Fear And Loathing: The Board Game

Designer Alyx Baldwin created a very limited edition board game based on Hunter S. Thompson's Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. The package looks fantastic. "Pill bottle contents mimic look of real substances." Fear And Loathing: The Board Game (Thanks, Tara McGinley!)


  1. Ok, so you sit around and pretend to get fucked up on mock drugs? Pretend to see hallucinatory creatures? (I can’t really see a legible detail of instructions on how you “play.”) Fun for the whole family!

  2. Try explaining that one at the airport security checkpoint.

    “No, really, it’s um, a board game…”

  3. Actually, the rules seem to suggest that the intent is to replace the the contents with the real deal, start ingesting and reenact adventures in real life… minus the DUI… The rules state that there must always be a babysitter.

    Nothing like safety first when mixing a randomly determined selection of intoxicants…

  4. You should receive this board game, then, after about three months, receive a shotgun in order to shoot yourself after you realize that there is no escaping the existential despair. You will then truly experience an accelerated version of the image of Hunter S. Thompson’s life.

    Although, I would find myself asking, where’s that damn gun at already?

  5. “And that, I think, was the handle – that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark – that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”

  6. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into locked a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.

  7. Not seen this game before??? I am looking for an unusual present for my brother-in-law. hes weried too. How much is it? Hopefully cheaper than the outrage game outrage game shite I saw? bloody expensive

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