Embrace Your Freckiliciousness

Ever wonder what a catapat looks like? Or what happens when something is maxtroded? Should we all be worried about catching wombatosis? Have no fear, these nonsense words are meant to inspire us. That’s the whole idea behind Yamodo!, a quirky family game that lets you work your mad doodling skills and create zany definitions for made-up words. The inventor of Yamodo! is Bill Phelps, who used to pass around cocktail napkins with his wife and friends when they were out on the town. One person would draw something and write some accompanying text, the next person would add to both the drawing and the story, and so on. It wasn’t much of a leap from there to Yamodo!, where each game card starts you off with a nonsense word to illustrate and the beginnings of a doodle. The first player adds to the drawing and writes the first line of a made-up “definition” (so there’s no right or wrong answer). The next player adds a line and embellishes the picture, and before you know it, everyone’s laughing. The beauty of Yamodo! is that it inspires creative, collaborative play for ages 8 and up, without any winners or losers. You can play for as short or as long as you like, at home or on the go. Choose Volume 1 for hanging out with family and friends, or scoop up the Good-To-Go version for some great laughs on the road.

Yamodo!

Define and Doodle Word Game

Embrace Your Freckiliciousness

Ever wonder what a catapat looks like? Or what happens when something is maxtroded? Should we all be worried about catching wombatosis? Have no fear, these nonsense words are meant to inspire us. That’s the whole idea behind Yamodo!, a quirky family game that lets you work your mad doodling skills and create zany definitions for made-up words. The inventor of Yamodo! is Bill Phelps, who used to pass around cocktail napkins with his wife and friends when they were out on the town. One person would draw something and write some accompanying text, the next person would add to both the drawing and the story, and so on. It wasn’t much of a leap from there to Yamodo!, where each game card starts you off with a nonsense word to illustrate and the beginnings of a doodle. The first player adds to the drawing and writes the first line of a made-up “definition” (so there’s no right or wrong answer). The next player adds a line and embellishes the picture, and before you know it, everyone’s laughing. The beauty of Yamodo! is that it inspires creative, collaborative play for ages 8 and up, without any winners or losers. You can play for as short or as long as you like, at home or on the go. Choose Volume 1 for hanging out with family and friends, or scoop up the Good-To-Go version for some great laughs on the road.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bill
    Bill

    Hello everyone. I hope you’re ready to have a great time using your imagination, because that’s what Yamodo is all about. This game was created to help get those imaginative juices flowing and I hope it brings you and your family many amusing times. I’m known as the Chief Imaginator, and my job is to make-up the things that get you laughing in the game. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy our products.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 12:06 PM

    Game on!

    I thought it would be fun to play a virtual Yamodo game or two (without the doodling element of course)I hope you'll join the fun!

    The word is “gormalash” to play along, just add to the definition of the word:

    A Gormalash IS…

    a portly nocturnal critter…. (your turn)

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    11/4/2009 1:23 PM

    Maybe I'll help a bit for our visitors

    Gormalash is a portly noctural critter

    that roams the night looking for gourmet meals

  • Kate
    Kate
    11/4/2009 1:43 PM

    ...through his glitter encrusted lashes! This looks like a great gift for those hard to buy for tweens and teens. I know I have a few on my list!

  • Pam
    Pam
    11/4/2009 1:54 PM

    This looks like a good thing to take in the car when we travel for Thanksgiving.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 4:31 PM

    Bill is just so creative -- he must be thinking Yamodo! all the time.

    Adding to above. . . and only finds a gory worm who lashes out. . .

    Wendy

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 8:40 PM

    Bill, When our family played, we timed ourselves. It was a challenge to draw a sketch AND create a definition in 30 seconds. Which is more important for good game play?

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:04 AM

    It really depends on the group you're with. Often times it is a funny doodle or a funny sentence that makes for good play. Players should play to their strengths and they don't need to be great at both. In the end, good game play comes more from the cards being passed around and added to by different people. If time is too short, you may also want to start with more time until everyone becomes comfortable playing. We found that 30 seconds was optimum for groups, but every group is different and you should always feel free to adjust the rules.

  • Amy Behning
    Amy Behning
    2/15/2011 2:15 PM

    I stumbled across this incredible game a few years ago, and I've been a Yamodo-fiend ever since! This is a great party game for adults, especially if things are stiff & uncomfortable- it can be a real ice breaker & in no time at all everyone is laughing & having a great time. It's also a great game for teens. It stirs creativity in even the most "non-creative" person... I can't say enough about this simple yet brilliant game. Hats off to the creators - it's far more fun than any contemporary, popular games on the market! I keep a few on my desk, and when people come into my office they're always drawn to it (literally AND figuratively!), eagerly completing a line of the definition and adding to the sketch. Some even come back a few days later to see how it was finished!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/15/2011 2:24 PM

    @Amy Behning: I love the idea of keeping one at your desk for coworkers to interact with. That's much better than stopping by for candy. Thanks for sharing your experience with Yamodo!

