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RetroBoom02 Oct 2015 12:17 p.m. PST

So I'm trying to come up with a simple game to play on a date. The idea is to come up with a game that involves asking each other get to know you questions, but is still an actual game. And then add alcohol just because.

The immediate problem of course is that there's no way to "fail" answering these questions. So i took the easy way out and tried to come up with something else that I could just attach the questions to.

Here's what I have:

both players roll a die
- low roll drinks
- if doubled, low roll is asked a question.

if not doubled, low roll may choose to roll 1 or 2 more dice and add it to their total.
- if the player rolls 1 additional die and doesn't double the other players score, they are asked a question
- if the player rolls 2 additional dice and doesn't double the other player's score, they drink again, and are asked a question.

First player to ASK 5 questions wins.

I have all the questions written on index cards. Things like; If you could be a member of any TV-sitcom family, which would it be? If you had to dispose of a dead body, how would you do it? What is the last vegetable you would ever want to be?

What do you think? Am I missing something obvious? Is it broken?


JimDuncanUK02 Oct 2015 12:56 p.m. PST

Too complicated.

Roll 1 D6.

1,2 or 3 buy a round.

4,5 or 6 the other buys a round.


Maddaz11102 Oct 2015 2:01 p.m. PST

two truths and a lie.

you write on a card two true things and one lie, and the other team has to guess which is the lie? – the truths can of course lead to talking points

Timbo W02 Oct 2015 2:22 p.m. PST

Truth or dare

RetroBoom02 Oct 2015 2:33 p.m. PST

Hey thanks for the comments! Thoughts noted, but I suspect many of you are missing what I'm going for here. This is a game with a max of 2 players, to be played instead of another card game or such. Specifically, I have a date tomorrow with a girl who loves board games. We've been talking for a couple weeks but this will be our first face to face. I figured, instead of playing something like dominion or star realms, lets play this get to know you game, with simpler rules and booze involved (she liked the vague concept.) So I thought I'd try the dice mechanism.

Unlike roll for next round, or truth or dare, this is actually a game, though the consequences to choose whether to roll 0, 1, or 2 dice in response to rolling low may need to change in order to encourage tougher choices ;)

Yes, I totally understand this isn;t the "traditional" drinking game, but that was the point, however I'm still very interested if anyone has any thoughts about how to make it a stronger game with drinking in it :D

What do ya think?

Zephyr102 Oct 2015 2:34 p.m. PST

Drop the dice and use a coin (heads or tails). More people carry coins than dice. ;-)

And at the least, you can make it a game of "true or false, heads or tails?" ;-)

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2015 9:44 p.m. PST

Too complicated.

How about "Politician lies, you drink."

That'll get the party to full tilt in about an hour.

Mako1103 Oct 2015 11:27 p.m. PST

Seems like a good one could be, take a shot, remove an article of clothing, or vice versa, and repeat.

Of course, you can ask questions, if desired, as you go.

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