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Review: Playout!

Playout2You’ve all heard of them by now, and if not let me introduce you to one of the funnest and fittest games on the planet; Playout!

What is Playout! you ask? When you look at the deck it seems like some sadistic sob messed with your Uno deck and put all sorts of exercises on them. Why would they do that?

Well let me tell you a little story about a man’s trip to India, actually let Eddie Kovell tell it (he founded Playout!) and this is from his site…

“No longer relying on equipment, I was free, and the world became my gym, or better still, my playground! I was running and climbing, playing basketball with local Tibetans, doing pull-ups at playgrounds, and practicing martial arts, yoga, and classic calisthenics whenever I could.

One day, I was running up a waterfall, jumping from rock to rock, and joking with my friends, when suddenly, it hit me. “Why do I need to workout, if I can just PLAYOUT!” And that’s where the fun really started.”

colinplayoutYou may have met Eddy, he’s become an honorary Spahten as of late, showing up to local OCR’s and challenging folks to a game or two. He was gracious enough to send me a deck to check out and I’ve been addicted to them every since.

Not only do they get used at home, outside, but my two young boys and I have
taken them on hikes. We have just winged it most of the time and every few hundred feet we would stop and pull a card and bang out whatever the challenge was.

Eddie mentioned that we should play one of the All-Star games and even chose a winner right out of the gate. He was right, and the boys kicked my rear-end. I have been force feeding myself cards ever since them in order to achieve great vengeance!

alexplayoutPlayout! has endless possibilities as far as games and level of challenge go. I know the next time the boys and I play we are going to do Playout tag? How? Just like a simple game of tag, someone is it and you tag another player. You divide the cards up into the three piles by color. The tagged person goes over, grabs one and bangs it out.

How about something harder? Challenge your buddy to a Blitz and pick ten cards. Whoever completes them in the shortest time possible wins. Are you all about endurance? There are full 24 hour challenges. Again, the game, and mini-games, are endless.

nateplayoutOh, a little birdie told me yesterday that a new specialized deck is coming out… and you guys are going to love it. Yeah, it’s an OCR specific deck? Did I just blow your mind?

As summer winds down and we seemingly spend more time inside, Playout is the perfect game to warm-up and workout with in the comfort of your home. There really isn’t a time or place that you can’t get a quick game in. Check out Playouts website for more info and order your deck today!


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