| The Next Step In Creative Game Play
Yamodo! Party Time is what I would refer to as the next step in creative game
play. Simple, eco-conscious, organic, and just plain fun, it is a must-have
game that will break the bonds of boredom permanently. What you have
here is a game where made-up-words. You know words like "poufersnut",
"imagipoddle", or "knotserhoot"; words
that I just made up as I am typing this product evaluation summary, which are
used in quick rounds of play.
The Play is Simple...
- "Chief Imaginator" passes out a "doodling slip" to each of the players.
- "Chief Imaginator" then picks a Yamodo! word card and a Tag Line Card then reads
the the word and Tag Line out loud to the players.
- "Chief Imaginator" takes the timer (aka"
Time Gobbler"), and flips it upside down.
- The players begin their writing and drawing their doodle.
- Once the time is up, the "Chief Imaginator" spins the "Spindoodler" and calls out the result it stops on.
- "Chief Imaginator" chooses the winner based upon whatever criteria they choose to judge by.
The bullet list above is obviously a condensed version of how to play the
game, yet it gives you a brief moment of experiencing what the game play is
Breaking The Rules In The Definition Of...
Most products we review have no need for any kind of image to illustrate what
it is all about so our readers gain a better understanding of it, yet Yamodo!
Party Time is not one of those 'most products'. To be more exact, the word "unique" more accurately defines the reason specifically and why. Yamodo! Party Time is so unique that you cannot
simply write about it, you have to experience it.
The image to the left is a downsized image of the primary game components
that come with Yamodo! Party Time. Everything is so compact, easy to access, and can be played virtually anywhere. You can even download free refill sheets! (The doodle and definition is from one of our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluations.)
The folks at Idea Storm Products take the idea of running a greenBusiness™ quite seriously. Unlike many other game products on the market, they have
chosen to not make use of the plastic platforms to hold all of the
components of the game. Every component possible in the game is made
from recycled materials and/or is recyclable itself.
Yamodo! Party Time is designed for teen through adults age group yet it still
provides a variety of activities a player is tasked to perform which are applicable to other age groups. These
tasks encourage acquisition of new learning skills, practice, stronger level of retention and comprehension.
Increased productivity in learning, cognitive, creative, and motor skills is
always important and Yamodo! Party Time delivers the method and tools to cover
all of this. Other products on the market are targeted for a more specific age
group for skill development with no exception, yet Yamodo! Party Time is designed
in such a manner that multiple skills can be addressed and developed, whether
the players are young or old.
Independent Evaluator Reports
Obtaining An Independent Perspective...
Professor of Psychology BA, MA, & Ph.D. - Educational
In this section we will cover the game "Yamodo Party Time" from the perspectives
of qualified individuals in the specific field associated with the product being
evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two
top level industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials
to prove it.
Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from
extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth reports connected with their
study and evaluation of Yamodo Party Time. The information to follow is
comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in
order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach
provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of Yamodo! Party Time.
PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed
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are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and qualified
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or GreyWolf Corp itself.
PRODUCT: Yamodo Party Time
MEDIA PLATFORM: Adult Creative Strategy Game
Educational Media Analyst
"Yamodo Party Time is an adult creative strategy game which is fast-paced
and creates a formidable challenge for the more intuitive thinking players. The
foundation of the game is built upon three primary elements, creative strategy
development, creative expression, and creative narrative development. Yamodo
Party Time strongly influences application of these three elements in game play
and serves as a catalyst which pushes the players into developing greater creative
strategies to improve their skills with each game. The game puts all players
on a playing platform in which they all have an equal advantage to win."
thought processing, social interaction development, and executive
cognitive functioning in learning and entertainment. These all represent
a complex combination
of contributions to productive improvement in one's self. They
also represent what is inherited from the playing of this game."
