The Offline Mini Pack ($10) comes with 50 cards that ask players to search through their phones for funny text messages, look through bad selfies or take new videos. It’s basically the same great game, minus the internet.
The only prerequisite to playing Game of Phones is having a smart phone, which these days, is pretty much everybody. In fact, that’s part of the problem we’re trying to solve.
Game of Phones is not your typical card game. It uses technology as a tool — mainly your phone, as you might have guessed from the name — to bring people together over funny memes, old pictures and weird internet facts. However, it’s not an app you download on your phone, and the point of the game isn’t to put your head down with your eyes locked on the screen. Rather, using a deck of cards printed with prompts for completing challenges, players are sent on a virtual scavenger hunt and must come back to the table to report their findings.