The Art of Debate
|Game: The Art of Debate||Players: 3+ (best over 4)|
|Time: 10- 30 minutes (your choice)||Age: 18|
The Art of Debate
As a communication major I have a tendency to gravitate toward debates and controversial topics because well, I enjoy communicating (and because I am awful at math/science). School typically consists of each class representing one controversial topic and spending the rest of the quarter issuing answers and means to talk about it. So yes, The Art of Debate definitely felt like a necessary addition to my cart. I was lucky to be able to try this game out before their kickstarter is over.
The Art of Debate is quite simple, their are three types of variances: traditional, swallow your pride, and free for all, but we just played swallow your pride as it was the most aggressive we could get (especially after a few drinks). A player chooses a card, reads it out loud, and states their side of the argument. The difference between the other two variances is in swallow your pride, you can choose an opponent that MUST argue the opposing side (this variant is great for friends that all have the same opinion on things). After two minutes of a back and forth arguing (we didn’t have a time limit, more of a, “I need a refill”, which ended the argument) the players who were not involved vote on who gets the point. The player with the most points at the end of the game win.
I find this game is absolutely perfect for those people who like to argue. The countless topics can expand your articulation, can open your mind, and can be great for those who want to practice battling both sides of an opinion. I don’t see this game being the best choice for every game group, but can serve as a great drinking game or a great novice gamer experience. While this game is a party-card game; it’s disguise in trending topics and verbal interaction tricks those around you into playing a game >:]. The topics were a lot of fun to talk about. I find the only drawback is when a topic isn’t very known to onw of the two parties (I know I like my facts). But the fact of the matter is, this card game is fun–and deserves a spot on your shelf. Get the game while it’s hot (on Kickstarter) here