We’re halfway through my 12 Days of Holiday Gaming Suggestions for 2018, and I realized I haven’t done anything for the Naughty List. Put the kids to bed, because for Day 6 I’ll be working blue. And by “blue,” I mean “red”. And by “red,” I mean “dead.” As in “Deadpool”. We’re talking about Deadpool vs the World by USAopoly, okay?

Deadpool vs the World is a “mature” party game for three or more “adults”. Players will take turns being the Judge. The Judge draws a card from the WTF card pile, and places it face-up in view of all the players. Each WTF card depicts Deadpool in some situation typical only for the Merch with a Mouth. (Such as walking on crutches while carrying his own leg, trying to drink while being riddled with bullet-holes, getting chopped in half in mid-stride, or having his own mini-me burst through his chest Alien-style.)

After seeing the WTF card, each non-Judge player picks a Caption card from their hand of five. Each Caption card features an incomplete phrase that’s a potential bit of Deadpool dialogue. (“So this is what being [blank] is like”, “Say hello to my little [blank]”, and “Is [blank] a pre-existing condition” are all possible Captions.) Each player will use a wet erase marker to complete one Caption card, then place it face down by the WTF card. The Judge will read all of the Caption cards, and decide which one best compliments the WTF card. The player who submitted the Judge’s favorite Caption cards claims the WTF card as a point.

If the above sounds familiar, then congratulationson playing some of the most popular party games since Apples to Apples! But unlike other games derivative of Apples to Apples, Deadpool vs the World tweeks the formula beyond the novelty of playing the “largest, darkest phallus” card. The pairing of a randomly-chosen visual with the Mad Libs fill-in-blank mechanics means players must try to merge their creativity with their lack of shame. Adding in Deadpool to that formula instantly sets the tone, and provides the game with a perfect mascot.

Deadpool vs the World comes with six wet erase markers, 100 WTF cards, and 300 Caption cards. Dirty mind, twisted humor, and Brad Pitt cameo not included. If you like those other party games with “shock value”, but wish they didn’t wear out their welcome a few hours after the latest expansion gets cracked open, then get Deadpool vs the World.

About the Author

James Nettum started playing RPG’s while in fourth grade, sneaking in sessions of AD&D on the playground of his Catholic school. He went pro at the age of 25 when he took a position at Pegasus Games in Madison, Wisconsin. He’s been there 10 years and plays every sort of game, except collectibles.

James started posting a 12 Days of Holiday Gaming via Facebook on Black Friday in 2016. I enjoyed the recommendations and wanted to share them. With his permission, I’m reblogging the series here at Chicago Geek Guy.