"Whether a player is 12 years old or 90 years old, there
is a thread which is common in every single player; there's always room
for improvement. The Yamodo! Party Time Game represents an excellent
blending of the rudimentary elements of learning and fun. These
elements strengthen that thread for further and more advanced future
"Imagine if you will for a moment, a 4th of July celebration with a multitude
of fireworks working their magic for your senses. Active participation
as a player with the Yamodo! Party Time game is much like that barrage
of stimulation to your senses from the fireworks. As the the game play
progresses, it is much like that multitude of fireworks in the sky.
developmental skills are encompassed by each new experience of the game play.
Just like those fireworks as they blossom in their reach across the sky,
your game playing experience with Yamodo! Party Time is short,
with a slow fading in effect, yet still creating such a mass of stimulation. Productive
self-improvement is inevitable."
"Yamodo Party Time encourages a steady level of growth in developmental
skills, especially for adults who can tend to lose their priorities in regard
to cognitive development and maintenance. Much like the engine of a new car,
it may run perfectly when you first purchase it but if you fail to be responsible
and provide the car with proper maintenance, the functionality of the vehicle
soon becomes impaired, if not irreparable.
Much as some of the very best products I have evaluated to date, Yamodo!
Party Time employs the use of prompting features and criteria for completion
of a goal through which assured progression and completion is achieved. This
has similarity to my analogy of the new car. The brain and body
need proper maintenance regardless of age if not even more so to ensure
peak performance and this game helps you provide that maintenance."
"The Yamodo! Party Time game represents a progressive developmental
stimulation which carries after-effects which are dominant and useful
for anyone in the age group the game was designed for and more.
There is no question that it accomplishes reaching that expectation
and well beyond that. This is accomplished by use of the number of specified
unique function components.
Through these components, levity is introduced
while gaining a greater foothold on response levels by use of unusual names
of each component in their recognition such as 'The Time Gobbler' or
"Yamodo Party Time combines the factors of experience,
active thought processing, social interactions, and executive cognitive functioning
in learning and entertainment combined to help a player become more skilled
in their playing while improving their skill development or flexing the dormant
muscles of learning once again."
Consumer Hands-On Evaluation
Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product
when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product
we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything
goes. Shall we see how "Yamodo! Party Time" was seen with consumers?
Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY - I wish our readers
could have seen the look on subway riders faces as well as the taxi driver when
we were riding the subway and using a taxi with a gang load of games, toys, and
baby products to use in our consumer spontaneous hands-on evaluation!
Within minutes we had a number of people gathering to inquire what we were
doing and how to participate. From that point on it was not like our
usual controlled environment, it was a literal riot of kids and parents inquiring
if the products were being given away along with the participants having a
plethora of questions about the various products and how to use them.
It was at this point that we were really pulling the stops out to keep
up with everything. Amidst this frenzy of excitement and noise,
Yamodo! Party Time was quickly in the spotlight of attention. It's
funny how laughter can be like virus...it spreads uncontrollably. Within
roughly 5 minutes of game play with people playing Yamodo! Party Time,
the laughter was aplenty...and then some! It was nothing short
The Truth Speaks For Itself
One of the mst intriguing details of the event was our seeing people
trying to create a "neat" looking doodle while also trying to
write a definition of the word from the Word Card, AND do all of this
before the time from the Time Gobbler is used up. It is amazing
how humorous a person can become when pressed for time in a game while having
to multi-task. Just as a few other products we brought, Yamodo!
Party Time was bringing the crowds whoi were either simply watching
others play or anticipating their turn to play wih the game as well..
The final results from not just Prospect Park, but a variety of other locations
in Queens and at a shopping mall in the Bronx, were undeniable validation of
Yamodo! Party Time being one of the final few products which had what it
takes to make it to the final stage of our evaluation procedures.
The feedback forms from all locations provided a wealth of information of what
our hands-on participants gained from playing with Yamodo!
Party Time. There
were nothing but the very best of comments conveyed in the feedback forms.
