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Fill in the Game (the relaunch)

Fill in the Game is the party game defined by you. Draw Cards, Challenge Friends, Make Rules, Collect Points, Have a Blast!

Fill in the Game (the relaunch)

Fill in the Game is the party game defined by you. Draw Cards, Challenge Friends, Make Rules, Collect Points, Have a Blast!

$1,502
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
46
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 30 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About


Fill in the Game is a party game where 3-8 people will take turns drawing cards and challenging each other to improv style challenges, while creating new rules, using Stunt Cards,  and dealing with the Game Changer Deck when a challenge doesn't pan out.

Fill in the Game is easily tailored to you and your playgroup. Are you planning to play a few games and need to grab something that is family friendly? Just Fill in the Game! On the other hand, are you and your friends wanting to try and make each other blush, while possibly enjoying a few adult beverages? Once again, Fill in the Game! With this game, you are your own filter, and you are in complete control of what rating your game time gets.

Each copy of Fill in the Game includes 72 cards, consisting of 48 Challenge Cards, 18 Game Changers, 5 Stunt Cards, and 1 Rules Card. Yes, the rules really do fit on a single Playing Card.

Fill in the Game was created by Bradley Boothe, and has been designed in collaboration with Foolish Media.

Let's get the Card types out of the way, and then talk rules. There are 3 types of cards found in Fill in the Game.

Challenge Cards:

The bulk of the game is handled with the Challenge Cards. Each Challenge Card actually has two separate challenges, or a challenge and a rule, on the card. That means, while there are 48 cards in the Challenge Deck, there are actually a total of 96 Challenges and rules!

Game Changers:

If you fail a Challenge, the person who challenged you gets to draw a card from the Game Changers. In doing so, they could gain a great advantage, impose some penalty on the player that failed or possibly affect the table in in some way.

Stunt Cards:

Sometimes you need a prop, or a number, or a letter. Fill in the Game has you covered, with the 5 Stunt Cards included in the box.

Do I need anything else?

It'd be handy to have a cell phone, tablet, or even just an old kitchen timer handy, and maybe a sheet or two of paper, and a pen / pencil.

1.) Shuffle the Challenge and Game Changer Decks (separately). Set the Stunt Cards off to the side.

2.) Choose a player to go first.

3.) Draw a Card from the Challenge Deck, not showing anyone, then choose a player, and ask them "Top or Bottom?"

4.) Read the Challenge they chose out loud, and fill in the blank with anything, so long as it is both safe and possible (this applies more to the challenges that add some sort of physical feat). Check the Time Symbol in the top left corner, and the point value on the top right.

5.) Challenges are performed for the time shown unless some other goal is clearly defined. Arrows indicate whether the challenge is "for" the defined time (up arrow), or "within" the defined time (down arrow).

6.) Some Challenges may use one or more Stunt cards as numbers, letters, or as a prop to perform stunts.

7.) NOTE: If a Rule (light blue) is chosen, it applies to all players except you. Place it in front of you. The first player you catch not following the Rule scores it as a negative point and the Rule is over. If you catch more than one player at the same time, you choose who gets the negative point.

8.) If the player you Challenged successfully completes the Challenge, they place it in front of them to keep track of their points.

9.) If the player you Challenged fails to complete the Challenge, refuses to complete the Challenge, or gives up early, discard the Challenge. You (the player who challenged them) draws a card from the Game Changer deck, and follow the text on the card. Discard the Game Changer once it is used.

10.) NOTE: Don't draw a Game Changer when a player fails to follow a Rule.

11.) We recommend small groups play to 10 points, large groups play to 5, but you can adjust the point goal to make the game as long or as short as you want.

In today's game market, it's important for backers to know that they are backing a game that they're going to like, right?

In November, 2018, Foolish Media debuted Fill in the Game at Con on the Cob, in Richfield Ohio, to a wonderful crowd. After a fantastic four days of demoing, and introducing the public to the game, Foolish Media took home “Off the Cob Vendor” (The Con's version of a "Vendor of the Year").

Not a bad introduction to the community!

In July, Fill in the Game was entered into the Tabletop Showcase at Southern-Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. And after another fantastic four days of demoing, Fill in the Game took home the "Best in Show, Indie Tabletop Game" award.

Please enjoy a compilation featuring some of our best videos of challenges being attempted at cons and play test events.

If you want to check out more about the game, or interact with us during the campaign, after the campaign, or see what else Foolish Media has going on, you can find us:

Fill In the Game

Ok, you've made it this far, let's talk about getting this game made!

$15 - THE EARLY BIRD: Fill in the Game

You like the game! You love the idea of playing this game, and being ridiculous with your friends, and you want to be one of the first people to back the game!

We love you for this, we truly do.

You will receive one copy of Fill in the Game!

