Kickstarter Alert: ‘The Voting Game’

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The Voting Game, an interesting new party game by Tom Rohlf launched its Kickstarter today. The game is fairly straightforward. A player reads a question, and the players vote on which player is the answer to the question. The Voting Game is designed for 8-10 players, is for adults, and skirts a line close to Cards Against Humanity, without the “horrible people” goal. We still have had great fun with it, despite its slightly predictable premise.

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My favorite questions include:

  • Who would have the hardest time talking their way out of an insane asylum?
  • Who has hired a professional to make their dating profile?
  • Whose Google search history would you like to see the most?
  • Who clogs the toilet at their friend’s house and says nothing?
  • Who would you want to bring home with you for Thanksgiving dinner?

The game is not perfect, yet. Taylor has been working hard to fine tune the play. For now, the game is perfectly functional, but is a little more awkward than I’d hoped. The game is playable for fewer than six players, but is best played with eight to ten.

Unfortunately, some of the questions are quite mean, and were just removed from play as they came up, by general consensus. It’s no fun for us to attack a fellow party member.

The least friendly questions include:

  • Who would disown their homosexual child?
  • Who has the most obnoxious food allergy?
  • Who secretly hates their significant other?
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The initial goal is an easily managed $7,500. The backer rewards are appropriate to the levels, and include the options to get the three expansions: NSFW, Fill in the blank, and Create Your Own. I’m sure the game will fund quickly, and I’m excited to see the stretch goals as they appear.

EXPANSIONS
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The box is the right size for the game, which is a critical part of whether I’d buy a game. Too-big boxes take up valuable storage real estate. The cards are well made, and stand up to shuffling well. Unfortunately, 8-10 friends are not included, nor do they fit in the box.

The Voting Game is worth owning. The rules are simple enough for setting up quickly at a party. The questions are diverse and funny. I would suggest removing questions not appropriate to your group, play with 8+ people, and invest in the expansions to keep things funny instead of mean. Thankfully, the questions don’t tend to bias for or against any gender, orientation, race, ethnicity, or profession. Well, except for accountants. The Voting Game has a warning stating: This game is not intended for accountants and others without personality. As you can see, you have to be able to poke fun at yourself, and take it when your friends poke at you, too.

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Rory is a newly appointed stepparent to two awesome geeklings. He also writes for mental health awareness at Terminally Intelligent.