Punderdome (Game) - Jo Firestone and Fred Firestone

3 Stars

From the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn's beloved live pun competition comes Punderdome, the "Punderful card game [that] will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party" (Mashable.com).

One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.

A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who have 90 seconds to create a single, groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts.   

When time is up, pun makers share their puns with the prompter, who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best. The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats. Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards.

Every Game Set Comes With:
·         200 double-sided cards (100 White and 100 Green)
·         2 Mystery Envelopes with fill-in prize slips
·         2 80-page pads for drafting puns
·         1 instruction card and 1 pun example card
·         A stu-PUN-dous time for 3 or more players

I think the idea behind this game is fantastic. Only one small problem - it is SUPER hard! Especially if you play by the rules. 
My suggestion - don't play by the rules. I'm an out-of-the-box type person anyway.

The idea behind the game is - a player draws two cards (one from each stack) and shows them to the other players. They then have to come up with a pun using both subjects (not the words themselves), write it down, then the person who drew the cards chooses the best one??? I think that's how it is supposed to go. Then there is another way you can play by using the questions on the front of the card. I didn't even really like that version.

I actually did play this with my daughter and her husband, so it was the three of us. We are pretty intelligent, college grad. type people - and we had trouble with it! We kind of played it our own way.
We did it as a group, without points or winners, just for fun. We would draw two cards and try to think of puns all together, kind of brainstorming. This was a lot more fun anyway.
An example - I think we had Food and Fraternity pledging (or something like that, can't even remember) and I came up with - "For dinner we had Alpha Beta Souppa." I do have to admit, my daughter blew us out of the water! She came up with the most and the best ones.

This game was not a total loss, we did have fun with it, but in our own way, not using the rules!
I'd say - if someone gave me the game I would kind of like it. But I don't think I would ever buy it - Too difficult!

I was given this game for my honest review by Blogging for Books.

If you want to try this game for yourself, you can get it from Amazon - HERE

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