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What’s that Smell – A game review

what's that smell

As a family we love a good board game and most weekends we try and incorporate a games night, so when we get the opportunity to try out a new game we love nothing more than putting it through its paces.


This week we have been sent What’s that smell? which is a party game for ages 14 and over and as you would imagine it involves a lot of different smells. In fact it actually comes with 50 mystery smells and the idea is that you race against the clock to correctly identify as many smells as possible bagging different amounts of points depending on how accurate you are. You are also asked to write down what the smell reminds you of but be careful as there are bonus points available for these answers to.


On the surface What’s that smell? sounds simple but trust me some of these scents are hard to guess and although you will feel you know what it is actually being able to name it quickly can be impossible. There are also horrendous smells including B.O, sick, and cheesy feet, as well as some much more pleasant ones like pineapple. It might seem easier to just pass and move on instead of risking breathing in all the rotten stenches and just think that if you loose you loose but that’s not the case either as there is a twist. If you are the looser of this game then the winner gets to pick from one of the whiff of shame cards and you have to take 3 big sniffs from it, so you best get your competitive pants on and make sure you win!


The fear of a rotten smell mixed with the competitiveness of a family games night means this particular game is bound to have you laughing and gagging in equal measures and is definitely not one for the faint hearted.

What’s that smell? is aged for those over 14 although I personally think younger children could enjoy it too and it is ideal for groups of 2-6, although you could always create teams and take it in turns if you have more players and although the rounds don’t take to long you could play this for as long as your nose and stomach will let you!


What’s that smell is available form amazon for £17.99 

Wow Wee What's That Smell Board Game

(We were sent a copy of this game to review but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links)


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