Sometimes Simple Just Works
|Simple has worked for Vin Diesel - this is some of his best acting.|
Guillotine. 12 "nobles" are lined up to be beheaded, and players try to collect the more valuable cards. Using rules on the cards themselves, and on the cards in their hands, they play with the order of the line to aid their own score, or to try to prevent other players from getting a good score. After 3 rounds, the points are totaled. The cards have simple actions to them, like "move 2 forward" or "move any 1 noble back 1." Concepts that are easy to grasp and play with, but that can also allow for planning more than one move ahead.
The second game is Poo, the Card Game. It's a ridiculous premise that just adds to the fun. You are all monkeys in the zoo, and you fling (imaginary!) poo at each other. Players covered by 15 pieces of poo are eliminated. Players always have 5 cards in their hands, and take turns either throwing poo at another player, cleaning poo
|"Not in the face!"|
Finally is a game that has sky-rocketed in popularity over the last 18 months or so. Cards Against Humanity. For those who don't know, this is a game where players take turn asking questions off of the black coloured cards, ("Why am I sticky?") and the other players answer with their best, most appropriate, funniest, or most inappropriate white coloured card ("Surprise sex!"). The player that asked the question chooses the answer they deem best, and the player who supplied it gets a point. There are multiple expansions, but in one of my groups, the best
I know a lot of hard-core gamers will scoff at this blog post, but I promise, sometimes the most fun is when you're not bogged down in strategy and instead can be social and fling poo at each other.