This past year and a half has been brutal for everyone. COVID has robbed us of too many months of life. It’s been so stressful. That is why now, more than ever, we need to learn to enjoy life to the fullest, and make it a point to laugh, smile and enjoy the company of friends and family as much as we can – every day if possible. If there is one thing that COVID has taught us, it’s to cherish life’s every moments.
If you are planning to get together with older family and friends (meaning, not children), why not host a Game Night?
Prior to the pandemic, my husband and I went to Pennsylvania to visit with family. We ended up playing a game. I won’t share the title (because this is a review for another game), but let’s just say it was NOT appropriate for kids. It was definitely a grow up game. It was also a bit awkward to play at first because my aunt was playing (she’s in her mid-70’s) and my young cousin (19 at the time). However, after the awkwardness wore off, we LAUGHED OUT BEHINDS OFF! I cannot recall when I laughed so hard. I’m talking crying my eyes out with laughter.
We NEED to have such a game night again. I’m hoping we can get together with my cousins and aunts before the end of the summer. I miss them terribly, compliments of the pandemic which kept us all away from one another.
I’m going to have my cousin bring the game that we played at her house. I also have another game we can play. It’s called Cacamamie. This is NOT for children. This is another game specifically for grown ups. In fact, the game makers promoters promote this as the “#2 Game in America” and that it’s “A Party Game for Immature Adults.” Yes… that it is. BUT… it’s a fun game and we all need to be silly and laugh, especially now more than ever.
The entire game is about…you probably guessed it…poop. I know that sounds gross, and trust me, that was my first thought too. Even after I received the game to review, I thought that this was going to be awkward and/or just too over the top.
The game utilized trivia questions, charades, voting and more. I’m surprised by the number of trivia cards are in this game. Who knew there was so much to learn about something we all do almost every day.
There was a question in the deck that I actually knew the answer to because I saw it on a documentary.
“Billionaire Bill Gates funded an effort to convert human poop into:”
- a. Drinking Water
- b. A low-cost laptop shell
- c. Biodegradable batteries
- d. Agricultural fertilizer
Believe it or not, the answer is “A.” I actually learned that from watching that documentary. It’s totally gross and I would never drink the water, but, I guess being a billionaire he can do whatever he wants with his money.
I played this game with my husband and two adult children (they are in their early 20’s). WOW! Talk about awkward, but after a while, it wasn’t so bad and we were literally laughing out butts off.
The next time we played the game we jumped right in with no awkward hesitation. I guess it’s because we knew what to expect.
Playing the game is easy. Each player gets three cards, and the object of the game is to be the first to get rid of your cards. Easy peasy!
The game is for 4-10 players. That is great because I’ll need enough cards for 10 players when I can get together with my cousins.
If you don’t feel like playing the full game, you can always just read off the trivia questions to see who can answer the most correctly, or play with the charade cards. You’ll have to sort through the deck of cards to find them. When you first open the game box the cards are all mixed up. That way when you deal them out, players are getting a nice mix of cards.
I wasn’t sure if I would truly like this game, but I do. Yes, it’s a gross and awkward subject to talk about, but we all do it. Plus it causes a lot of laughter, and that is what we really need these days.
The game is available at Uncommon Goods, as well as the games official website, CacamamieGame.com. You can also follow the game on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Those links are found on the bottom of the game’s website.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.