Adult time is okay with Deer Lord!

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Deer Lord! party game - adult time is okay sometimes! We put the kiddo to bed and whipped out a really fun and active party game.


Lately, for obvious reasons, it’s become much easier to hang out at home. I like to get out of the house sometimes, but usually have little Lila with me. Now that I’m going back to that full time grind, hanging out during the day isn’t as doable on the weekdays. It’s time for some grown up evening fun without the kiddo, and that means bedtime. And while I want Lila with me always, it’s important and okay to spend a little time apart, which is made much easier when she’s around the corner, fast asleep. 🙂

One of the most fun get togethers in our house involves friends and games! Daniel is big into gaming, and has a pretty decent sized group of people who are, too. I’m a little harder to please, which is how you know Deer Lord! is funny!


Deer Lord! party game - adult time is okay sometimes! We put the kiddo to bed and whipped out a really fun and active party game.


Everyone started playing while I was getting Lila Sophia ready for bed. Once the directions were read and shared [thanks to Prado and Daniel!] I could hear laughter and yelling, and lots of “Deer Lord!“ing. The goal of the game is to get points by doing some subverse action without getting called out. For example, if you notice someone repeatedly asking about whether you remember this or that, you could yell, “Deer Lord! You’re being nostalgic!” Another way to get more points is by dueling someone to a particular task, like who can get more stuff around their neck in thirty seconds. Adelle won with the vacuum cable wrapped over and over. Ha! Daniel whipped out a decimal meter during a yelling match dual. Instead of voting, they went with the real deal. Serious gamer alert!



Deer Lord! began in Europe and is taking the U.S. by storm! The game itself is super active and fun, but I also really like Deer Lord!‘s simple packaging. The box is cool, and so is the artwork, but basically you can put a rubber band around the deck and take it to a friends’ house, a bar, or our favorite kind of spot: a brewery! There are a couple expansion packs – “Broadway” and “Gangsta” and I am totally intrigued!

Where do you like to play games? What’s your favorite kind?



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  1. This sounds like fun. I get together occasionally with a bunch of girlfriends, drink some wine and play fun games. This would be great!

  2. How fun! I’ve never heard of this one. Can’t wait to try it! Our family favorite at the moment is Exploding Kittens. It’s simple enough that our six year old can join in when he wants and silly enough that my hubby and I can play and laugh on our own after bedtime without exerting a single brain cell. We are so wiped by the end of the day that we need simple, silly games that don’t require much brain power.

    • I’ve heard of that one! That’s great that your child can play, too. I think our kiddo will be a gamer like her dad. 🙂

  3. We’ve got really great neighbors that we love to get together with. This would be a fun excuse to hang with our friends.

  4. Playtime is not always for kids. It is also for kids at heart. LOL. I think this is really fun and exciting.

  5. My husband and I love games, and this sounds like so much fun! We will have to give this a try the next time we entertain. Sounds like it was a hit!

  6. This looks like a fun game. It would be a nice alternative to the usual card games. I will get this and invite my siblings and their spouses for a fun game night.

  7. You really got me interested in this game Deer Lord. Even the men in my family would be excited to play this. I have to have this deck soon. We’ll play this on the weekend. 🙂

  8. I love playing games with friends inside a close room where we can shout out loud and wouldn’t disturb others. In this kind of game, we can still enjoy being adult in the way children enjoy being kids.

  9. I love the versatility of this game! We play a lot of games since going out when you have little ones is always a challenge.

  10. Wow!! What a fun idea to help make a get together that much more fun! Thanks for sharing – I hadn’t heard of this before.

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