CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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- Features 36 Party Gras Bead Strings
- 300 Party Gras Cards
- 1 Rules Sheet.
- Ages 13 and Older
- 4 to 12 players
- 10 or more minutes to play
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Game Value: Pretty pricey for actual contents.
Replayability: Only with different groups, same people would not do more than once.
Party Gras is one of those adult party games that can go either way depending on the circumstances in which it is played. It's not the sort of game that one sits down to enjoy exactly. It is more about integrating game action into an actual get-together. I don't really see it as a family game. I think it would be far more successful as either a casual ice breaker in a formal group setting (such as a work seminar) or as a drinking game in a party setting. I've been known to do my share of wacky antics to gather worthless beads while in an inebriated state, and this game utilizes my shamelessness and lack of dignity to great affect. However, for the game to be at all successful, you must have people who are willing to experience it to a full degree of participation and not be overly reserved.
The game is simple enough. While four is a minimum number of players, the game works much better with larger groups. There are mission cards that you may try to fulfill as you work the party scene. If you are successful, you gather the aforementioned beads (don't worry, there are no inappropriate flashing of body parts).
Caught in the Act: Find someone texting.
Mind Control: Have someone refuse to take out your trash.
Talk it Out: Find someone who thinks werewolves are cooler than vampires.
Challenge: Simple physical competition like staring contest.
Go Crazy: Wacky stunt like acting like a dog.Read more ›
The idea behind the game is to have everyone compete for beads (it's so much easier to "win" beads in New Orleans, at least for the ladies) that each person wears around their neck. In order to win the beads, you have to convince someone to perform a task posted on the 300 cards provided with the game. The cards are broken into five categories: Mind Control, Caught In The Act, Talk It Out, Fashion Police, Go Crazy & Challenge. Once they perform the task or fit the description on the card, you collect the number of beads that the card says to take.
When the game is over, the person with the most beads wins.
I personally believe that this game works best at office parties and/or conventions as an icebreaker for people who either rarely talk to each other or are meeting for the first time. Also, I highly recommend adding alcohol to the game for the simple fact that it will loosen up people a bit in order to get things going.
If you have a bunch of friends over at your house whom you are already familiar with, you can take the game a step farther and add your own tasks to help keep the game interesting.
Overall, a decent game to play with a very large group. If you're dealing with less than twenty people, though, add alcohol!
Party Gras has a simple enough premise: Get all the beads you can (just like Mardi Gras)! But how you get those beads is what makes this game such a riot. Along with the strands of beads that every player starts out with each player is given a card with a task that they either must do or convince another player to do. Once their card has been completed they show it to another player and receive a strand of their beads in exchange.
This game is great for large family gatherings if you're a loud, boisterous, outgoing family; ice breakers for small conferences and group settings; and at any type of party. Also, the game is super flexible because you can play until somebody has ALL the beads (which I honestly think might be impossible if your friends and family are as competitive as mine are) or you can have a predetermined time limit for the game and whoever has the most beads at the end of that time period is the winner.
Overall it's a fun game and great if you've got a large group to play with.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was going to give as a gift but upon opening, found it was cheaply manufactured.Published 19 months ago by Kiki
This is a fun icebreaker party game.
We brought it out at a Spring BBQ where most of the guests did not know each other. Read more
The goal of this Mardi Gras themed game is to earn beads by fulfilling "missions." The missions require players to interact with one another. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by J N Brabec-Smiley
The game itself is fine. We bought it - used it in a group - people kind of faked having fun and then took the beads with them when they left as a souvenir. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by The Travelin' H-Family
This isn't a game to sit down and play with your friends or family. It gets very chaotic and isn't much fun. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Ashley S
When the kids visit they like to play this game. I have not played it myself but in my situation it is fine with me if the guests enjoy it.
This game looked like fun but after trying it, I quickly lost interest. I like board games but this one was not my taste. It had too many parts and a bit complicated to play. Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by I Am Diddy
This is a fun game in my opinion for one time use. My daughter had a party and everyone got to take their beads home afterwards. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Flo Ridian
It's a fun game for large groups that include a mix of ages. And by "large," I mean more than 10-12 people. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by lapis