Opposing players may attempt to knock out another player by stacking impossible Curses upon them, such as having to swat swarms of invisible mosquitoes away while keeping one's arms at his or her sides or speaking in both Irish and French accents simultaneously. While defending players may just break the curse to end it, they may also attempt both by swatting with their shoulders or garbling their language to an unprecedented talk, which is much more creative, courageous, and all around funnier.
One concern about "you're out" games is that the losing players are stuck in limbo while the others finish. Curses speeds up the game by, when a player goes out on his or her third break, having all of the other Curses still in play handed to other players. The sudden onslaught accelerates the madness, and the game ends all the sooner amid more the laughter.
Curses is a game for three to six players ages ten and up, taking about thirty minutes to play. It is excellent for those who love improv as well as those who are deeply competitive, just waiting for a chance to ring the bell and shout with all the eagerness of a Puritan at a witch-burning, "Curse-breaker!"