In a Pickle is a game that will expand your imagination. Players hold cards marked with nouns both tangible (pickle, portrait, zoo) and intangible (universe, chaos, space). Some are also ambiguous (pickle – food or conundrum, head – cranium or bathroom, etc). Each turn requires a person to play one of their cards onto another card which could fit into the played card. As you can see in the picture, there is juice in a pickle, a pickle is in the supermarket, and the supermarket is in a parking lot. The player to place the fourth card on a stack claims the whole stack, unless the next player can continue the stack by playing an even "bigger" card.
This makes for some very interesting imagery: There is artificial flavoring in the turkey which has been placed in a hole that I found in the fog which is only found in my memory.
You might think you’ve stumped everyone by playing the universe card, but the next player can play the portrait card – hey, haven’t several people painted the universe? (All plays can be challenged, so be prepared to explain yourself!)
2 to 6 players
Ages 10 and up (for reading and concepts). Adults will enjoy this one, too.