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The amusing name-dropping game!


How fast can you name a vain artist? How about a glasses-wearing heartthrob? What do a flamboyant popstar, a blind scientist, and a skinny superhero have in common? You'd better think fast, or your fellow player will leave you buffaloed.

In each round of Buffalo, players race to make matches using cards on the table. Be the first to shout out the name of a real person or fictional character who matches the descriptors on two or more word cards, claim the matched cards, and continue flipping. When the deck runs out, the player with the most cards wins.

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Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
clock indicating 15 minutes 2 to 8 players recommended Recommended for ages 14 and up
20 minutes 2 to 8 14+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
A head with a puzzle inside piece slightly filled with blue to indicate low complexity rating Party hat with confetti a head with a clock inside to indicate memory
1.75 / 5 Fun, Party, Ice Breaker Memory, Quick Thinking


Buffalo Additional Resources

Suggested Use: 

Community Building

6 figures joined by a circle to indicate Community Building

Please refer to the books and articles listed on the Board Game: Home page for general readings regarding board game play and psychology.

Link to the Library Catalog

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