SNAP Review – Who’s The G.O.A.T.?
Not “goat”, G.O.A.T.! This hilarious party game is one part prediction, one part competition, and all parts fun.
Nick and Izzy tell you about it in just five minutes. Listen in!
Pick who you think will be the best at a variety of off-the-wall challenges, then vote by tossing your squishy goat.
You score a tin can if you voted for the player who did it the greatest, and the G.O.A.T. scores a tin can for also being great!
The game’s art is very crisp and with a nice pallet of red, white and blue.
The font on the cards are large enough for readers young and old. Written challenge cards have pencil icons on them so you know when you’ll need pencil and paper.
The goat theme is carried throughout all the components. The tokens have tin cans on them, and a cute looking goat appears on all the cards and notepad.
Most importantly the six goats you vote with are made of squishy foam. They each have a different color belt on them so you know whose is whose.
A player grabs a challenge card from the deck and reads it aloud and then says “ready, set, goat.”
Then everyone tosses their goat at another player or keeps it for themselves. Anyone who has a goat will participate in the challenge.
Challenges can be written, verbal and even physical.
Some challenge card examples:
- Who’s the greatest at creating the best logo using their initials in 30 seconds?
- At writing the most palindromes in 30 seconds?
- Who’s the GOAT with the best touchdown dance?
- Who’s the GOAT at headbanging to an imaginary rock song?
For those who want some physical challenges, you can see who’s the best at doing splits or spinning in a circle with the goat on their head.
After a challenge is won, any player who tossed a goat at the winner gets a tin can. If you won the challenge AND voted for yourself, take an extra can.
What happens when there isn’t a clear winner?
The players who didn’t participate in the challenge hold a GOAT Vote to select a winner.
If all goats participated, then everyone casts a vote for anyone but themselves.
Ending the game
Play continues for a total of four rounds, ensuring that everyone reads a challenge card four times.
The player with the most tin can tokens wins!
Izzy was excited to play it. Though she didn’t know how the goats were going to be used, thinking it was a goat farming game.
She was nervous about some of the challenges, but gave it a shot.
There were some that people voted me for, that I didn’t want to do, but I did it anyway. I even won a couple of those!Izzy
I (Nick) was not looking forward to playing Who’s the G.O.A.T. because it’s a party game and they really aren’t my cup of tin.
However, we spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon on our patio giving this a spin and had a blast.
For me, playing with the right people made this fun. Acting or improv in front of others is really outside my comfort zone so I personally wouldn’t play this with folks outside our family – but with my kids, anytime.
Obviously, my favorite challenges were writing.
I didn’t mind the physical ones. We had on where we had to scoot our goat across the floor with our noses to see who could move it the farthest in 30 seconds.
I am not even going to attempt doing the splits! And that’s fine – because I can essentially bet on someone else to do it.
When playing with folks who know me, they wouldn’t dare bet on me for the singing or acting challenges. If they make that mistake once, they probably won’t do it again.
Tossing the squishy goats when voting was unexpectedly fun. But some of the challenges were surprisingly difficult, like:
- Draw a circle the size of a quarter without looking at one.
- Drawing a self-portrait in 30 seconds.
- Speaking pig Latin (at least for the kids)
We enjoyed some funny challenges like the best eye roller, or the best at shaking their booty.
Instead of the usual party game bland text on cards, Who’s the G.O.A.T. is aesthetically pleasing. Everything works together.
Party games aren’t usually my jam, but a game that brings a family together for laughs is all good in my book. As a family we had a blast and that’s where the win was.
Watching the kids (and the grandparents!) do silly impersonations was priceless. Grandma pretended to be a chicken and lay an egg using the squishy goat – comedy gold!
The challenge where we all pushed our goats across the floor with our noses was pretty hilarious.
The win for me, was an activity we can do as family that’s not super serious and lets everyone be a little goofy.
Lastly, I’d like to give the designer kudos for a finite ending to the game!
Who’s the G.O.A.T. doesn’t overstay its welcome. This party game doesn’t go on endlessly like many others do. You’ll know that everyone reads a card four times, then totals up their tin cans.
We rate Who’s the G.O.A.T. 4 out of 5 tin cans.
Find it at Target or ask for it at your local game store.
The Family Gamers received a copy of Who’s the G.O.A.T. from Big G Creative for this review.
SNAP review music is Avalanche, provided courtesy of You Bred Raptors?
Who's the G.O.A.T.?
Age Range: 8+
Number of Players: 3-6 players
Playtime: 20 minutes