Like so many families out there we love nothing more than getting together and attacking our ever growing stack of board games. When the whole family gets together there is ALOT of us, with ages ranging from 2 up to grandparents who’d rather I did not disclose their ages. This means we have all sorts of games from simple to matching ones to classic games no family should be without. At Christmas and birthdays, the board game wars commence and I’m rather reluctant to admit I may be slightly competitive… put it this way, no one will play Monopoly with my sister and I anymore, let’s just leave it at that. Anyway, once the kids go to bed, we do get the slightly more adult games out and I am so pleased to be adding Gutterhead to our collection. Think Cards Against Humanity meets Pictionary…
“Do you want to make that dinner party, hen party or any other piss-up you’re planning as hilariously memorable as possible? Or are you simply stuck for a present for that friend or family member who seems to have everything?…
Then Gutterhead, the fiendishly filthy adult board game is just for you. Guaranteed to have you wetting yourself with laughter, Gutterhead is so simple you can learn the rules in 90 seconds. What’s more, it’s a team game whereby all teams play all rounds, so nobody is left twiddling their thumbs or scratching their balls.”
In all honesty, this game had me hooked from the very beginning and had us gasping at the cards and rolling around with laughter at some of the drawings and guessing. So how do you play? Teams must tap into their depraved minds and compete head-to-head to out-draw and out-guess their opponents: one player from each team draws the fiendishly filthy word while their teammates frantically try to guess the word before another team does. The first team to guess correctly wins the round. Simple.
You can play in standard pictionary format and simply mix up all the cards and take it in turns to draw on the whiteboards provided, or you can add your poop (yup piles of poop) shaped counters to the board and dice roll your way around the board leaving it to complete chance once category you will have to draw… you have been warned.
We encountered several occasions where the whole room broke down in tears of laughter at the images emerging. Plus a few where we were so baffled it took several attempts at getting a correct answer. It’s great fun, an embarrassing window into the minds of your mates and best of all, different every time.
In fact, the naughty or nice cards (Pictured with the little devil logo) force one of your teammates to act out a given situation. Some of the cards leave little to the imagination… maybe not one to play with your mum if she’s easily shocked! Luckily mine is downright filthy so she was happy to join in and was probably laughing the most out of everyone. For those worried they won’t know what’s on their card and will be quickly googling, panic not as there is a delightful explanation on each and every card!
Honestly this game had us chuckling all night and has provided stories that will be retold for laughs in time to come and others that will possibly be used for revenge purposes as well. I’d definitely recommend playing the full board game version as it adds to the competition and suspense. Make sure you have a cloth handy for wiping the boards with and if you happen to have a little tipple whilst playing this game, I can honestly say it will only get funnier! If you don’t like swearing, sexual references or watching people mime lewd actions then this game is NOT for you. We’ll be getting this back out at Christmas… once the kiddies are in bed!
Suitable for 18+ Game Time runs 30-90 mins For 4-30 players in Teams and available to purchase here
*We were sent the game for the purposes of the review – all opinions are our own.