Mixing Internet memes, celebrities, and fictional characters, Monikers is a competitive card game that pits two teams against each other. In one minute, one team must guess as many of the names on a series of cards as possible. Then it's the opposing team's turn. The team who scores the most points in three rounds wins. In round one, the describer can use any words they like to get their team to guess the card. In round two, only one word may be used. And in round three, you must rely on your mad Charades skillz, as only gestures are allowed. Each card is worth from one to four points. But here's the key: Since you're using the same stack of cards in each round, you can leverage previous knowledge to lead your team to victory!
Aimed toward a more mature audience (you likely won't want to play this with kids or with your grandparents), Moniker describes itself as a dumb party game that respects your intelligence. With cards from the Double Rainbow Guy and The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to a LARPer and Juan Valdez to John Philip Sousa and Joyce Carol Oates, there will be cards that are familiar to just about any adult playing. But if you encounter an unfamiliar card, fret not: Each card also includes a thorough description of the person in question, so you can fake your way through your ignorance. Blank cards are also included to add your own ideas to the deck.