I found this game on sale and would have preferred of the original Dude but that wasn’t available. Good news is this plays exactly like the dude game, just with different cards. This game also plays almost exactly like Happy Salmon, which is one of my favourite games, so I was pretty excited to try this one. For Dude, the game takes no time to play. You will need 3 to 6 players ages 13 and up. This is an ice breaker sort of game that is just silly and I absolutely love that about it. However, I still prefer playing Happy Salmon.
Components for this game are 6 decks of different coloured cards. Each deck has the following type of cards.
- Surfer Dude Cards
- Robot Dude Cards
- Pizza Delivery Dude Cards
- Pirate Dude Cards
- Ghost Dude Cards
- Cowboy Dude Cards
When the game starts everyone will be playing at the same time. Everyone gets their own coloured deck. Shuffle your cards and place them face down. Everyone counts to 3 and turns their entire stack over so they can only see the top card. The only word you are allowed to say in the game is “dude”, so you will say it in a way or accent that represents your card. Keep saying “dude” until you connect with a player you think has the same type of card.
Make eye contact and say “dude” one or two more times until you are sure it is the right card, then lock it in by saying “sweet”. If both players say “sweet” then show each other the card. If it’s a match, both players keep their card as a point and move onto the next card on the top of their decks. If it wasn’t a match, place your card in the middle of the table and it won’t be counted as a point.
Keep going through your deck, if you have a card you can’t seem to match, pass that card by putting it on the bottom of your deck and keep going. Once one player has run out of cards they can yell “chill” and the round ends. Add up the points you have to find a winner.
Now why do I prefer Happy Salmon? I can’t exactly say. I think Happy Salmon is more family friendly and also weirdly enough more intense. I think with yelling out the card and the hand movements it becomes way more frantic and loud. In Dude you are concentrating more on listening closely to the pronunciation of the words, which makes it a bit quieter and slower. Either way, both games sound ridiculous for anyone who happens to be watching. So the preference difference isn’t a huge make or break for this one. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you have ever wondered how your friends would sound as a pirate. You are bound to get a laugh or two out of this one.
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