Rating: 6.1 Fair
Popularity:8
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1984
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 60 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: Laura Robinson, Paul Toyne, Búi Kristjánsson

Published by: Barnes & Noble, Canada Games, Casper

Alternate Names: Absolutas idioteces, Dictionary Trivia, Fimbulfamb, Idioteces, Kokkelimonke

Description:

A clever repackaging of the parlor game Dictionary, Balderdash contains several cards with real words nobody has heard of.

After one of those words has been read aloud, players try to come up with definitions that at least sound plausible, because points are later awarded for every opposing player who guessed that your definition was the correct one.

Versions of the game as a parlor game go back at least as far as 1970, although Balderdash itself was not published until 1984.

Mattel republished Balderdash in 2006 in a form that derives its gameplay from the sequel Beyond Balderdash.

Re-implemented by:

  • Beyond Balderdash / Absolute Balderdash
  • Kokkelimonke Jubileum
Prices:
Retail Price:$23
Amazon:$15
Ebay:$29
Awards:
Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner 1990

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