Dad Libs, a Mad Libs Alternative

Do you have “Game Night” at your house? No, I don’t mean Friday Night Football; I mean a night when you and your family, and/or friends gather around the dining room or coffee table and play games, board games, card games, drinking games… well, okay, maybe not with the family. At our house our favorite is probably Apples to Apples. We have expansion sets, the travel version, and even the new Green Apples version. I’m not going to link you to the board game geek site, because those bozos only gave it a 6.38 rating out of 10. That’s insane! It’s a smart and creative game, if not a competitive one.

Another smart and fun game we play is called Dad Libs, no not Mad Libs, but our own tailored version of the game. If you haven’t played Mad Libs before, check out some info on it by clicking here. Now what my sons and I do is one of us picks a story, a song, a poem, something online. Then he cuts and pastes it into a word or Google document and blanks out some of the words. Without giving away the source the leader of the game asks the rest of us for adjectives, nouns, verbs, etc. until the blanks are filled in.

Below is the example of what we came up with about a month ago. My youngest son did the recording and editing, and uploaded it to his unessentialusername channel on YouTube.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Hey, you – thanks for leaving me a note @ the “Sisterhood.” In case you don’t check back there for my reply, I was actually thinking about you the other day – a friend in York County has been sharing some eagle videos with me & I thought you might be interested, too.

    Hope you and yours are doing well — you still in school? We should try and get together during one of my trips North!


    1. sonofwalt says:

      I got back over there after reading this. I answered the school question, I think… lol December was my official beginning of a long winter’s nap. Back up and figuring out what to plan on next (besides school loans). The boys are doing very well, and they are awesome as ever.

      I’d love to see the Eagles, and yes, we should get together. Let me know when you are coming this way. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. keatsbabe says:

    Bit like a really clever version of ‘Consequences’ – suppose everyone has to know all the words to the song so might be a challenge in our house as most of my lot freely admit to not listening to the lyrics but will give it go one day ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. sonofwalt says:

      Yes, it does make it funnier if you know the lyrics or the poem, but if you just find a serious news story and do the same thing, it will sound hilarious as well. Home made gaming. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. sonofwalt says:

    Apparently I cannot respond to individual comments as a thread… hmmmm… did that change from WordPress before, or am I just too used to YouTube?


  4. This is awesome!! And I love apples to apples. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. sonofwalt says:

      Thanks for the like and the compliment! We have a lot of fun doing these, as well as playing Apples to Apples. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Reblogged this on The Dad Poet and commented:

    Is it in bad taste to reblog yourself? Ah well, too late. It’s Friday night and I just got back home and have to head out early. I was thinking that back when the blog started the family’s Dad Libs videos from YouTube only got a few views. Since we have a larger audience now I would assume most of you haven’t seen these. This is one from March of last year. Our Mad Libs version of The Star Spangled Banner. I hope you and your family have as much fun as we do when you are together! ๐Ÿ™‚ Micah likes to do some creative editing with these so enjoy!


  6. You guys are hilarious! Now I’ll never be able to hear the national anthem without substituting “sparkplugs.”


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