“The Party Game for English Lit Majors,” The Chuggernauts, 15 January 2019.
“16 Board Games to Help Survive Thanksgiving Week With Your Family,” Gizmodo, 19 November 2018.
“2016 Forever Young Adult Holiday Gift Guide,” Forever Young Adult, 28 November 2016.
“5 Gift Ideas For Your Most Cultured Friends,” 5280 Magazine, 28 November 2016.
“Play This Card Game for Foul-Mouthed Shakespeare Fans,” D Magazine, 31 October 2016.
D Magazine raves: “So, sure. Merry Christmas.”
“The Factory Boys: Dick the Game” (video), The Factory Boys, 16 October 2016.
The Factory Boys play a few riotous rounds of Dick and conclude that Why So Ever has “made learning great again.”
“Have some dirty fun with Shakespeare,” Dallas Morning News, 24 June 2016.
The DMN’s headline makes it sound a little like Bards Dispense Profanity is a sex game. We’re okay with that.
“Beer and Board Games: Bards Dispense Profanity” (video), Beer and Board Games, 16 June 2016.
The hilarious hosts of Beer and Board Games treat their guests to “some Dick” (Love’s Labour’s Lost, V.ii) and other Shakespearean delights.
“The smutty Shakespeare game you need for your next smarty-pants party,” Washington Post, 26 May 2016.
“A deep knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays is not an essential requirement for winning this game,” raves the Post’s book critic.
“Play This Shakespeare-Inspired Card Game at Your Next Soiree,” mental_floss, 19 May 2016.
“Soiree”? Well, whatever. We’ll take it.
“Drunk Dick (and Star Wars)” (video), Beer and Board Games, 17 December 2015.
The guys from the Beer and Board Games web series play a few hilarious rounds of Dick. Featuring sick beats by DJ That Unaccountable Cone.
“Holiday gift guide: 12 awesome gifts for pop culture fans,” NJ.com, 3 December 2015.
We couldn’t help but notice that at least a third of this New Jersey pop culture gift guide is the same as last month’s New York Magazine pop culture gift guide. In no way is this a metaphor for anything else about the relationship between New York and New Jersey.
“The Quirky in Dallas: Let‘s Play a Game,” Dallas Comedy House, 27 November 2015.
“The book is about male sexuality in addition to everything else it’s about, so when you snicker at Moby Dick being a sperm whale, that’s not just your dirty mind.”
“Meet the SMU professor and students behind the irreverent ‘Moby-Dick’ inspired card game ‘Dick’,” Dallas Morning News, 24 November 2015.
In which several meanings of the word “sperm” are discussed.
Vulture’s 2015 Pop-Culture Gift Guide, New York Magazine, 23 November 2015.
Hats off to New York Magazine for featuring Dick in their gift guide without making a single Dick-in-a-box pun. No easy task.
“Play This 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Card Game,” mental_floss, 16 October 2015.
“‘Dick’: An American literary classic as a ribald card game,” Washington Post, 15 October 2015.
The Post calls Dick “a game you may not want to play with your parents.”
“An irreverent retelling of the whale of literary classics,” Cool Hunting, 6 August 2015.
“Dick the Game,” Avidly: a Los Angeles Review of Books channel, 12 June 2015.
In this interview, Dick's creators sit down to answer Avidly’s penetrating questions, including “What is your favorite Moby-Dick dick joke?” and the controversial audience favorite, “Fuck, Marry, Kill: Queequeg, Ahab, Ishmael.”
actual things people have said about Dick on social media
- “A specific thing for a particular kind of weirdo.”
- “Who knew there was so much about cheese in Moby-Dick?”
- “This is what makes America great.”
- “You know you want it.”
- “I ordered this game thinking that it would have questions based on the novel, but, to my dismay, it does not; therefore, I cannot use this in engaging students in reading the novel. Moby Dick is a classic which has great philosophical truths worthy of exploring through games based on actual questions about the content, and, again, I was disappointed in the content of your game. I would like to return this and get my money back.”
- “This could be huge.”
- “Even better than it sounds.”
- “Damn, Moby-Dick seems like a pretty fucked book.”
- “Sweet Jesus this is awesome.”
- “An indispensable teaching tool.”
- “I can see why the nuns never let me read Moby-Dick.”
- “The second Moby Dick card game I’ve seen.”