Friday, February 13, 2015


I was making a quick dash through the exhibit hall at our state reading convention last Friday when I came across a game for poetry lovers. I didn't have the opportunity to play it, but it looked like it would be perfect for a Poetry or Game Station, or indoor recess, or family game night.

From the website
 Haiku You!  is made up of a few syllables on little cards with a brief score sheet, a tiny timer and a teeny pencil in a small tin box. But the big game is found in the limitless imagination and startling creativity of the players – often in the ones who are sure they have neither.  Simple, easy and constantly surprising, Haiku You! reveals the bold, competitive, soulful and occasionally quirky qualities of your friends and families – and possibly of you.

Objective:  Correctly construct a haiku in under one minute based on the first line which is provided on a “Haiku You!” game card. Each player competes for points based on speed, accuracy, creativity and use of the secret words, called “noble” words printed at the bottom of the “Haiku You!” game card. The game ends when a player is the first to score 500 pts. or when all players have had a chance to be“Haiku Master”.
The Haiku You website is here. 

Cathy Mere is hosting Poetry Friday today!


Cathy said...

This might be perfect for the never ending days of inside recess!


Becky Shillington said...

What a fun, creative game, Carol! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Irene Latham said...

ha! What a clever bit of entertainment for we who love words! Thank you for sharing, Carol. xo

Donna Smith said...

I'll have to "haiku tail it" over to the website and see what it's all about! It sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing it!

Linda B said...

I saw it too, Carol, but didn't stop either. It does sound fun.

Mary Lee said...


Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Looks like fun! And a great way to get the creative juices flowing too.