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Don’t Get Got! Two Player Review

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Want to turn your daily life into a constant struggle of whether to trust your friends and family? If so, then Don’t Get Got! is a perfect game to add to your collection.

Don't Get Got! Review

8.5 out of 10
Don't Get Got! Two Player Review

Is it Good For Two Players? : Works surprisingly well with two!

This game is refreshing and great to pull out at parties, events, or just to play in the background of your daily life. It takes seconds to learn and teach but provides hours of fun as players try to outthink and outsmart each other while waiting for the perfect opportunities to succeed at their mission. It definitely fills a very niche spot in the board game market, but that’s what makes it cool. It’s fun to pull out for a day, but it’s one of the few games you could play with somebody over multiple days, weeks, or months, at least if you get that good at not getting got.

Theme: 2/10
Replayability: 6/10
Components: 6/10
Conflict: 5/10
Fun: 9/10

Husband’s Rating
8 out of 10
Wife’s Rating
9 out of 10

Pros

So easy to learn and teach you can start playing in seconds

Super unique and different.

Good replayability

The mission wallets are ingenious

Cons

The card quality seems nice, but the required folding damages them quickly

Requires some house rules, in our opinion, to make the game as fun and enjoyable as possible

Gameplay Experience:

Don’t Get Got is one of those games that we would probably consider more of an activity than a board game. When we originally ordered this game, we had no intention of playing it just the two of us! Shocking, I know, but occasionally we do play games with other people.

We got Don’t Get Got to play it with family on a vacation we were taking, but once it arrived, I couldn’t resist cracking it open and giving it a try with just my wife. To be fair, the box does say you can play it with two players, but it really sounded like a game that would only be good with a lot of players.

It takes literal seconds to understand how to play, so before she even knew I had a new game, I was handing my wife her wallet with secret missions to accomplish. I said, “Your goal is to finish as many of those as you can without me catching on.” That’s all I needed to tell her, and we were able to start playing. I think Don’t Get Got officially holds the record for the quickest time to play the first game, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, if ever.

Don't Get Got Mission Packs

In the initial hours of the game, we were constantly questioning every single thing the other was doing, but slowly we got more relaxed. It wasn’t long before my wife shouted, “You Got Got!” at me after I said it looked like she peed herself. She had “accidentally” spilled her water bottle to make a wet spot on her pants, and her mission was to get another player to make a comment along the lines of the one I had made.

I went back on guard and got a few of my easy missions done, such as “get another player to give me a hug.” It shouldn’t be a problem to get your spouse to hug you, right? Try doing it while playing this game, and you’ll see it suddenly becomes one of the most difficult accomplishments. After struggling for a while, I succeeded at the mission, even if my self-esteem and self-worth were a little beaten down.

Those are just a few examples of some of the missions in Don’t Get Got, but we don’t want to spoil them so if you want to find out what some of the other ones are you’ll just have to give the game a try.

The day went on with both of us trying not to get got and get each other. I struggled even getting close to completing my missions, while my wife had hers all done and one failed by the end of the day. Many of her plans were so intricate and ridiculous. For one, she had been hinting at the mission for almost an hour before I actually did what she was trying to get me to do. She had the will and commitment I just didn’t have.

Even though I was the loser, it was a super fun game to have going on in the background of our day, so much so that we refreshed our missions and started playing again. We continued playing the game while getting ready for our family vacation and even played it in the car while road tripping. Once we got to our destination and grouped up with family, we handed everybody their wallet with secret missions and kept the game going all vacation.

Don’t Get Got Rules Summary:

Don’t Get Got is a super simple game to play. Players each get a wallet that will hold their secret missions that they will have to try to accomplish over a certain period of time. Every player has a mission that says, “Say ‘guess what’ to another player. If they say ‘What?’ say ‘You Got Got’ and complete the mission.”

This is the only mission that is the same for all players; every other mission is unique, so each player will be trying to do different things. The first player to complete three missions is the winner.

If you get called out by another player while attempting the mission, you fail the mission and can no longer try to complete it.

Don't Get Got! Mission Examples and Wallet
These nifty mission wallets are pretty ingenious in our opinion!

Conclusion:

This game is refreshing and great to pull out at parties, events, or just to play in the background of your daily life. It takes seconds to learn and teach but provides hours of fun as players try to outthink and outsmart each other while waiting for the perfect opportunities to succeed at their missions.

There’s no denying that Don’t Get Got is a super fun and unique party game, but in all honesty, we think it needs a few house rules to work well. It works better if you treat it as an activity rather than a game, in our opinion, so our first suggestion is to get rid of the “3 completed mission” win condition.

