Bring Your Own Book

The game of books and borrowed phrases.

The Game

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

What's the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history textbook you're reading for school? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks?

Grab a copy of Bring Your Own Book and find out!

The limited edition

Based on a promising prototype (called "Borrowed Phrases"), we ran a crowdfunding campaign in 2015. Thanks to the support of backers, we produced a gorgeous first edition, which is no longer available.

BYOBook at BGG

The U.S. retail edition

In 2016, the game was picked up by Gamewright, who brought a new edition to retailers across North America. Though it is now out of print, we encourage you to check out their other titles.

Other editions

Over the years, we’ve partnered with publishers on editions of Bring Your Own Book for kids and in several languages around the world. To see the status of them, click the link below.

Edition Status

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