Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers

Title:  Punderdome Card Game
Author: Jo Firestone & Fred Firestone
Publisher:  Clarkson Potter, Box Game Edition 
Release Date:  June 21, 2016
Genre: Adult, Young Adult, Tweens
Ages: 12+

From the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn's beloved live pun competition comes Punderdome, the "Punderful card game [that] will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party" (Mashable.com).

One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.

A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who have 90 seconds to create a single, groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts.     

When time is up, pun makers share their puns with the prompter, who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best. The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats. Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards.

Every Game Set Comes With:
  • 200 double-sided cards (100 White and 100 Green)
  • 2 Mystery Envelopes with fill-in prize slips
  • 2 80-page pads for drafting puns
  • 1 instruction card and 1 pun example card
  • A stu-PUN-dous time for 3 or more players

So, a game of puns. Fun enough?! Right? Well, I was quite excited to review this card game for pun lovers.  In truth, I'm not very good with puns, but I sure love card games.  Adding this to my collection will sure be a great way to call "game night" with family and friends.  Let's talk about the box. It's easy to carry around being, 2.25" x 5.5" x 3.5".  It has almost everything you need but players and timer. The cards are colorful and somewhat easy to read. On one side it comes with some great pun questions for you to answer, and the other a topic. What you need to do is choose a white card and a green card. Within 90 seconds, you are to come up with a pun that relates/ties together the words from each of those cards. Sounds easy, right? Well, it's easier in theory than in life. We've tried this on several occasions, and unfortunately, no one, and I mean no one can get their mind to it. Sometimes it can be easier than others, but most of the time, people are just quiet, waiting for the timer to go off and see if anyone has anything. Nada.  Well, the saving aspect of this game are the already created puns from the questions. We read them out and sort of like knock-knock jokes, just enjoy each other's company.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this game from the publisher, through Blogging For Books for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



JO and FRED FIRESTONE, a daughter-father duo, are the creators and hosts of Punderdome®, NYC’s Most Puntastic Competition—part of New York’s comedy landscape since 2011. 

JO FIRESTONE, named a “comic to watch” by Comedy Central, is a regular contributor to The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion TV. Her radio show, Dr. Gameshow, can be heard every Monday night on WFMU, a freeform New Jersey radio station. 
FRED FIRESTONE is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, who specializes in customer/client satisfaction, branding, and ethical selling, for corporations across the country. His clients include AT&T, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Hewlett-Packard. He enjoys impersonating Rodney Dangerfield.




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