Move over ‘Apples to Apples,’ there’s a new game in the islands: ‘Ulus 2 Ulus’

Move over ‘Apples to Apples,’ there’s a new game in the islands: ‘Ulus 2 Ulus’
'Heineken' and 'Waimea Bay' are just two of the topics on the cards. (Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You might have heard of the popular game “Apples to Apples.” Now, there’s a local twist on it.

The game cards include phrases like "Kalanalang: Arguably one of the best pidgin onomatopoeias" and "Oof: To make babies, reproduce."
The game cards include phrases like "Kalanalang: Arguably one of the best pidgin onomatopoeias" and "Oof: To make babies, reproduce."

Inspired while playing the game with her friends, Jolie Takazono created “Ulus 2 Ulus,” which is an island-style spin off of the game.

“We played a game, and it was fun, but I was like — I feel like it’s lacking something. And I was like, what if we made pidgin version? What if we made a local version?” Takazono said.

Inspired by that bright idea, she and her friends began hand making cards to play with friends at get-togethers.

“The more people played the game, the more we realized that people actually really liked the game," Takazono said.

The game is filled with pidgin words and local phrases as well translations for those who may not be familiar with the island terminology.

Some of the words in the protoype Takazono created includes “kalangalang” and “oof.” (See above photos if you need a definition.)

Takazono recently began a Kickstarter campaign to help fund wider production of the game, which she says will help her keep the game affordable for the intended Hawaii audience.

For more information on the game, click here.

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