Mortals! So, you may have noticed that this entry and video are simply entitled “Game Night” rather than “Friday Game Night” as is my usual practice of getting together with my regular crew of miscreants. This is for a very good reason – and that reason is God of War. My entire crew and I sat enraptured on Friday night well into the evening as I began the opening hours of Sony’s absolute masterpiece upon it’s release. As a fan of the previous God of War games, I don’t think I can stress enough just what an incredible achievement this new game is – it should be played by everyone. Fans of God of War games, fans of games at all. Absolutely everything about it has been stellar thus far, and I am enjoying absolutely every moment I spend with it, and am thoroughly excited to bring you my detailed thoughts on it as I progress further into the game. All this is to say, however, that my crew and I didn’t get to our game stream until the following day.
But it was worth the wait, because thanks to my absolute bestie Malevolent Moogle and her hubby Absurdum taking a trip to PAX and bring me back some gifts, my crew and I got to play a new card game from publisher Ninth Level Games, Schroedinger’s Cats! It was a lot of fun, and is a much quicker play than some other card games – so take a look and see if it looks like something you and your gaming groups might enjoy! You can find the video at YouTube and Twitch, or just watch it below!
Hope you enjoy! But seriously – go play God of War. Now. Right now. – EWE
No, children, I am NOT advocating you commit suicide by cyanide – though admittedly, the list of folks I’m tempted to give a cyanide soda to is not particularly short. This is actually a rather happy use of cyanide – at least, if your as twisted and find enjoyment in the suffering of others as much as I do. This is my new favorite card game – Joking Hazard, from the same talented sociopaths that brought you Cyanide & Happiness.
For quite some time now, the title of Best Card Game has been owned by Cards Against Humanity. Joking Hazard, however, has similar complete-the-sequence-in-the-funniest/most horrible-manner-possible gameplay, but one-ups CAH by having each card illustrated by the delightfully depraved Blue and Green from the C&H web comic. Now, you no longer need to mentally picture the insane, borderline criminal scenarios that the cards you’ve played depict – it’s right there in front of you!
Gameplay is simple – each round, a different player acts as judge and starts a comic strip sequence, then judges which player has completed the sequence in the “best” manner. Best can mean a lot of things – most fitting, most logical, most insane, most horrific…the possibilities are endless. Well, until you run out of cards, I guess. So not quite endless. But still…a fucking lot of possibilities.
Do yourself a favor – get some friends together (or if you’re like me and nobody fucking likes you, round up some hostages), settle in with a few (lot of) adult beverages, and play this game. You won’t be disappointed. Unless you’re an asshole with no sense of humor – in which case, the fact that you continue to read this blog makes you some kind of masochist, so you STILL win! Enjoy! – EWE