Punderdome isn't a book, though as I type this I realize that would be awesome. Anyway, Punderdome is a game for anyone who likes terrible jokes (or who pretends to hate them but secretly loves them anyway). The basic idea of the game is pretty much what it sounds like - you make terrible puns. There are two decks of cards, so you draw a card from each and try to make the best pun that involves those two things. Technically there's supposed to be a judge who decides which pun wins, but can anyone really lose? There are also pun-based jokes on the backs of all the cards. Or the fronts, since the rules call for the judge to read the setup and the contestants to come up with an answer to stat of each round. The first team to shout out a pun gets bonus time in the actual game. But if you're like me and don't always want to adhere to an hourglass or a phone timer, you can just use it as a warm-up. We never used the time limit for the real rounds, either. I think the official timekeeping centered on "is the judge sick of waiting for you to be done."
This game is nice and portable in a relatively small box, so it's great if you want to take it on vacation or to a party. Whether you follow the rules to a tee or make up your own game altogether, Punderdome is a fun and unique game.
4 out of 5 stars
I received this book for review from Blogging for Books.