MFG: Dyce LLC.
#of Players: 3 – 10
Age Range: Adult
Overall Construction: There are 2 types of construction for you to choose from. Print Your Own copy, which means, whatever you choose to make it out of is what your construction level will be. Eventually you will be able to get a factory set. The factory set comes printed on standard sized playing cards. The quality of mine is fairly standard. The kit also comes with a golf pencil in a plastic baggie to prevent the cards from accidentally getting written on. There is a Bad People score tablet, which comes in handy.
I have been told that the amount of cards in the factory set that will be released will contain more and slightly different cards.
Gameplay: Bad People is a Voting/Party game. There are 10 Identity cards that players will have to choose from. Each player will get their Identity Card, their set of voting cards, and a Double Down card.
Depending on how many people are playing each player will remove their voting cards that correspond with the Identities that are not being used and set them aside. The first player will read a card from the deck. The person who reads the cards is known as the Dictator. The Dictator will read off a card and vote for the player that they think is most likely to match the description/statement on the card. The Dictator will not vote for themselves. Once everyone votes, the Dictator will reveal their choice and so will everyone else. Points are scored for the Dictator and anyone who matches who they voted for. If no one matches the Dictator, then there is a chance for a general consensus score. If a majority of people voted the same they will all get a point.
During voting players can use their Double Down card to gain an extra point. If a player uses their Double Down card one of two things can happen. If their answer scores a point they get 2 points and their Double Down card back or their answer doesn’t score and they lose their Double Down card. Either way players will play to 7 points or any other amount depending on how long they want their game to be.
Yes/No Recommend: First off, I will say that this is a very ADULT game. This game put Cards Against Humanity to shame when it comes to Adult content and themes. If you like the humor of CAH, then this will make for a nice switch-up game for your group. My play-testers and I enjoyed this game a lot. It is very graphic and the fact that it is very graphic is probably the main reason I put it above CAH. I even recommended to the creator that, this game could easily have a sequel that is more family friendly and they could call it Good People. The concept is great. As I mentioned above they have switched out some of the cards, probably due to repeats and complaints.
The only complaint I heard from my players was that there were too many Blank cards. The blank cards are obviously for you to make up your own cards. Please have an imagination when playing this game and make some of your own cards.
Where To Get It: Bad People is currently not available. It’s has a website and has cleared Kickstarter. Visit their website for more information and availability information here: https://www.badpeoplegame.com/