Rabble is inspired by a public domain game that goes by many names: Fishbowl, Salad Bowl, Celebrity, or most commonly, “OH, that game!” We created a boxed version because we wanted to spend less time coming up with words (especially since there's always one guy who submits something like "hypotrophy") and more time having fun with our friends. We also made the game quicker to play and added in Challenge Cards that up the outrageousness.
Although there are other boxed versions based on the same public domain game (we've played them and love them), we do think Rabble is different.
-We changed the rules so Rabble is easier to pick-up and faster
-Rabble Cards aren’t limited to just people, but encompass everything. How else can you demonstrate “planking” to your friends?
-Challenge Cards also change the game. Nothing is as satisfying as making your friends "talk in a British accent” while trying to describe absurd pop culture references.
When we started developing Rabble, we actually had no idea there was even a name for this game. It was just a game Jake had always played with his family that we wanted to update for our weird friends. When we found out other boxed versions existed, we considered stopping. But after playing some of the other versions (we had a blast!), we still felt Rabble was unique. Not only did we choose completely different types of cards and have different rules, but the inclusion of Challenge Cards added an extra element to Rabble that made playing it a more outrageous experience.
Net net, other similar boxed versions are fantastic! We just believe that Rabble is different enough and geared toward a different player/occasion to also deserve a place in the world.