Fade to Black
Fade to Black includes 1 die and 90 cards, divided into 6 categories, ranging from teasing and foreplay fun to full-on intercourse: Shades of Intimacy, Shades of Seduction, Shades of Temptation, Shades of Arousal, Shades of Fantasy, and Shades of Pleasure. Examples from each category are listed below this description.
The idea of the game and the activities described on the cards are nice and straightforward. Players take turns rolling the die, then choosing a card from the category the die landed on and performing the activity on their partner. However, to be able to use all of the cards you’ll have to have some additional supplies such as ice cubes, flavored body toppings, blindfolds, massage oil, and other sexy toys. The Shades of Temptation category is pretty much full of activities involving eating and licking edibles off of your partner. The other cards do suggest enough to keep you busy even without extra equipment, you might just have to skip over a few or get creative.
We like how versatile this set is; three game options are outlined in the instructions, so you can customize your use of the game based on your mood, energy level, and where you want to go with your sexy session. You could easily modify how you play even further: perhaps just using a few cards for inspiration or diving into a full game to create a more involved experience.
The graphics and language of this game suggest that it is intended for a heterosexual couple, especially the Shades of Pleasure category, which describes different positions for penetrative play. Many of the activities could be modified to include more players or used by same-sex couples. We like that this game includes nice range of types of play and levels of heat, isn’t too complicated and can be easily used to spice up short or longer sessions. Fade to Black would be a great Bachelorette gift or a fun tool for male/female couples who lean vanilla but want a way to easily kick it up a notch and explore things like role play, sensation play (such as spanking or using restraints), and creative touch and foreplay.
Shades of Intimacy: Kiss your way up the side of your lover’s body.
Shades of Seduction: Masturbate while your lover watches. To be extra kinky, use a toy while you do it. They can join in if you’d like.
Shades of Temptation: Most couple ignore the backside of their bodies. Drizzle something tasty on your lover’s backside. Then, starting from the bottom, work your way up as you lick it off.
Shades of Arousal: Blindfold, tie, or gag your lover and then tease their body.
Shades of Fantasy: Photographer/Model: Pretend that you are freelance photographer being paid to take explicit photos--your lover is an inexperienced but eager model...
Shades of Pleasure: Booby sex. Have him slide his penis up & down between her breasts.