It’s laundry day, and there’s a guarantee that some or all of what you’re wearing will end up in the wash. In this “Sorry” sex game, the only questions are:
- Will you still be wearing it when the presoak begins? …and…
- Will you end up wearing your own clothes?
Thanks to the game’s heavy water involvement, you’ll want a playing area that can handle getting wet. Plus, you’ll need access to warm water, a glass or large cup, and a bucket or sink full of water.
Apart from that, you’ll need a few extra items. First, you’ll need an empty laundry hamper or basket that can tolerate an abundance of moisture (wicker is not recommended). Second, you’ll need a washer and dryer. And third, you’ll need several towels, which will be continually tumbling in the dryer through the game when not in use.
If you have opted to include alcohol in your gameplay, have liquor and shot glasses on standby.
Each player must remove any shoes or dry-clean only articles. These should be set aside, ideally well away from the gaming area. Acceptable attire includes shirts, tank tops, pants, shorts, underwear, tights, bras, and socks.
As for the game itself, each of the pawns of each color must be marked with a permanent marker one through four so that each pawn is the only one of that color with that number. Otherwise, the game is set up according to traditional rules.
The game is over when one player gets all four of their pawns into the Home position.
The following special rules supplement traditional gameplay.
- Pawns at Risk – The only safe pawn is a pawn at Start, Home, or in a Safety Zone. All others are at risk. Accordingly, when a player moves a pawn out of Start, they remove an article of clothing and place it “at risk” (in front of them, ideally in an organized fashion so they can tell which at risk article goes with which pawn, numbered one through four). Each pawn at risk, therefore, has an associated article at risk. Once a player’s pawn arrives at Home, the pawns article must be put on, no matter what it is.
- Slip and Slide – If you land on the triangular entry point on another player’s color slide, you must give them a pre-soak once you use the slide. Fill a glass with warm water and pour it on the slide’s owner. If it is your color slide, you still can’t use your own slide, but your pawn’s at-risk article gets submerged for ten seconds in the bucket. If you’re playing with alcohol, take a shot; you may need it to warm up when it’s time to put that wet sock back on.
- Towels – If you decide at any time that you want a hot towel, you can send one of your in-play pawns back to Start and launder (throw in the laundry basket) the pawn’s at-risk article. If you launder an article, you won’t be seeing it again for a long while.
- “Sorry” Card – If your pawn is sent back to Start by an opponent who drew a “Sorry” card, your pawn’s at-risk article is swapped with the opponent’s at-risk article, and their former article is laundered. Now, your former article is attached to their pawn.
- Slide Attack – If your pawn is sent back to Start by an opponent moving down a slide, launder your pawn’s at-risk article. The opponent will slide off you (remove from your body) an article and replace it with the sliding pawn’s at-risk article. Your former article becomes the opponent’s new at-risk article, and you are now wearing their former at-risk article.
- Shoving Match – If your pawn is sent back to Start by an opponent landing at your pawn’s position, launder your at-risk article. If you’re playing with alcohol, take a shot.
- Game Over – When a winner is declared, all remaining at-risk articles are laundered (put in the laundry basket) unless they originally belonged to the winner. The winner may put on any of his or her own at-risk articles, optionally removing any article that does not belong to him/her and laundering it. Warm towels from the dryer are distributed, and all the laundered articles are actually laundered: wash them together and hang them to dry (or tumble with no heat). Once dry, the players may put them back on.