What Do You Meme? is the Funniest Party Game you’ve never played
Party card game for friends for the social media generation. Think you’ve got what it takes to out – meme your friends IRL? Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. A rotating judge picks the best combination each round. Play until you’re hungry, at which point stop playing and order a pizza. The rules are simple. Each round, a rotating judge plays a Photo Card and everyone else plays a Caption Card to complete the meme. The judge decides the funniest pairing, and whoever played the winning Caption Card wins the round. Lather, rinse, repeat.
The first is that there isn’t much ‘game’ to begin with. The classic party game is really built around saying/admitting to embarrassing things and laughing/being laughed at about them. By transforming the drinking game into a game with points and rules, it clutters the experience. All you really need to play NHIE is a beer and a sordid past and a willingness to have people laugh at you.
When your last line in the rules is essentially ‘If we offend you, send us more money’, that says a lot about your game.
The other reason it doesn’t translate well is that this game doesn’t really know what it wants to be. Never Have I Ever: The Game Of Poor Life Decisions is trying to make frat-party-style shaming into a card game for the whole (over 18) family! To that end, it’s tone is wildly inconsistent, whiplashing from incredibly harmless admissions to potentially relationship-ending confessions.
They say in the rules and in their advertising that the only rule in Never Have I Ever which matters is ‘No Judgment’. And yet, without judgment, this game simply wouldn’t exist. The game is only for adults (clearly) and you can order it $29.99(the original price), so the price is not too shabby and it’s perfect for the holiday season or just a fun night in with friends.
Packing: 270 cards (225 caption cards and 45 photo cards), easel and bonus rules, shrink-wrapped in a custom box.