parental guidance

Gareth – CEO & Co-founder

Offense, awkwardness and all-round cringe is very subjective. To keep ourselves well covered we have a blanket 17+ age guidance on our game, but if we’re honest… Not one single conversation on our cards was alien to either Emily or myself in our childhood. So here’s a guide to help you navigate the game content.

PICKING CARDS OUT

The majority of our cards are family-friendly, and any offending cards can be easily removed either before or during the game by a responsible adult.

Even with the most sensitive censoring filter, you will still end up with 60+ cards in the original edition of The Shame of Life, which will last plenty of games.

sensitive topics

As Emily and I only have two particularily foul-mouthed cats at our house to provide a frame of reference for parental censoring, we have had to use our imagination to categorise the cards that aren’t appropriate for all ages.

EACH PACK WILL CONTAIN…

TEN
CARDS

THAT would make EMILY’S ITALIAN NONNA SIGN A CROSS

Animal semen. Bad cum faces. Cannibal grandma’s cock sandwich. Fucking chimps. Blood and cumming. Fuckable villains. It’s not incest if… Prehistoric dildos. Bad sexual technique. Unsettling cartoon sex scenes.

TWELVE
CARDS

WHICH WOULD MAKE THE BIRDS & THE BEES INEVITABLE

Ludicrous climax phrases. Crying after climax. First sexual encounter. Unsexy foreplay food. Inconvenient fetishes. Fancy word for masturbation. Caught watching porn. Inappropriate movie porn remakes. Sending a tasteful nude. Sex dreams. Sexual accident. Sound effects for penetration.

FOURTEEN
CARDS

THAT WOULD MAKE A 1930’s MOVIE HOUSEWIFE FAINT

Cunt (insult). Mouth shitting. Alien genitals. Dicks for hands. Unwelcome lap dances. Making pigs feel sexy. Meaty genitals. Mermaid’s name for human genitals. Disturbing cosplay. Sound of an erection. Sound to replace queefs. Striptease for the Queen. Talking vaginas. Cat cocks.

EXPANSION PACKS

Using the categories above, here is a breakdown of content in each of the expansion packs.

RETURN OF THE SHAME

SIGN A CROSS: 0
BIRDS & BEES: 4
FAINT: 1

SCHOOL’S OUT

SIGN A CROSS: 0
BIRDS & BEES: 1
FAINT: 1

BOO! THE SPOOKY PACK

SIGN A CROSS: 0
BIRDS & BEES: 1
FAINT: 2

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