Created by: Quinn & Sherry, Inc.
Amongst university students, the only non-active games played are either drinking games — which leave the contestants stupid in a maddening race to inebriation — or video games, which leave the contestants more socially isolated than Quasimodo in his lone clock tower.
Sure, some Ivey students may get together from time to time and play Monopoly in some vain attempt to simulate the economic domination of the world, but no one really plays games like that anymore — and frankly, it’s a damn shame.
Enter THINGS... The game itself is enclosed in a cutesy wooden box and consists of some paper, itty bitty golf pencils and a large stack of cards — pretty simple. On each card, the word THINGS appears and a kitschy category follows, such as “you won’t see in the bathroom.”
Every player writes a response to this sentence, such as “your pet dog swinging from a noose attached to the showerhead in the bathtub,” and one of the players reads them aloud and everyone tries to guess who wrote what.
Slight problems do arise when your stoner friend giggles every time their response is read aloud, or when your idiotic roommate consistently includes some synonym for the word penis in every one of his answers, but these are only minor. Unless the people you’re with are totally lame and humourless you’ll have a great time playing THINGS... — especially if it’s with a lot of people.
The Gazette will be giving away one free copy of this game today at noon — so come quick to Rm. 263 of the University Community Centre and claim it as your own!