Over the Line Is a Dirty, Dirty Game

It was my second day at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. I’d been there only about 20 minutes, and yet there I was, standing in the middle of a crowd of people, acting out a golden shower. In case you haven’t guessed, I was playing Over The Line.

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Over The Line is basically an X-rated version of Charades. That literally sums it up. You break into teams, one person is chosen per team to act out cards they draw from the deck, and their teammates try to guess as many as they can. So yeah, if you’ve played Charades before, you get it. What makes Over The Line great is it’s unrestrained vulgarity. I guarantee you’ve never played Charades like this.

I tried out the game at Origins and had a great time, despite the fact that I was forced to act out tons of sex acts and generally dirty things in front of hundreds of complete strangers. Actually, that made it all the better, really. With cards like “midget tossing,” this game is definitely not for the easily offended. It comes with a 17+ recommendation, but even players over 17 will likely learn a thing or two about what goes on in the bedroom when they come across certain cards. Personally, this was the first time I heard of an “Australian Kiss.”

The game comes with the rulebook, tons of cards, a timer, and a dry-erase board in case you’d rather draw than act out. With 350 cards in the box, you won’t run out of material when playing, and accordion to their website, a future expansion will be available. You can check out more about the game here.