Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crappy Birthday #HoliDazeGiftAway


Let's play games! Happy HoliDaze Gift-Away again guys and dolls. I am so stoked to bring you a fun game I actually discovered this summer. Crappy Birthday is the fun card game that will keep you laughing for hours (they should use that as a tagline). And with that I should say this...

Disclaimer: I got a copy of this fun game at The Big Toy Book's Sweet Suite in August. I contacted them for the gift guide and Northstar Games agreed to send you all a copy. YAY!

Crappy Birthday is fun and funny. The idea of the game is easy, who can pick the crappiest birthday present wins. Ok it's a bit more complicated than that. You play with 4 or more people. Each person gets 5 cards and takes turns being the "gift recipient". The other players put down a gift (card) that they think the gift recipient will NOT like. The worse gift earns if giver a point. Then the next player becomes a gift recipient and you do it all over again. First player with 3 cards wins.

When I say "pick the worse gift" you are probably wondering how bad could these gifts be. Oh they can be very bad! Crappy Birthday has "gift options from a pet tarantula to a decorative urinal. There are options that will make you squirm (I remember seeing pickled cocoons)! I played with my family and we were laughing the entire time. Also some of the gifts aren't too bad. Like there was one for candy corn. I would hate that but certain members of my family would love it.

Crappy Birthday is best played know who you are playing with. Don't get me wrong with a room full of strangers you'd still be laughing. I mean who doesn't see a "peeing statue" and laugh? But when you play with family and close friends you can know what they really would hate.

The age recommendation of 12 and older is right. I think older kids will enjoy this so much. They will be young enough to have the giggle fits but not so young that they will be permanently weirded out by things like neck stretching (yes that's a gift option).

But where I see Crappy Birthday shining is an adult get together like girls night in. Imagine you and your best girlfriends (guy friends, any friends) with a bottle of your favorite wine (or mixed drink) picking out the worst birthday gifts possible... Sounds like a good night to me!

Want to keep the fun going longer? Play Crappy Birthday with a twist! Instead of just giving the worst gift also give the best. It's a way to make laughs harder and the game play longer. When I played this way we decided to extend the point count to six. It's was so fun because you could have 2 different winners a round or one person could win big in one round. But also it gives those not so bad gifts (home makeover) a place to shine.

You can win Crappy Birthday for you and your family and play it this holiday season. Many will enter one will win. Rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks.

a Rafflecopter giveaway








17 comments:

  1. When I was in Elementary, my 'boyfriend' gave me half a tulip and a broken pair of his mom's earrings... Can't say I've had worse than that. lol

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  2. The worst gift I have ever gotten was a home-made coupon book from my sister that had 1 free movie rental, 1 free ice cream, 1 free lunch at a restaurant, etc. The last page in the coupon book said that all the coupons expired the day before my birthday.

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  3. The worst gift I have ever recieved was a card from my sister, which was not signed and it had one line, which said merry Christmas.

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  4. I got a sparkly pink hat from my uncle...I don't think I have ever owned anything pink in my life.

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  5. I honestly can't think of any gift I ever got that didn't mean something (in a good way) to me.
    My name on the rafflecopter is Joni Mason.
    Thanks So much for the giveaway!!!

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  6. Sounds hilarious and I imagine playing with a big group of family members would be a blast!

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  7. My worse gift was a box of rocks my brother gave me :)

    Jill McHale
    jillmchale2@yahoo.com

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  8. I think the worst was when the in laws said oh you came. Grabbed a mitten off the tree went into the other room and put 20 dollars in it came in and handed it to me.... kinda rude.

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  9. worst gift I ever recieved was from my ex's parents they gave me a gift certificate that was expired to weight watchers

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  10. The worst present I ever got was an expired coupon to Dairy Queen.

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  11. A flourescent colored backpack was the worst gift I ever got. it was pretty 80's.

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  12. Crock pot from my mom last year...the one she used when I was little and it's broken. Bad gift!

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  13. I can't think of any gifts given to me that was that bad. :)

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  14. cool concept

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  15. i would hate to name the worst present. If someone took the time to get me something, I appreciate it.

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  16. I can't think of anything bad, my family mostly gives cash lol

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