“Merriam Websterâ€™s Befudiomâ„¢ is a group game based on idioms, the phrases and slang we all use on a daily basis, like “cat got your tongue?” or “holy cow!” Much like the game Cranium, it combines all your favorite games in one (charades, pictionary, hangman, etc.).
The name “Befudiom” combines the words “befuddled” and “idiom,” alluding to the game’s root in mixed-up meanings that gets players drawing, acting, shouting, spelling and laughing all night. It was invented by single mom, Wendy Hampton, of Lawrenceville, Ga., who wanted to spend more time with her daughter, Taylor.
Wendy’s game concept, originally dubbed “Shoptalk,” was actually discovered at a casting call for a new PBS series that features amateur inventors and their inventions. The show, entitled Everyday EdisonsÂ®, took her game idea, refined it, branded it, and transformed it into today’s hottest new game with Merriam Webster’s seal of approval. The show just launched on nationwide PBS affiliates starting April 28, and Wendy is featured as one of 14 star inventors.
You can check out the game at www.befudiom.com – it is also currently featured in the Skymall Magazine for sale. ”