New party game Awkward announced

Discover if you really know your friends and test your relationships.

Awkward is a simple proposition on paper, inviting players to answer a series of questions about themselves, choosing between two distinct answers. The twist comes when fellow players must guess how the first one responded each time, testing how well they know each other. Guess correctly, and the game recognises and rewards the compatibility.

Designed to be played by between one and six friends, cooperatively or competitively in teams, Awkward’s fiendish questioning is set to test relationships and disclose secrets that participants never intended to reveal. The game features over 5,000 questions, written by Danny Gallagher (Quiplash, Fibbage 2) and Joanna Haslam (Buzz!, It’s Quiz Time).

When the questioning is simple, everything is peachy. But Snap Finger Click’s advice is to play Awkward at your own risk, as across a series of rounds its questions grow less trivial. Don’t be surprised if Awkward teases uncomfortable truths out, sparking debate – but at least you’re all friends, right?

Originally a highly controversial card game, the story goes that Awkward was banned at the end of the 19th century due to the conflict it caused, from bar brawls and slanderous gossiping to family feuds and divorces*. This revival of the game sees it swap the physical card format for easy, controller-passing local multiplayer gameplay.

Awkward is coming to Steam, PS4 and Xbox One on the 5th of June, and the Nintendo Switch on the 19th of June, priced at £9.99 / €12.99 / $11.99.

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A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.

Andrew May

News Editor A fan of indie RPGs, Andrew splits his time between grinding for XP, and writing about grinding for XP. As well as running our news section, Andrew eats a medically inadvisable amount of Marmite.