Let’s talk about The Worst Game Ever, and no I’m not talking about Monopoly. In this particular case, I am talking about Gorilla Games’ card game, entitled The Worst Game Ever”.
The game is a fast and entertaining game that pokes fun at gamers, games, and itself. The rules are simple. On a player’s turn, they pay one token into the middle, draw a card, and choose another player to attack. When you attack, you choose how many tokens you want to steal, and roll higher than that number on an oversized six-sided die. You play cards when suitable, and When a player is out of tokens, the remaining player with the most tokens is the winner. The rules are simple enough to fit on a single page. But that leaves a whole blank page that could be used. Let me tell you, there are few things as glorious as handing a person a page of rules, and watching the sequence of emotions as they realize it’s all in PigLatin. Seriously, I got to do that twice in one night and it’s hilarious.
The cards in this game are great, some referencing gamer pet peeves (like reminding players it’s their turn or having a useless card) while others reference other games (like Nuclear War and We Didn’t Playtest This At All), even a card that specifically references “GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada” When I reviewed A Little Drop of Poison, there was a promo card for THIS game inside. I love seeing that sort of cooperation between publishers.
If I had to come up with a “problem” it would be that they suggest 2-8 players, but it’s actually a terrible game with only two people. There are simply too many cards that are unbalanced without more players involved. Aside from that, this is a really fun game. If you are a regular tabletop gamer you will enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humour and the creator’s obvious love of games. If you aren’t a regular gamer, you’ll miss the specifics but still love the gameplay