  • Aidan
    Aidan
    11/19/2011 2:22 PM

    Hi Bill,

    LOVE the idea of your game and was psyched to order Volume 1 for Xmas, but S&H is $30 to BC, Canada . . . ?!? Is there really no better delivery option?

    Disappointed in the North,

    Aidan

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/19/2011 2:45 PM

    @Aidan Johannesson: You will have to knock on the door of your favorite local game store and convince them to become a Yamodo reseller.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Yamodo!

Define and Doodle Word Game

Embrace Your Freckiliciousness

Ever wonder what a catapat looks like? Or what happens when something is maxtroded? Should we all be worried about catching wombatosis?

Have no fear, these nonsense words are meant to inspire us. That’s the whole idea behind Yamodo!, a quirky family game that lets you work your mad doodling skills and create zany definitions for made-up words. The inventor of Yamodo! is Bill Phelps, who used to pass around cocktail napkins with his wife and friends when they were out on the town. One person would draw something and
write some accompanying text, the next person would add to both the drawing and the story, and so on. It wasn’t much of a leap from there to Yamodo!, where each game card starts you off with a nonsense word to illustrate and the beginnings of a doodle. The first player adds to the drawing and writes the first line of a made-up “definition” (so there’s no right or wrong answer). The next player adds a line and embellishes the picture, and before you know it, everyone’s laughing.

The beauty of Yamodo! is that it inspires creative, collaborative play for ages 8 and up, without any winners or losers. You can play for as short or as long as you like, at home or on the go. Choose Volume 1 for hanging out with family and friends, or scoop up the Good-To-Go version for some great laughs on the road.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bill
    Bill

    Hello everyone. I hope you’re ready to have a great time using your imagination, because that’s what Yamodo is all about. This game was created to help get those imaginative juices flowing and I hope it brings you and your family many amusing times. I’m known as the Chief Imaginator, and my job is to make-up the things that get you laughing in the game. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy our products.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 12:06 PM

    Game on!

    I thought it would be fun to play a virtual Yamodo game or two (without the doodling element of course)I hope you'll join the fun!

    The word is “gormalash” to play along, just add to the definition of the word:

    A Gormalash IS…

    a portly nocturnal critter…. (your turn)

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    11/4/2009 1:23 PM

    Maybe I'll help a bit for our visitors

    Gormalash is a portly noctural critter

    that roams the night looking for gourmet meals

  • Kate
    Kate
    11/4/2009 1:43 PM

    ...through his glitter encrusted lashes! This looks like a great gift for those hard to buy for tweens and teens. I know I have a few on my list!

  • Pam
    Pam
    11/4/2009 1:54 PM

    This looks like a good thing to take in the car when we travel for Thanksgiving.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 4:31 PM

    Bill is just so creative -- he must be thinking Yamodo! all the time.

    Adding to above. . . and only finds a gory worm who lashes out. . .

    Wendy

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/4/2009 8:40 PM

    Bill, When our family played, we timed ourselves. It was a challenge to draw a sketch AND create a definition in 30 seconds. Which is more important for good game play?

  • Bill
    Bill – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:04 AM

    It really depends on the group you're with. Often times it is a funny doodle or a funny sentence that makes for good play. Players should play to their strengths and they don't need to be great at both. In the end, good game play comes more from the cards being passed around and added to by different people. If time is too short, you may also want to start with more time until everyone becomes comfortable playing. We found that 30 seconds was optimum for groups, but every group is different and you should always feel free to adjust the rules.

  • Amy Behning
    Amy Behning
    2/15/2011 2:15 PM

    I stumbled across this incredible game a few years ago, and I've been a Yamodo-fiend ever since! This is a great party game for adults, especially if things are stiff & uncomfortable- it can be a real ice breaker & in no time at all everyone is laughing & having a great time. It's also a great game for teens. It stirs creativity in even the most "non-creative" person... I can't say enough about this simple yet brilliant game. Hats off to the creators - it's far more fun than any contemporary, popular games on the market! I keep a few on my desk, and when people come into my office they're always drawn to it (literally AND figuratively!), eagerly completing a line of the definition and adding to the sketch. Some even come back a few days later to see how it was finished!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/15/2011 2:24 PM

    @Amy Behning: I love the idea of keeping one at your desk for coworkers to interact with. That's much better than stopping by for candy. Thanks for sharing your experience with Yamodo!

  • Aidan
    Aidan
    11/19/2011 2:22 PM

    Hi Bill,

    LOVE the idea of your game and was psyched to order Volume 1 for Xmas, but S&H is $30 to BC, Canada . . . ?!? Is there really no better delivery option?

    Disappointed in the North,

    Aidan

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/19/2011 2:45 PM

    @Aidan Johannesson: You will have to knock on the door of your favorite local game store and convince them to become a Yamodo reseller.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.