Time to grab the 'bull' by the horns and hope other players don't call your bluff! Balderdashâ„¢ game features compelling, unbelievable-but-true content in five fun categories: 'famous' people, words, initials, laws, and movies. Take turns being the Balderdasher! Roll the die and chose a categorythen read the choice out loud for the group. Each player writes what they think the real definition or explanation is, and the Balderdasher writes down the real answer. Then the 'Dasher' reads them all aloud, and you hope that yours is the most believable! What is Hkan Forsberg famous for? What does P.A.S.S. stand for? Can you define 'goffering'? Everyone then votes on which card they believe to contain the true answer. The real fun begins when the phony definitions are read along with the legitimate ones! You earn points in a few ways, one of which is when other players vote for your balderdash. You'll laugh out loud as you hear the hilarious, clever, creative definitions!

Balderdash is a board game variant of a classic parlor game known as Fictionary or "The Dictionary Game".

It was created by Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The game was first released in 1984 under Canada Games. It was later picked up by a U.S company, The Games Gang, and eventually became the property of Hasbro and finally Mattel. The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide to date. It is aimed at fans of word games, such as Scrabble.

Difficulty: Very Easy
Year: 1984
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 60 minutes
Age: 12+


  • 1 Game Board

  • 280 Game Cards

  • 1 Answer Sheet Pad

  • 6 Movers

  • 1 Die

  • 1 Instruction Sheet