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.
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