Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review - Punderdome: A Card Came for Pun Lovers



Disclaimer: I was given the game for free to try and review! Thoughts are my own!

I'm bad at puns. Terrible. Nope. I just can't come up with them on the fly. I can't make any but my boyfriend lives for them. We will be having a total sane conversation and he will find a way to insert a bad, no good, rotten pun. I don't know how he does it but he can come up with the best puns at the drop of a hat. So when I got the chance to review a game that involved creating your own puns, I knew I had to get it. Not because of me but because of him.

I present to you Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.


Punderdome was created by Father and Daughter duo Fred and Jo Firestone. The concept of the game is to be the first to collect ten pairs of cards and collecting those cards gets you the MYSTERY ENVELOPE OF DOOM!!

You start off by having one person pull two cards from the deck - each will have a word on them - and everyone else has 60 seconds to come up with a pun/bad joke involving the two words. When the time is up, the prompter picks his favorite one and the winner of that round picks two cards and the game continues just like Cards Against Humanity. First person to get 10 pairs wins! There are QuickPun questions that get asked and the first person who replies earns an extra 30 seconds. Since it was the two of us, we didn't included the extra time. We just answered the question as ridiculously as we could.


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 love the idea of the game but this is not something I got into. I'm not one for puns or bad jokes so I got really, really frustrated with it. My boyfriend loved it and he got a kick out of it. Maybe playing the game with him wasn't the best idea but really, how do I make a pun with "fighting" and "surgery"? There were moments where he couldn't come up with anything.


And we never bothered with the mystery prize since it was just the two of us. The box says three players but we tossed that rule out the window and just played ourselves. It can be done with just two. If we liked it, we would take the pair of cards. If we didn't it would go back into the pile. If you love Cards Against Humanity and are creative on the fly this a great game for you. If you can't come up with a bad joke in 90 seconds, this game isn't for you.

I gave it 3 Care Bears because it wasn't for me. (Don't ask about my rating system!) Jamie enjoyed it but it's probably not something we're going to keep playing because I just can't be creative on the fly and he can't play by himself...

or can he?

If you interested in your own copy, you can buy it over at Amazon!

I'll be sticking with Cards Against Humanity and I'm okay with that. Not every single game is made for everyone.

But just because I gave this game an okay rating, don't let that stop you from getting if YOU REALLY, REALLY LOVE PUNS!!

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