Highly recommend Neil Strauss’ new game “Who’s Got Game” (created with the help of Adam Kornblum).
Before I get into the game itself, have you ever heard of the game “Cash Flow 101” by Robert Kiyosaki? It’s like monopoly, but with an educational bent to teach you how to get better with your money.
I was expecting this game to be kinda like that, but it’s not.
You won’t learn how to pickup chicks by playing this game. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun. But it’s more like playing “Pictionary” than “Cashflow.” It’s for entertainment, not education.
The good news?
You can play this with ANYONE. Well, maybe not anyone like second graders. It’s recommended for people 18 and over, because some of the material can get a little risqué. But you can play this with your girlfriend or a group of girls, or guys who know nothing about pickup because the focus isn’t on pickup.
Basically, there’s no board. Just lots of cards and pads of paper to keep track of points.
The cards are my favorite part of the game. They include all the routines and gambits that made Neil Strauss famous as a pickup artists. There’s nine types of cards:
1. Neg Card: do a challenge, whoever does the worst… minus points
2. DHV Card: stuff like handwriting skills
3. Cold Reading Card: personality insights
4. Story Telling Card: basically, charades
5. Kino Card: physical challenges
6. Rapport Card: questions about how you think and feel
7. Conspiracy Card: you and a partner work on a task
8. Social Intelligence Card: tests people skills and morality
9. Secret Card: do a task (like get your partner to sit in your lap) in secret to gain points
Instead of using the routines to pickup a girl, you use it in a party context. For example, the cards will get a group of people to do fun things like see how well couples (or friends) know each other, how good of a back rub you give, and like in the video below a chance to act out something like in charades.
And there’s still a use for guys who want to learn pick-up, too. All the material on those cards is stuff you can create your own material from to use out in the field.
It’s got value for everyone. You can use it in a non-pickup environment. And you can use it to create your own icebreakers. Highly recommended.
Oh, and one last thing. I tried playing the game just me and my girl. It was fun, but we both agreed we should have listened to the instructions: play it with at least four people. Like charades, the game requires you to have two teams of people. It’s best with at least four people.