Our next pick in The 2018 PopCult Gift Guide is the Relative Insanity Party Game About Crazy Relatives, which was made and played by Comedian Jeff Foxworthy. You may have seen Foxowrthy playing this game on The Tonight Show, Rachel Ray and other TV shows, and it can be loads of fun.
This is a game about crazy family members and even crazier situations–perfect for game nights with friends and family. The way it works is, one player will read a setup card aloud, like, “When my brother brought out his new baby to show the family, Granny blurted out…”
Then everyone else chooses a punch line card to finish the phrase, like maybe, “You are not the father!” or “Somebody took a trip to the land of bad decisions.”
And then the reader picks the funniest one to give that player a point–so players need to think about who the reader is and what they might find funny. It’s sort of like a less dark, more subjective version of “Cards Against Humanity.”
Inspired by the insanity of his own family and friends, Foxworthy created the game with laughter in mind. “There are a few certainties in life. One of them is everybody’s relatives are crazy,” Foxworthy says. “You can let them make you nuts too, or you can learn to just laugh about it. I prefer laughter every time.”
When he played it during a Thanksgiving gathering, Foxworthy says, “The results were beyond anything I could have hoped for. We laughed until we cried and a few people might have even peed just a little bit. Enjoy.”
Designed for 4 to 12 players, ages 14 and up, Relative Insanity is a great gift for families with older children, or for folks who love party games, but prefer to steer clear of the darker topics that some party games veer into. It sells for around twenty bucks, where ever games are sold.