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Balderdash

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4.5 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews
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  • Classic Bluffing Board Game
  • Categories Contain Real But Unbelievable Content About People, Words, Initials, And Movies
  • Players Make Up Phony Answers, Read Them Off Along With The Correct Answer, And Others Vote On Which Answer Is Real
  • Score Points For Guessing Correctly And For Bluffing The Other Players
  • Grab The Bull By The Horns And Play Balderdash, The Game That's Hilarious Beyond Belief
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Balderdash is the classic Adult Party game where bluffing your friends moves you closer to victory! For up to 6 players, with 5 hilarious categories – Weird Words, Peculiar People, Incredible Initials, Marvelous Movies, & Laughable Laws – Balderdash will keep you and your friends laughing for hours! For ages 12 and up.

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Each game card lists People, Words, Initials, Movies and Laws that you’ve probably never heard of.
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Balderdash is the classic bluffing game that is hilarious beyond belief!
Wacky Words & Fun Phrases!
The hilarious bluffing game that you can’t always believe what you read. Each card lists People, Words, Initials, Movies and Laws that you’ve probably never heard of. But that’s where the fun really begins, because you get to make up an answer that’s as silly or as serious as you want. Players make up phony answers, read them off along with the correct answer, and others vote on which answer is real. You score points for guessing the correct answer or successfully bluffing the other players. Would you believe that in Fairbanks, Alaska, it was illegal to serve beverages to a moose? You better, ’cause it’s true.

Is it real or is it Balderdash?
Each player rotates being The “Dasher” (or judge). During each player’s turn as The Dasher, he/she rolls the dice which will indicate which category to select. The Dasher then reads the unknown name, initials, or phrase on the card and the other players record what they think the correct answer is on their Balderdash pads. Once everyone has submitted an answer, the Dasher reads each answer aloud, including the correct answer and players vote on which answer they believe is the actual answer. Players score points and advance on the board by guessing the correct answer, or by bluffing other players to select their answer as the correct answer. The first player to the end of the board wins! So, grab the bull by the horns and play Balderdash, the game that’s hilarious beyond belief.

Balderdash Creates Hilarious Social Occasions for Any Party!
There are no wrong or right answers! Get as creative or crazy as you want. Convince your friends your answer is correct and score points! Earn bonus points by indentifying the correct answer. Balderdash will be the life of the party when you hear the hilarious answers your friends come up with!

What's In The Box?
Game Board, 280 Game Cards (5 categories per card, 1400 words/initials/phrases), Pad of Answer Sheets, 6 Movers, 1 Die, and Instruction Sheet.





Product Information

Product Dimensions 10.5 x 3.5 x 10.5 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B003GXF6FW
Item model number R2813
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #38,788 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#1,380 in Toys & Games > Games > Board Games
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4.5 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews

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I had played Balderdash many years ago in high school. I am now in college and recently I had an urge to buy this game and enjoy it once again. I have a decent number of friends of whom I play many games with on many occasions. Some of our favorites are Apples to Apples Party Box - The Game of Hilarious Comparisons and Cranium. We all have a lot of fun with these party games and have been enjoying them for years. However, I decided to try something new. This was when I remembered Balderdash.

Balderdash is a simple enough game, played with as little as two players (though I would recommend a minimum of four to really enjoy the game). The concept is as follows: A card is picked with one of five categories: Words, Initials, Movie Titles, People, and Laws. Each of these are things no one has ever heard of. Every round, one person reads the word/clue (this is the Dasher) to the others, who then do their best to write down what they think the definition/plot/etc. is. This is where everyone gets creative. You could write down a funny answer, a serious answer, or just anything. The idea is the trick everyone into voting for you. Once everyone writes down their submission, they turn in their little pieces of paper and the Dasher reads everyone's submissions to the group, randomly, with the REAL definition hidden among the rest. Everyone then votes on what they think the real one is. If you trick some people into picking your submission, you get points, which translate to moves. That's it.

The game's fun comes from the wacky submissions and the art of how you write your submissions.
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I played the older version a few months ago and fell inlove with the game, it's fun and you have to be creative or at least funny and you become really good with playing just one time and it becomes really hard to tell who's bluffing.

It's a good social game and if you have intelligent friends you should try it.

Only thing is the older version had longer descriptions for all 5 options thus making more room for creativity.

Enjoy!
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I played this with family members during the Thanksgiving holiday at my brother's house. At first, noone wanted to play it...mostly because it was brand new, unopened and noone wanted to read the instructions. Well I did and we were sooo glad!
This is one of the most entertaining games out there. The more people, the better! People were getting so creative with their bluffs that we couldn't stop laughing as the "dasher" read the answers out loud. We played it until 1am and had to pull it back out the next morning for another round.
I'm now buying one for my husband and I. Highly recommend it for long nights of fun with family and friends.
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I was a little disappointed with the changes they made with the game. I played this years ago and it was one of the funniest games I've ever played. The old game just had one category. Definitions. You read the word and everyone defined it. Now there are different categories and most are kind of lame. If you've never played the original, you may really enjoy it! It seems to made pretty well and should last if it is taken care of.
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I bought this game as a family gift for my husband and I, along with a few others games.

We played it for the first time last night and at first I thought the concept was kind of weird and wondered if we were even going to like it.

Then we played a few hands and I fell in love with it. If you are a writer, like I am, you are going to love this one. I think too it will be much more fun with more than two people even though it can be played with just two.

You have a word, phrase, name, initials, and laughable laws that you most likely NEVER heard of and your job is to make up what it means. Your imagination can run wild with this one. Then everyone votes on which one they think is the actual answer. If they pick yours you get big points!

It's so much fun though and I can't wait to play with more people.
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My one gripe with this game is that it can make some people very uncomfortable as it requires you to loosen up and try to be creative and some people are just on different levels with that sort of thing. I played with one friend who wasn't as skilled in word play and grammar and it ruined their time. Just something to consider. When you get a good group of people who are really good at it and into the concept its great fun!
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When we first started the game, it went a bit slow until we realized the kind of definitions we needed to write so that our answers were believable. By the end of the game, we were having a blast. If you're lacking in imagination, or have a small group, it might not be as much fun.
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We love games, Balderdash is a lot of fun, It more fun to play with 4 or more people, we have actually played with 10 people, we just added markers for the additional people. You can play with three people, The reader can read the real answer and they can also put in a dummy answer.
It's a lot of fun, This is a newer version, we have the older one also. But got the newer board this time. WHen family or friends get together, this is always one of the games we play.
They give you a word and you have to define it. Then one person guesses who said what. You advance on the board as to right answers you get right. So you have to be creative, but really there are no right or wrong answers. so anyone one can play. No one knows the what the words mean, so easy for everyone. In the end your learning also.
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