Friday, July 29, 2016

Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers - Review

Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun LoversPunderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers by Jo Firestone
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published June 21st 2016 by Clarkson Potter

From the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn's beloved live pun competition comes Punderdome, the "Punderful card game [that] will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party" (

One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.

A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who have 90 seconds to create a single, groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts.   

When time is up, pun makers share their puns with the prompter, who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best. The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats. Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards.

A couple of years ago I read a book in which the characters exchanged a series of pun related emails, and I remember thinking how much I would love a group of friends to do that with.
Thanks to this fun card game I'm a little closer to that.

Of course now I need a group willing to sit around and try, because as of now any attempts with this game have failed. It is really hard coming up with puns so quickly. Even for those of us that are pretty quick thinking on the subject.

All in all thought this is a great game, that is definitely worth the challenge.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. I have never heard of this game before, but it sounds like fun and something my friends and I would enjoy. I will have to keep an eye out for it in stores.