Punderdome (Review)

Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers

This game is very similar to the Cards Against Humanities and Apples to Apples games which usually require a lot of mental and creative thinking. I think the trick to this game is you have to already have a funny personality or at least a good sense of humor. It was created by Fred Firestone and Jo Firestone (father-daughter duo).

Basically, you draw two cards and have 90 seconds to come up with a pun that uses the two words. Then, everyone votes on who has the best pun in which they receive both cards as their “prize” (or at least to help them keep track of their winnings). Who ever has 10 pairs wins! It’s that easy.

What I liked about this game is that technically you don’t have to devote game time to play. This game works as a conversation starter and is more fun to play when you are waiting at a restaurant with a bunch of friends or during a long car ride. It helps speed time and makes for some excellent inside jokes for later events.

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(c) Punderdome

This game is also more “kid/parent” friendly. While I love Cards Against Humanities, sometimes the adult jokes are what makes the game funny. With Punderdome, puns are just funny and cheesy in general which makes it more fun to play with kids or your grandparents.

There are 200 cards so your odds of getting the same pair are really low. Which means more fun puns!

Check out this awesome video created by papercuts for more information on Punderdome:

Disclaimer: I received this game from Blogging for Books, in exchange for this honest review.


2017 Book List

I love to read! If you’ve followed my previous blogs you might already know that but I think it’s time I share some of that love with this blog. Just to keep it short and simple, here is my book list for 2017. Since I just graduated from my last semester of graduate school, these are all the books that I’ve been wanting to read since I graduated high school (like 8 years ago)!

Reading List for 2017

  1. Ender’s Game by Oscar Scott Card
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. City of Bones, The Immortal Instruments 1 by Cassandra Clare
  4. City of Ashes, The Immortal Instruments 2 by Cassandra Clare
  5. City of Glass, The Immortal Instruments 3 by Cassandra Clare
  6. City of Fallen Angels, The Immortal Instruments 4 by Cassandra Clare
  7. City of Lost Souls, The Immortal Instruments 5 by Cassandra Clare
  8. City of Heavenly Fire, The Immortal Instruments 6 by Cassandra Clare
  9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. Nights of Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
  12. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  13. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  14. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  15. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  16. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  17. The Witches by Stacy Schiff
  18. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkiens
  19. The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkiens
  20. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkiens
  21. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkiens
  22. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  23. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  24. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  25. Twilight: Midnight Sun draft by Stephenie Meyer
  26. A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  27. A Clash of Kings, A Song of Ice and Fire 2 by George R. R. Martin
  28. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  29. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  30. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales by Angela Carter

At some point, I would like to read any (or all) of these books but I would also like to participate in PopSugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge List. I’ve seen their lists before and have even blogged about one in hopes to participate but school got in the way (as it usually does).