Entertaining the children can be hard work, especially during school holidays. We love to sit around the kitchen table and play a game as a family and have a good collection to choose from. With everybody taking their place around the table ready to play a game and someone lets out an almighty fart, what do you do? In our house, everybody laughs and then sits down to do play Gas Out as that was the actual cause of the flatulent noise and not one of the children.
Gas Out is a card game where passing gas is part of the game. This isn’t something that the players must do, this is left to Guster the Gas Cloud™. Guster is a green electronic cloud full of intestinal discomfort and he’s ready to rip! When? Nobody knows but get ready for some hilarious family fun. Toilet humour at its tooting best.
Gas Out is a hilarious card-based party game for 2-6 players aged 5+. It is a game of passing your cards without passing gas!
In the box:
- Guster the Gas Cloud™
- 56 Gas Out Game Cards
Before trying to dodge Guster’s cheek squeak, batteries need to be installed in Guster, the green gas cloud, to enable it to emit his disgraceful noises. Guster requires 2xAA batteries which come supplied, although as Guster is set to demo mode in the packaging they might not be at full power. If you need to change the batteries, just unscrew the battery cover under the base of Guster and put in new ones.
In the box with Guster is also a deck of cards containing NUMBER CARDS (1 to 5), SKIP CARDS (X) and REVERSE CARDS (left and right arrows). The number cards tell players how many times to press Guster the Gas Cloud, the skip cards (have an X on them) skips the next player, and the reverse cards (have left and right arrows on them) reverses the order of play.
Setting up to play the game is quite simple. Switch Guster to ON mode using the switch underneath (it can also be switched to OFF or DEMO – if left in demo mode Guster will fart every time it is pressed). Place Guster in the centre of the table (it is best to be played on a hard surface such as a table or a hard floor to get the maximum hilarious sound effect). Shuffle the cards and deal each player 3 cards. Place the unused cards next to Guster, these become the draw pile. You are now ready to play.
To play the game, the youngest player gets the privilege of going first. They place any card of their choice from their hand on the table – if a number card is put down, they press Guster that number of times, if Guster doesn’t fart that player is safe, and they pick up a new card from the draw pile (players must always have 3 cards in their hand). If a skip card is played the next player must skip a turn (the game is played clockwise around the table). If a reverse card is played, the game reverses and then played anti-clockwise. If at any time Guster farts whilst a player is pressing him, that player is eliminated with the power of a bottom burp. Play continues until there is only one player left who has survived Guster’s butt trumpet and is declared the winner – hopefully they won’t celebrate by tooting their own horn.
Overall, Gas Out is a very simple, quick and hilarious game to play – an excellent game to play to WIND down of an evening. Gas Out is a game that whole family will enjoy, and everybody can easily join in (as long as you have a sense of humour and don’t mind a big blast of a backend blowout, thankfully without the smell, from Guster).
We all loved playing this and were all in fits of giggles every time Guster with his roar from the rear – and for the adults that weren’t laughing, you could see them trying to hold it in (and usually not very successfully).
Whilst I loved this game it does have one small niggle, a lack of storage for the cards. The box cannot be used to store the game as it has an open front, and unfortunately the cards are loose – they do not have a box to store them in. I had to purchase a plastic playing card box to store them, these are not expensive and would be an excellent addition to the overall game quality. With no storage it lends itself to cards being easily lost.
If you are looking for a hilarious game that is simple and fun for everyone on your family game nights or an easy game that the kids can quite happily play among themselves and with their friends, I can recommend Gas Out. It is quick and simple to play and lots of laughs with a farting gas cloud that children will love.
Available to buy from Amazon here.