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WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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2021 Toy of the Year Award Finalist
2021 Toy of the Year Award Finalist


  • Family-friendly game for ages 7 and up
  • 5 minutes to learn, 15 minutes to play
  • 2+ Players
  • Includes instruction manual, 200 cards, 1 sand timer, 2 game boards, Grok's poetry journal cards, and 1 inflatable club
  • Cards are double-sided totaling 400 clues for maximum re-playability!
  • Features hilarious illustrations by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal


Suggested Age: 7 Years and Up

Type of Game: Party Games

Playing Time: 15 Minutes

CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts

Number of Players: 2 or More Players

Includes: Instructions, Cards, Game Pieces

Package type: Full Game

Material: Paperboard

Battery: No Battery Used

TCIN: 79396244
UPC: 852131006303
Item Number (DPCI): 087-10-6916
Origin: Imported


Poetry for Neanderthals is a family-friendly party game similar to Taboo where players earn points by getting their teammates to guess words and phrases. The catch is that the "Neanderthal Poets" are only allowed to use single syllable words. If they use any words with more than one syllable, the other team gets to bop them with a 2-foot inflatable club. The team with the most points wins!
2021 Toy of the Year Award Finalist
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.2 inches length x 7.99 inches width x 5.24 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.19 pounds

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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
100% would recommend
29 recommendations
value: 4.94 out of 5
length of play: 4.88 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.82 out of 5
quality: 4.94 out of 5

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