“ The game Ross invented that lost the girls their appartment. Test how much the boys and girls knew about each other through hilarious and thought provoking Ancient History, Fears and Peeves, It's all Relative and Literature questions. „
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Friends was hugely successful and a very popular TV show that millions watched throughout the world. It was no wonder that there would be other things released on the back of this and the board game is one of those things. I have to admit that over the years I loved the TV series and it was great fun so when someone got me this game the other year I had to try it out. If I'm honest it's not too bad for a while but is better when you more playing.
The game is actually based on the one that Ross invented in the programme for the rest of the friends to play and in the end resulted in Monica and Rachel losing their apartment to the boys in a bet.
The game is essentially for girls versus boys for more fun and for that you will need to split into two equal groups or teams. The next step is to decide what the stakes are and any forfeit for losing which is always enjoyable.
The concept of the game is relatively simple really. Each team member alternates and asks the other team questions about themselves from the cards provided. All the answers have a yes or no answer. There are two sets of cards to add more variety and for more ages. There are the cards for all ages and those just for those over the age of 18, so the game is not just limited to adults then. In addition you have different categories to answer from. To be honest the times we have played it can be quite fun and some of the questions and answers given are hilarious.
As long as you use the universal cards the game is suitable for all ages but I think that adults will enjoy this more and especially if you love the series.
Trust me, if you get enough playing it, then it is great fun and entertaining and you'll laugh at some of the answers given....
As a huge fan of Friends, I simply couldn't resist buying the board game when it came out. I already had all the videos, books and posters, and a board game seemed like a perfect addition to my collection of Friends memorabilia. The game is based on the one that Ross invented for the rest of the gang to play, and resulted in Monica and Rachel losing their apartment to the boys (no it's not the 'Strip Happy Days' game - that's a different episode!). The game isn't your traditional board game as there are no dice and there isn't really a proper 'board' - it's really more of a quiz to test how well you know your friends. The rules are simple enough, although I would recommend reading the instructions before getting the booze out! Firstly, as this is a boys versus girls game, you have to split into two equal groups, and each team thinks of a name. We were called the 'Barcadi Babes' and the guys called themselves 'The God Squad', although I'm sure you can think of something much better than that. Next comes the most important thing - deciding what the stakes are. In the episode of Friends that the game is based on the girls bet their apartment, but you don't have to go for something quite so extreme if you don't want to! The game even provides you with a special little pencil to write down the team names and the forfeits (apparently so you are made to believe you got your value for money). After we had finally decided upon our names and stakes (that took about fifteen minutes!) we were ready to begin. The game involves each team member alternately asking the other team questions about themselves from the question cards provided. All the answers have either a 'yes' or 'no' answer, and there are yes/no cards available for placing face down in answer. The cards are split into two different sets - a universal set for all ages to play, and an 'ages 18 p
lus' set - these are obviously the more interesting ones! There are also four different categories of questions to answer from; 'Fears and Peeves', 'Ancient History', 'Literature' and 'It's all Relative'. Here are a few example questions so you get the idea: ~*~ FEARS AND PEEVES ~*~ These are mostly questions about phobias or annoying little habits (and if these people are your friends you're bound to know all these!). 'Have I ever tried to persuade a lover to leave the room so I could fart?' 'Do any of us have a serious phobia about anything?' 'Do any of us think women talk to much?' ~*~ ANCIENT HISTORY ~*~ To test how much you know - or don?t know - about your friends' pasts. A few surprises certainly came out of this section when we played! 'Which of us has ever taken all our clothes off in public?' 'Which of us has ever lied about our age to a prospective partner?' 'Have any of us ever put socks down our bras for reasons other than extreme cold?' ~*~ LITERATURE ~*~ Questions to see how well read you think your friends are, as well as a way to find out whether or not your male mates 'read' porn mags (providing they tell the truth!). 'Have any of us learned a really nifty new sex trick from a book or magazine?' 'Have any of us ever tried to impress someone by talking about a book we haven?t read?' 'Can I name three feminist authors?' ~*~ IT?S ALL RELATIVE ~*~ Most of these questions seem pretty random (I guess they couldn't be fitted into any of the other categories), but I found that the funniest questions are in this section. 'When telling a new partner how many previous lovers I've had, would I lie?' 'Do I think the age of consent should be less than 16?' 'Woul
d I date my best friend?s ex?' Well that should have given you a taste of what the questions are like, but there are hundreds of other hilarious ones in the game. Some of them are (as you can probably tell) a little personal, so it's best to play with just your close friends, unless you want to severely embarrass yourself of course. After the allocated number of questions have been asked, a 'lightning round' takes place, which can change everything in just a few minutes. Each team has a minute to answer as many lightning cards correctly as possible. There aren't actually any answers provided for these cards, but as the girls' cards are designed so that most of the boys will know the answers and vice versa, there shouldn't be any problems. This wasn't actually the case when we played it, but maybe we're just a pretty stupid bunch! Saying 'Pass' isn't allowed in the lightning round, so we had some pretty interesting answers when the boys were making wild guesses during their lightning round (when asked what part of the body you would wear a mule, the boys actually answered 'head'!). Well, that's pretty much all there is to tell you about the game. The game is suitable for most ages (providing you use the universal pack of cards) but adults will have more fun playing with the 18 plus cards. The game costs around twenty-five to thirty pounds, which is quite pricey but definitely worth it for all the hours of laughing you'll get out of it. Even if you're not a fan of the show you'll still enjoy playing the game, as none of the questions are directly related to Friends itself. As you can probably imagine, it's a real giggle to play and I would definitely recommend it. And girls, don't make the same mistake we did - if the boys start to cheat make sure you catch them out, or before you know it they'll have beaten you and you'll find yourself giving
out foot massages all night!