Some players may get easy missions, and if they finish them quickly, it sours the game for everyone else. Just play until you want to quit playing and see who did the best at the end. Even if some people finish early, Don’t Get Got is almost as fun to watch as it is to play.

One other major change we suggest is that players need to specify exactly what they are calling out in order for another player to fail that mission. This makes the constant questioning of “that’s a mission, isn’t it” stop, and players can get more chances to try to complete what they are doing.

Treating it less like a game and making those few changes makes Don’t Get Got a lot more fun and enjoyable. It really is a very unique gaming experience and, in our opinion, a game that you probably would have never thought you needed.

It definitely fills a very niche spot in the board game market, but that’s what makes it cool. It is something unique, exciting, and different that you can pull out with your gaming buddies. It’s fun to pull out for a day, but it’s one of the few games you could play with somebody over multiple days, weeks, or months, at least if you get that good at not getting got.

Is Don’t Get Got Good For 2 Players?

I did not have hopes for Don’t Get Got with two players and actually had no intention of playing it with just the two of us. I am glad we gave it a try, though, because it was surprisingly good. I don’t know if it’s just the husband and wife dynamic or what, but the game was a challenge and very fun to play.

Completing missions with only two players is quite a bit more difficult than with more, but to account for this, you can just stretch the game over a longer period of time. My wife and I just keep playing until we both feel ready to refresh our missions.

If you want to play this game with only two players, it’s probably best with somebody you’re quite comfortable with and know well, such as your significant other. Not only will you need to be around this person a lot, but you’ll also have to know them quite well and be comfortable questioning the things they’re doing.

It really is a perfect game for those “significant other” gaming duos as it’s something you can have going on in the background of your daily life to make things just a little more fun and interesting. Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to get your spouse to touch their tongue to their nose while you’re eating your spaghetti dinner, or you try to get them to show you their best dance move while doing the daily chores.

Don’t Get Got is definitely meant to be played with more players, but it still is quite fun with two if you have the right mindset and use some of our house rule suggestions above. You might run through the missions a little faster playing at this player count (at least if you’re playing with a person you live with), but there are so many missions that, honestly, a short break from the game is probably all you need to forget enough of them to keep playing.

This isn’t a game you get to play with just two, but if you’re looking for something fun and different to play with a lot of people and maybe sometimes just two, Don’t Get Got! is great and really exceeded our expectations at this player count.

Pros:

  • So easy to learn and teach you can start playing in seconds.
  • Super unique and different. A very refreshing and fun game to play.
  • Good replayability. There are a lot of different missions, so you can play over and over again. Even if you go through them all, you should still be able to replay the game because there’s no way anybody can remember all the missions and guess which ones each player has.
  • The mission wallets are an ingenious way for all players to keep track of their missions.

Cons:

  • The card quality seems nice, but the required folding damages them quickly.
  • Requires some house rules, in our opinion, to make the game as fun and enjoyable as possible.

Big Potato Don't Get Got (2021 Edition): The Secret Missions Party Game for Adults and Family
Big Potato Don't Get Got (2021 Edition): The Secret Missions Party Game for Adults and Family
Big Potato Don't Get Got (2021 Edition): The Secret Missions Party Game for Adults and Family

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Don’t Get Got! Pdf

Big Potato Games, the creators of Don’t Get Got have free print-and-play pdf files for some of their games including Herd Mentality, Obama Llama, Goat on a Boat, and Mr Listers Quiz Shootout. You can find these files here: Freebies Download – Big Potato Games but you may have to submit an email address to access them. Unfortunately at this time they currently do not have a Don’t Get Got Pdf print and play file.

Don’t Get Got! App

There is currently no app for Don’t Get Got but an app could be a potentially awesome way to randomly deal out and keep track of the missions. It’d be even cooler if it sent notifications when someone Got Got and showed everyone’s progress on their missions. Maybe someday Big Potato games will implement a digital app for Don’t Get Got, but for now everyone will just have to use the nifty included mission wallets.

Don’t Get Got!: Working From Home

While there isn’t a free print and play pdf, or app for Don’t Get Got, there is a free sample version that was released during Covid when most were working from home. The missions aren’t broad and applicable to your daily life but if you still telecommute or skype often this free version might be of some use. You can find this free sampler spin off version of Don’t Get Got here: Don’t Get Got: Working From Home pdf. Even if you don’t work from home or skype this free version can you give an idea of what the game is like and a few more examples of Don’t Get Got style missions.


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