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Friday, December 16, 2016

The 24 games of Christmas! Game #16: Fibbage XL


Ho, ho, ho, and Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. If you're in the north then you get to enjoy snow, hot drinks, the wonderful colours of decorations and the smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree. If you're south of the equator, it means blistering hot weather, beer, and the wonderful colours of decorations and the smell of a freshly-cut Christmas tree.

Christmas is a time for good food, family, and friends. It's a time for celebration, and Christmas is the time of year where it's okay to be a kid all over again, and count down the days to gifts and celebrations one day at a time. Each year we get into the spirit of the season ourselves with a countdown of our own; the 24 Games of Christmas!

So please do join in the countdown with us, crack open some great games, and enjoy the season!

Game #16: Fibbage XL
(Read our review of the game here)

In the realm of party games, it's tough to get more accessible than Fibbage. Not only is it available on any platform from the PS4 to PC, its requirements are so loose as to beckon everyone in the room as a potential player. If your device has an internet connection, it's probably fair game to use as a controller (be that an iPhone, a Wii U Game Pad, or your mother's Kindle).

The rules require little explanation: simply trick other participants into selecting your own false answer to a ridiculous question as seen below. The act of crafting a lie is an endlesly engaging one, though, requiring players to custom tailor their answers to what people in that particular room would find feasible. Discovering who is responsible for what fib at the end of a round often yields results as hilarious as the game itself.

Its shelf life is admittedly stifled by the shallow pool of questions on offer, but occasions such as Christmas are Fibbage's claim to fame. Whether you've got a couple friends stopping by or several dozen party-goers to entertain, this one is a surefire hit. Heck, it's one of those social experiences you don't even need to play to enjoy.



- Clark A. 
Anime Editor 
The 24 games of Christmas! Game #16: Fibbage XL
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