Do you often find yourself uttering the phrase, “No pun intended.”? Does a play on words make you chuckle or even guffaw? Well, step into a whole new experience and bring your friends or family along with Punderdome. A game that will have your rolling your eyes, looking blankly at some players and laughing outright at others.
The concept of the game is simple. Coming up with your own puns, however, is not so much so. You start with a host (this can be anyone as you are going to be rotating the host). The host first of all writes down two prizes—which can be something great like twenty bucks to something not so great like a used napkin—and tucks each into an envelope. At the end of the game, the winner gets to choose his or her prize.
Now the fun begins. The host reads one of the jokes (think Laffy Taffy wrappers) on the back of the card. The person who gives the closest answer gets an additional 30 seconds to come up with their pun. Everyone else gets 90 seconds. The host draws two prompt cards (one white and one green) and reads them aloud. When we played this game, we showed the person with the extra time the cards, gave them their 30 seconds and read them to everyone but you could also tack the 30 seconds to the end.
When time is up, everyone goes around and reads their puns. The host chooses whose pun was the most groan-worth and that player keeps the pair of cards. Whoever gets 10 cards wins (admittedly, we stopped at 5 cards. This came can be catered to whatever you want it to be).
I’ll give you an example of a round we had and include a couple of our puns. The cards drawn were breaking up and fruit. And the puns:
Now that we’re no longer together, we cantaloupe.
My heart is broken. We were the perfect pear.
Some of these were hard to come up with, some pretty simple.
Warning: you will find yourself (and other players) making up puns on the fly long after the game is over!!
A fun game that is entertaining and hilarious. This one is definitely one to keep for family game night!!
***Blogging for Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this game in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.