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Trading Races is a party game for Black culture. Know black history or blackness?  Let's see if you can out-black folks.
Trading Races is a party game for Black culture.   Can you Out-Black folks?
Trading Races is a party game for Black culture.   Can you Out-Black folks?
115 backers pledged $4,727 to help bring this project to life.

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 STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

We reached our initial funding goal, but I’m not stopping there! I’ve added stretch goals to have game nights in cities to engage in conversations around blackness. The game nights and panels will only be able to travel to these cities if we reach our new levels of funding!

I'll also be doing virtual game nights! Become a backer, and you can join in on online discussions! We’ll play rounds and engage in conversation. Laugh, debate, and try to make some sense of it all.

*The game night tour will launch in Chicago in late April of 2017 (specific dates will be shared as soon as they are confirmed).

Can you out-black your opponent? 

Really Tho?

Yes, absolutely.  We all have a construct of how we define blackness.  So why not have a conversation about it?  People from all races, cultures, and gender have much to offer this conversation.  Let's talk about the constructs in a humorous and fun way and redefine them.

Basic Rules

To start the game, each player draws 5 cards. One randomly chosen player begins and plays a card. Everyone else selects a card from their hand that reflects a higher level of blackness and places their card down.

Each player then defends their card selection in relationship to the other players card. As a group, players must come to a consensus on which card is blacker.

Whoever played the winning card keeps the hand and wins the book. The winning player starts the next hand and everyone draws back up to 5 cards.

Wild Card

Got a wild card? Well lucky you. This card holds great power. Use this card in a clutch. When this card is thrown, the player can choose ANY person they’d like to represent the card. Good luck!

Switch it up

Play in teams! Divide players up in teams of two or more.  Same rules apply.

The rules are very simple. The discussions won’t be

Defend your stance to the fullest and may the odds be forever in your favor. If played right, this is an extremely fun and entertaining game about the malleability of race. This game can really make people feel awkward, so you just have to remember... it's just a game and to have fun with this shit.

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https:www.tradingraces.cc

https:www.tradingracesgame.com 

Thanks for taking one for the team!
Thanks for taking one for the team!

WHY I NEED YOUR MONEY

Over the past two years this idea has been a secret brain child of mine. I’ve tested a prototype of the game and hosted private game nights to get this just right.But now I need your help. 

Why? Because I know this game is pretty amazing and entertaining but I can't grow this to its full potential alone.  I've found the most amazing illustrator, Stephanie Rapisardo, to hand draw every single card.  Amazing, I know right?  These will be beautifully illustrated artistic renditions (Check out her work below). 

Illustration by Stephanie Rapisardo
Illustration by Stephanie Rapisardo

In addition, I'll finish developing the packaging, execute the marketing plan, and oh yeah...get this into production!

REWARDS

You'll find all the awesome rewards on the top to your right!

I wanted to put this project on Kickstarter because it's the fastest way for us to get the game into your hands.

Thank you for your support!

Designed by: Kenyatta Forbes

Illustrated by:  Stephanie Rapisardo @ lineandpaper.com

Risks and challenges

Production:

Printing and fulfillment is all set which means you will get your deck very quickly after the campaign ends. There won't be an endless amount of updates....you'll just get your stuff.

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    We get it. Money is tight but you want to support this project. Donate $5 or more and we'll send you a custom postcard with a personalized thank you.

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    Trading Races Deck

    One deck of Trading Races. Congrats!

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    Trading Races Deck- Chicago Pick-up

    One deck of Trading Races.
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    Blackness Guru - Pledge $125 or more

    Snag an original hand drawn illustration used for the cards along with a deck of Trading Races. (Illustration will be given on a first come first served basis. We will reach out to you and let you know what's available.)

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    The Black Sensei - Pledge $500 or more

    Well Damn. Should we bow to our Sensei? You'll get your own mini-expansion pack. Yup that's right. You will get to customize a 5 card expansion pack that includes cards of your choice. Want a deck of your friends? We can do that! You will also get 6 Trading Races Stickers & 2 decks of the game. You'll even receive the hand drawn illustrations of the 5 cards you picked (unframed)!

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