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Eat Poo, You Cat – A party game that people actually like

23 Aug

Party games have upsides and downsides. On the upside, they add structure to a party, helping break the ice and turning strangers into new friends. On the downside, most people HATE party games (or at least think they do). That’s because they haven’t played the goofy game I like to call “Eat Poo, You Cat.”

This little drawing game is equal parts Pictionary and Telephone and will keep any group of five or more entertained for at least half an hour. It’s great for parties of all kinds because it is easy to learn, fun to play, and non-competitive; the game is all about the experience and reviewing the oft-ridiculous results. I learned this game from a newspaper column by Orson Scott Card (a great author of speculative fiction); as he puts it, the ridiculous name is taken from a “particularly hilarious final caption” from a game session long ago. You’ll understand once you play it. Read the rest of this entry »