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This "game" is a pad of paper. Each sheet has a different freehand curve in the center, a nonsense word at the top of the sheet, and three blank lines at the bottom. You're supposed to extend the curve into a more complex drawing that somehow fits the word, and then write a definition of the word on the bottom. You're also encouraged to collaborate with your friends in this creation process.
Initially, this game looked pretty interesting; just one sheet of instructions, and potential for creative drawing. After reading the instructions, however, it became obvious that there was one problem: There's no goal. This isn't really a game as much as it is a tool for collaborative creativity. No scoring system, no goal, no reward, ... not a game. This is not to say that there's no potential for entertainment if you buy this, but it seems inconceivable to me that anyone would ever say, "Hey, let's get the gang together and play Yamodo!" This might be a useful toy to stick on your refridgerator or next to your cubicle at work, but I'd pass on this if you're actually looking for a game.
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