Have You Played… Mount Your Friends?

What? These *are* my friends, after all

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Mount Your Friends is a glorious QWOP/GIRP style climb-athon where you attempt to pile up athletes on top of a goat, each reaching higher and further than the one before.

The control system is gleefully awkward and will see you accidentally manhandling our opponents and previous athletes as you attempt to scramble up the mountain of people before time runs out.

If you’re feeling cocky you can try to leap by propelling yourself upwards and letting go at the right time. It’s a risk though, especially when playing multiplayer as an accidental overshoot might send you sailing into an abyss or plummeting to the ground just to the side of the aforementioned goat. There are also some dirty tactics you can try to employ, too. Building overhangs out of bodies so opponents are forced to climb further is a personal favourite.

While ascending you can also admire the outfits of your opponents (your athletes are customisable, you see) as well as windmilling furiously. Yes. You heard me. Windmilling. This is because each and every athlete has a wildly waggling crotch appendage.

My friends and I collect smaller multiplayer games which we can turn to when longer matches like Dota aren’t an option. Mount Your Friends is a firm favourite because it’s well-crafted but utterly daft fun.


  1. Dingbatwhirr says:

    “If you’re feeling cocky…”
    *Maturity levels critically low*

    I see what you did there…

    • AlexW says:

      I can’t imagine Pip would make jokes like that about this game. It’s one of her firm favourites, it’s so well-crafted – it’s glorious, she says.

  2. jonahcutter says:

    “Building overhangs out of bodies so opponents are forced to climb further is a personal favourite. ”

    The angle of your dangle is instrumental.

    • Hahaha says:

      And unless they have changed it for pc or since the last time I played it was the one way to win every game as you can just reach the edge of the map and the other player can’t climb over you :\

  3. Dog Pants says:

    My friends and I have been having huge amounts of puerile fun with this over the holidays. Despite being a competitive game, we’re all rooting for each other so we can carry on playing and laughing at each other. Teabagging has been turned into an art form.

  4. Frank says:

    So no Sunday Papers then?

  5. JOJOFACE says:

    Should we just rename Rock Paper Shotgun to Have You Played?

  6. Robbobin says:

    Legitimately my favourite party game ever. I’m 29th on the leaderboard for basic runs, hohoho. People will remember the 29th man on the moon, right? Right?

  7. TheOneFlow says:

    When my mates come over this is what I force them to do. We also play the game at times.

  8. somnolentsurfer says:

    Yes, I picked this up in the Steam sale. Then I didn’t have anyone to play it with, so I showed it to my friend’s eight year old. That might not have been the best idea.