If “dad” is the role you were born to play, then Punderdome is the game you were born to win. Invented by comedian Jo Firestone and her father, Fred, whose groaners were presumably her inspiration to pursue writing jokes that are actually funny, this is Cards Against Humanity for pun lovers. The Firestones claim “you don’t need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.” Did they say bad jokes? You love bad jokes!
Players take turns as the prompter, drawing 2 cards from the deck and reading the prompts to the group, who then have 90 seconds to come up with the best possible pun combining them both (also known as the worst possible joke, because they’re puns). When time runs out, players share their puns and the prompter awards the cards to the one they like best — one zing to rule them all, you could say. First to win 10 rounds wins the game. It’s #DadJokes for the win, literally.
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You might call it the … father of all party games. Perhaps the … granddaddy of ’em all. The fun just … pops off the cards. Good God, this is the daddest thing that’s ever existed. Wait, it was inspired by a monthly pun competition created by the same father-daughter team? Okay, second-daddest thing that’s ever existed.
It’s not available quite yet — it comes out in July — but there shouldn’t be any question as to whether you’re going to preorder it. Even the Scarecrow would, it’s kind of a no-brainer. Boom! Winner! See you in the ‘Dome.