Cursed! Board Game Review

December 26th, 13   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
Cursed! Board Game

The front of the box

Cursed!, the Hilarious Game of Revenge, is a board game intended for 2-4 players sold by this sex toy store. What caught my eye about this game is the small little voodoo dolls with pins that you’re supposed to push into the dolls. The game focuses around drawing cards, trying to out-curse each other, then pushing pins into your opponent’s doll to attempt to win. The game includes quite a few cards (over 100, and I don’t want to count), four plush “voodoo” dolls, tiny push-pins, and the instruction booklet.

The box comes nicely packaged. It wouldn’t cause any sort of problem to keep the game inside this original box. There’s a hole for cards, a hole for the four dolls, and a small spot (with a plastic baggie) for where the pins rest. The box’s top just slips right off the bottom part for easy access. The pieces slide out of their dedicated spots if the box is tipped sideways, but if laid flat, the box works perfectly for storage. The box isn’t really discreet, but this isn’t an “adult” game either, so there’s no reason for it to need to be discreet.

The game could be modified to work with more than four players, but it honestly seems like more work then it’s worth. Just sticking with four players (possibly two on a team) would just work fine. The came doesn’t seem to get any more/less fun with the amount of players – just seems to take longer. It isn’t really a game that’s intended to be sexual – it’s just a fun game that any mature players should be comfortable with. (As in, players who aren’t uncomfortable with the mention of sex. They don’t have to talk about it though.) In fact, the box recommends players ages 13 and up. I think 13 might be a bit young, but it’s nothing too adult for the majority of anyone over 13.

Cursed! Board Game

Showing the game tray

The rules are a bit confusing which makes it a pain to get your first game started. The rules don’t really resemble any other games that are out on the regular board game market, so reading and understanding the rules is imortant for all players. Basically, the game is over when the first doll has 10 pins in it. At that point, whoever has the least amount of pins is the winner. To get to that point is a little more confusing.

Each player starts off with their own voodoo doll. Each player is then also dealt seven cards out of the deck. From there, you basically can lay down one card per turn. The point of these cards is to play a Curse card – but in order to play a Curse card, you need to lay down both a Doll and Pin card. Once a Curse card is laid down, the players all alternate going around in a circle trying to “out-curse” each other in an Uno-like fashion. (Either laying something of the same color & number or something of the one-higher number) Whenever the next player can’t continue the curse, the last player who laid down a card receives the card’s number of pins into their doll. This continues until someone has ten pins sitting inside of their doll.

Cursed! Board Game

Showing the variety of cards

The game was pretty enjoyable to play – for awhile. After awhile of playing the game, we realized that there just aren’t enough Doll and Pin cards to keep the game moving. We ended up with hands full of Curse cards and no way to actually play them. This happened all four times we played it, so we ended up giving up before we actually reached the end of the game. However, the game, if played fully, would probably just run twenty minutes. We ended up playing ten or twenty minutes for each game. The game and the cards themselves are pretty amusing – it’s just the lack of the Doll and Pin cards that can end up making the game drag along a bit more. Maybe with more players (we played with two), it would be a better experience. What we played of it was still enjoyable.

The Curse cards are one of the most amusing part of the game and the reason that the game is for people over 13. While each card really only “had” to have the number and color on it, each Curse card actually has a neat descriptive picture as well as a caption that says a bad “life event” that you had to curse for. Some examples include: “You find out your ex was your second cousin.”, “Your fiance dumps you for the Maid of Honor on your wedding day.”, “A Bad Santa robs your family on Christmas Eve.”, “Your buddy comes over to your house and drinks all your beer.”, “Your girlfriend falls asleep during lovemaking” and many others. Of course, the captions themselves are pretty amusing, but the pictures shown on the card make it even more amusing.

Overall, the game is amusing and was fun to play. You have to be careful with where you place the pins since they are really tiny and could get lost. However, the pins, and sticking the pins in the dolls, are half the amusement of the game. It’s not every day that you get to push pins into voodoo dolls. We’ve replayed the game quite a few times, and it’s enjoyable to play with a new group of people but playing it with people you’ve already played with isn’t quite as amusing. If this game sounds amusing to you, this sex toy store sells adult games, so check out Cursed!




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