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Big Potato Bucket of Doom: Escape Room Adult Party Game

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Bucket of Doom by Big Potato Games is a creative, comedy, story-telling party card game where players have to invent the best possible escape plans to escape the instance of impending doom revealed each round. I’ve never had a game of Funemployed that’s run full length, and Cards against Humanity makes you play until everyone is bored, which is hardly ideal. Before this game, ‘bucket of doom’ might have meant the month-old, unrefrigerated take-out chicken under your sofa.

Unlike the game of this genre it most closely resembles - Funemployed - the set-up is a little too specific to get away with a vague response. When given the same attention as a real baby, she produces over 20 different noises, including coos, babbles, and chuckles.

The first player reads out the impending doom card and players pick the best object the have and come up with the craziest explanation as to how they will escape certain doom using the object. Bucket of Doom is the only game where you can plan your escape from the Death Star garbage crusher with only a Mc Whopper in hand or how to get away from an exam just with a Kinder Egg. To win, they must keep every member of the team alive - if any player is killed the game ends immediately and all players lose.

Cards Against Humanity can be a lot of fun with the right group of people… but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t tire of it pretty quickly. Step 1: Read out one of the doom cards to discover what sort of mess you’re in – for example, let’s say you’re trapped in the Death Star garbage crusher and the walls are closing in. Sell your escape plan to your friends and whoever is voted to have the best is crowned the winner/survivor! Oh, we forgot to mention the player with the fewest votes has to take a deep inhale of a toxic canister full of Shit-Your-Pants® forfeit smell. Ever wondered how you’d escape if you were left behind on the moon with nothing more than a foot-long hotdog and an angry beaver to help?It’s a credit limit that’s sits alongside your PayPal account which you can use for your online purchases. The scenarios and solutions presented on the cards are usually entertaining, and a lot of fun particularly for pop culture nerds - there are set ups based on Star Wars, Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, The Martian. Please note: Virtual goods are eligible for PayPal Credit with the exception of electronic gift cards and software downloads. You outline your outrageous and hardly foolproof plan to the other players, then everyone takes a vote to decide upon their favourite method of escape - the winner takes the yellow scenario card for that round and the first to have three of those wins the game.

Admire the stunning view from the Empire State Building, the world’s tallest skyscraper, or take a walk through the magnificent Central Park. Ever wondered how you would escape if you were swallowed by a whale or buried alive in an airtight coffin… with only an angry beaver and a foot-long hot dog to help you? Using an array of useless objects, players must compete to devise the most impressive getaway plan of all time. This, in effect, doubles the amount of cards in the deck, as each side’s items are completely different - well, almost. This highly addictive and hilariously fun game encourages imagination and creativity but, it also includes some rather naughty words so it probably isn’t great for children.

Bucket of Doom is never going to be my favourite example of this genre – it’s a little too demanding for that, never quite as easily amusing as the party games I really love. USELESS OBJECTS: Everyone gets six items to help hatch their escape – and they're all absolutely useless. The rules helpfully include three variants - you can use one card and redraw in the standard game, but more advanced players can use as many as they like in combination, whilst ‘pros’ can do the same but can only redraw when they’re entirely out of cards. For example, if you were falling out of a plane without a parachute, you could use your 'VIP Tickets to One Direction' to summon an army of teenagers to cushion your fall. Each answer card has two sides - one black, one white - and you pick which colour you wish to play with (there are a few rules variations involving flipping cards if your mind goes blank, but they’re unnecessary).

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