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Absolute Balderdash

by Drumond Park
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
Price: 49.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • The hilarious bluffing game
  • Includes 495 cards, 2475 questions in 5 categories
  • For 2 - 8 players
  • Manufacturer's recommended age 12 years +
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions32.2 x 23.8 x 9.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model number5019150000179
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 79,847 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan 2002

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Wild, wacky, hilarious fun. Lie through your teeth and end up a winner.

When you play Absolute Balderdash, the better you are at telling a fib or two, the more likely you are to win. This is the world-famous hilarious bluffing game where you try to "con" your opponents into believing your made-up answers to a weird and wonderful collection of Words, People, Initials, Films and Laws.

Absolute Balderdash positively encourages bluff and double-bluff as contestants pit their wits against one another, by dreaming up and writing down wild and wacky (or positively serious!) answers to the bizarrest of questions.

How would you define "twangdillo"? What is it unlawful to keep in Scottsbluff, Nebraska? (Real answers: The sound made by playing a ukulele and Snowballs in the icebox!)

The hilarity really starts when all these phoney answers are shuffled up with the correct one, and read aloud. Players then try to work out the right answer, and those whose made-up answers get picked score a move on the board. Just because an answer sounds right, it doesn't mean to say it is. Often, the most ridiculous ones turn out to be true. That's what makes Absolute Balderdash so different.

Absolute Balderdash is a fun-packed, brain teasing game for players age 12 and upwards. It will make a great present to play with friends and family--or for anyone who has a sense of humour, and doesn't mind telling a little lie or two.

  • Board game for two to 20+ players
  • Hilarious bluffing game.
  • Five brilliant bluffing categories (Words, People, Initials, Movies, Laws)
  • 2340 questions on 468 cards
  • Includes playing board, playing pieces and definition pad.
  • Ages 12 and over

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great game!! 9 Dec 2002
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
It requires some skill however and perhaps is not suitable for younger teenagers. It revolves around a 'Call My Bluff' concept, with a twist, players have to write their own descriptions for what the words, people, films, laws,etc mean.

The game involves each player taking turns to be 'The Dasher', he or she picks a category, then reads out the word/person/film title on the card - he or she then writes the correct answer on his or her card and the rest of the players write plausible answers on their cards. The answers are all then read out by the The Dasher - the remaining players have to pick which one they think is the correct answer.
Obviously if you get it right - you get points and if someone thinks yours is the correct answer you get points too. The skill lies in coming up with answers that are in a similar style to those on the card, something which develops over time.
This is a game best played by at least four people but the more the merrier.
Film titles is one of the best categories as you have to come with the plot line for a film - and honestly you would not believe what my father comes up with!
Absolute Balderdash is a must for any family who has unlimited amounts of imagination and neat handwriting!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 30 July 2006
This is such a GREAT GAME! I can't tell you how funny it is and how quickly you pass the time....and you definitely get the creative juices flowing! We played it with a group of five and of seven, both of which were fine sizes. Probably not a best one for under 12's or just two people. Its a little like 'Call My Bluff' (the TV programme) and its fantastic - set yourself up for A LOT of laughter and enjoyment. Definitely a must have.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for a gang 4 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A brilliant game that is best played with at least 5 or 6 people. It is the sort of game that provides hours of amusement after dinner and over a few drinks while not stifling any conversation that is going on amongst the group.
I highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Buy It!!! 23 Jan 2007
This is absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend it. We have many games that we save for when friends come over, and this one has been a winner!! I have not tried the 2 player game, but for 4 and 5 of us, it was excellent fun, even when one player was under 12.

Don't worry if you don't think your imagination or creative juices aren't up to it...I didn't think mine were, but a round or two in, you'll really surprise yourself!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mainly for adults 5 Aug 2003
By Mrs. PJ Taylor VINE VOICE
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Good fun for older children and for adults, as an after-dinner party game. Can be hilarious, depending upon the company and alchohol consumption!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous 12 Dec 2002
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you want to have the kind of stomach-clutching laughs that make you smile for a long time after the party (or quiet night in), buy this game. It doesn't sound as appealing as it actually is, but your and your friends' ideas for 'dictionary definitions' is hilarious, not to mention the words themselves! I never played it with kids, but I expect that would be fun too. For 20-30 somethings, this is just surprising fun. Move on from Twister and banish all thoughts that board games are boring. It makes you think, gets you talking about all sorts of things you never thought you'd be talking about and is a truly unusual way to spend an evening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balderdash by name, not by gameplay! 13 July 2004
By Elaine
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
You might think the instructions are part of the game, but once you actually start playing you realise that like the best games, the format is quite simple. In this case, the better the liar you are, the more you'll convince the other players your answer is feasible ( just like real life! ).
If you can't think of anything convincing, write something humourous.
This game had us in fits of laughter as well as being subconciously educational.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Board Game Ever 14 Sep 2005
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Just buy it. The more friends to play with the better. It's hilarious. Just when you think you've chosen the right answer, you're surprised by just how creative your friends are. You won't stop laughing. Get it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
This board game is so good and the condition it came in was unfaultable, such a fun game for all the family. You won't be disappointed!
Published 3 months ago by Daisy Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant game
Looking for a new and different game for Christmas and family get togethers. Had us all doubling up with laughter.
Published 5 months ago by Ms P Loveday
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Balderdash
An extremly clever game which I shall enjoy playing during the winter evenings with family & friends,looking forward to playing it
Published 17 months ago by Jeffers
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fun!
Firstly, I bought this game new in Asda for 12! This is the dearest I have seen it anywhere!

But, this game is hilarious. We played it as a family a lot over Christmas. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Maysie
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous fun for older teenagers +
This is probably my favourite part of Christmas! It has become a tradition in my family to play balderdash every year without fail. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute fun!
I can't get enough of this game. It's delightfully fun for any group of people. There is nothing inappropriate, so it's a great game for the family, but since you are free to write... Read more
Published on 24 Jun 2012 by L. Burgoyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have/play and love this game!
I bought this some time back as a present for my brother who loves playing Monopoly and Cranium. I bought this after seeing an advert and thought I would take a chance, I'm so... Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by Vijay
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware
Amazing game and lots better than the more recent 20th century edition. The films category is always hilarious. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2010 by Lirwraith
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE BOARD GAME.
This a great board game that has you writing you own definition answer to the various themes.

It allows you to use your imagination and you put it to paper. Read more
Published on 20 April 2008 by J. Brown
1.0 out of 5 stars Two player game ????
we bought this game because it says it can be played by two people. We were very disappointed in it, in fact it is absolute balderdash from the makers to suggest that this game can... Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2006 by Glen Naylor
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