This review may not be for you if you are easily offended or have some trigger, and you may want to look away now. But if you have an open sense of humor and want to have a good time, keep reading.
Game of Ham (Hating All Mankind) is an adult board / card game that is similar to a card-like game for humanity, but with a twist. The Game of Ham fills in the blanks with inappropriate reply cards, but adds a 3-piece game board and a booklet with various play options.
The rules of the game are simple. One player starts by drawing a gray card and reading the prompt to the group. The other player then chooses a pink card from his hand and plays it face down (same as CAH). The first player then shuffles the cards, reads each one out loud, and then chooses the card that he likes best.
Each gray card has two numbers. When a player wins a gray card, he chooses one of those two numbers and moves that number of spaces on the board in any direction (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). There are seven different types of landing space. Numbered spaces allow players to move that number of additional spaces. White space is a checkpoint. If a fellow player decides to attack you, there is a way to be pushed back to the last checkpoint. Alternatively, if a player lands on another player’s piece, that player will be sent back to the last blank passed. The dark gray space is similar to the white space, except that there is only one dark gray space and few cards return the player to it. Gold space is the goal of the game. You need to land exactly in Gold Space, they win.
Includes ham game
- 810 cards
- 16 player pieces
- 4 board tiles (both sides of 2 different boards)
- 4 placeholder
- 1 rule book (24 pages)
- 1 Quick Start Guide
This is an “adult” game, but because of all the blockades and social distances, there are no adults to play with, so I asked the kids to play with them. My kids are 10, 11 and 16 years old, but like my parents, they have a very strange sense of humor and are accustomed to this kind of thing. They had a great time and enjoyed it very much. I found them just having fun late at night.
That said, it was a fun game for us adults as well. If you can spend time with other adults, you will know if it is a lot of fun. There are many variations of play that can help keep your game exciting and fresh in multiple plays. Also, because of the different variations, you can make this game as short or long as you like. At the bottom of the car, there are some interesting facts that I found interesting and interesting.
We recommend that you do not try to read the entire rulebook in all variations at once. This can start to get overwhelming, especially if you’re new to reading many of the rules of the game. Instead, choose the style that works best for you and read that section. You can also visit their website, download the Game of Ham for free, and zoom in and play with family and friends.