I am sure you heard of the phrase “sometimes losing is winning”. There are philosophies relating to this saying and even books written around it, and soon, there is going to be a card game that is kind of based on this perplexing saying and it is called Life Is Pain.
While Life Is Pain did not say that you win when you lose, it really feels like it because you did be facing many harsh realities of life (such as Microsoft Word isn’t a skill and no one gives a shit that you had a 3.6 GPA in college, for example) that losing feels like a win.
So, yeah, this is going to be a fun (and funny) game. Funny not because just because the games include some jokes but funny because it covers “pains” in life that are so real that sometimes it is funny.
Funny makes up part of the fun. The other part of the fun is the dare segment, aptly called “punishment”, that is to be completed by the loser of each round. The fun part is, these “punishments” will be carried out differently every game and include awkward acts like calling either your parents or grandparents (or a parental figure) and telling them that you wanted to talk.
Most of the cards and punishments in the game would be considered PG-13. However, there are plans for different editions and expansions that would take the rating to R. Similarly, the game is designed for 3-8 players but future expansions may expand the player limit.
The Life Is Pain sounds like the next big party game to look out for and if you are intrigued, you learn more at the product’s landing page where you can also sign up to be notified when it goes live on Kickstarter next month (February).
Before you go, you may want to check a video on How to Play Life Is Pain embedded below.
All images courtesy of Life Is Pain.