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A party game for the eco-cynic in all of us.
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Wilted Green

Wilted Green is a party game for the eco-cynic in all of us.

We took the concept of Cards Against Humanity* and added an environmental twist. Now you can kick off those Birkenstocks, fill up your Nalgene with craft beer, and take a break from saving the planet in good conscience.

Each Wilted Green deck contains 200 amusing and provocative cards to bring a bit of levity to the kind souls among us who carefully weigh the environmental consequences of every decision they make.

Each round starts when one person draws a dark green prompt card. The rest of the group looks through their hand of light green cards to find the best response possible. The person that drew the dark green prompt card then chooses the winning response.

Not a "both sides of the toilet paper" kind of person? Perhaps more of an ENERGY STAR appliance supporter?

The winner of each round is awarded the dark green card, and the person that collects the most green cards by the end of the game is declared the greenest of the group! (It's not because they are the most dedicated environmentalist, but because they are literally surrounded by the most dark green cards.)

Submit Your Ideas

Wilted Green is very much still in the process of development, and we need your help to make it undeniably hilarious. Please send us your most chuckle-worthy suggestions for cards to include in the game by visiting wiltedgreen.com and filling out the short form.

The Story of Wilted Green

Josh, the creator of Wilted Green, is a seasoned sustainability professional. Having seen the success and failure of many environmental initiatives, he's realized that steady progress toward a better future requires a healthy sense of humor. Wilted Green became a way to poke fun at some of his favorite overplayed stereotypes, unintentional parodies, and familiar caricatures in the wonderful world of sustainability. After all, you're not a real environmentalist until you're using your own poop as compost for your backyard garden.

*Cards Against Humanity is a trademark of Cards Against Humanity LLC, and Wilted Green is not affiliated with Cards Against Humanity. But you should definitely buy it if you don't own the game yet.

Risks and challenges

I've had the chance to play Wilted Green in prototype form with a few fellow enviro-friends, and the response has been positive so far. However, it's possible that this project could totally go brown instead of green and I'll end up being "that guy that tried to be funny and failed miserably." Though, in the grand scheme of things, the consequences of failing to produce a successful card game pale in comparison to consequences of failing to address climate change.

I'm lucky to have the support of friends and colleagues who want to see this project succeed, and I'm just smart enough to know that I'll need lots of help to get it done. If you have thoughts, ideas, comments, or suggestions, please email wiltedgreen@gmail.com.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. We'll send you a PDF version of the deck so you can print it off yourself and enjoy. This is perfect option for those die-hard greenies who've been hoarding gently used card stock for years searching for an excuse not to get rid of it.

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    1 WILTED GREEN DECK. We'll ship you a full-color, professionally printed deck so you can get down to (sustainable) business and be the eco-hero of your tree-hugging social circle. We'll send you a PDF version of the deck via email as well.

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    2 WILTED GREEN DECKS. Double your impact by ordering a second deck! We'll ship you two full-color, professionally printed decks so you can keep a backup in your bunker to cheer you up after the coming eco-apocalypse. We'll send you a PDF version of the deck via email as well.

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    3 WILTED GREEN DECKS. Looking for the perfect gift for your friend who only owns a bike, a laptop, and a camping backpack? And your roommate who pulls shampoo bottles out of your bathroom trash basket to be properly recycled? Pick up three (or more) decks and share the fun with the most conspicuous environmentalist you know. We'll send you a PDF version of the deck via email as well.

    Looking for more decks? Add $22 ($19 + $3 for shipping) to your pledge for each additional deck.

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    CREATE-A-CARD. Want to leave a legacy that will sustain the merriment of many generations of eco-cynics to come? Pledge $250 or more and we'll will work with you to add your card concept (an environmentally related organization, person, or thing) to the deck.

    Card deck sold separately.

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    1 WILTED GREEN DECK HAND-DELIVERED BY THE CREATOR. Want to play Wilted Green with the game's creator? Pledge $1,000 or more and he'll hand deliver a deck to your door ON HIS BIKE and join you and your friends for game night. Carbon offsets will be purchased for travel, of course.

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