Imagine traveling into the mind of a sub-par mid-1980′s standup comedian who is trying out new material on how men & women are different. It might be a bit like the board game “Battle of the Sexes.” This is a great game if you want to feel kind of sad. I had the great privilege of playing last night with a group of friends, for about 30 minutes, until we were overwhelmed by a sense of how far humanity has progressed over the past few decades despite the existence of games like this.
From the Amazon.com product page:
The Battle of the Sexes Game is about defending your gender tooth and nail. It’s the perfect game for couples, or groups of couples, who want to have fun and watch the hormones fly while they’re at it. As a proponent of your sex, you must test your knowledge of the opposite sex by answering questions from a series of gender-based question cards. Some questions appear terribly easy, until you realize that the opposite sex must answer them. For instance, how easy would it be for a woman to answer the following: “What is Grolsch?” Answer: beer. “What does a Zamboni do?” Answer: resurfaces the ice on hockey rinks. And, what about a man answering these: “Which member of the bridal party usually throws the bridal shower?” Answer: the maid/matron of honor. “How many birth control pills come in a single pack?” Answer: 28. And then there are wild cards for each gender that are good lines of defense against the opposite sex. Examples: “Make her carry your golf clubs? Go back three.” “You offer to be his designated driver, again? Move ahead one.”
I’ll just leave it at that.