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Balderdash is a classic board game where 2 or more players of any age earn points for guessing the correct answer.

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Pros

Lots of facts can be learned from the Q/A

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Might seem like a dry game, but is actually challenging and fun

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Simple rules, easy to learn

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Vast number of questions to choose from

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Some questions and answers are aimed solely at people with knowledge of the United Sates

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Provided answer sheets quickly runs out

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Certain categories' answers are obviously correct (because they are so strange)

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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Balderdash is a classic board game where 2 or more players of any age earn points for guessing the correct answer, or fooling others into believing your incorrect answer is in fact correct. Designed for a 30 to 60-minute session, Balderdash has players take turns being a ‘Dasher’ who reads out an unheard of word. Everyone then writes down a potential definition that the dasher reads out-loud—including the real one. Players then vote on which one is correct. Points are earned for writing the correct definition, for voting on the correct definition, and for acquiring the winning vote by bluffing. If the dasher accidentally or purposefully reveals that a player’s definition is fake prior to completion of the voting process, that player is said to have been “discombalderated.” Or if you elect your own fake definition in an attempt to inject credibility, that’s called a “downstream balder.” Critics say that though it “sounds boring, it’s not!”

Features
  • Classic Board Game
  • 2 or More Players
  • Appropriate for Any Age
  • Young Kids at a Disadvantage
  • Requires Dice
  • One Dasher per Round
  • More Points Awarded for Correct Definition
  • Less Points Awarded for Fake Definition (Upon Winning of Vote)
  • Revealing Fake Players Beforehand Illegal
  • Voting for Own Fake Definition Illegal
  • Beyond Balderdash (1993) Later Released
  • Game Show (2004) Later Airs
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