Thank you to my sponsor, the makers of F*That™ card game, for partnering with me in the making of this post
It’s no secret that Millennials are choosing to stay at home on Saturday nights much more than going out. That said, it makes sense that tabletop games are making such a comeback. As an “Old” Millennial, I have to admit that my habits definitely fall in with both of these trends. So much so that, even when I venture out, I opt for places with domestic luxuries like games and cozy seating. But, yeah, home is where it’s at. Luckily, my wife, Sarah, prefers to stay in as well. Weekends at our house often consist of us making way too much food, and having our friends over to hang out and play games. We definitely have our go-to’s, but when something promising comes out we have to give it a try. Most recently: the new card game F* That!…and it looks like it’s going to be a new staple.
The game works like this:
- Everyone is given cards with the letters “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “E”
- A different person is the “Chump” each round
- The “Chump” draws a card with a hypothetical (or at least, I sincerely hope) scenario and 5 (A, B, C, D, and E) pretty awful related details or circumstances to choose from
- The “Chump” decides how many of them they could stand, and places the corresponding letter cards face down
- Everyone else tries to guess which they are and lays their own corresponding letter cards face down
- Everyone flips at the same time
- You all find out ridiculous things, and points follow
So, basically, you have to know your friends well enough that you’d even be able to guess what they would do in some really strange situations.
“SORRY, BUT YOU’VE GOTTA RUN! WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER TO OUTRUN ON FOOT?”
“YOU MADE A HORRIBLE DEAL TO PAY OFF YOUR STUDENT LOANS IF YOU ADD AN EXTRA BODY PART. WHAT ARE YOU COMFORTABLE ADDING TO YOUR BODY?”
“YOU ARE TRAPPED IN A CHILDREN’S TV SHOW WHERE EVERYTHING IS ALIVE. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU COULD EAT THERE?”
I don’t know what the process of creating the cards was like, but one can imagine it was possibly a room full of people that all agreed it might be best not to see one another again when it was all over. They’re that good.
If your gameplay goes anything like ours, it’s going to be surprising for many different reasons. First, you might know someone, or someone might know you much better than either of you had thought. Same goes for the opposite. And, as you’ll definitely be faced with some truly awful things to choose from, you’re probably going to shock yourself.
So, if you’re in the market for a new card game—honestly, if you’re not, you should consider changing your mind—I would highly recommend giving F*That! a shot. You’re probably going to end up being pretty uncomfortable, but in the best way.
F* That! (Forget That) is for ages 18+ (though, I’m sure you’ve gathered that on your own), and can be played with 3-8 players. It can be purchased here for $14.99.