Cosmo's truth or dare - adult game by Hearst - review by Kayla

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The Cosmo's Truth or Dare game is a fun game that puts a spin on Truth or Dare. Since the options are provided for you, there's no pausing in the game while someone attemps to come up with a good one. If you both are a relatively new couple, I think there's a lot of fun to be had here. If you both are long-term lovers, you might want to consider what you want out of the game.
Great for swingers/sexually-open friends, pretty unique Dare ideas, more modern than most games
Bad truth questions, made for couples in their 20s, made for newer couples - not long-term ones
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Cosmo's Truth or Dare game is well, a truth or dare game. It's intended for two players (a dating couple), but this could also be modified to work well in larger groups (especially a sexually open/swinger group.) There are 120 different cards included in the game. Instructions on how to play are included in the game as well. This game is just a card game - there is no board to this game. The cards are intended for heterosexual relationships, but most of the cards don't mention gender, so it could be played with homosexual partners as well.

The packaging is actually really neat. I'm fond of it. The box is a cute, bright pink (which is totally Cosmo). It basically "opens up". The box itself holds the 120 cards with a placeholder card on top. On the left-hand side of the opened up box is a description of the game as well as the instructions for the game. You can see a better idea of how this box opens by looking at EF's product pictures. Mind you, this magnet will not hold from lots of jostling around, so if you want to take this traveling, take the cards out of the box and place them in a baggie or you'll have cards all over your luggage. The magnet also doesn't hold if the box is held upside down, but for most storage use, it will work just fine.

The cards are pretty large at about four inches tall and three inches wide. This is not your average playing card size. In fact, the cards are really too large. It's uncomfortable to hold the cards in my hand. Since the cards have a lot of extra "space" on each side of the content, I wish they would have made the cards smaller. Each of the cards is split in half with one side being the "Truth" side and the other side being the "Dare" side. Each of the sides is also written from another "perspective" - as in, when you are looking at the truth side, the Dare side is upside-down. Each card has one truth and one dare. The backside of each card has a cheetah-print in some odd color (pink, purple, red). As you can tell from looking at the EF pictures, there are three "color schemes" in the deck. Each different color scheme has different truth/dare colors and backside color. I'm not sure why they decided to switch color schemes. Seriously. I have no idea since, from what we can tell, there are no differences in content between the different colors.

The instructions for the game are pretty easy. You're supposed to spread the cards face-down on a surface and take turns selecting a card from the pile. When you pick up the card, the other player says "Truth or Dare" and you read the card to the other person. The instructions don't give any way to "chicken out", so if that's something you want, you'd have to make up all of that on your own.

We found the truths and dares were mostly made for a younger, new couple. As in, dating for less than two years. Definitely not for married couples. However, I suppose it depends on your openness. For the boyfriend and I, who have been dating for almost three years, all of the questions were things we've already talked about in the past. (Long before I started reviewing sex toys) For those who are too uncomfortable to even discuss birth control, these questions might actually be arousing, fun, and something that hasn't ever been discussed. However, if you've been dating for more than a couple years or have a sexually-open marriage, these questions aren't going to really "spur" arousal from their naughtiness.

So now you know my opinion the truths. They're fun if you're still in that "new" phase of the relationship, don't know that much about each other, or don't talk about sex, but otherwise, you've probably already covered the questions. (This is what would make these questions optimal for swinger parties or sexually open friends. They're not TOO personal, but they are something you wouldn't know about other people.)
The Dares are a bit better. They're definitely all dares that were intended for the "new" generation. For example, quite a few of the dares include going into the other room and taking a camera phone picture of something then sending it to the partner's phone. All of the dares are relatively "normal". They all are intended as foreplay - not as an "end-all". Since there's really no official "end" to the game, you just go until you have sex I guess. Some of the cards require you to get up and make dinner or other things, but none of them give specific sex positions or tell you to have sex. For the most part, though, the Dares will apply to a much wider couple-length audience. They are relatively unique (compared to most sex games), so I'd rate them pretty highly. They don't just stick to the "Put hand here". There's all sorts of odd things that involve making dinner, sitting at a table, finding ice cubes, and all sorts of fun stuff. Because of all of that, I wouldn't recommend playing this game when the two of you are feeling lazy.

Where this game shines is definitely in the dares. The truths are pretty weak and unamusing. Many of the truth cards are also just reworded versions of the previous truths. So if you are looking for a "good" truth or dare game for your honey of ten years, probably not so fun. If you two are still new, much more fun. However, if you are more interested in the dares, this game is a fun purchase that feels much more "modern" than other sex games do. So it really depends on what you want out of your game.

Of course, I know you people want examples. Greedy, greedy people you are.

"Would you rather cuddle post-sex or jump in a hot shower together?"
"How fiesty do you like it? Spanking? Scratching? Biting?"
"Do you like your hair pulled during sex?"
"How do you prepare before we meet up for a hot date?"

"Sit Down. I am going to straddle you. Pretend you're a bucking bronco and give me a provocative ride."
"Pull down your pants, turn around, and do your best rendition of the Beyonce booty shake."
"Place steamy kisses all over my face...except on my lips."
"Let's both sit at the table and pretend we are at a restaurant. Slip your hand under the table and pleasure me."
"Let's go into the kitchen and pretend we're making dinner. Then find a way to slowly seduce me - even if I resist."
Follow-up commentary
We haven't touched this game since we first bought it. It just doesn't seem all that fun to replay the game. It was okay the first play through, but it's not something we'll ever touch again. It just doesn't have a replay value.
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  • Stinkytofu10
    Great review, thank you!
  • thisisadeletedaccount
    Thanks for reviewing!
  • Rod Ronald
    Thanks for the review
  • AliMc
    Great review. I was quite tempted to get this but my partner and I are very open with each other so I don't think the truth questions will offer much for us. And those dares seem rather silly. Too bad really, it has such cute packaging!
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