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Buffalo – Press



Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman, Sukdith Punjasthitkul

Release Date:

September 2012




$24.95 USD

LOGO for Buffalo the name dropping game


Can you name a flamboyant popstar, a blind scientist, or a skinny superhero? You’d better think fast, or your fellow players will leave you buffaloed!

A card game of quick wits and zany combinations, buffalo: the name dropping game asks you to name-drop faster than your friends, collect the most cards, and win! How fast can you name a vain artist? How about a glasses-wearing heartthrob? Don’t be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by curious players eager to name an annoying conqueror or perky religious figure!

buffalo is a 20 minute party game for adults and families (2–8 players ages 14 and up), and players are encouraged to join in the middle of a game!


  • Over 400 cards to play with
  • Millions of card combinations to play with
  • Quick to learn, hard to put down


Buffalo Trailer

Learn to Play Buffalo in under 40 Seconds


buffalo card game - photo of game box

buffalo - the name dropping card game - game components

Logo & Icon

LOGO for Buffalo the name dropping game

Awards & Recognition

  • Father Geek Approved
  • Seal of Approval – The National Parenting Center

Selected Articles

National Public Radio’s Code Switch article
Ars Technica – The Ars indie showcase: 30 games to watch in 2014
Father Geek review
Dad’s Gaming Addiction Review

More articles and the research behind Buffalo

Additional Links

Game research lab’s Tiltfactor Buffalo 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.

More Information

More information on Resonym, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Game Design: Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman, Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Art Direction: Zara Downs
Executive Producer: Mary Flanagan
Producer: Sukdith Punjasthitkul
Research Team: Mary Flanagan, Geoff Kaufman, Max Seidman, Cote Theriault, Danielle Taylor, Amanda Young, Janet Kim, Adrea McClave, Viviana Ramos, Joe Ramsawak, Amaris De La Rosa-Moreno, Madeleine Parker
Buffalo Text: Sharang Biswas, Mark Essig, Mary Flanagan, Geoff Kaufman, Janet Kim, Andrea McClave, Sukdith Punjasthitkul, and Max Seidman
Playtesters: Friends, families, and students in the NH/VT Upper Valley and beyond.