Odious Lists is an R-rated version of the classic party game Scattergories. Pick a letter of the alphabet, then come up with answers for prompts like:
- I'd never date someone who is [blank]
- Things you do when you're blackout drunk
- Things found on the set of a porno shoot
- Fox News claims that welfare recipients spend taxpayer money on [blank]
- Words or phrases that could describe a sexually transmitted infection
- The BuzzFeed piece "26 Ways to [Blank] Yourself" changed my life
Points for creativity. Points for alliteration. Points for having a dirty mind. We're gonna find out who's naughty.
(Instructions below on how to make your own Odious Lists for free)
How to play Odious Lists
What sort of feedback are we hearing?
- "Hilarious." -Neil Patrick Harris
- "We played and had a really great time." -Aaron, Beer and Board Games
- "Excellent concept! A combo of my two favorite games!" -Beta Tester
- "The lists were perfect!" -Beta Tester
- "Fun, easy, great social game." -Beta Tester
- "Wait. You're really doing this? Have you lost your fucking mind?" -Ken's mom
- "Like Scattergories, but penis." -Beta Tester
- "Amazing. Couldn't stop laughing. The lists were super funny." -Beta Tester
- "SO: Dirty Scattergories, Dirty Taboo, Jenga Meets Truth or Dare... Yeah, fuck these guys." -Twitter user @JackFeerick
- "Fun, challenging, quirky, shocking." -Beta Tester
- "A great game. Looking forward to seeing where it goes in the future." -Beta Tester
Make your own Odious Lists
Time: super fast, Cost: super cheap
- Download the PDF and print out one copy of the game for each player on regular printer paper (everybody has to have a pen too).
- Set a two minute timer with your cell phone.
- Go to www.randomlettergenerator.com to pick a letter (or just have somebody shout a random letter before starting the round).
- That’s it. It’s so easy to do yourself that we probably shouldn't just be giving it away for free. But we do it cause we love you.
Odious Lists Instructions
- To start, each player should have a packet of lists, a blank sheet, and a pen.
- To start a round, everybody should be on the same list (so, for example, everybody could start on OdiousList #1).
- Roll the alphabet die to choose a letter.
- Once a letter is chosen, begin the round by starting the timer.
- For each category on the sheet, fill in something that starts with the chosen letter that fits into that category. Use the same letter to start your answer for all six categories in the list. Your answer can be a word, phrase, sentence, sound, or anything that may fit that category.
- At the end of each round, everybody takes turns reading their answer for the first category out loud. Players get points for any answer that fits the category that did not match any other player’s answer.
- Disputes: if there is a disagreement over whether or not an answer should count for a category there’s a vote on whether or not it should be included. Majority rules. Tie goes to the challenged (the player who wrote the answer in question wins).
- Before the round starts, choose one person to be the judge. The judge doesn’t fill out answers for that round. Play with your phone or something.
- When the round is over, players take turns reading their answers to the judge. The judge chooses their favorite.
- The winner is the player with the most points after four rounds. Or after however many rounds you feel like playing.
Fuck it, we're millennials... EVERYONE’S A WINNER!