This Christmas' must-have game is already selling out

Speak Out game sells out after video goes viral: where can you buy it?

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The must-have toy this Christmas is set to be 'Speak Out', a game which gets players to say ridiculous things while wearing a mouthpiece, and the other players try to guess what they are saying. Sales have taken off since Katie Pryor, a mum from Macks Creek in Missouri played the game with her family, and a video was uploaded to the web. It has already been watched almost 39 million times.

The game is being called the 'Pie Face of 2016', after a similarly daft game became a sensation last Christmas. It looks like fun, and you might be tempted to buy it, but unfortunately, now that everyone wants to get hold of the game, Playpennies is warning that it's sold out in a number of stores, including Tesco Direct, Argos, The Entertainer, Very, Littlewoods, Ace and Gameseek.

Smyths toy stores sold out, and while they were initially taking pre-orders, they stopped after getting inundated with them. Toys R Us, meanwhile, is showing as out of stock for delivery, although some stores have it available for click and collect.

Playpennies has found it available at Studio, and Ali Express, although you will have to wait for delivery from China.

There are a few Amazon sellers offering the game, but they have already started cashing in on the fact it is hard to get hold of. The game has a recommended selling price of £19.99, and is up for sale for £39.99 or £76.99.

Likewise a number of eBay sellers are hoping to make money from the shortage of the game - with lots priced up to £100.

A number of people have even fashioned their own versions, pairing dental mouthpieces with home-made cards and have put them up for sale.

What can you do?

You have two options. The first is to wait and see. There are still three months to go before Christmas, and Speak Out fever has reached a peak. There's a reasonable chance that if you wait a month or two, the stores will have had time to re-stock, and you can get your hands on the game at a reasonable price.

Alternatively, you can bite the bullet, and buy one on eBay or Amazon at a higher price. This will at least guarantee you get your hands on the game.

Unfortunately, if you try to combine these approaches, you could come unstuck. If you wait and see for a couple of months, there is always the risk that stores don't manage to re-stock effectively. You will then be forced to turn to the resellers at a time where they know they have the upper hand, and the price will have risen accordingly.

But what do you think? Do you want to play, and would you be willing to pay over-the-odds for the must-have Christmas game? Let us know in the comments.

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