This week, the Heave staff was asked:
What is the best and/or worst board game to play at a family gathering?
Any board game, really. Just add booze and unresolved tension!
Apples to Apples is probably the best, and Cards Against Humanity is probably the worst. For those who’ve never played it, Cards Against Humanity is basically Apples to Apples for horrible people. It’s one of my favorite games, but I don’t think many people want to answer a question with “a defective condom,” “sharing needles,” or “pixelated bukkake” in front of their mother. I’m pretty sure my mother doesn’t know what bukkake is, and I’d like things to stay that way. I think she’d appreciate “Glenn Beck being harried by a swarm of buzzards,” though.
At the end of the day, there are winners and losers, so that means fisticuffs. Usually Sorry! gets violent the quickest. How ironic, right? (Shakes fist until you agree.)
Best – Monopoly for sure.
Worst – Trivial Pursuit, because everyone gets pissed off for not knowing any answers and ends up quitting the game 10 minutes into it!
If you ever want to learn a lot about your family members or potential romantic partners, play a round of Scrabble and watch the contempt fly. The amount of fake words and/or arguments about whether profanity is game-approved will prove illuminating.