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->''"A game of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal bluff and bluster, words and whimsy]]"''
-->-- '''The announcer at the beginning of each show'''

''Says You!'' is an American {{Radio}} GameShow that runs on Creator/{{NPR}}; it's loosely based on the [[LongRunner long-running]] BBC PanelGame ''MyWord''. Two teams of three players each, picked from a cast of media personalities and academics that has gradually shifted from [[EnsembleCast regular]] to [[RotatingProtagonist rotating]], are pitted against each other in a battle of wits and knowledge of words and trivia. Though Richard Sher, the late creator and host of ''Says You!'', described the show at the start of every episode as "A simple game with words played by two teams," the questions within the various rounds often contain riddles and terms far exceeding any ordinary game in obscurity and downright cruelty to the players.

''Says You!'' is played in five rounds: three rounds of general trivia or wordplay games, and one round for each team to play a "fictionary"-style bluffing game against the other. Each question or bluff/bluff-guess is worth up to 10 points; partial credit is given for partial answers or answers found through extra help. No prizes are awarded to the winners, other than bragging rights; it's JustForFun.

New listeners are always advised to grab a pen and paper.
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!!Tropes:

* TheAce: Longtime regular cast member Barry Nolan has the most ridiculously difficult question of nearly any round saved for him... ''and gets it right''.
* ForeignSoundingGibberish: In most of the bluffing round words. Yes, they are English words. No, you likely have never heard them before.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Occasionally heard; e.g., substituting ''"accent aigu"'' for "acute accent".
* HurricaneOfPuns: Any game involving a verbal charade. They're almost universally {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s as well.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Serious groaners are often sprung by the panelists.
* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Listeners Are Geniuses]]: ''Says You'' can be even harder to play along with at home than ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe''.
* PanelGame
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: The bluffing round words. The twist is that they're all real, just long outdated.
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