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- Classic bluffing board game
- The categories contain real but unbelievable content about People, Words, Initials, and Movies; now includes a new category, Laughable Laws
- 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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Then a "sequel" came out called Beyond Balderdash. Balderdash 2 was a huge improvement over Balderdash 1. Balderdash 2 still had words, but it expanded the categories to include People (who was Sherwood Schwartz?), Initials (what does NRSV stand for), Movies (what is Eegah about?), and Dates (what happened on September 1, 1939?).
And a few years ago, a third version of Balderdash came out. Like the first version it is also called Balderdash. Balderdash 3 has replaced the Dates with Laughable Laws (In Cincinnati, Ohio, it is against the law to wear _________ ? The answer may be anything from "...a bulletproof vest to church" to "...a stetson while snorkeling."). In my opinion, the Dates were much better and much funner than the Laughable Laws.
So if you can find an inexpensive version, I recommend Balderdash 2 -- or Beyond Balderdash as it is officially called.
The Object of the game is: To make up answers that will bluff other players. Earn points for fooling other players into believing your bluff as well as for choosing the real answer.
The fun part is: Each player, on their turn, will read a word and every other player will write on a piece of paper, not letting others see, the "definition" of that word. Now the "dasher" will read out loud all the fake definitions including the real one. After the laughter ends every one except the dasher votes on which definition they believe is the right one. You get one point for every vote on your fake definition, three points if you vote for the real definition and three points if you happen to write something similar to the real definition (we make it five points). It has happened four times in the many years I have had this game.
THIS GAME GOT BETTER: There used to be only one category in this game - words. But now it has five different categories as Beyond Balderdash does. The difference between Balderdash and Beyond Balderdash is only one category. These are:
Words - As explained above.
People - Who is or what did this person do.
Movies - Write about the plot of the movie.
Initials - What do the initials stand for?
LAWS (instead of dates as in Beyond B) - You are given part of the law and the players must finish it. This is probably the best category in the game.
More categories add to the element of fun. Not to mention the "accidents".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My pastor's favorite game. I don't care for that much, but at least we have it when his family visits.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was for an annual party of experienced players. They though it was too confusing; liked the original better. (Which is what I thought I had ordered.)Published 5 months ago by Deborah A Simcox
My family is over competitive. This is a great game for us because it is too funny to be too competitive over. Great times. Good laughs. A family favorite.Published 6 months ago by Brittany Friar
Best game of all time. You don't need to be smart to play -- just have to be a good lier!Published 16 months ago by Woody Woodster
This is an excellent group game and was extremely entertaining for the entire family. Great clean family fun!!Published 19 months ago by Dennis Cote
Game cost $49.99 and didn't even come with pencils to keep score. I also think the game was missing a dice that you are to roll to select the topic. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tina Schwieterman