$20 - A Single Copy of Fill in the Game

You think that this sounds like a great way to spend time with your friends, family, and other people that you may decide to challenge to the antics found within!

You will receive one copy of Fill in the Game!

$35 - Fill in the Game, twice as exciting!

You want to play Fill in the Game, and you want other people to Fill in the Game, too! So save a little coin and get 2 copies of Fill in the Game!

$95 - Retailer Case: 8x Fill in the Game

To qualify to purchase this Reward Level, Please message us with information about the FLGS that you are purchasing the case for, and we will get you ready to go!

$150 "Custom Cards" - Get an extra, completely custom set of Stunt Cards!

Ok, you love the game so much, you want you very own set of 5 Stunt Cards! After the Kickstarter, work with Foolish Media to design 5 Stunt Cards. You'll need letters, you'll need numbers, and maybe a mascot (Or not). Each person who backs at this level not only receives a copy of the game, but also a completely custom and only for you set of Stunt Cards, personalized with you!

Here are several simple examples of what you could do.

Stretch Goal #1: DONE! THANK YOU! Congratulations, We funded! As a thank you to each and every backer,  we will print the name of each of our backers (unless they don't want to be) inside the Tuck Box of Fill in the Game. 

Stretch Goal #2: DONE! THANK YOU!  You've unlocked Upgraded Cards. we will be upgrading the quality of the cards to include an "Embossed" Card finish, that creates a subtle texture to the cards that allows for easier shuffling, handling, and overall ruggedness of the cards. 

$2500 - Stretch Goal #3: Kickstarter Exclusive Stunt Cards. When we reach $2500 in funding, each Backer's copy of the Kickstarter will include 6 extra Stunt Cards, spelling out: B - A - C - K - E - R, and the numbers will be the numbers from the final tally of the Kickstarter Total. This is above and beyond the normal 5 Stunt Cards, and any other Custom Stunt Cards that you may purchase. 

$3500 - Stretch Goal #4: The Kickstarter packaging for Fill in the Game will be completely custom and different from the retail packaging. The backer names will still appear on both versions of the packaging, but your copy of Fill in the Game will only be available through the Kickstarter. 

We here at Foolish Media have taken a step back to reevaluate what we want this company to be. We know we are not a big company. We are four friends who love stuff. Games, Comics, Movies, Fun. Ultimately that means that our goal is not about attempting to make the most money. Instead, we are focused on getting our creations into the hands of other people. Because, truly, nothing brings us more joy. 

To that end, we are not looking to make our campaign about meeting the minimum order to produce our games in mass quantity. We want you to have the games, comics, and other content that we create. We're confident in the quality of our products, and are happy to see them made and put into your hands, while we build this company. In a way, more like a boutique. We're confident that while this approach means that we are smaller than other game companies, it keeps us moving forward. 

Sure, some people will say that this is approach is foolish, and not a way to build a company. What can we say, we're Foolish Media. 

Shipping  is simple. 

  • Inside the US - $5
  • Outside of the US - $20 (Please understand, that as the recipient, you are responsible for Customs, Duty, Tariffs, etc...) 

Foolish Media has had quite a bit of help from people since Fill in the Game made its public debut. These thank yous are in no particular order, and are not a complete list of those who helped us out along the way.

  • Andy Hopp
  • Heather Kreiter
  • Gaston Gosselin
  • Gerald King III
  • The Tabletop Game Publisher's Guild Facebook Group
  • Joel Colombo
  • Joe Slack
  • Peter Hayward
  • The UnPub Network
  • Shannon DeWitt

As well as our Fantastic Contributors in the video:

  • Lauren Kelley
  • Lucy Randle
  • Danny Gattas
  • Blaire Pingeton

And finally,  thank you to all of everyone who played Fill in the Game in all of it's various versions along the way!

Risks and challenges

Fill in the Game is Foolish Media LLC’s second Kickstarter campaign, with an estimated delivery of Q2 2020. Just as we did with our first game, all artwork is done and package design is complete. This would not include anything custom that would come about as a result of the campaign itself, but we have our resident artist Raymond on standby and ready to get working on anything that would be needed. This game has been in development and playtested over a nearly 5 year period, so the risks lie in manufacturing and fulfillment.

Transparency with our backers and our communications with them continues to be of supreme importance to us. As such we will frequently update our backers so that they stay up to date on the progress of the project, but not so much as to be annoying.

Let's be honest, if you're here, reading this, you are probably questioning our Campaign's goal amount. We understand that this may seem like a low dollar amount to some people. But, we have run the numbers. And then we ran them again. This funding goal covers the bare minimum that we need to get this game produced, fulfilled, and delivered without needing to come back later and ask our backers for more money, or delivering a product that we aren't proud of. We have decided on a manufacturer, and we will be self fulfilling this campaign in the same manner that we self fulfilled Oh Cluck!

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