In the back half of each Full Belly Laughs episode we play our famous podcast board games. Each segment takes a classic board game and adds a twist. Learn about all the games we play and how we play them.
Podcast Board Games
|Clue/Cluedo||Wits & Wagers|
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Yes the title of the game includes a question mark. Even in the 80s Milton Bradley knew they needed the punctuation to help their SEO against the band The Guess Who.
Guess Who? is a two-player guessing game. Players each select a character at random, and then ask questions to help them determine the opponent’s character. When a player is confident enough to make a guess at the opponent’s character, he or she may do so. If the player is correct they win, if they’re wrong they lose!
But for our podcast board games we like to change the rules so everyone can play at once, and everyone has a chance to be funny. Here are the rules for Guess Who? on Full Belly Laughs.
- One player selects a character card
- The other players take turns askinng a question and guessing at the name of the character
- Questions can’t relate to physical appearance
During the podcast board games we usually play Guess Who? until someone reaches 2 points. If you want to enjoy the game at home, check out our Guess Who? character page.
Fun fact: trying to remember how to spell this game is more difficult than it appears.
Scattergories is a classic party game where players name things within a set of categories, all starting with the same letter, and under a specified time limit. In the traditional game you want to use as many unique words and phrases as possible, because matching someone else’s answer means neither player scores points. Using a letter more than once gives the player bonus points. Example: under the category “Cartoon Characters” and the letter “R”, a player would score 2 points for “Roger Rabbit.”
When we play our podcast board games, we mix up the rules just a bit for Scattergories:
- Only one person can score a point each round
- Anyone that wrote a unique answer must plead their case on why they deserve the point for that round
- Winner is determined by eliminated players, the host, and or the audience.
Scattergories is a great game to play along with while you listen to the show. And we’d love to hear your answers. Send us your answers and we’ll read them on the show.
Yeah apparently some people call this game Cluedo. Everything’s always got to be a little different overseas.
Clue is a classic murdery mystery game enjoyed by many generations. Kids and adults alike have spent countless hours trying to figure out which room Colonel Mustard killed Mr. Body with the Candlestick. And that’s the worst part of the game: the board. Walking to all the rooms is a drag, and some hardcore gamers came up with alternate rules to ignore the game board.
On the Full Belly Laughs podcast we take it a step further. Not only does walking suck, but guessing the who, what, and where is boring. We want to know the motive, so on the podcast that’s the way we play. The game master tells everyone the murderer, the weapon of choice, and the location. Then each player takes a turn guessing the motive. After every player has a chance, the game master reveals the correct motive. Anyone that guesses right wins, but let’s be honest, it’s quite rare anyone actually wins at this game.
Wits & Wagers
Imagine if you took your favorite trivia party game and added gambling plus The Price is Right.
Wits & Wagers is the party game to end all party games. Players use miniature dry erase boards to write down answers to trivia questions. All the answers are numerical, and the players reveal them once everyone is finished. Then the answers are ordered smallest to largest. Players have a minute to place bets on the answer they believe is the closest to the right answer without going over. After 6 rounds whoever has the most money wins.
On the Full Belly Laughs podcast we play by the same rules, but the trivia gets personal. Host Brian Durkin ask questions related to his life and other weird niche things. Play along as you listen at home to see if you know Brian as well as his guests.
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