The SnakesCast

Bite-sized bits about board games from the game gurus at Snakes and Lattes

  • You Think That's Funny?

    The truth about humour in games

    Lots of games try to be funny, but jokes in board games are almost never as funny as they're supposed to be. And even if the joke is funny, it could still fall flat at the game table in any number of ways when you read it out. The laughter in a game has to arise from the people playing it, not from jokes written by someone who's not even there. So how can a game create situations that make players laugh?

    Co-hosts: Mandy Jelsma, Christen Traviss
    Games mentioned: Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Caverna, Primordial Soup, Citadels, Can't Stop!, Poker, Battlestar Galactica, The Resistance, Dead of Winter, Pandemic, Space Alert, The Game of Life, Suburbia, Dungeon Petz, Time's Up!, Riff-Raff, Ghost Blitz, Hamsterrolle, The Three Little Pigs, Say Anything, Telestrations, Schmovie

    Season 2
    Published: November 11th, 2014 Length: 00:16:09