Collaborative. Creative. Calamitous. Fiasco is all three! This game has been a lot of laughs so far. Never played? No problem. The videos linked below should be enlightening and amusing.
Here's how the publishers describe it:
"Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales of small time capers gone disastrously wrong – inspired by films like Blood Simple, Fargo, The Way of the Gun, Burn After Reading, and A Simple Plan. You’ll play ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control. There will be big dreams and flawed execution. It won’t go well for them, to put it mildly, and in the end it will probably all go south in a glorious heap of jealousy, murder, and recrimination. Lives and reputations will be lost, painful wisdom will be gained, and if you are really lucky, your guy just might end up back where he started.
FIASCO is an award-winning, GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. During a game you will engineer and play out stupid, disastrous situations, usually at the intersection of greed, fear, and lust. It’s like making your own Coen brothers movie, in about the same amount of time it’d take to watch one."
To get a feel for what the gameplay is like, check out the TableTop videos, which are highly entertaining.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJxQ0NbFtk
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7NcdDh-WM