Awkward Moment – Press



Mary Flanagan, Andrea McClave, Viviana Ramos, Max Seidman, Zara Downs, Sukdith Punjasthitkul

Release Date:

September 2012




$22.95 USD

Awkward Moment - card game logo


Awkward Moment® puts 3-8 players in terrifically awkward social situations! Players gather a hand of Reactions and together face hysterical, embarrassing, or stressful events. How Awkward! Taking turns as “the Decider,” players use Decider Card to determine the basis for a winning Reaction. Players try to impress the Decider by submitting the best response from their hand of cards!

Awkward Moment is a 20 minute game for middle and high school students (3-8 players ages 12 and up).


  • 100 Moment Cards
  • 284 Reaction Cards
  • 48 Decider Cards
  • Game Rules with Variations


Awkward Moment – Game Trailer


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awkward moment - game componentsawkward moment card game - moment, reaction, and decider cards

Logo & Icon

Awkward Moment - card game logo

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Game Award – Autism Live 2019
  • Best Non-Digital Game Award – Meaningful Play 2012
  • Seal of Approval – The National Parenting Center

Selected Articles

Dad’s Gaming Addiction Review

Additional Links

Tiltfactor game page

About Resonym

We make exceptional games that players love.

Resonym is a playful woman-led media company in New Hampshire bringing new voices to tabletop gaming and beyond. Our games are a gateway to nifty new types of play. From award-winning party games like Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game and Awkward Moment, to our strategy games Monarch and VISITOR in Blackwood Grove, we make family friendly fun games that inspire the imagination.


Resonym develops board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games, plus printed matter and ephemera. Many of the games we publish have been researched at Tiltfactor, the interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to designing & studying games that help us learn, founded by prolific game designer Dr. Mary Flanagan.

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Game Design: Mary Flanagan, Andrea McClave, Viviana Ramos, Max Seidman, Zara Downs, Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Art Direction: Zara Downs
Executive Producer: Mary Flanagan
Producer: Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Research Team: Mary Flanagan, Geoff Kaufman, Max Seidman, Tina Moschella, Ashlee Roberson, Cote Theriault, Danielle Taylor, Amanda Young, Jordan Carpenter, Janet Kim, Andrea McClave, Viviana Ramos, Joe Ramsawak, Amaris De La Rosa-Moreno, Sara Gabriele, Madeleine Parker
Playtesters: Friends, families, and students in the NH/VT Upper Valley and beyond. Middle School Age appropriate.
Awkward Contributors: Sebastian Bierman-Lytle, Sharang Biswas, Mark Essig, Mary Flanagan, Geoff Kaufman, Janet Kim, Shloka Kini, Sukdith Punjasthitkul, Andrea McClave, Viviana Ramos, Max Seidman, Cote Theriault










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