Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun LoversTitle: Punderdome
Creators: Jo and Fred Firestone
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-101-90565-4

“Grab some friends, draw two cards, and made bad puns connecting the prompts,” the box states on the game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.

~ What ~
This small box contains a card game that can be played several ways involving puns and making puns. With tw0-hundred cards, two small pads for writing puns, tear-sheet mystery envelope cards, two mystery envelopes, examples of puns, and instructions, the game is meant for three or more players over the age of twelve years old.

The primary object of the standard game is to obtain ten pairs of cards to win a mystery envelope prize. Other game options include Quick Pun, Green and White Prompts, Mystery Envelope Prizes, and ways puns can rhyme, be a homophone, or made-up word. Each card has a topic such as Dessert, Religion, Anatomy, Movies and Flowers on the white-backed cards to Bullying, Working Out, Dieting, Going to the Bathroom, and Waitressing on the green-backed ones. By making up the best pun using one of each colored card, a player collects them. The other side of the cards have questions with answers that are considered puns and the players can make up answers.

~Why ~
Our thirty-year-old son loves games that use the mind and making puns. I think he will enjoy using this card game with his co-workers when they need to take a break from the stresses of the job. I like that this is a game that involves creative thinking using word combinations.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not enjoy puns or corny jokes or like to play word games will refrain from playing this game as it may seem moronic to them. Others may think the questions and their answers are lame and sophomoric that only a preteen may consider.  The game may be tedious to some who do not like having to write out puns.

~ Who ~
Father and daughter comedians, Jo and Fred Firestone and their game have been part of New York’s comedy scene. They developed the card game in 2015 with the help of Emma Brodie.

~ Wish ~
Since I do enjoy puns, I wish the questions/answers were a little more intelligent than stated on the cards. They may be better used as a middle school game in the classroom if the teacher read the question and had the students develop answers.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a silly game to play with those fixated on word play, this may keep those strange types out of your hair and occupied thinking up new puns so can have peace and quiet – well, sort of if you are not eavesdropping on their bantering.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a sample to read and review.

This review will be posted on Blogging for Books and Amazon with links on  Godinterest, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.


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