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Funemployed! is a party game where players apply to real jobs using unreal qualifications. Do you have what it takes to be Funemployed?
Funemployed! is a party game where players apply to real jobs using unreal qualifications. Do you have what it takes to be Funemployed?
195 backers pledged $7,263 to help bring this project to life.

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The campaign has ended, but you can still preorder Funemployed from Game Salute by clicking the link here.

"The game is dark and hilarious. Re-defining weaknesses, like kleptomania and drug abuse, into strengths for a given job...that amount of self-promotive BS not only had me laughing out loud, it gave me flashbacks to my career-building days of resume-crafting and mock interviews. I'd never imagined that perfect blend of nostalgia, personal horror and humor could work so well!" --Andy Kitkowski, Tenra Bansho Zero

"If Cards Against Humanity and the harsh stressful reality of finding a job had a child together, then Funemployed would be that beautiful bastard baby." --Matt Ferrando, Unemployed Game Designer

"Not content to simply be a vehicle for the one off innuendo, Funemployed incentivizes structured storytelling in a way that I find very appealing." --Jason Min, Playmatics

"The most hilarious way to prepare for the jobs college never trained you for." --Boman Modine, Strangeway Productions

To read more about the rules, click here.

In Funemployed!, players apply for real jobs, like an "Astronaut", "Lawyer", or "Priest", using qualifications to build a unique story as to why they would be the best fit for that job. These qualifications can be straightforward (using a "Pilot's License" to apply to be a "Pilot") or slightly wackier (using "Nun-Chucks" to apply to be a "Pimp"). Creativity is key--improvising on the fly, speaking in an accent, and even miming may all be required for you to land that job!

One of the things that makes Funemployed! really unique is that players have to actively explain why they are the best fit for a job by using all the qualifications in their hand. It's not always easy to explain why Fairy Dust, Jacked Forearms, Treats, and a Time Machine make you the most qualified to be a Competitive Eater, but it sure is a lot of fun to figure out.

Players can use Qualifications in any way they can imagine--there are no restrictions. So long as the Qualification is used in one way or another, anything is fair game. For example, here's some different ways to use the Qualification card "Open":
1) I keep diplomatic channels open between all nations. (President)
2) My online degree really opens doors for me. (Secretary)
3) I'm excellent at opening up animals. (Butcher)
4) I'm at the club from open to close, keeping out the riff raff. (Bouncer)
5) I'm open to whatever you'd like me to do. (Altar Boy)

Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Funemployed! will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Funemployed!, simply return it to Game Salute's headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and your pledge will be refunded. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

Reward Tiers
We're offering a bunch of different options for supporting Funemployed! depending on how much you'd like to contribute. Funemployed! comes with 200 Qualification cards and 50 Job cards. All backers who pledge $25 or more will also receive the Kickstarter exclusive Promo Pack, which includes an extra 20 Qualification cards and 5 Job cards that you can only get by backing this campaign.

Submit a Resume ($1): Thanks for supporting Funemployed! When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website!

Early Bird ($25): Way to get a jump on the competition! One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Job Applicant ($30): One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Employee Referral ($40): One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get to submit a Qualification card for the Kickstarter only promo pack, which all backers $25 or above will receive when the campaign ends! (Some restrictions apply; for example, the card can't have profanity and it can't be a card that's already in the game. See below for more information on restrictions). You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Job Seeker ($50): One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get to submit a Job card for the Kickstarter only promo pack, which all backers $25 or above will receive when the campaign ends! (Some restrictions apply; for example, the card can't have profanity. See below for more information on restrictions). You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Resume Builder ($80): One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get to submit a Qualification card for the main game! (Some restrictions apply; for example, the card can't have profanity and it can't be a card that's already in the game. See below for more information on restrictions). You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Human Resources ($100): One copy of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get to submit a Job card for the main game! (Some restrictions apply; for example, the card can't have profanity and it can't be a card that's already in the game. See below for more information on restrictions). You'll also get the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Company Man ($150):Six copies of Funemployed!, shipped straight to your door (shipping included). When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website! You'll also get six copies of the Kickstarter only promo pack.

