moderate
Components: 500 cards, 60 second timer, instructions
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