Liar Liar - Your Pants Are On Fire
Liar Liar is the award winning trivia board game where you have to convince your opponents that your answer is the correct answer.
Who Are We?
Pants on Fire Games is an independent board and party game publishing company based in the United Kingdom. We have been producing award winning games since 2009 and have had a good deal of success in the UK. On a limited marketing budget we have managed to get our games stocked by a number of high street retailers including WH Smith, Waterstones, Harrods and HMV.
We know our games are fun because we have won several awards. In 2009 and 2011 we won the Best Party Game at The UK Games Expo, in 2010 we were presented with a Toyology Silver Award and in 2012 we were awarded Commendations for two different games at the Independent Toy Awards.
What Are We Trying To Achieve
Our flagship game is called Liar Liar (hence the name of our company) and it is already enjoyed by thousands of people in the UK. It was the winner of the Best Party Game in 2009 and now we are aiming to publish a new edition, a more compact (less expensive) and more streamlined version with an eye to launching the game in the United States and the rest of the world.
About Liar Liar
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Basically all trivia games are simply "Question" and "Answer". Sometimes they are hung on a theme, sometimes they are combined with laborious mechanics, sometimes, unless you like quizzes, they are boring. Liar Liar is none of those. The aim of Liar Liar is to win Lie Cards by inventing credible answers to bizarre and amusing questions or by convincing opponents that a ridiculous and unbelievable fact might just be true.
How It Works
The board is a spiral. By rolling the die, you work your way around the board - each lap taking you up a level, until you arrive at the top - the Liar Liar square. On this square each Lie Card you have won, gives you one attempt at winning the game.
A key rule that differentiates Liar Liar from other trivia games is that when it is your go, you are the question master.
There are two types of squares/question cards - Multiple Choice and Truth Or Lie. If you land on a square marked with the letter 'R', you give the question to the person on your right and if it is marked with the letter 'L' then it is the person to your left. The green topped corner squares allow you to not only choose a Multiple Choice or a Truth or Lie, but to whom you read the card as well.
On a Truth or Lie, each card has two statements - one is the truth and one is a lie. Starting with the phrase "Did you know", you choose one of the two statements to read out to your opponent who must then decide whether to believe you.
- If you tell the TRUTH and your opponent believes the statement is true, then it is the end of your go.
- If you tell the TRUTH but your opponent believes the statement is a lie, your opponent is sent back to the start of their level and you continue your go.
- If you tell a LIE and your opponent believes the statement is true, you win a Lie Card and continue your go.
- If you tell a LIE and your opponent believes the statement is a lie, you are sent back to the start of your level, ending your go.
On a Multiple Choice square read out the question corresponding to your dice roll, to the person selected on the square. ie If you rolled a 3 to land on the square marked with an ‘L’, you ask question number 3 to the person to your left. You then give your opponent the choice of two answers - the correct answer and a wrong answer.
The correct one is written in green capitals. For the wrong answer you can either make one up yourself (worth an extra lie card) or if you are unable to think of a feasible wrong answer you can use the wrong answer that is already on the card (written in red). But whatever you decide, you only give two answers in total.
If your opponent chooses the correct answer, it is the end of your go. However if they choose the wrong answer you win a lie card. In addition, if the wrong answer was actually your lie, you win a bonus lie card.
Winning the game
Every lie card you win gives you one opportunity to win the game. When you arrive on the central Liar Liar square you hand in one lie card and take a Multiple Choice question card. You then read out the question corresponding to your dice roll TO ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS. You give them the two answers and they agree amongst themselves which to accept. If they choose the wrong answer - you win.
Liar Liar is an ingenious yet simple game. It's loads of fun, can be played by the whole family and a game lasts about an hour.
The game has a proven track record as we have sold thousands in the UK but our first version was very anglo-centric. This new edition has a more international flavour. If you speak English, you can play it. We have some great reward ideas and would love you to join us in helping to create not only a great game but perhaps an international phenomenon......
Here are some examples of the rewards
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Risks and challenges
The game designs are complete, so our main challenges are the production of the game and logistics. For past games we have used three different printing companies and the production of Liar Liar will go to whichever company is best placed to fulfill the orders on time. This minimizes any risk of delays. In addition, all three companies have excellent reputations and have exceeded our expectations on previous orders.
All our games are stored with a fulfilment company in the UK - Intermail. They are quite simply exceptional. More often than not, any problems have been sorted before I am even aware of them. For US orders, we will be using their sister company in the States. I have total confidence that will be able to deliver the sort of service we are used to and you would expect.
Finally, this is our first Kickstarter project, but we have already produced 10 other games for the UK market. The experience we have gained from the management and organisational systems that we have put in place will ensure the smooth running and successful delivery of this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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