No I'm not making a joke about a bad rulebook here, the game is actually titled The Worst Game Ever. The game, currently on Kickstarter, is a game designed Jeff Siadek that was made to combine the worst pet peeves people have in gaming and combine them all into one game. You can learn more about the game by watching th video above or clicking the picture on the wide.
Now considering this is The Worst Game Ever it wouldn't be surprising to expect the rules to be the same. If you want to follow along, the rules (available in English and Pig Latin) can be found here. Time to review The Worst Game Ever.
Clarity: The rules are clear but only to a point. Since there are so many wacky combinations of cards and possibilities for things to happen, playing cards "any time it makes sense" is just too ambiguous. Maybe this yet again was done on purpose?
Graphics: Not a picture in sight, though at first glance it doesn't look necessary considering the simplicity of the 3 basic steps in the rules. I might let this one slide even thoughpictures are important to help learn and remember rules, but yet AGAIN must wonder if this was done on purpose?
Depth: The rulebook does cover ties, splitting tokens from the kitty, and covers timing issues. The way all the cards interact together though, there is nothing and with all of the odd combinations there are bound to be disputes. Yeah I have to mention AGAIN this could have been done on purpose...
Writing: In The Worst Game Ever you must expect at least one error in the rules, and there was! Admitedly it was only one missed "the" but still I can't tell if this was done on purpose or not... Other then that there is obviously a lot of humor as the game thrives on it (I've never almost been called an idiot by a rulebook before).
So... Time to rate this one! On the Susan Rating Scale... Um... Susan?
Susan's Explanation: Okay, there were a lot of problems with the rulebook, but with the game trying to instill the humor of being The Worst Game Ever I just can't decide whether having problems is actually a bad thing or not... I'm stumped on this one, if I rate it high for this reason it's not actually the worst rulebook ever, but if I rate it low it may do a disservice (or perhaps a compliment?) to The Worst Game Ever. So you just get a big question mark.
That... Was some review? I'm not even sure! Could this be the one time having a bad rulebbook is actually a good thing? Maybe this should have been a Susan's Insights Article, what do YOU think? Let us know in the comments! Until next time: Every Game (even the worst game ever?) Deserves A Good (Bad?) Rulebook.