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Deadpool vs the World Review

“I can say Chimichanga in seven languages” –Deadpool

From the Publisher: Deadpool makes his mark on adult gaming in Deadpool vs the World, a hilarious party game for mature audiences. Featuring 100 custom illustrations of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations, players face off against their friends by filling in the blanks on Caption cards to provide the most outrageous explanations of the Merc with a Mouth’s predicaments. The player who best describes Deadpool’s compromising situations wins the game. 

Quick Look:

Designer: Casey Sershon
Artists: Hannah Friedman and Ryan Savas
Publisher: USAopoly
Year Published: 2018
No. of Players: 3+
Ages: 17+
Playing Time: 30-45 minutes

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Rules and Setup:
Deadpool vs the World is a game where you and your friends will be taking turns writing in captions to describe the crazy situations that Deadpool is in. The game itself consists of two decks of cards and six dry-erase markers. The deck of cards consists of Caption cards (red background with a description and a blank area to fill in) and WTF? cards (grey background that shows an image of Deadpool in a "situation"). Shuffle each deck of cards, and place each set into their own pile. Pick the first player (the active player is known as the "editor"), and once everyone draws five Caption cards, game play is ready to go!

The editor will draw the top card from the WTF? deck and can either describe the image or just show the image to the other players. Each player then chooses the best card in their hand that they feel works for the image or description given, writes a word in the blank, and hands it to the editor, face down. Once everyone has handed in a card, the editor shuffles the cards and reads each one out loud. They then pick their favorite card and give the author the WTF? card as their reward. Each player then draws back up to a full hand of five Caption cards, and the person to the left of the editor becomes the next editor. Play continues until one player has five WTF? cards in their hand to win the game.

Theme and Mechanics:
Thematically, this is Deadpool. It’s all about silly situations and breaking the fourth wall. Giving players the ability to add silliness to the situations by writing your own captions works really well for this light game.

Mechanically, the game is very simple and works well. Each player will have the change to describe a scenario to the other players, then after they submit their best description, pick which one they found the funniest.

Game Play:
Gameplay is very fast. With a small set of cards in your hand and one person reading the scenario, you will be able to easily select a card that you think fits the image, personalize it, and submit it.  Pick the winner, allow the next card to be read, and continue around the table. It's that easy!

Artwork and Components:
The artwork for the game follows the early comic style with the artist's twist on it. Light, humorous, and effective in conveying the scenario to the players.

The card stock is very good with a nice, thick stock being used. The cards are finished in a gloss stock and not linen, and considering you’ll be writing on them with the enclosed dry-erase markers, it works really well. Card size is standard size.

The Good:
If you love Deadpool, this game is right there for you. Artwork and situational comedy works for this, and with the ease of learning the rules and playing, you’ll find the game flying and you playing multiple games in a row.

The Bad:
Make sure you shuffle all of the cards a few times to get the finish broken in. Otherwise, you’ll get some slight curvature of the cards, which is normal for these types of cards when first opened. Some of the dry-erase markers were dry when I first opened the box, so you might want to make sure you have a few extra ones available.

Final Thoughts:
Deadpool vs the World is a light game that allows anyone to jump in and have fun with it. As you’ve seen above, the rules are incredibly easy to learn and play. While the game comes with six markers, I’ve been able to play with ten people at once and we simply shared the markers, with the game playing just as fast. As Deadpool once said, “The day my father Odin banished me from Asgard, I was bitten by a vampire and had radioactive waste dumped into my eyes. To make matters worse, my mutant ability to control weather activated just as I was hit by a blast of gamma radiation. Nah, actually, I got this way by volunteering for the Weapon X program.”

Yeah... Deadpool's a weird dude.

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Delton Perez - Reviewer

Delton Perez is a FLGS owner with 2 locations in Puerto Rico. Originally from Boston, he currently lives in the wilds of Ohio, where he currently resides with his family. By day, he is a Retail Consultant working in New York in the Fashion Industry, but by night, meeples, dice, and cardboard take over. Delton also runs a gaming organization based in Northeast Ohio that focuses on running game nights at Libraries, Schools, and Churches on a scheduled, monthly basis. At times, Delton has even been able to sleep, though proof has yet to be found.

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Deadpool vs the World Review Deadpool vs the World Review Reviewed by NeedsOfTheOne on January 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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