Balderdash is one of the great board games for families or a bunch of friends. The box isn’t kidding with it’s inscription “The hilarious bluffing game.” A card is selected which may require a word definition, a movie plotline, or a definition from other categories. Each player has to give a fictitious answer. These are mixed in with the correct answer, they’re all read out and whoever reaps the most suckers wins.
Absolute Balderdash is great fun to play. It rewards creativity, general knowledge, bulldust, and the ability to laugh, cry or keep a straight face on demand. Aren’t these life skills anyway ?
This game recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and this is the updated 2016 version. There are around 2,400 separate questions, and 495 cards – enough to last any group of people for another twenty years.
· Suitable for 9yo plus
· 2 – 8 players
· Takes 30 – 60mins.