Players: 2 to
Playing time: Anywhere between about 30 and 60 minutes
you know your stuff when it comes to urban legends? Then play Urban Myth and test your
To win Urban Myth, you either need to be well-read on urban
legends or really good at guessing. Players take turns reading legends, listed on cards,
to other players. Those other players must then decide if the statement is true or myth.
If you answer the question correctly and your game piece just happens to be on a
square that matches the card’s category (categories include crime, celebrities, nature,
and business), you get to keep the card. On the back of the card, there’s a letter. The
first player to spell either MYTH or TRUE with the letters on their cards
Urban Myth is an interesting game—you’ll definitely learn a little
bit about urban legends while playing. I was disappointed, however, that the cards gave
no more than a “true” or “myth” answer. When you’re playing Trivial Pursuit, you often
get the answer as well as a little more information. For example, the answer could have
said something like: “Myth. This quote actually referred to Fred Astaire—not Frank
Sinatra.” It would have made the game more interesting—and a little more educational.
Overall, the game seemed poorly planned. The directions were somewhat
confusing—and it can get pretty infuriating when you’ve got six Rs, five Us, and three Ys
in your hand, while your opponent wins after just five correct answers.
If you’re fascinated by urban legends, it’ll be worth picking up a copy
of this game—but you might want to modify the rules a bit.