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7 Board Games on TV Shows That Should Be Real ...

By Holly

There are board games on TV shows that would be fun to play on a rainy day. Characters need to have some leisure time just like the rest of us. If we actually understood the rules, we’d have just as much fun as they do. There have been unique board games on TV shows that seem like a blast.

Table of contents:

  1. True american
  2. Bamboozle
  3. Marshgammon
  4. Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock
  5. Know ya
  6. Dirty scrabble
  7. Sexopoly

1 True American

Out of all the board games on TV shows, this one confuses me the most. It’s shown on New Girl and seems incredibly entertaining. It looks like a bunch of people running around and getting drunk, but it must have some kind of rule book. The characters described it as being similar to Candy Land, but you can’t touch the ground because the floor is lava. Check out the fun in the episodes “Normal” and Cooler.”

2 Bamboozle

On Friends, Joey aimed to be a game show host for Bamboozle. The rules made no sense, but included random trivia questions and hopping bonuses. Even though it’s hard to understand, who could hate a game with such intense names like “The Wheel of Mayhem” and “Wicked Wango Cards”? If you want to play a version of the game, buy the season 8 DVD. There’s a bonus feature where you can play a simplified version of the game.

3 Marshgammon

On How I Met Your Mother, Marshall is the king of gaming. Since he wins everything he plays, his friends decide that he should be in charge of picking the games instead so that he doesn’t get to play. He creates something called Marshgammon, which includes a bunch of trivia questions. Whenever a player asks “what,” they have to drink. Other than that, no one really knows how the game works.

4 Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

Like most of these games, there’s not an actual board involved. This game is a variation of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. The added options make the game a bit more challenging to win. The rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock melts scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, and Spock vaporizes rock. It’s that simple.

5 Know Ya

If you’ve never watched Chuck, you should give it a try. In one of the episodes, a group of friends play Know Ya, which is similar to the real life game Loaded Questions. In it, players take turns answering questions and the rest guess what their answer would be. It’s a good way to get to know one another. If you want to bond with friends, you might want to try playing something similar to this made-up game.

6 Dirty Scrabble

This one was mentioned on Mike and Molly, but isn’t much different from actual Scrabble. The only difference is there are extra Fs, Bs, and Js. If you ever want to play something similar, just ask your fellow players to make words that stick to a certain theme. It doesn’t have to be sexual. It can be names, colors, or animals. The limited amount of choices will make the game far more challenging.

7 Sexopoly

On Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray tries to enhance his sex life with Debra by buying this game. It contains blue and red squares that each player can land on. If you get the red, you have to do something sexual. If you land on blue, you do something romantic. It works best as a two person game, but you can add more players if you’re super adventurous.

These board games might not make much sense, but they appear entertaining. Which one of these games interests you? What do you think would be the most fun?

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