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Heebie Jeebies is a party game of unsettling notions where you find out what really makes your friends twitch and squirm.
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STRETCH GOALS!!  We squeaked in and made our goal.  With the time we have left, if we continue to fund then we do have a stretch goal or two.

$12,000.00 - We can add in another 50 cards to the game.  So instead of 250 cards, the production games will have 300 cards!  If we hit that one we'll unlock another.

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Heebie Jeebies is a fast flowing party game that provides hours of fun and laughter for 3-10 players . Find out what really makes your friends twitch, shiver and cringe. Be warned however, it’s a two way street and they will learn the same about you!

Heebie Jeebie Board with Cards
Heebie Jeebie Board with Cards

Heebie Jeebies consists of the following: 250 Heebie Jeebie Cards. 10 Blank Heebie Jeebie Cards to add your own to the game. 40 Voting Cards (10 sets of 1-4). Heebie Jeebie Board. 100 Point Tokens. An Exciting Rule Sheet.

What's in the Box
What's in the Box

We are honored to have Aaron Williams of Nodwick and PS238 fame doing our artwork for the game. You can run around inside his head a little more at:

www.nodwick.com

We have all the game files and components ready to go to the printer. With your support we will be able to go to print in July so that we can have the game in stores by November.

Here's an outside review of the game from Christopher Helton.

http://dorkland.blogspot.com/2014/07/heebie-jeebies-game-of-unsettling.html

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How do you play?

We made the game play as simple as possible for maximum fun. During a turn a person draws four cards from the Heebie Jeebie deck. We call this person “The Subject”. That person takes each card and places it face up on the board in the slots 1-4. Each card is read aloud to the other players. We included flavor text for each card to better describe it. After all the cards are out, the other players try to determine which of the four cards drawn give the Subject the Heebie Jeebies the worst. In other words, which of those cards causes the largest negative response. Everyone then takes their voting cards which represent the 1-4 on the board and vote face down which card they think will be chosen. When all votes are in, the Subject reveals the card they find the most disturbing. If the players were correct they get a point, if they are not then they don’t. A new turn starts with the next person becoming the subject and so on. The game ends when someone reaches 10 points.

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A short history of how the game was created.

In 2008 Heebie Jeebies was born out of the simple joy of making our friends cringe at various disturbing thoughts. From this button pushing we arrived at some of our favorites like “The Word Moist”, “Having an Ant Crawling Around in Your Ear” or “A Stranger Hiding in Your Back Seat”. From those first few ideas the game grew as we tapped into more and more ideas that caused people to shiver, wince and twitch.

With each play test we had of the game people asked to add more of their own Heebies, and we gladly accepted them. Each time we played the game we found two common threads. The first was that with each Heebie Jeebie card that was turned, all players internalize it as their brain painted them a vivid picture of what the card suggests. That alone would cause the other players to experience their own Heebie Jeebie while they then tried to determine if the Subject was bothered as much as they were by that same card. The second thing that happens is that, stories would burst out of people explaining why certain Heebie Jeebie cards bothered them the most. The first time we saw it happen we smiled. Then when it became common we were ecstatic. Knowing what buttons you can push on your friends is one thing, hearing the stories behind that turned out to be a true treasure. Now we’re excited to bring you the game so you can share in the same fun experiences we’ve been having.

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Now the important part.  The Loot!

The Zombie Hat Family
The Zombie Hat Family
The Heebie Zombie T-Shirt in the Cottony Flesh
The Heebie Zombie T-Shirt in the Cottony Flesh
Creating your OWN CARD!
Creating your OWN CARD!
Zipwhaa's other games
Zipwhaa's other games

Risks and challenges

So why do we need your help? Well, to be honest, making games to share with the world is expensive in terms of a small press company like ours. The model for how the a game is created and then makes its way to stores for people to buy and play has changed drastically in the past 14 years that we've been a part of the game industry. It used to be that a publisher would create a game and distributors would essentially buy their entire run which would finance the print run. But that has changed. Now distribution rarely orders more games than they can get pre-orders which is usually much less than the minimum amount required for a print run to be financially viable. This in turn causes the game companies to go into deep debt in order to create the game and then hope that there will be strong orders after the initial push. Sometimes it works out, but sometimes that leaves a company sitting on stock for years and still deeply in debt. That puts you in the cycle of needing to somehow sell through your stock before you can do anything else, such as expansions or new ideas and it crushes a lot of fantastic game ideas that simply can't be afforded. Crowd funding has changed that dynamic greatly though. With the help of all of you the games can be produced without that crushing debt and allow us the breathing room to create expansions and variants of the game that we would otherwise not be able to provide. We are doing everything in our power to need as little crowd funding assistance as possible, but a successful funding campaign will allow us the financial room to bring you the best game we can and provide you with expansions much more quickly.

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    BRING THE PARTY TO YOU! - That's right, after we release the game we'll fly out to meet you anywhere in the Continental US for dinner and a gaming party. Along with that we will work with you to create 2 of your very own Heebie Jeebie cards in the game. You also get 2 signed copies of Heebie Jeebies, 2 amazing Zombie Smiley T-Shirt and 2 Hats! We're also immortalizing you in the credits.

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