It's a Good Game, Brent: WeRateDogs Is Now a Card Game

Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books

Whether they're smol, boopable, or floofy, the wildly popular Twitter account WeRateDogs has shown us that all dogs are good dogs. (We're talking to you, Brent.) But that doesn't mean there can't be some competition between the world's perfect pups: In We Rate Dogs! The Card Game, a new game inspired by the account, players go head-to-head to see whose dog is Best in Show.

The We Rate Dogs game is modeled after a dog show, but instead of striving to be best groomed or most athletic, dogs are judged in areas like sass, zoom, goodness, and boopability. Each dog card comes with a rating for the seven categories—and as is the case for the original WeRateDogs Twitter page run by Matt Nelson, no pet ever receives less than 10 out of 10.

Three to six players compete by entering their favorite dogs into the show and using event cards to boost their rating, hinder their opponents, or cause general chaos. Dogs may need to overcome rogue pigeons, distracting smells, and bribed judges to make it to the winner's circle. While all the dogs in the game are very good boys and girls, only one dog can be the best.

We Rate Dogs! The Card Game comes out April 30, but it's already available to preorder for $25 from Chronicle Books.

And if you're looking for more dog-themed games to add your board game collection, check out Dogopoly—a Monopoly-style game that lets you collect dog breeds instead of properties.

This Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure Comes Complete with Removable Ears

Today Is Art Day, Amazon
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Historians still don’t know how Vincent van Gogh lost his left ear, or for that matter, how much of it was actually lopped off. However, as Bored Panda reports, Today Is Art Day decided to take historic liberties in the name of nerdy fun and created a mini van Gogh action figure, complete with two completely detachable ears.

Today Is Art Day developed a prototype of the 5-inch PVC figurine back in 2017, and to bring it to the art-loving masses, they launched a Kickstarter campaign. Backers who contributed $28 Canadian dollars (around $21 USD) scored their own van Gogh action figure.

A van Gogh action figure next to a miniature 'Starry Night' painting
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

A boxed Vincent van Gogh action figure
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Fans who missed out on the Kickstarter the first time around can buy one on Amazon now for $24. He even comes in a box decorated with miniature, cut-out replicas of his Sunflowers (1888) and The Starry Night (1889).

Today Is Art Day has since branched out to produce a whole host of other figurines based on famous icons, from other artists like Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt to scientific luminaries like Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein.

[h/t Bored Panda]

A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

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