When the Rat Hole launched we began the monthly tradition of looking at different expansions for Skybound Games’ runaway hit party game, Superfight. But since Skybound Games has a ton of more great party games (and games in general) we bring you Skybound Saturday. This month we look at the Date Night expansion deck for Pitchstorm.
If you’ve never played Pitchstorm before, you may want to start with our review of the Core Game.
I don’t hate romantic comedies. I don’t particularly like them, It’s highly unlikely one will first choice of movie, but I don’t hate them. I do, however, hate the tropes that rom-coms are built around. They present an unrealistic view on how relationships work, and in the real world someone would probably be getting slapped with a restraining order. I don’t begrudge people who may feel differently, but I needed to put that out there for context.
Pitchstorm is inherently a game built on stereotypes. It’s what makes it both a great game and an accessible game. You don’t need to in on the joke, it can even be advantageous not to get it. Unfortunately, that means Date Night was inevitably bound to be a hard sell for me. As many of our regular readers may recall, when possible, I like to play with as few cards that aren’t what I’m working on as possible. That was painful for me. It didn’t take long before I tried to dilute it with other themes.
Date Night isn’t bad at what it’s trying to do, it’s very good at it, I’m just not a fan of what that is. I honestly believe that is to the game’s credit.
There were some cards that I legitimately did love in this as well. NEW PITCH: EVERYONE IS A HOT CENTAUR will never not be a good Note. I’m also partial to WHAT IF THE MAIN CHARACTER HAS A TALKING CAT THAT GIVES THEM ADVICE ON THEIR LOVE LIFE and MAKE IT GAYER!
There were even some Plot cards that were enjoyable; when any Character DISCOVERS A SEXY GENIE IN A LAMP, it’s going to be a win. TRAPPED ON A SWINGERS CRUISE WITH ALL OF THEIR EXES has potential as well.
While this deck isn’t likely to hit my table all that often, there is certainly a market for it. For those people, I 100% support picking this up.