Worst Case Scenario Junior Gameby Cora Malone
Worst Case Scenario Survival Game Junior is a hilarious and informative game for the whole family. Set up is pretty standard. There are two different types of cards: Tool cards and Game cards. The Game cards are placed on the game board, and the Tool cards are dealt out so that each player has five in their hand at all times. The remaining Tool cards are placed on the game board. The Game cards consist of two different types of cards: Scenario cards, which describe a certain situation; and What's Worse cards, in which you're given two choices of equally bad situations. If the dealer picks up a Scenario card, players must choose one of the Tools in their hand to help them in a particular scenario.
The players must then explain how their Tool would help them. Players who chose the right Tool roll the die and advance on the game board. If the Dealer picks up a What's Worse card, the player to his right must decide on the lesser of two evils, and the remaining players must guess which one he chose. Again, those who guess correctly move ahead one space.
As you can probably imagine, this game sets players up to come up with some pretty silly answers. When I played this game with my family, we had to be quite imaginative to explain why we picked some of our Tools. For example, one question was "What to use to prevent your little brother from listening in on your sleepover party?" The correct Tool to use was the Blanket card (so you could stuff it under the crack of your bedroom door). But of course, I didn't have the Blanket card (not that I would have chosen it anyway). But, I did have a Clothes card! Did I choose this card so I could stuff a pair of pants under the crack of the door? Nope, I chose it so I could put a sock over each of his ears to muffle his hearing. Oh, I know...I was just as shocked as you to find out my answer wasn't right!
My eight-year-old daughter picked her Ice Cream Sandwich card, saying she would bribe her brother with it. Now, I'm not knocking this game, but I think her solution was actually better than the game's solution. I never knew what an ingenious little devil I was raising! You can find out some pretty interesting (and maybe disturbing) things about your family and friends.
My family loved playing this game, and we really didn't care who won because the answers were a lot funnier when we were losing. This game gets our entire family's five-star rating. It was a real blast to play!