Who loves playing little tricks on their loved ones? I love it. The glee and excitement of being able to say "haha I got you!" is something that Don't Get Got from Big Potato Games really capitalises on. This review is about the festive edition of the game; Don't Get Got - Christmas Edition.
The aim OF Don't Get Got - Christmas Edition is to "get" your friends and family in your carefully laid traps. The winner is the first person to manage to pull off 3 of their 6 missions successfully. It simply is as easy as that. The awesome thing is that this is a metagame that you play whilst enjoying playing a different game or whilst opening presents or eating Christmas dinner. It is more of an experience than a typical game. What I can guarantee is a bunch of deep belly laughs whilst spending time with your friends. Whether you win or lose, the game is a journey.
It is difficult to tell you too much about the game without spoiling some of the surprise and fun of the game. But luckily, this is a replayable game. Each game uses 6 cards per player, and the full complement is 10 players. So at the most, 36 cards are being used each game. Five of these are randomly dealt out and each person has one pink guess what card. There are 100 cards in the game, so you can play this a whole bunch of times without ever seeing the same missions. It does make you very wary of your fellow players but in a really fun way. I am usually pretty gullible so I never perform very well in games like these but I absolutely love the time.
The Mission is Simple
Just like it says in the heading, the mission is simple. So simple, it is the title. Don't Get Got! I don't want to spoil many of the cards for you, but I will give you a taster of what you can expect. There are some that are heavily Christmas themed. For example "get a player to tell you their favourite Christmas song and then get them to sing it". And some are not festive at all, like "get a player to take some food off your plate".
How you achieve your missions is up to you. Do you provide a stealth attack by doing a bunch of false tricks to get your friends to trust you before turning on them and sneak a win? Do you try to weave things into conversation and fly under the radar? How you approach your mission is up to you, all you must do is succeed.
Don't Get Got - Christmas Edition is pretty simple, there are simply 100 cards and a leaflet of rules. The instructions on each mission are clear and really leave no ambiguity which is exactly what you need when the secret information on the card is exactly the game. Each mission is different and unexpected and that is why the game works so well because you can so easily be "got".
I am a big eco-warrior, and so the recent drive-by Big Potato to remove the plastic from their games has been really welcome to me. The box is small, no bigger really than it needs to be. The cards are held together with a small paper loop rather than being shrink-wrapped, and the cardboard insert keeps the cards snug and safe in the box. The box has this dazzling Christmas glitzy vibe on it. Nothing is more festive than a sparkly box with a Christmas tree on the front!
The cards are pretty small, smaller than palm-sized, but I think this makes them suitable for being hidden easily for some of the missions. One of my pet peeves is non-rounded corners on cards. The world is sharp enough without there being sharp edges on my games. The cards here aren't sharp at all, but if I had to pick fault with the components, the square corners would be my one "could do better".
Do you enjoy having a joke around with your nearest and dearest over the festive time? Maybe you're in need of something small, great value for money and fun for all the family? Do you often feel like an easy-going game that fits in with your day however that turns out will be a fun time? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Don't Get Got - Christmas Edition really is something you need to pick up. If you love it as I expect, then there are a couple of all-year-round options for you to get; Don't Get Got 2021 Edition and the Don't Get Got SUSD Edition.