Party games are all the rage right now. They’re the new black, they’re the bees knees (and no, I don’t believe that bees actually have knees) and they are, in fact, the s**t. People can’t get enough of them, be it Cards Against Humanity or… Eh, who am I kidding, they all want to be Cards Against Humanity. Cyanide & Happiness, one of the wittier webcomics that you’ve seen on Facebook, has decided to get in on the action with their own party game, Joking Hazard. So, is it cyanide and happiness or asbestos and depression?
Here at Skip-A-Turn we tend to lean more towards the user-friendly games on the market. We’ll happily play game that require a good two weeks of preparation for, of course, but we tend to be much kinder towards games that you can just pick up and play. There is a very precise reason for this, though: We love games that we can play with friends. Not just our gaming friends, either, but our “civilian” friends whose eyes glaze over when we start talking about expansion boxes and question my life choices for getting back into Magic the Gathering. We want those friends to play too, because for some reason gaming is the only form of entertainment that actively scares away folks. “But Steven, you magnificent, amazing, employable symbol of sexuality,” I hear you cry, “Isn’t this just a diet version of Shut up and Sit Down’s The Opener?” And to that I say… Yes. That is exactly what we’re doing. Exactly that. “But wait!” I hear you cry, “What about Battle of the Sexes Part 2? And what about you saying you were going to go back to normal reviews!” Well, truth be told, I have been traveling and experiencing a special kind of flying hell, so, enjoy our Top 5 Games to Get Your Friends Interested In Gaming, and I’m going to go make myself a stiff drink…