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Why Did the Chicken...?
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Why Did the Chicken...?

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Ages Play Time Players
12+ 30-60 minutes 4-8

Designer(s): Kory Heath

Manufacturer(s): Play Again Games

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Product Description

What makes you laugh? More importantly, what makes your friends laugh?

Each round, you'll have two minutes to create funny answers for a randomly generated riddle. But know your audience: One player will be judging answers instead of writing them! The judge's choices for the two best answers earn points. When the game's over, tally up your points to see who's the life of the party

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Kory Heath

  • Manufacturer(s): Play Again Games

  • Year: 2004

  • Players: 4 - 8

  • Time: 30 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 843 grams

  • All-Time Sales Rank: #149


  • 20 question cards
  • 318 noun cards
  • 6 sharpened pencils
  • 1 2-minute sand timer
  • 6 pads of paper
  • rules
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.6 in 18 reviews

by A Gamer
This is a great game that deserves a game show
April 22, 2006

I like to write, and I think I'm funny, so this was a great party game for me. Like one reviewer said, you can build on previous rounds, and it gets even funnier. It's also a good family game, and one of the few games my autistic kid likes to play. (Although some of his tries are a bit off the wall.)

If TV weren't run by idiots, you could do a hell of a celebrity game show with this game.

Great game. Great time. Great chicken.
February 19, 2006
I have played this game with over 100 different people and the thing I've found is:
  1. People learn the game in 30 seconds
  2. Anyone can jump in at any time (but seldom jump out)
  3. The 4-8 players is a suggestion. Theoretically, you can play with more (though the game slows down)
  4. People who don't think they're funny can learn to strategize in a right-brain sort of way.
  5. I find this game highly addictive. Follow-up game: "Why Did the Chicken take Methodone?"

I make no bones about it. I am a creative person. I love to write, and I'm a professional comic. Whereas I don't use the jokes from this game on stage, I find it extremely fun and fascinating. I win sometimes, I lose sometimes. Sometimes I don't agree with the judge, whether it's for or against my joke. But usually, by the time the game ends, someone else has to tell me if I won. I just don't care. It's the journey, not the destination that matters.

People think as a comic, I'll win this game every time. I've lost to computer people, shy people, unfunny people, unemployed people, clowns, and even a pet goldfish. (It's hard to think when you're in a fish tank, drowning. That did have the other goldfish laughing though.)

Win? Lose? I don't care. This game is just fun to play.

Run, don't walk to go buy this game!
November 06, 2005

I took this game to a "Saturday Night Game" party and people were reluctant to play at first. But this game closed the night down. It was so fun, we couldn't stop playing.

My brother is the funny one in my family and I'm known in my friendship circles as having no sense of humor. I'm a pretty serious person. When I saw this game, I thought that I would be terrible at it and that it would bomb at our game night.

I was wrong. We were all laughing so hard that we were crying. In addition, even the shyest person among us was very successful. Even I was a contender to win this game.

I liken this game to the game Apples to Apples where there's one judge and the judgeship rotates. What I like about both games is that everyone gets to participate all the time. You don't have to wait until it's your turn to have fun.

In addition, the more you play it, the funnier it gets because you can build on previous rounds and add subtlety that wouldn't have been funny in the first round but is funny this time because of how funny the previous rounds were.

As I said in the title, run, don't walk, to go buy this game! Well, I know, not literally, because you are shopping online for games. But you know what I mean.

My favorite games include: Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Sudoku, Taboo, and card games.

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