Anomia is a fast-paced card game that tests players' ability to quickly recall random information under pressure. The game draws on players' knowledge of various categories like food, music, and more. Gameplay involves drawing cards and facing off with other players in a battle of quick thinking when matching symbols are revealed. Players must rapidly provide examples of the category on their opponent's card, with successful answers winning them the card. The challenge intensifies with wild cards that create unexpected matches and cascading face-offs triggered by card exchanges.

Gameplay Overview

  • Quick Thinking: Rapidly recall information from various categories.
  • Symbol Matching: Face off when matching symbols are drawn.
  • Category Recall: Quickly name items from the opponent's card category.

Special Features

  • Wild Cards: Add complexity with non-matching symbols that can match.
  • Cascading Face-offs: Chain reactions of face-offs from card exchanges.
  • Random Knowledge: Utilizes a broad range of trivia categories.


Anomia is an exciting game for those who enjoy quick thinking and trivia. Its simple yet challenging gameplay makes it perfect for parties and social gatherings, offering endless entertainment as players race to beat each other in recalling random information.

Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

  • 3 - 6 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Anomia so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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