Party Time established a solid and productive response with our spontaneous
hands-on consumer evaluation participants.
A Sampling Of Category Ratings
A small sampling of the individual category titles & rating
scores from the complete product review itself for
this product are featured here. The categories which have been selected to be
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the primary points of how and why that specific rating score was reached.
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a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy and no inflection of bias.
- If a product scores an overall category evaluation
rating average of  Two Stars or lower from the complete review results,
it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
- Information for products which do not pass our evaluation is confidential
and is shared only with the company submitting the product.
The Featured Category Ratings Sample for this Product
Evaluation Summary are listed below.
CREATIVE AGENDA: Rating Level - 
Creative Agenda one of the most important evaluation categories when we
put a game through the strict evaluation standards we employ. Yamodo Party
Time has been put through the ropes and found worthy so to speak. As a matter
of fact, Yamodo Party Time was #2 of the top 3 games in our evaluation.
To understand the full value of the Creative Agenda, the following
information is a brief definition of what the Creative Agenda is. The Creative
Agenda of a player represents what the player hopes to achieve by way of exploration
in their game experience; in this case being applicable to the Yamodo Party
Time game (See
With Yamodo Party Time, the player's
main enjoyment comes from being challenged in a sense that they
may win or lose. Despite the player having a desire to win, the factor if being
able to possibly lose provides the element of challenge.
FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - 
Yamodo Party Time tied for taking the torch in FunFactor™ with Yamodo Party Time.
In reviewing all of our video tapes of game play with Yamodo Party Time during
all phases of its evaluation,there was no way to call it wrong in judging the
level of FunFactor™ and excitement.
The design of
Yamodo Party Time allows for strategy and FunFactor™ to co-exist, still
retaining their full value in the game structure. This was an important
factor in the final evaluation of the game. Yamodo Party Time steams
through with a perfect score of  Stars in this category for FunFactor™.
NARRATIVE PROGRESSION: Rating Level - 
Yamodo Party Time was well versed when it comes to Narrative Progression. Narrative
progression is a vital part of the game play for a player. It is an important
element in a game which for a player with Yamodo Party Time provides and maintains
the challenge of retaining the attention of the player throughout the game. No
question about it, it is highly probable that a player will desire to come back
for more upon completion of their first game whether they win or lose.
Yamodo Party Time has unquestionably pulled the stops out and moves in
smoothly with a perfect score of  Stars in this category for NARRATIVE PROGRESSION.
RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - 
In reviewing all segments of our evaluation process on videotapes, the response
level scores for Yamodo Party Time were off the charts. The game pulls
a player completely into the game play and encourages social interaction and
very strong development of creative strategy. The players see Yamodo Party Time
as a game which has enough challenge to draw them back and again.
With each game play of Yamodo Party Time, in our video tapes
we found that every player was quite active in their response levels during
each game. There was significant growth in the level of response with each
player with each game.
The strong response level of Yamodo Party Time also changes and creates
a whole new experience for a player to enjoy and gain even further cognitive
and critical skill development. Yamodo Party Time comes through to the finish
line with a perfect score of  Stars in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.
SKILL IMPROVEMENT: Rating Level - 
The level of skill improvement for a player with Yamodo Party Time is over the
top...and then some! It is so simple to see why the level of skill improvement
for Yamodo Party Time is so strong. Yamodo Party Time plays a vital part in a
player's skill development or improvement which is unquestionably tops!. Yamodo
Party Time comes to the finish line with a perfect score of  Stars in this
category for SKILL IMPROVEMENT.
VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - 
The visual appeal for Yamodo Party Time was quite appealing in its own way
yet just not enough to take home the prize. The packaging itself is well above
average in visual appeal yet the contents borderline average. Despite the
challenges, Yamodo Party Time still managed to knock the walls down with a
score of  Stars which was well above average and just a single digit short
of a perfect score in this evaluation category for VISUAL APPEAL.