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An outrageous and original adaptation of the hugely popular drinking game King's Cup.
An outrageous and original adaptation of the hugely popular drinking game King's Cup.
An outrageous and original adaptation of the hugely popular drinking game King's Cup.
437 backers pledged AU$ 15,055 to help bring this project to life.

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Cup of Kings is a collection of unique and exciting drinking rules that can be used during a game of kings cup (aka: Ring of Fire, Circle of Death) or entirely on their own.

The rules vary in intensity depending on which cards you choose to play. So, from a pre drinks icebreaker to the maker of house party pandemonium, Cup of Kings is perfect for any occasion.

www.cupofkings.com

The following video is a high resolution version of the animation above.


All cards are categorised and colour coded so that they can be quickly sorted to suit any type of game.

Green cards are the most common type of rule in the game. They don't involve drinking but can guarantee hilarious consequences.

If you're feeling bloated then blue cards are definitely not what you're after as they are the only cards that yield a drinking punishment. 

Orange cards are specifically designed to get your creative juices flowing.  

Undoubtably the most hardcore rules we've written, red cards will leave you wondering why you agreed to play this ridiculous game in the first place.


You can view some more rules via our online database here.

Both Editions contain 50 completely different rules (That's a total of 100 unique rules!).

Cup of Kings - The Kickoff Edition

The Kickoff Edition includes a generous mix of every card type but specifically features mostly blue and green rules. This deck is perfect for anyone looking to give a casual night in the kick it needs to turn into a outrageous night out.

  • 50 unique rule cards ( x2)
  • 6 king cards
  • 2 blank cards (to be used as spares or custom rules)
  • Rule booklet
  • Box

Cup of Kings - House Party Edition

The House Party edition contains less blue cards than the Kickoff edition but includes some of the most ridiculous rules we've ever written. This deck suits wild house parties and festival settings.

  • 50 unique rule cards ( x2)  
  • 6 king cards 
  • 2 blank cards (to be used as spares or custom rules) 
  • Rule booklet 
  • Box

We've spent the past three months meticulously designing each and every card. Not only does this make the cards more aesthetically pleasing but it also helps with rule recognition, so you know if you see that smiling grenade you're in strife.

Initial ideas are sketched out and annotated on paper.


These ideas are then taken into illustrator where they are cleaned up blocked out.

Once blocked out, more detail is added and the symbols are optimised for print.

 *All artwork is subject to change (we're gonna make it prettier).

Card quality and durability has always been our number one priority so finding the perfect printing solution wasn't an easy task.

Plastic cards were the first option that came to mind but after some prototyping and research we decided against it as they didn't look or feel the way we wanted. Plus they are a lot more expensive to produce.

After weeks of research we finally decided to work with Ad Magic (the same company that produces Cards Against Humanity) as their track record is spotless and their build quality is perfect.

The cards are a linen based, grey core 280gsm make-up. Which is perfect as they look and feel great but also provide some water resistance and can easily be wiped down. 


This project has only ever been about combining creativity with having a good time so making the decision to not pay ourselves for the countless hours we've already put in was a very easy one. We've also set the profit margin low and dropped the funding target by $2,000 (we need 13k to break even) to maximise the chance of hitting our funding goal.

We also think transparency is important so we've broken down all our costs and chucked them in a neat little pie chart below.

$11,500 | Polypropylene Coating

Our legend manufacturers have come up with a lamination process that they believe will give our cards the extra beer protection it needs. So if we hit 11.5k we'll add this to every single card. 

$12,000 | Launch Party!

We'll host a fancy party somewhere in Melbourne! Everyone is invited and maybe we'll even put some money over the bar.

$13,000 | Cup of Kings Documentary

Since the conception of Cup of Kings over a year ago we've been filming and photographing various prototyping and behind the scenes action.
All of which will be compiled into a short 'making of' documentary.

$13,500 | Stickers

We'll throw in one super sticky sticker into each deck purchased.

$15,000 | The Cup of Kings App

The Cup of Kings app. Free to use, ad free for everyone. Forever.
We've been sitting on a playable prototype to a few months and with a bit of cash we would be able to finally bring the app into fruition.

Huge thanks to Mcrobin for helping us out with audio equipment.

Risks and challenges

Australian Dollar

Since we're dealing with an international production company there's always a chance that the dollar will drop causing our cost to rise. We've taken this into consideration and given ourselves a suitable rise/ drop margin. Saying that, the market is unpredictable so anything could happen.

Production

We looked into a lot of different companies but choosing to work with Ad Magic ended up being a no brainer. They produce Cards Against Humanity so we know they'll do a great job.

Production Time

As stated above, Ad Magic are experienced in the production of Kickstarter card games so we're confident they'll stick to their regular 87 - 105 day turn around.

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