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!
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
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.Gamewright.com
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
Sign up here for our (infrequently used) mailing list! We'll immediately send you links to the print-and-play edition of Bring Your Own Book. All you'll need are the prompts, a one-minute timer, and some friends with books. Pro tip: get your friends to cut out the cards.
If you've played before and want to extend the experience, you can also download additional rule sets to suit your mood. As long as you're subscribed, you'll be the first to know when big things happen with BYOBook!get the free print & play
We'd love to hear your suggestions for new prompts, but we can't guarantee that they'll be used, they won't be changed, or they haven't been submitted before. As such, we also can't compensate or credit. If you're cool with that, send us your best.
We'll let you know when it ships, sometime in October.
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