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Michael Coulthard
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I was looking for a board game to get my family for Christmas. Just something that might be a bit of a laugh to open and fun to play for a while as a joke (even if the game is awful). These are sort of examples:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16899/is-the-pope-catholi...
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1510/class-struggle
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3393/public-assistance

All those three seem to be very expensive or unavailable in the UK so if anyone knows any cheap games I could get in Britain that would be awesome and you'd be creating some great Christmas fun! Thanks
 
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ChristmasFan wrote:
I was looking for a board game to get my family for Christmas. Just something that might be a bit of a laugh to open and fun to play for a while as a joke (even if the game is awful). These are sort of examples:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16899/is-the-pope-catholi...
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1510/class-struggle
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3393/public-assistance

All those three seem to be very expensive or unavailable in the UK so if anyone knows any cheap games I could get in Britain that would be awesome and you'd be creating some great Christmas fun! Thanks


I'm waiting to see how much time before someone mentions Busen Memo.

Mhhh?

Ah.

Sorry.

Now with that out of the way...
 
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A cheap game that I could recommend is Farmageddon.
Not really weird/unusual/offensive as such; but you play as farmers that have to plant and harvest crop to win. You need a planting field. In a 4 player game there are 3 planting fields. So, uhm, destroy the crop of your neighbors to get their fields? They will try to do the same to you next turn, you know.
 
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I don't know about 'family' but for adults:
Cards Against Humanity is worth a look. They also used to have (may still provide) a free print and play version.
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If you're looking for canned offensive humo(u)r Cards Against Humanity may be your best bet.

If you want the ability to offend yourselves I'd recommend Eat Poop You Cat (telephone pictionary); all you need is a few pads of paper and some pencils but there's a fancy version published as Telestrations if you're into that sort of thing.

I really enjoyed the looks I got when I pulled out Kittens in a Blender but the game itself may run longer than your family would enjoy.
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The Suicide Bomber Card Game

Ghettopoly

Pimp City

PornStar
 
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Project Pornstar is actually playable and fun if you can stand the theme.
 
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Blasphemy
 
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there's a monkey game about throwing poop. poo
I just got gloom it's all about pestering your characters with maladies until you kill them off. the more miserable they are, the more points you rack up. My kids immediately said it was like the "A series of unfortunate events" books. And so they loved it.

 
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Michael Coulthard
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Ah thanks everyone you guys are awesome. A few good possibilities, any more suggestions welcome, especially those with comical opening from the wrapper potential
 
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Inevitable looks weird. I've not played it though.
 
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I'd take a look at Awkward Family Photos. I believe it's available on Amazon.co.uk
 
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Friese's Landlord

Average game in terms of mechanics, but with fun thematic cards and a lot of screwing each other. Cheap also ;-)

Schrille Stille

Bought this last year in Essen and played with family on Christmas. Great fun, comes witha very cool CD player gadget. Don't know if there's an english edition, but teh game is actualy language independent, except from teh band names, which have no function (and of which the most are english anyways).
 
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Nuns on the Run

The novices are running around the convent at night looking for pleasures, while the Sister Superior is on the prowl making sure every one is where they're supposed to be--ie in their cells.

 
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Final Straw. The game of high school shootings.
 
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Funny Friends - Life for adults
Pimp: The Backhanding
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Escalation! - Betty Bazooka
Ugg-Tect - if your wrong you get hit with a club
 
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People who like to get offended for the sake of being offended have an issue with the theme of Ladies & Gentlemen in which two or more teams of 2 play as husbands and wives in the Victorian Era. The husbands work to earn money so their wives can spend it on fashionable clothing and stuff, trying to outdo all the other ladies. Whenever you want to say anything, you have to say it in character. Awesome with males playing the wives. Also, if odd number of players, there's a Courtesan role. You can guess what she throws into the mix.

Why one should not be offended: Because it's about people roleplaying on extreme stereotypes as spoiled rich wives and their harried husbands, and in no way is anything approaching a serious-business-type statement towards gender roles.

Unsure about the replayability of this one, but sounds like it would be a hit with your family for a few plays
 
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