It was a sunny summer day when my friend Robert called me up and asked me to go to lunch with him. He drove towards what I assumed was the restaurant but I was soon surprised to see that we were pulling into a local hotel. We walked into one of the rooms at the hotel and I was greeted by all my family and friends, and a soft spoken balding gentleman with a fabulous mustache explained that I was now in a room “full of people who love me, but they felt like they were losing me”. My mother stood up and read from a piece of paper.
“Ryan, your alcoholism has affected me in the following ways…”
“Great,” I thought, “I haven’t even had a chance to play Drinking Quest 2: Yeddy Vedder’s Yeti Adventure yet…”
While my mother wept into a piece of stationary, I couldn’t help thinking about how Drinking Quest 2 expanded upon the alcohol fueled fun of the original Drinking Quest, both from Wiseman Innovation. Like it’s predecessor, Drinking Quest 2 comes in a small box containing 62 cards, 40 character sheets and 3 “yeti blue” six sided dice. The rules are presented in a format similar to Drinking Quest 1, on a single sheet printed on both sides and are very easy to get the hang of. I feel like I could remember all the rules even if I was drunk. If I didn’t remember, there is a handy reference card with the important rules included with your set.
While I focused on the futures of DQ2, my brother stood up and began reading his letter to me, about neglect and how I never listen to him…honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. I was too busy thinking about the improvements Wisemann Innovation made to Drinking Quest 2.
Most notably, the card backs are now color coded making it much easier to sort quests. DQ2 also features new heroes including the titular Yeddy Vedder as well as the return of Chuglox the Bar Room Hero. The new heroes have new special abilities such as “Tap a Keg” and “Flirt for Tips” which will help you as you attempt to earn “Egg Points” or EP from fighting monsters and succeeding saving throw style challenges.
My aunt cried bitterly about the money and valuables I had stolen from here to feed my habit, and I was reminded that much like the goods I pilfered from my mother’s sister, Drinking Quest 2 is small enough to fit in your pocket. There’s a surprising amount of game in the small box, with 4 quests total inside. Each quest is packed with humor and cards like “BureauCats” and “Come at Me Bro”. Aunt Linda didn’t like it when I pawned her wedding rings, but I’m sure she would enjoy playing “A Drinking Game of Thrones”.
My father may have been talking about how disappointed he was with me, but I definitely wasn’t disappointed with Drinking Quest 2. The unique signature art style of Drinking Quest is back and I was happy to see the LOL Goblins and boxing shark make a return. The game is a steal at $25, just a little more than a 30 pack of cheap beer.
The balding man looked at me and asked if I would “accept their help today.”
“Quick!” I thought, “what would Chuglox do?!”