As the Weekend of Board Games dawns for me (when you’re going to be playing them for two days straight, I think capitalization is perfectly apt), stumbling across this little nugget of gold is perfect.
Cards Against Humanity is a party game that’s taken the world by storm. If you haven’t played, the basic concept is that all players are dealt a hand of white cards up front; each round, one person acts as the Card Czar and flips over a black card with a question or fill-in-the-blank phrase. The players then need to look through their hands and select the card they think is the best fit with the black card. Hilarity ensues.
Did I mention a lot of these questions, phrases and answers are pretty explicit? It’s like grown-up Apples to Apples.
The best part, however, is that Cards Against Humanity is available for free under the Creative Commons license, and as such, people have been creating their own cards and integrating them into the game. The latest, wildly popular theme? Doctor Who, of course.
Now you can take all your favourite sayings, thoughts and jokes from the show and make something magical with fellow Whovians! So if you’re feeling game, you can download the entire “Cards Against Gallifrey” deck from DropCanvas right now.
Writer Brian Crosby loves board games. He loves collecting them, he loves playing them and he loves watching reviews about them. However, there’s one thing he seems to love more then any of those things: torturing his friends by forcing them to play the worst board games he can find in his new series “Thrift Shop Board Games”.
In this episode, Crosby and his buddies play a Star Trek: The Next Generation game and the video proves two things: 1) Just because something is popular and entertaining, doesn’t mean it can’t be turned into a confusing, boring product, and 2) That, in the hands of a group of funny dudes, even the most boring game in the world can actually seem kind of fun. Good work guys!
Check out this awesome music video for “Get By” by Delta Heavy with animation by the amazing Ian Robertson.
Warning: So, so many board games were injured in the making of this video…
Other Warning: Your brain may explode with awesomeness – caution!
I got together last night with my pal Darcy at her place to have a fun night in! We haven’t seen each other in quite a while, so it was nice to sit back and catch up.
Darcy’s husband was also there, so we all decided to hunker down and bust out…what else?
They’ve got a BIG collection of board games, everything from 1960s Risk to Connect Four…even a Ouijia board (but we didn’t get into that…bottles of wine + ghost summoning tool = bad news).
It made me think about having a fun night in with Danny like this…just the two of us connecting over some awesome dice-rolling, card-reading and piece-moving. Plus, you can tell a LOT about a person depending on how they win and lose…
Might be fun. :)
I’ve got it! I’ve got the perfect plan for tonight’s double-date:
…But first, I have to give credit where credit’s due. I got some really great ideas from people that I’m totally putting in my invisible (as of right now) Dating Idea Catalogue Kit!
Or…D.I.C.K., if you prefer… ;)
But a great suggestion from Jenn about tipped me off about something I hadn’t even considered:
And not just video games, either. Board games, improv and party games, etc. Thanks Jenn!
So here’s what I’m thinking: dinner at a cool place (sushi? Thanks PhantomObserver!) followed by drinks at an even COOLER place, and then back to my apartment for some Boggle or Mad Gab!
THEN, and I know ¾ of the party will be into it, if Lisa’s down for some Wii, we bust out Smash Bros. and/or Mario Party!!
Gonna let folks know the details now…and going to hope everyone’s cool with ‘em.
I’m thinking I need to do more blogs with calls for ideas in them… :)