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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1984
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, more than 6 players
(31 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Unplayable in another language
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Honors
Subdomain
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Mechanic
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Family
Primary Name
Balderdash
Alternate Names
Absolutas idioteces
Dictionary Trivia
Fimbulfamb
Idioteces
Kokkelimonke
Quibbler
Rapakalja
Rappakalja
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A clever repackaging of the parlor game Dictionary, Balderdash contains several cards with real words nobody has heard of. After one of those words has been read aloud, players try to come up with definitions that at least sound plausible, because points are later awarded for every opposing player who guessed that your definition was the correct one.

Versions of the game as a parlor game go back at least as far as 1970, although Balderdash itself was not published until 1984.

Mattel republished Balderdash in 2006 in a form that derives its gameplay from the sequel Beyond Balderdash.

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  • In a peculiar situation, this game was reimplemented by Beyond/Absolute Balderdash and then combined back into the original title (Balderdash) but with the rules and cards from Beyond/Absolute; while Tactic re-published their version of Beyond/Absolute combined with the original Balderdash and called it Kokkelimonke Jubileum.
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Components (1984 Edition):

  • Gameboard
  • 6 Play Pieces
  • Die
  • 500 Cards
  • Instructions
  • Definition Sheets

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Mattel Edition 2015
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Year: 2015
Size: 10.50 x 7.10 x 2.10 inches
1.60 pounds
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Mattel edition 2009
Publisher: Mattel
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Year: 2009
Product Code: MTTR2813
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.20 inches
2.20 pounds
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Mattel edition 2009 with "1,400 Clues"
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Year: 2009
Product Code: R2813-0920
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.20 inches
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This is a summary of the rules of the game. I print the pages out back to back, trim and laminate them, and throw it in the box.
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9 balderdashExtraSheets.pdf
Professional, high quality replacements for Balderdash player sheets
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