Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Warning: Contents may be dirty. Fling with care. (Poo: The Card Game)

Welcome to the city zoo.  You are a recently discovered monkey, taken to fill the quota and show off your stuff.  During the day, you are a hit.  The kids love you, and you even manage to take some man's hat.  You really look rather dapper.  But now it's night.  The zoo lights have come on.  The keeper is setting up the sprinklers and watering the plants.  You think you hear the faint purr of a tiger.  Something sticky hits you in the back of the head, cold and sticky.  You heard about this from the other apes.  This is the battle of the night, the fight for dominance. Poo.

GAME DESCRIPTION: Poo is a card game for 2-8 players, where you take the role of a monkey in the zoo, fighting other monkeys (players) by covering them with, you guessed it, poo.  This is a fairly short game, taking anywhere from 10-20 minutes.  Each turn, you are allowed to play one of 5 types of cards: Poo, Special Poo,  Defense/Mishap, Clean, and Event.  A player is taken out when they have a total of 15 poo flung at them.

  • Poo: The base cards, used to fling a set amount of poo to one player 
  • Special Poo: These also fling poo, but have an added effect, such as targeting multiple players.
  • Defense/Mishap: The only cards you can play on an opponents turn, these are used to block, redirect, or affect any poo cards flung.
  • Clean: Remove any poo that has been flung from you.
  • Event: These have the most unique effects.  They can do anything from blocking all players from attacking, to cleaning up a player on their turn, to allowing you to attack when you lose.
THE GOLDEN BANANA: This is a special card taken out at the beginning.  The first (or second, according to the amount of players) player to be covered in poo and taken out of the game will gain the Golden Banana.  This gives that player the chance to keep playing, but by starting out with 8 poo already on them

CONCLUSION: If you need a quick game with a small group of friends, this might just be the game for you.  Simple, easy to learn mechanics on top of short gameplay and a ridiculous setting make this game one of the funnest, funniest games I've played.  Include the ability to make the game end in a tie, and you'll find it hard to not want to come back again and again.

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