19 Mar Board Games You Won’t Believe Actually Exist
Board games tend to be safe spaces for clean, wholesome fun. Sure, there are a few exceptions here and there, but when you mention board games, most people don’t think “edgy” or “offensive.” However, the four games featured below are anything but simple fun. In fact, these entries comprise some of the most controversial games ever published. Take a look and let us know in the comments what you think about our picks.
Kicking off our list is Adultery, a risqué party game for experimental adults. Players take turns moving around a board and collecting time tokens of two, three or five minutes. Players then cash in these tokens to spend some time with two players of their choosing. They then go off by themselves to a private room, and what happens in that room, stays in that room.
Created in the atmosphere of ‘60s swingers and key parties where free love ruled, Adultery is the adult version of Seven Minutes in Heaven. We’re not sure how devoted the game’s followers were, but we hope they played with hand sanitizer.
Next up on our list is a truly cringe-worthy addition to games that just didn’t need to be made. Before we go into detail about this game, we should mention that Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, neither published nor distributed it.
Ghettopoly was conceived by David Chang, who was subsequently sued by Hasbro and paid $400,000 in damages over trademark infringement. Of course, that was after he had already made over $8 million dollars in game sales. Unlike the iconic game, which is based on players buying properties and building houses and hotels, Ghettopoly centers around the building of crack houses and projects.
Instead of four railroads, the game has liquor stores. Other properties include a peep show, a pawn shop and a massage parlor. The playing pieces, however, are the worst part about the game. They include a pimp, a prostitute, a 40-ounce bottle, a machine gun, a marijuana leaf, a crack rock and a basketball. Need we say more?
Maybe this game was a failed attempt at a spoof, and perhaps Chang would say that it’s important not to take ourselves too seriously. But there’s a difference between laughing with others and laughing at them. This game does the latter.
The title of this game is German for “bosom memory,” and that’s just what this game is about. The object of the game is to see how well you can recall 48 pairs of breasts. It’s basically an X-rated memory game where you flip cards over trying to match the left and right breasts of several women.
In this climate of the #Metoo and #Timesup movements, this game would probably never make it to publication (we hope). Perhaps it was created as some sort of game that could be played at Bachelor or Bachelorette parties, but we somehow get the impression it might have been more for pre-pubescent teens and frat bros.
Sex sells, and no one knows that better than the producers of X-rated films. In this sexually charged card game, it’s your job to outdo the competition in the porno industry by putting together the right elements to ensure you have the most successful flick.
What are some of those elements, you ask? Well, you have handcuffs, cucumbers, paper bags, amenable animals and more. Cards to watch out for include hackers, ugly actors and directors with morals. Ah, those pesky morals.
We hope you found our list enlightening. Let us know what you thought of the games in the comments!