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Want a Little Family Guy in Your Cards Against Humanity? Stewie’s Sexy Party Game is the Ticket

Want a Little Family Guy in Your Cards Against Humanity? Stewie’s Sexy Party Game is the Ticket

pic2644657_mdGale Force Nine has given us games like Spartacus, Firefly, and Star Trek Ascendancy. Now, they’ve brought us Stewie’s Sexy Party Game based on the Family Guy intellectual property. Weird? Sure. Mailed in cash grab? Not exactly.

This is another one of those party games inspired by the likes of Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. It cribs a similar structure of choosing options from a hand of cards in attempt to impress the player acting as the current judge. There are a couple of interesting mechanical subtleties and a nice commitment to theme that work to differentiate this release. The laughs here skew towards lewd, but it still remains nestled between A2A and CAH on the inappropriate scale. It never devolves to quite the ridiculous depths of the latter, instead parroting Family Guy’s style of clever but crude humor.

The idea here is that you’re guests of Stewie’s party, competing to have the most martinis by the end of the night. You take turns sinking into the role of the titular sadistic baby and draw cards with humorous sentences that need to be completed. In Madlib style, players offer options to fill in the blanks on these cards, and “Stewie” chooses the best set to complete the puzzle. Players want to maintain sets of character illustrations that appear on the word cards, while also hoping their particular option is chosen by Stewie.

Then everyone votes if Stewie’s sentence matches the theme of the party, martinis possibly being awarded. The party theme is determined by a good old-fashioned spinner. This will be the most popular component by far, as players will sit idly by flicking the hell out of the thing long after the booze runs out.

pic2644658The process is repeated over a half hour of play as a new Stewie takes charge, a new theme is determined for the party, and a new sentence is filled in. The game does a good job of not overstaying its welcome and cutting away at the right moment before laughter turns to fatigue and malaise.

This is a solid party game that will appeal to fans of Family Guy, with humorous quips and nods peppered throughout the rules and components. A surprising amount of effort and thought was put into this title and it wasn’t just shoved out to market.

It’s also nice to see that this isn’t a one and done. The release features several small expansions to alter your mix of cards. Coming soon is a Quagmire set (giggity giggity!), and even a deck of blank cards to add your own horrific phrases.

The design team of Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, and Sean Sweigart hit us up with a game outside their design wheelhouse as a means to challenge themselves. It may be a bit out of left field and a curve-ball of sorts, but they did nail what they were going for and bring the laughs.

Are you a fan of Family Guy? Planning on checking out Stewie’s Sexy Party Game? Let us know in the comments!

 

Images courtesy of Gale Force Nine, and Fox Broadcasting Company

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