I was just wondering what I'll do to pass the time once football season is over. At first I thought I'd be stuck re-watching Seasons 1 through 7 of The Gilmore Girls with my mama, but now it appears I have an alternative: gather Cornelius, Victor, et. al. for nightly exchanges of awkward and humiliating truths about ourselves. Never Have I Ever: The Game of Poor Life Decisions leaves no stone of privacy left unturned and no player safe from the discomfort of flipping them over one by one.
Find out which of your friends have dated one of their siblings' exes. Which of them have called someone the wrong name during sex. Which of them have been arrested for urinating in public. And which of them are really bad liars as they try to pretend that they didn't. Never Have I Ever consists of 485 Play Cards and 65 Rule Cards. Play Cards contain statements that complete the sentence beginning, "Never have I ever." Once read aloud, players must either confess to being guilty of the offense, or claim innocence. Rule Cards establish how each round of play will unfold (i.e., who receives and responds to Play Cards.)
When responding, guilty parties keep their cards, while Not Guilty parties (and liars) discard them. The first player to accrue 10 cards wins...the shame of knowing they've committed the shadiest acts and made the worst life decisions.
Never Have I Ever is an adult card game. Obviously.