If my 8-year-old self saw a game called Not Parent Approved, I would definitely want to play it.

This card game, from Not Parent Approved, is a fill-in-the-blank style word game where players mix and match questions and answers to see who can come up with the funniest sentence. Think Cards Against Humanity, but more kid-friendly. It’s designed for kids ages 8 and up and despite the name, the most risqué it gets is talking about farts so it most likely would be parent approved.

To begin, each player burps (it can be real or fake, your choice). Congrats—the winner of the burp-off gets to be the Burp Boss.

Each round, every player draws seven red answer cards. The Burp Boss draws a blue question card and reads it out loud. Players choose the red answer card they think is the best and slide it to the Burp Boss face down. The Burp Boss reads the question out loud each time before presenting each answer, like a complete sentence. The Burp Boss picks whichever sentence is the best, and that player wins that round. For the next round, the role of Burp Boss rotates clockwise so everyone gets a turn. The player who wins the most rounds of the game gets first place!

The game is ideal with four to 10 players and there’s no set amount of time so kids can play for as long as they like. It also makes a convenient travel game because it’s compact and easy to play on airplanes and in hotel rooms.

The questions and answers are perfectly geared towards pre-teens, with topics such as crazy teachers, summer vacation, embarrassing moments, and gross bodily functions.

Here’s an example: The blue card says, ““If I could get rid of one thing from the world, it would be _______.”

  1. Cankles
  2. A carpool full of kids with bad body odor
  3. Weird stares from my frenemy
  4. Your coach’s bad breath
  5. Facebook
  6. Being forced to watch Food Network all night with your parents (Side note: Does it mean I’m old if I think that sounds awesome?)

You know that feeling when you play a game so much that you become too familiar with all the answers and it starts to get boring? Well, that won’t happen with Not Parent Approved because there are blank cards in the box so kids can create their own wacky questions and answers to keep things fresh. Plus, there’s also expansion packs available for $9.99 each that give an additional 20 blue question cards and 60 red answer cards, meaning more options for frequent players to keep that element of surprise in the game.

Let kids be kids and do something Not Parent Approved this summer.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.