We all have those friends of whom we sometimes quietly – and, occasionally, not so quietly and very explicitly – feel compelled to ask, “Is there a word for what’s wrong with you?” Drunk, Stoned Or Stupid is the quintessential excuse to drag that mentally impaired elephant into the middle of the room and make it do tricks for cashews.
If you’ve played Cards Against Humanity, you’ve basically played Drunk, Stoned Or Stupid. Instead of blindly picking the most delightfully offensive fill-ins for a phrase’s blanks, the standard rules of this card-based exercise in uninhibited debauchery call on players to measure each other’s moral grey areas.
Like Cards Against Humanity, one player assumes the role of judge and draws a card bearing a hypothetical misadventure in drunk, stoned or simple “because, reasons” stupidity – say, “Trash-talk at the Special Olympics” or “Call ‘dibs’ on people at parties”. It then falls on the remaining contestants to merrily throw one another under the bus with convincing arguments as to why someone ELSE would be the most likely to be found guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt of the suggested nunf***ery. There really are no “winners” but any player with seven cards awarded is definitively a “loser”.
The game includes suggestions for a cornucopia of hilariously cutthroat alternate rules, but there really is no wrong way to separate who among your friends puts their pants on one leg at a time like everyone else, who is pants-on-head ‘nanners, and who is most likely to be questioned by an officer of the law as to their pants’ whereabouts.