Review by Brooke from
Review by The Board Game Family*
"We’ll cut right to the chase – Stipulations is a great family game and party game!"
"Does Stipulations Foster Negativity? We don't think so at all. As regular readers will surely know, we're all about fostering uplifting, fun times as a family. And we've had a blast playing Stipulations. We didn’t leave the game talking down to each other. Instead we were laughing at how creative some of the stipulations were – sharing in how miserable it would be to have the superpower of being able to turn invisible, but it only happening during job interviews. Or having a lifetime supply of bacon, but it’s all stuffed in brussels sprouts."
"As you may have already guessed, Stipulations scores very high on our 'let’s play again' game meter. First, of all it’s hard to end a game because the kids keep wanting to do 'one more round'."
*The prototype copy reviewd is identical to the current version except for the design/art.
Video Review by Bower's Game Corner
"It's always hit and miss [with Kickstarter prototype games], and I go 'ooh, this could be bad, or this could be good, I don't know.' This one falls very firmly into the good category." (8:00)
"It went over spectacularly [at a family gathering]. They had a blast playing this. We played this for like two hours, just over and over and over again. And it was really funny. And it was really clean funny. Now granted, if I would have been playing this at a party with my friends I'm sure it would have been very adult funny, but that's a good feature to have in a game, where it can go with grandma and grandma can have fun with this or it can go with dirty cousin Rico and dirty cousin Rico and his lady friends can have fun with this. It's what I like to call a chameleon game." (8:22)
"Stipulations, in my opinion, is a fantastic party game that you absolutely need to back. If you're in the market for a party game that you can bust out a company Christmas party, or a regular party, or with your family, look no further, this is an absolutely must own game." (10:00)
Review by Forrest Bower from Bower's Game Corner
Video Preview by The Board Game Closet
"In Stipulations, your friends have dreams and you get to ruin them."
"The beauty of this game, and maybe what it all hinges on, is the creativity of the people that are around you. But this is no different than a game like Balderdash, or Say anything... this really falls into those same categories. So it can create some quite hysterical moments."
"This is a game that plays really quick, you can play this as long or as short as you want, and oftentimes people want to just keep going."
"I really see how this game can lend itself well to expansions and additions with all kinds of special stuff [in each expansion]."
"It is hard to find a game that gamers and non-gamers of almost any age can enjoy together. Thank goodness there's Stipulations!
Overall, Stipulations earns an A+ in simplicity, variety, and most importantly, fun!"
-Preston Burt, Geek Dad
"Stipulations has a really fun concept; the idea of messing up people's wishes is fun!"
-Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
Review by Jimmy Hudson from Board Game Closet
"Never has being a downer been so much fun! Stipulations allows you to play as grim or silly as you want as you take your friends down a peg!"
-Kevin Becker, Under the Table
Video Preview by The Board Game Brotha
"I LOVED it. LOVED IT!"
"Though I enjoy a geeked out strategy board game as much as any other board game geek out there, I also love really good party games. And what makes a good party game is a game that's easy to play, gets everybody laughing, and at the end of the game everyone leaves feeling like they've had a great time and they keep talking and talking about it. And Stipulations does just that."
"It's a fun game that gets you interacting and being social with people and having a great time. Stipulations is the game that will set that kind of mood."
"If you're looking for a fantastic, fun party game, then you don't need to look any further. Stipulations is the game for you."
Press and Reviews
Review by Branden Williams from The Board Game Brotha
""I really like that the theme of the game is to sort of be the devil in Bedazzled, as in, be careful what you wish for
because the fine print might come back to bite you.""
-Daniel Zayas, The Meeple Mechanic
"There's nothing more fun than ruining your friends' dreams. Stipulations makes it easy. Even more fun to play when you're incredibly drunk."
-Aaron Yonda, Beer and Board Games
Video Feature by Actualol (Jon Purkis)
"With Cards Against Humanity, it's the game designers who write the punchlines. You can't take the credit. What about a game where you write the punchlines? Enter Stipulations, the game of pissing on people's bonfires." (3:43)
"It's a brilliantly simple device: Pick something worth having and then give your friends the opportunity to tear it apart. Since they know you best, they can tailor their answer to your nightmares." (4:32)
"This game does a brilliant job of encouraging creativity. I've hardly ever seen players struggle to come up with a stipulation, and a funny one at that." (5:28)
"I love this game. Play with friends with a wicked sense of humor and you'll be in hysterics." (5:00)