Do you have what it takes to be the best Snake Oil salesperson in town? The premise is simple, one player draws a customer card and all the other players pick two of their purple item cards to create the product that they will try and sell to that customer. Once everyone has picked their two cards, each salesperson gets at least 30 seconds to pitch their product to the customer. That round's winner is the player that successfully sells their product to the costumer.
Pro Creating convincing pitches for ridiculous products rewards creative thinking and often leads to surreal, yet hilarious, situations
Whether they're selling Story Pajamas to the Teacher, a Pocket Toilet to a Couch Potato, or the ever-handy Baby Shield to some Aliens, it is the sales pitches of the players that elevate Snake Oil above similar games like Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples. Being able to sell their products gives players ownership of what cards they play and it rewards those who commit to trying to actually match the product to the customer.
Con Players need to commit to the concept of making short sales pitches for the game to really shine
If players aren't willing to really try and sell their products the game can quickly grow stale as people simply play cards and hope to get picked. Now use that silver tongue to get out there and sell some Snake Oil!