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An outrageous and daring card game that pokes fun at social media behavior. Lose your friends. Lose your followers. WIN the game.
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Welcome to Free Me the Game 

Our mission is to simply connect you with real people through laughter by playing a fun game that diminishes the virtual power of our manipulated, social media lives and restores the signal strength between you and the real world.

Live in the moment. Block the noise. Be spontaneous.

 The Object of The Game 

Be the first to collect all of the Social Media Blunder Cards and drive away your friends and followers.

Along the way you will encounter Social Media Disasters (SMD's) like the Mom, EX, and Stalker cards that can dramatically change your card count at anytime. Also, lurking in the deck are the slap-able Slap Chat cards that get you Free even faster. In addition, you can challenge opponents to Blah Blah Blog and Hashtag battles where it's your chance to ad lib your own snarky comments, hashtags and blogs. This is where the rich scenarios give you a chance to add the punch line!

Finally, the loser, or player who loses all their cards, must flip over and carry out their Black Card Challenge over their actual social media profiles. Black Card Challenges are fun just to do and posting is predetermined by the group beforehand.

Each Blunder and SMD card features original illustrations created specifically for each individual card. The corresponding posts and hashtags found on every card have been developed to create stand alone, satirical artworks.

Our Journey

Recently, Jeff and I were on a plane together heading to New York for a shoot. Before take off, Jeff looked like he might be sick- he wasn’t the best flier but I had never seen him so queasy… especially before take off. I handed him a puke bag and he handed me his phone. On it was a picture of his daughter’s diary entry that he had taken that morning in secrecy. His daughter wrote the following: "...My Dad is always on his phone every minute of every second...I wish he could just play with me...and my Mom always sneaks chocolate out of the cabinet and eats it she can't share a piece with me…" (*Diary Below)   Jeff wanted to get off the plane and run to his daughter smashing his phone along the way. That got us talking about the way smartphones and social media have become extensions of our central nervous system. Even in airplane mode we both periodically reached for our phones feeling phantom buzzing signaling that we had a new message, poke, tweet, pin or status update. Once we landed and were heading to the hotel, everywhere we looked, peoples' faces were buried in a screen- while they were talking, walking, driving, parenting, and dating. Even later that night at the big screen people couldn’t seem to keep it in their pants. What happen to non-autocorrected conversations, eye contact and spontaneous laughter? 

So, we challenged each other to delete the nonessential noise coming through our phones- and made a friendly bet to see who could go the longest without social media. It wasn’t easy. But after a few days, we felt better and more present- although Jeff did slip once and made a non-work related status update... and he paid the price. The loser had to do an embarrassing dance move in public at the top of every hour no matter where we were or what we were doing. This challenge lead to two important developments: the first, was forming the basis of what later would become Free Me The Game. The second, was getting Jeff signed up for some much needed dance lessons. We have played our test deck numerous times with close friends and family and Free Me the Game was a huge success... and we have Black Card Challenge videos to prove it!

We are Ready to Free You Free Me The Game will be made in the USA. We have secured a reputable manufacturer that has been a leading producer of card games for 50 years. We are using high quality cards, foil embossed with heavy duty finished graphic boxes... a work of art that you'll want to put on your coffee table.  Once we reach our goal we guarantee fulfillment of Free Me The Game. Currently, in the works at OTG, is a kid's version of the game that will also be ready by the holiday season which makes it cool to be off the internet and having good, clean fun in the real world. This journey has strengthened our commitment to living in the moment, laughing everyday, and becoming better people. Support our project and help heal the world of the Social Media Epidemic. Thanks! 

-Jose

 

Risks and challenges

All of the creative elements, production, and logistics have been tediously worked through during the past 6 months. We recognize that with so many elements printing issues and delays may arise. This is why we have arranged for a small run of test decks to ensure the highest of quality. Once funded we will immediately place our order with long time trusted game manufacturer here in the USA. It was important to have our manufacturing done in the USA, at home, where we can visit the factory, oversee and ensure proper printing and packaging. In addition, we have contracted with a reliable fulfillment company that will handle each and every order for our Kickstarter delivery. Our past Production expertise has given us the experience to not only avoid pitfalls but to oversee every element of a project until its completion. Our proven track record demonstrates that whatever obstacle may arise, we are prepared to handle. We are not only enthusiastic about our product, we are 100% prepared and ready to fulfill each and every order for our important Kickstarter supporters.

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    You’ll receive exclusive updates on Free Me The Game along with our sincerest gratitude. Plus you’ll get access to behind the scenes pictures and video as the game goes into production and gets made. Together we can make Free Me The Game a reality!

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    Get Free
    You’ll receive an exclusive first-edition set of Free Me The Game and be among the first people in the world to play the game. Plus, you’ll get exclusive updates along with access to behind the scenes pictures and video as the game goes into production.

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    Dare You
    The ULTIMATE copy of Free Me The Game that doubles the Black card challenges for Kickstarter backers only. This pledge Stacks the Deck and Doubles Down with twice the amount of Black Card dares….One catch, this exclusive set of the most 'outrageous', ‘nerve racking’, is not for the faint of heart. No turning back now...your life will never be the same (unless you win, in which case it will be pure joy). Plus, you’ll get exclusive updates along with access to behind the scenes pictures and video as the game goes into production.

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    Zombie Lover
    We’ll send you an enlarged playing card signed and personalized by co creator Jose Pablo Cantillo. The card features Jose (Walking Dead, Chappie, Sons Of Anarchy) and a zombie. In addition, you’ll receive an exclusive first-edition set of Free Me The Game, email updates on the game, and access to behind the scenes pictures and video as the game goes into production.

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    Free Me Fan
    We’re going to give you a limited edition contributor’s T-Shirt that won’t be available anywhere else (we’ll get in touch after the campaign to get your shirt size). You’ll also receive an exclusive first-edition set of Free Me The Game, updates on the game, and access to behind the scenes pictures and video as the game goes into production.
    Special thank you on our website for your support.

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    Free Your Friends for the Holidays
    Are you always searching for the right gift to give when the holidays arrive? We’ll make sure you’re covered by sending you 10 exclusive first-edition sets of Free Me The Game (they make great stocking stuffers). You’ll also receive a limited edition contributor’s T-Shirt (we’ll get in touch after the campaign for your size), exclusive updates on the game and access to behind the scenes pictures and video.

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    Free Me Face Off
    Here’s your chance to play Free Me The Game with Jose Pablo Cantillo. Jose will play the game with you via Skype and if you beat him he will be posting something embarrassing on social media. During the game you can discuss whatever you’d like with him, including his experiences working on Walking Dead, Chappie and Sons of Anarchy. You’ll also receive an enlarged playing card signed and personalized by Jose, a first-edition set of the game, a limited edition contributor’s t-shirt and exclusive updates.

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    Be In The Game
    This is the big one – not only are you supporting Free Me The Game, you are actually going to appear on a game card. Yes, everyone that gets the game will get to see your face on a card. We’ll also send you 10 exclusive first-edition sets of Free Me The Game (so you can show off to your friends and family), a limited edition contributor’s T-shirt, and exclusive updates on the game.

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