Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Game Review: We Didn't Playtest This at All

When the fiancee spotted We Didn't Playtest This at All sitting on the shelf at our FLGS, we didn't even pause long enough to ask "How can we NOT buy this!?" before we had it rung up and in our hot little mitts headed towards home.

Cards from We Didn't Playtest This at All
Just a few of the exciting cards included in the box!

WDPT is a simple card game with a simple goal: to win. If you lose, you have not won and are, in fact, out of the game. Sound brutal? It is... sort of. Players get knocked out of the game quickly and mercilessly. However, games are short. How short? Well, it's not uncommon for them to end mid-way through the first round of play (occasionally on the first card!) so its easy to play dozens of games over the course of an evening.

When played, the cards prompt players to do things like say "yes" or "no" to presents! Seems simple enough. Who doesn't like presents!? But, some presents are kittens and some are poisonous snakes. Choose poorly and you lose! Other cards implement drinking game-style prohibitions against the use of certain words (e.g. you, me, they) or gestures (pointing) fail to follow the rules? You guessed it! YOU LOSE!

The compact box and fast and loose gameplay make WDPT great for playing on the go. We made an evening of it at our local cupcakeria. For an added challenge, you can throw in a card or two from the included Chaos Pack... as though it isn't chaotic enough to begin with.

Also, I recommend keeping a banana handy. Trust me.

1 comment:

  1. I love this game SO MUCH! It has the fast-paced, chaotic feel of Fluxx, but without any semblance of strategy! It's PURE FUN! :-D


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