Idiom Addict

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You’re not one to brag, but your word skills are the cat’s pajamas and you think winning Idiom Addict™ will be a piece of cake.

However, you may want to get off your linguistic high horse and stop counting your chickens before they’ve hatched because winning this party game of idioms and synonyms is easier said than done.

Here’s how it works: decipher idioms and common phrases from clues read by opposing teams to advance on the game board. But don’t be a sourpuss if your team loses. Because win or lose, you’ll give your brain’s language centers a workout. And the prize of a bigger brain is nothing to sneeze at.

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The Idea

Decipher idioms & common phrases from clues read by opponents to advance on the board.

The Brains

Strengthen your word skills and memory recall speed.

The A-Ha

Some literal translations of idioms & common phrases can stump even the best word nerds.

Brain Health Expert Says

Strengthen your word skills and memory recall speed.

The Brain Coach Says

I love Idiom Addict because it challenges your brain while also having a classic board game feel. Get ready to expand your knowledge of idioms with this challenging game! Break a leg!

Get the ball rolling in a no holds barred game of language mastery.

Product Details

Brain Category
Recommended Age10+
Inside the Box
  • 400 Cards with 1,200 Mixed Messages and 1,200 Synonym Twists
  • Game board
  • Specialty die
  • 1 30-second timer
  • 4 colored pawns
DepartmentWord Skills
# of Players4+

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Loads of fun


A great game to play with multiple generations. My kids loved it as much as I did and their grandmother did.most questions are easy to answer but competing head-to-head makes it much more entertaining.

Great game for bright wordy people


I have not played the game since we sent it to a 13 year old on the coast who is recovering from a broken bone. He loves it, especially when he beats his mom. Both are big readers with excellent vocabularies. It suits them well.

Mark My Words- you'll love it!


I'll just 'get down to brass tacks,' this game is 'the bomb!' You're really 'going to take a shine to it' if you enjoy word games. Ok, I'll stop...but 'but buy it -you'll, like it:)



I bought this game on a whim to take to a geek game night and had been talking it up for weeks. My fellow players were not disappointed. There was a come from behind whim, a lot of confusion and brain vapor lock, but we had so much fun that I can't wait to play it again.There are a few repeats on the cards, which means that it's a lot easier the second time around, and the rules are a little confusing for new contestants, but I recommend just jumping in.
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How To Play

Designed for at least four players to create teams of two, roll the die to see what challenges lie ahead. If ‘Synonym Twist’ is rolled, players from the opposing teams go head to head to guess common phrases from the provided clues, i.e Grimy Wealthy (Filthy Rich) or Matrimony Gown, (Wedding Dress). If a x1 or x2 is rolled, players choose a ‘Mixed Messages’ card and have only 30 seconds to guess the provided idioms. An example could be, “Use currency with belief that it is cultivated from woody plant foliage,” (Spend money as if it grows on trees.) The x1 or x2 indicates how many spaces you move your pawn for every idiom you guess correctly. The first team to the finish line wins!