As the production rates on Lovecraft themed board games reaches peak critical mass the hunt is on for a new literature classic, that everyone knows the basics of without having to have read it. Nathaniel Levan hopes to have hit upon the answer with his Moby Dick inspired……………………
Monty Python fluxx is far too silly, will make your brain hurt, you’ll never get the cards you want, will cause all kinds of arguments between you and your friends, is completely unexpected, and isn’t the messiah but a very naughty game; know what I mean?
Okay now that I’ve got all the quotes out of the way we can get on with our review of………………
Take one of the few adult animated shows on the air out to just write witty scripts and have a good time rather than satirising and being topical; then take a card game that manages to be one of the most long lasting in depth games for under a tenner and what do you get?
I never liked games that expected an exact answer from you, games like trivia pursuit that felt more like a test than a game. I think many others feel the same way, that’s why games like ‘Wits and Wagers’ are so popular. Games that reward you for knowing but encourage you to guess even if you don’t. We’re going to look at another game that operates on the same reasoning, that being………..
Launched in 1999 this game was fun and simple to pick up, one person draws a card from the deck on the table and the rest of the of the players try to find the best match from their own hands leading to many hilarious and unexpected combinations. It soon found its way onto many players shelves and was brought out at many a party and used to fill the gap between the bigger much more serious fare. The game I am talking about is called apples to apples and fell onto hard times around 2008 when a new game hit the scene called ‘Say Anything’. The basic premise remained the same but the players were no longer beholden to the cards in their hand but instead had to rely on their own wit and intuition as the centre card was turned over, the best question selected and the race to scribble down your answer began.
This is a small little anecdote in no way related to the game I shall be reviewing today called ‘Cards against Humanity’. Continue reading