Haiku You! the game
Haiku You! is the starting line (literally) of a race – a race to correctly complete a haiku in under a minute, based on just the first line. It’s also a short sprint to get the party started.
Deceptively small – like a haiku itself – the actual table top game Haiku You! is made up of a few syllables on little cards with a brief score sheet, a tiny timer and a teeny pencil in a small tin box. But the big game is found in the limitless imagination and startling creativity of the players – often in the ones who are sure they have neither. Simple, easy and constantly surprising, Haiku You! reveals the bold, competitive, soulful and occasionally quirky qualities of your friends and families – and possibly of you.
Get your head in the game and get the game in your head – there are more good things in those small packages than you might think.
Haiku is a simple poem composed of three lines and seventeen syllables:
Line one contains 5 syllables. Line two contains 7 syllables. Line three contains 5 syllables.
Haiku You! is about speed, competition and your own interpretation of what is superlative – funniest, most beautiful, most clever.
Correctly construct a haiku in under one minute based on the first line which is provided on a “Haiku You!” game card. Each player competes for points based on speed, accuracy, creativity and use of the secret words, called “noble” words printed at the bottom of the “Haiku You!” game card. The game ends when a player is the first to score 500 pts. or when all players have had a chance to be“Haiku Master”.