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Big Potato Bucket of Doom: Escape Room Adult Party Game

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Come up with a cunning escape plan and share it with your fellow players – remember to be convincing, inventive, and a little bit absurd. Arriving in an actual (slightly small) bucket, resplendent in a noxious pink, the cards you get in this game are initially very familiar in appearance. Credit subject to status, UK residents only, GAME acts as a broker and offers finance from PayPal Credit.

Now, trade in all your used Object Cards, flip over a new Scenario Card, and keep playing until someone collects three points! USELESS OBJECTS: Everyone gets six items to help hatch their escape – and they're all absolutely useless. Ever wondered how you would escape if you were swallowed by a whale or buried alive in an airtight coffin. These yellow cards outline a hazardous or, in some cases, downright deadly situation that you’ve literally been dealt.Our daughter, who is 10, was desperate to play, having read the outside of the bucket, so we simply screened her cards and took a slightly more PG version of our own stories removing unsuitable cards etc (out of the 70 scenarios in our box only 14 were unsuitable for our daughter). Oh, we forgot to mention the player with the fewest votes has to take a deep inhale of a toxic canister full of Shit-Your-Pants® forfeit smell. This is a game asking the player to be witty and clever, so it’s a shame that it sometimes doesn’t put in quite as much effort to do the same itself.

The game slightly shows its inspiration in the way some of the scenario cards lean into shock value a little lazily. This diabolic card game is designed to get your imaginations running and your sides splitting as you have to think of how you would escape from the deadly situations chosen. These cards describe all sorts of troublesome scenarios like being chased by militant vegans, probed by aggressive aliens or going skydiving without a parachute. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game - unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. Well, this game puts you in a myriad of hypothetical situations, gives you a load of useless objects, and sees whose survival instincts are sharpest.Bucket of Doom is never going to be my favourite example of this genre - it’s a little too demanding for that, never quite as easily amusing as the party games I really love. One person picks a card with a set-up, everyone else selects a punchline card from their hand, and then the funniest one wins that hand. If you can get past the extreme fear of losing, this game is hours of imaginative fun with some of the best replay value we’ve ever seen. For example, suppose the game began with the following scenario: “Walking home after a night out wearing Lady Gaga’s meat dress you are attacked by militant vegans”.

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