Get Laid! is a game that bills itself as “the hilarious game about the game!” It’s also a drinking game, which may or may not be your cup of…tea. I’m not overly fond of them myself. I prefer to either have drinks or not. Encouraging yourself and others to drink more than you’re comfortable with is not only irresponsible but it can also be dangerous. However, that isn’t to say that it isn’t a fun game to play. Unlike some adult games, Get Laid! doesn’t rely solely on its theme to make an enjoyable experience.
First, the gameplay
The premise of this game is pretty straight forward. The players are all competing to get laid, called “bangs”. In order to bang you have to pair a person card with a location card and announce your intentions. Like, “I’m gonna bang the Tipsy Girl on the dance floor” as seen below. Now the bang is open and if it goes unchallenged the player will add that bang to his or her score pile. The game ends when someone has banged 5 times or whenever the draw deck is fully exhausted. Once either event occurs the players all count up their points and whoever has the most is the winner.
There are a total of 6 card types and there is no limit to how many cards you can play on a turn. Once a player has opened a bang it’s time for other players to either attack or assist the bang. By attacking you are trying to minimize the points the player may gain from the bang or to add additional points to your own pool.
The Card Types
- Yellow/Drink—These have special abilities and allow a player you target to play a pink card out of turn with no location (if you’re playing the drinking game you can also drink at this point).
- Pink/Person—These are the targets of your bangs. There are both men and women, mostly humorous stereotypes.
- Blue/Location—These are where the bangs will take place.
- Green/Attack—Use the green cards to complicate someone’s attempted bang: give them an STD or pregnancy or a Vegas wedding to add negative points to the bang. Some completely dismiss the bang and others let you steal the bang for your own.
- Black/Assist—Assist a player’s open bang with the black cards. The points on these cards go to your pool while the resolved bang goes to the player who opened it (or stole it from someone else).
- Multiple/Special—These cards contain two colors (red and black, for example) but you must choose how you want to play it. You cannot play the same card as both colors.
Get Laid! is inexpensive and can be played with as little as 3 or as many as 8 players. I think the sweet spot for this game is around 5 players. Good hand management is key in this game. You can switch between a cooperative and take that strategies, sometimes within the same turn. The game obviously doesn’t take itself too seriously and focuses on having a good time. Once you understand the steps and how the cards can interact with each other the gameplay becomes quick-paced and a game can go on for an average of 15-30 minutes. If you enjoy the take that mechanic this game has a good amount of it and even the assist cards can provide some additional take that action on top of someone’s attack card.
First, the theme will be a huge deterrent to some players. If you have reservations about adult themed games you should avoid Get Laid! It’s unlikely that you’ll change your mind after playing. If you like games like Cards Against Humanity, Joking Hazard, or the NSFW version of Exploding Kittens then this game will not be off putting to you. It is more tame than those games. My second complaint is the somewhat awkward rulebook. Maybe it’s because of the brevity. They might have been written in French and then translated to English. (A speculation since this is a Canadian game.) Either way, I had to reread them a few times. Lastly, the art may only appeal to very specific tastes. I’m not criticizing it by any means. I don’t find anything wrong with it. But I think that others may dismiss it as mediocre.
You have to weigh the good with the bad with this game. The complexity belies its superficial theme. It also makes for a good balance of strategy and cooperation. If you’re looking for some lightly crude humor and a good-playing game then you’ll enjoy it. But as I previously mentioned, if you dislike adult themed games you should skip it altogether. This one won’t convert you.
We’d like to give special thanks to JP Lucas for this review copy of Get Laid! Get a copy at https://www.studiocavalier.com.