Anyone who attended my SfEP conference session in 2018 will remember that we finished off by playing a little game that combined my two favourite things: swearing and word-nerdery. Now, in these troubled times, I am making it available to the wider world, to find out whether it’s at all entertaining when you haven’t spent the whole day learning and networking and looking forward to the next drinks reception.
I think of it as a little like Cards Against Humanity for people who like hyphens. It descends into wrongness nearly as often as Cards Against Humanity does, so please don’t play it if you’ve never forgiven your mate for that time they played that Jimmy Savile card at the perfect/worst moment.
I obviously wrote this for an occasion when people were allowed to be in the same room as other people, and that’s not where we are at the moment (the moment, in case you’re reading this from the future, being the Covid-19 pandemic), so unless you’re fortunate enough to live with people who would enjoy this kind of thing, you might have to get a little creative in order to play it over Zoom or on social media or however you’re connecting with people right now.
Click on the link below for the rules and game pieces. You will need old-school tech such as a printer and some scissors.
I hope it brings you a moment or two of joy, or at least mild amusement. Let me know how you get on with it in the comments, or on Twitter @kiathomasedits