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the queer agenda and We're Here, We're Queer, We're Mad Libs

The Queer Agenda and We're Here, We're Queer, We're Mad Libs

If you’re looking for something new to do with your queer crew at your next shindig, Tagg’s got you covered. From queer remakes of your favorite classics to brand new creations, here are seven entertaining LGBTQ+ games to play with your pals or on a date night.

Denial & Yearning

Thanks to Kickstarter, you can now purchase Denial & Yearning, which the creators describe  as the game version of “the bestworsttrashy lesbian romance novel.” This two-player roleplaying game includes a beautiful 32-page zine and allows you and your gal pals to create an author and a trashy romance with two lesbian leads and follow them through the three classic acts of any lesbian love story: Denial, Yearning, and Crisis.

Girls Like Girls Digital Drinking Game

Just when we needed it most, there’s now a game for queer women to be social while social distancing. The Girls Like Girls Digital Drinking Game lets you and your friends video chat while going through more than 100 cards inspired by queer culture. With directives like “if you’ve ever flown somewhere to meet a girl online, finish the rest of your drink,” this drinking game will surely get some of us drunk real fast.

Guess Ru

If you still have the classic Guess Who? board game lying around in your basement, get excited because it can be transformed into a gay guessing game. A variety of Etsy shops sell Guess Ru cards that you can slot into the original game. With those, you and your friends will be able guess your favorite drag queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Night of Mystery

Night of Mystery sells murder mystery party kits that you can print from your home and use at your next queer bash. A few of the games can be purchased with LGBTQ+ characters, including “Totally Mad 90s Prom Gone Bad” and “Ho Ho Homicide.” The kits include invitations, decorations, character descriptions and objectives, and evidence, and is sure to keep you and your friends on your toes.

Queer Mad Libs

Everyone’s favorite Mad Libs, where one player prompts others for words to substitute for blanks in a story, has gone gay with “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Mad Libs” and “Pride Parade Mad Libs.” Both books feature 21 hilarious, fill-in-the blank stories on all things queer, and will definitely keep you laughing.

The L Word: Trivia Quiz Book

While we’re all waiting to see if The L Word: Generation Q has been renewed for a third season, why not test your knowledge with trivia from the original series? Who did Dana sarcastically suggest as Tina’s new sperm donor? What was the name of Tina’s father’s first election campaign manager? The L Word: Trivia Quiz Book will have you racking your brains for facts about our favorite women who long, love, and lust.

The Queer Agenda

The Queer Agenda is like Cards Against Humanity, but—you guessed it—queer. With prompts such as “no gay bar is complete without ____,” players can select the best answer from a set of cards like “praying the gay away” and “a revolving door of ex-girlfriends.” And just when you thought it was easy, you’ll discover there are cards with dares included like “slide into the DMs of a straight.”

Thirsty Sword Lesbians

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a queer roleplaying game for those who love angsty disaster lesbians with swords. The book includes nine character types, tools to create your own settings and stories, and a world building worksheet for scenarios such as Best Day of Their Lives, The Constellation Festival, Gal Paladins, and Sword Lesbians of the Three Houses.

 

No matter the occasion, these games will queer your next party and lead to lots of laughs.

 

 

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Becca Damante
Becca Damante
Becca is a Smith college graduate with a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies and an Archives concentration. She has worked and written for non-profits organizations such as Media Matters for America, The Century Foundation, and GLAAD, and loves to write about the intersections between pop culture, politics, and social justice. You can find her at @beccadamante on Twitter.