People Reveal Which Board Games They'd Hate To Get Sucked Into Jumanji-Style

Who doesn't love a good board game? High stake risk, financial gain or ruin, life and death scenarios and if you're as competitive as me... those aren't false sentiments as a competitor. If it's you or me... it's you! Recently a reboot of the classic film "Jumanji" was released starring 'The Rock' and it devoured the box office and like the first film starring a brilliant Robin Williams... it got people wondering.

Redditor _WhiteBoobs admitted Reddit... If you were sucked into a board game like "Jumanji" which board game would you least want to be put into? **_There's a loaded thought. As long as it's not the game of 'Life,' we're already losing at that! **




Operation. As either the surgeon or the patient.


This is a card game, but I figure it counts: Gloom. The goal of the game is to make your family as miserable as possible before killing them. You literally tally up the misery of your dead family to get your score at the end.


Betrayal at house on the hill. There are so many possibilities that would be terrifying.



"Crank up the engines! Deploy evasive maneuvers!"

"Can't, sir. It's not our move."


Any of the games that use the lore from HP Lovecraft. I could side with Vikings, and there's a chance for me to survive a zombie or disease outbreak. But when it comes to dealing with Cthulhu and friends, no matter whose side you're on, the lucky ones get devoured. The unlucky ones go insane then get devoured.


Hungry Hungry Hippos.




I spent my entire childhood losing at Risk to the rest of my family. One time I did try this strategy. I put as many of my initial in one place as I could, I conquered countries until I had three cards to cash, then I retreated into South America and waited... I waited the entire game, collecting armies until everyone else was out and my brother was spread thin.

Then I started my campaign. I cashed my cards and started marching my massive armies across the globe. I knew I only had one turn to do it because my brother had cards to cash and would get tons of armies his next turn. I swept across the board until I got to the last country to be conquered in Australia.

The game came down to one final dice roll. I only had two armies left and my brother had one. Whoever won the roll would win the game. I lost the roll. My brother cashed his cards and wiped me of the board. And that is the closest I ever came to winning Risk.


Arkham Horror. Good way to watch everything go to hell.



They warned me I'd get caught up in it... I didn't listen.


Kingdom death monster would be awful.

Death everywhere, huge monsters and hellish disasters.


Monopoly. Because forget that crap.


Dark Souls. Yes, they have a board game. Yes, I'd probably die in minutes.


Snakes & Ladders!


Candy Land.

Sure it'd be great short-term, sugar and tasty candy and all that. But have you ever tried to live on candy alone? Within a day or two, you'd be sick to the stomach, candy passing straight through you faster than taco bell. Within a week your body would be shutting down, not to mention the abysmal state of your dental hygiene. Your only option for sustenance would be to resort to the denizens of Candyland. Things turn dark very quickly. At least in Jumanji you can get a burger without someone asking "Has anyone seen King Kandy recently?"


Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots - getting punched by a robot till it knocked my head off would suck.


Catan. Knowing me I'd be stuck as the sheep.


Ghost Stories. It's semi-niche so even a lot of people who are into board games are unfamiliar with it, but it's absolutely brutal. No Fantasy Flight game can even touch it in terms of mounting hopelessness and despair.

...You know what, hell with it. Quick rule rundown. It's four players (or less, but four is most fun) versus the game. You're monks defending a beleaguered village. The village is nine randomly arranged tiles in a square. Each player occupies one "face" of the village with their card, which has room for three ghosts. Each turn starts with any ongoing effects and drawing a ghost card unless you're full of ghosts, in which case you just take damage. Ghosts are placed on their corresponding colors if possible so not necessarily in front of you. Then you can move and take an action. Move one tile, and either use the ability of the village tile you're standing on or attempt to exorcise any adjacent ghosts. So, the ghosts. Some of them have horrible abilities on top of being hard to kill and taking up space. Some of them lock special abilities. Sone of them steal dice used to exorcise. Some do even worse things. Some of them haunt village tiles. If three village tiles get haunted, players lose. If all players run out of health, players lose. If the deck of ghosts runs out without meeting the win condition, players lose. There is one win condition - ten cards from the bottom of the deck a special ghost from a separate deck is slipped in. This is the incarnation of Wu Feng. The incarnations are very different and usually quite deadly. You win by defeating the incarnation before exhausting the remaining ten ghosts. Otherwise, you lose.

I've won Ghost Stories ONCE. At least if I got trapped in Arkham Horror I could f--- off to Ulthar and pet cats.


Can you imagine being trapped in Sorry?!

Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.

My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.


You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.


Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.


Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.


Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.


These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!


It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.


But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.


Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.


And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.


Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.


Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).


Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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