I came up with an idea for a free "adult" party game. I think this would be a big hit across the board --- high school kids, dorm rooms, dinner soirees, Monday night football parties, etc. If someone wants to design the app, knock yourself out. Just please give me credit. I think this one has tremendous comedic promise. And it's a great conversation starter. Gets even the most conservative, prissy crowd to loosen up. Although I wouldn't recommend it for a Mitch McConnell fundraiser.
Have you ever read the DirecTV program descriptions in the upper 500 channel section? There's about 5 or 6 pay-per-view channels and a couple of them get pretty verbally raunchy. Back when I was a curious teenager, this would have captured my attention better than the books they assigned us for summer reading. Seriously, what sounds more enticing? "Ethan Frome" or "Park Your Hot Rod in my Steaming Garage."
Here's how the game works. I recommend about 10 players. You could participate individually, but I think teams of two works better.
The titles of a dozen XXX programs and the brief 1-2 sentence descriptions are printed out and distributed. However, in each description, one of the words is intentionally removed and replaced with a different word. The newly inserted word must start with the same letter and have the same number of syllables. At the beginning, the word in question, should be relatively obvious. For example,
As you may have guessed, the word "horrific" seems a little bit out of place. Not completely though. And that's the key. That's what gets the discussion going after everyone scribbles down their substitute word choice.
The correct word was actually "humongous." Note how it also starts with the letter "h" and has the identical 3 syllable pattern. As you may have surmised, the fun begins when people share their projected word choice. Maybe they wrote "heroic" dongs or "hunger-starved" dongs.
Everyone who chose the correct word gets a point. Ideally, the words should become more difficult as the game progresses.
Let's try another.
As you can see, this one's a little bit tougher. The word "courteous" was supposed to be "curvacious." But maybe you thought it was "cutey-pie." And this is when the outlandish buffoonery commences. Heated arguments over whether "lesbian" or "libido" is a better fit. The greater the number of syllables, the greater the level of complexity.
Alright, now this one's a toughie. It's specifically designed to cause friction. You're probably wondering if it's "aquatic" or "segregation." On the foosball table, we call this the 'ol bait and switch. The word "aquatic" goes hand in hand with the beach. Hmmm. Maybe. But the word "segregation" has racial overtones as was inferred in the title. Hmmm. But. As you can see, things just got a lot more challenging.
The correct answer: "segregation" was supposed to be "stimulation." Damn!
The instructions are best summed up --- "There can be only one!"
There's just something about the nerd waving that chicken wing.
Like I said, if anyone wants to design the app... feel free. I think this one's a game-changer.