Punderdome : A Card Game for Pun Lovers by Fred Firestone and Jo Firestone
About this book
The "Punderful card game [that] will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party" (Mashable.com)--from the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn's beloved live pun competition.
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.
· 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
Reviews all around the world
My extended family loves to try new games when we all get together. I bought this last Christmas for my husband, as he comes up daily with bad puns to make me groan....but he never opened it to check it out. So at our summer family gathering I brought it along. Everyone thought it looked too hard, I persisted that we needed to just try it. I had 8 takers, and about 6 who said they'd watch. We weren't strict with time limits....some puns took longer than others, but there are pun jokes on the back of each card that you can read aloud to entertain the crowd while you're waiting on that last contender to finish their pun. I was amazed at how clever some of my relatives were! Each round you flip two cards (one pile has nouns, the other pile has verbs) - you must write a pun that utilizes both words in some form or another. My husband didn't disappoint: with the words "Vampire" and "Fly" - his pun was simply "Bat"....the shortest "pun" ever. The reviews from the crowd were mixed.....while we all laughed and laughed at the reading of each contenders pun, the end-result was "this game would be funnier if everyone was drinking". Tough crowd!