EDITOR’S NOTE: The makers of Kids Against Maturity supplied the writer with a free copy of the game for this review. However, that did not influence her or her family’s opinion posted below.
It’s a challenge to find a family game that our whole family can enjoy. My teen and preteen are not ready for Cards Against Humanity, but those kids aren’t “kids” anymore. We enjoy games that appeal to their humor, with pop culture references that aren’t over anyone’s heads, while still being uproariously fun.
Enter Kids Against Maturity. This game is simple to play — it only requires the ability to read and a great sense of humor.
Not for Everyone
As the name implies, this is not an intellectual game. There are no high-minded puzzles meant to expand IQ and spark deep meaningful conversations. The title clearly states the object of the game, and it’s fun.
Teens and pre-teens speak a common language. So this game often centers around bathroom humor and innuendo. If you are an adult that speaks this language, you will appreciate this game.
Also, this isn’t a game for party poopers. (See what I did there?) If you do not find this kind of humor amusing, this should not be a part of family game night.
How to Play Kids Against Maturity
The game is best played with a minimum of four players. Each player chooses ten white answer cards at random from the deck. Players take turns as the Question Reader. The Question Reader pulls a blue question card and reads it allowed. The rest of the players answer with the funniest card from their answer cards. The Question Reader then reads the answers out loud (hilarity ensues) and she or he chooses the best answer. The player who gave the best answer wins that round. The first player to win five rounds, wins the game.
Expansion Packs Galore
But wait, there’s more! The original pack comes with 500 questions and answer cards. The expansion packs have 100 new cards each. The expansion packs make great on-the-go packs for travel or tech-free vacations. That’s how my family has been using them. No more relying on your phone as a boredom buster while waiting.
A Humorously Inappropriate Game Night
Kids Against Maturity is a refreshing addition to game night. My family enjoys train dominos, 1000 piece puzzles, and board games that require strategy and cunning.
We also enjoy cutting up with one another and having great belly laughs — the kind where you are doubled over with tears in your eyes. Kids Against Maturity tickled our funny bones with the very first round we played. It’s also a game my kids enjoy playing with friends and cousins. My high schooler even asked to take it on a family vacation, so it’s safe to say that the game is a winner. Poop jokes and all.