Thursday, December 17, 2015

Why Amazon, For the Love all things Holy, Why?

With the Christmas 8 days away, I have entered my normal panic mode in getting presents.  I'm sure none of you have fallen into this trap so bear with me and try not to be too judgmental.

Usually Amazon is my friend in these situations and I was looking for presents for some teenaged relatives and I clicked on the search tab for toys for kids aged 14 and up.  I was sure that within the 466 thousands items Amazon has in that category some really good ones would pop up

So what filled the first 6 of 9 spots on page one of the recommended list for teenagers aged 14 and up - Cards Against Humanity and its several iterations.

Don't get me wrong, I've played the game at conventions and its fun in a juvenile and rather inappropriate way but pushing it off on 14 years olds is a bit beyond the pale.  I can just see this future family disaster scene - "Thanks Grandma, this looks like a fun game, let try once the reverend arrives for dinner...."

Aiyyy Carumba


Lee Hadley said...

I love Cards Against Humanity, but it's definitely NOT a family game!

Andrew Burgoyne said...

Gift cards for movie tickets?

Lasgunpacker said...

CAH is a perfect late-night-half-drunken sort of game... but not for 14 year olds.

Give the gift of hobby and get them miniatures.

Phyllion said...

A colleague told me her sister's boyfriend bought it for her parents for Christmas - now that's inappropriate! He did know what it was, too.

I don't think it got played.

Ray Rousell said...

Not heard of the game, I'll have to check it out, google here I come........