This is a post from Sam, co-founder of Dafuq Is Dis. She agreed to review Stupid Deaths with her family.
Stupid Deaths is a brilliantly dark family board game.
We played Stupid Deaths, a game that celebrates the Darwin Awards and shows us some of the most ridiculous ways people have died over the centuries, on a rainy afternoon when we needed something for all the family but didn’t have the time for a marathon game of Monopoly.
It sounds easy, but once you realise just how ridiculous some of the ways people have died actually are, it becomes a lot more difficult!
What’s in the box?
In the tombstone shaped box, you will find a board game, 300 stupid death cards, 6 playing pieces, a Grim Reaper, 12 true or false voting cards, 6 extra life tokens and the instructions.
Each player, minimum of 2 and maximum of 6, takes a true and false voting card, a playing piece and an extra life token.
How to play the Stupid Deaths board game.
Playing is relatively easy, the oldest player starts by picking up a stupid death card and reading from it. The other players then use their voting to cards to guess whether they think the way the person on the card died is true or false.
If they are correct players get to move one space forward, and if they are incorrect the Grim Reaper moves one space forward per wrong answer. Gameplay is continued on like this alternating players each round so that everyone gets a chance to read a card.
The winner is either the first person to make it to the red space on the board or the last remaining player. Should the Grim Reaper overtake a player they can use their extra life token to jump one space ahead of him before giving their extra life token back.
What did I think?
While the adults that played this game did enjoy it I would say the age rating of 12 is about right. The content isn’t particularly adult but obviously, the theme is death which younger children may struggle with. There is also a lot of reading involved as well so anybody playing does need to be confident in reading aloud.
Other than that it’s a nice easy game to play, good for rainy days and after dinner games without having to worry about long set up times or teaching too many rules to new players. The number of stupid death cards (300 of them) also means you don’t really have to worry about repetition, it will take a while before you have to shuffle or restart the deck!
It’s a great addition to any games collection and with an RRP of £22.95, it isn’t going to break the bank.
Where can you buy it?
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