Like A Boss ($500): Play Funemployed! with the game designers and developers, before backers get their copies of the game! We will play the game with you and a friend for an evening, in a New York City bar. While you're there, we can talk about the design process, cards that did and didn't make it, expansions we are considering (giving you a chance to help design cards) and more. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging, but dinner is on us! You'll also receive a copy of Funemployed! and the Kickstarter only promo pack. When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website as a preferred backer!

Stretch Goals

At $10,000, we'll create blank cards for the game, so people can write their own Job and Qualification cards! Additionally, you could just shuffle the blank cards into the decks and use them as wild cards! You'll be able to make up your own qualifications for a job on the fly (not unlike a real interview, sometimes...)

At $15,000, we'll add an additional 25 cards, bringing the total amount of Qualification and Job cards to 275!

At $20,000, we'll add an additional 25 cards, bringing the total amount of Qualification and Job cards to 300!

At $25,000, we'll add an additional 25 cards, bringing the total amount of non-blank Qualification and Job cards to 325!

At $30,000, we'll add an additional 25 cards, bringing the total amount of non-blank Qualification and Job cards to 350!

At $40,000, we'll add an additional 50 cards, bringing total amount of non-blank Qualification and Job cards to 400!

If we pass $50,000, we'll find even MORE things to add!

With Game Salute Local Support, you can pledge for Funemployed! here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete the pledge manager when Funemployed! is ready to ship and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game there. For more details, visit www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport You can use GameStoreLocator.com to find a store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at GameStoreLocator.com

International Backers 

Due to the wide variability of international delivery costs, the Kickstarter campaign is only available to addresses in the USA. If you're outside the USA and you'd still like to help make Funemployed a reality, you can show your support by placing a preorder here and http://shop.gamesalute.com/products/funemployed will show you the actual shipping cost for your location. If this campaign does not fund, your preorder will be refunded in full. Alternatively, you could use a mail forwarding service, which would receive your pledge at a U.S. location, then ship it internationally to you. For more information on these types of services and an example, see http://www.shipito.com/usa-address-mail-forwarding.

Why We Need Your Help
After spending countless hours playing tons and tons of party games, we've decided we want to try to make our own, but we need your help to do it. We're trying to raise enough money so we can share an experience we've created with the public--an experience so good, so fun, and so unique that we fully believe it is one of the best games we've ever played.

About Us

Urban Island Games, LLC is located in Manhattan and has been making tabletop and mobile games since 2012. You can find out more about Urban Island Games at the links below.

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Create a Card Disclaimer:

We really wanted to open up the game to you, the backers, and have you put your own personal touch on Funemployed! After all, Kickstarter is all about crowd funding and building a community, and what better way to build a community than having backers collaborate with us on making a game that they love?

That being said, we can't have backers put anything they want in the game. If we allowed them to do so, then certain game parameters would be broken--for example, what if we allowed a backer who wanted to submit a card that was too wordy? It wouldn't fit on the cards, and we would break a part of the game's identity.

If you choose one of the rewards that let you create a card, be warned--you're subject to the following restrictions:
-No profanity.
-A character limit (i.e., the text on the card you create).
-If you choose to submit a Job card, it must be a profession. 

Otherwise, feel free to submit what you want--if you want Flying Duck(s) to be a Qualification, or Lion Tamer to be a Job, go for it.

Because it IS a collaboration, you can also expect a little back and forth on your submissions as we try to find the best words to use to convey what you're looking for when you submit.

Risks and challenges

Funemployed! has been playtested by many different people to ensure its humor, quality, and fun. We're confident that this game is amazing based on our testing and the amount of due diligence we've done. However, just like many things in life, something could go wrong. A lot of Kickstarter projects have succumb to fulfillment delays--things like printer complications, getting the game into the U.S. through customs, overambitious promises, or some other unforeseen circumstance. We've structured this campaign to minimize the risks of any of these things occurring, but we can't predict the future--we can only do our best to make the things we can control as perfect as possible.

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    Like A Boss--Play Funemployed! with the game designers and developers, before backers get their copies of the game! We will play the game with you and a friend for an evening, in a New York City bar. While you're there, we can talk about the design process, cards that did and didn't make it, expansions we are considering (giving you a chance to help design cards) and more. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging, but dinner is on us! You'll also receive a copy of Funemployed! and the Kickstarter only promo pack. When the campaign ends, we'll post your name up in the acknowledgements on our website as a preferred backer!

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