Imagine my surprise at the check out counter of a local game store when I see a package of cigarettes being sold on the counter. I did a double take and then picked up the box.
They looked like cigarettes, the felt like cigarettes
and when I pulled back the lid my gag reflex kicked in from all those years of suffering my parents and grandparents constant smoking on long drives across country with the window open a crack and me sucking oxygen.
Why in the world would a game company use cigarette packaging, artwork, and marketing to sell a card game?
And just to make sure it wasn't an 'accident' that the branding matched major cigarette brands I picked up the unopened package. Sure enough, it had the same cellophane as well as the small gold band to tear open the pack.
And the, to top it off, the game company is Days of Wonder. The company focused on selling high quality games to famlies.
This left a very foul taste in my mouth. The website says this game is a Trivia Game with a Whiff of Truth. From my vantage point that whiff stinks.