Why does it seem that the younger generation is a bunch of whiny, entitled shut-ins? It's mostly because of "smart" phones, and global warming of course. Seriously, do you want to man things up a bit around here, and hammer home some hard truths about winning and losing? Turn your family/friends/colleagues into the “greedy, self-serving punks" that they really are, and have a blast doing it? Just make sure you don't get caught with your pants down.
A cool and creative upside the head smack of old-school fun. A mere fifty bucks.
Most of our memories of board games are centered around the family and friends we played them with – not the games themselves. We think ONEUPMANSHIP is the perfect 21st century accessory for any home, not only because it's an edgy, educational, and sometimes frustrating good time, but because interacting with loved ones in a real world social setting (without phones or computers), is an art we are quickly losing or have already lost.
Think about it: when was the last time you actually played Monopoly – with Gram in Palm Springs in 1998? Or finished a game of Scrabble? Chess is fantastic, but only two can play. Same with backgammon. ONEUPMANSHIP is a beautifully-designed multigenerational smirk, a sometimes soul-crushing hoot that should be welcome in any home, especially over the holidays. It'll cure your cabin fever too.
Put one on your coffee table (or under the Christmas tree) IMMEDIATELY.
"I'm just your average 21 year old, sometimes sober college student training to be a chef at the Culinary Institute of America. One of my friends recently told me about this new game he'd gotten called ONEUPMANSHIP, and how much fun it was. So one Saturday night we broke it out and played. I got the 'Knuckles' card and my hand is still killing me!"
- Jonathan Ikegana, Hyde Park, NY.
ONEUPMANSHIP is all about having a good time with family and friends. No it's not, it's about winning — pure and simple. Just kidding! Play the game like you mean it: Buy low, sell high. Wheel and deal. Then double deal. Live large. Lose huge. My building's bigger. 25 pushups? Boom. Boom. Boom. Trophy Wife swap, anyone? Indian Arm Wrestling... ha, piece of cake. Yikes! Bankruptcy happens. The first player to reach $100,000 wins.
"ONEUPMANSHIP is definitely a game where an agile, carnivorous attitude is your best ally. Pity the numbskull who expects a pastel plastic drive-through Game of Life, or a gentlemanly contest of fisticuffs by Broughton's Rules. This is a romp, a rollicking excuse for mad, mutually abusive annihilation. Twenty times better than beer pong."
- Don Stewart, Birmingham, AL.
"Hello, I'm Michael Martelli here in Salisbury, North Carolina. I'm just here to talk to you a bit about ONEUPMANSHIP, a game I had the pleasure of playing with my friends in the prototype stage. I like to call it a family board game for a grown-up family. It reminds me of Monopoly with a lot more depth, a lot more challenges, and a lot more nuance. If you like a fun, cutthroat game with an economic theme, then this is definitely a game you would enjoy. I highly recommend it!"
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"Wit is Educated Insolence."- Aristotle