About this project
What is Rampunctious?
Rampunctious is the game of terrible puns. It's for 4 or more players and whoever makes the best, most or worst puns wins.
It’s creative and wordy with a splash of improv shaken up with endless pun-tential for fun. A game lasts from 30 minutes to a whole night, depending on how much pun-ishment you and your friends can take.
What’s in the box?
Each box has 250 unique cards split into 3 decks. Scenarios, Topics and Cringe cards. A new Scenario is played every round (50 Scenarios in the base game). Each card has a unique statement or question on it to get the player's creative juices flowing.
There are 180 Topics in each game, they range the gamut of topics - from mundanity like dogs, cats, trees to star studded pop culture references like Jennifer Lawrence or Game of Thrones.
There are 20 Cringe cards in the base game of Rampunctious and each card has a unique punny drawing. They are democratically awarded at any time to a player who makes a pun so utterly, horrendously terrible that everyone else cringes in disgust. Earning these is NOT an honour. Or is it?
All the cards and boxes you see on the page are prototypes we made up for our playtesters so they could enjoy the lovely art alongside the PUNishing play.
How do you play?
For the first round, whoever can make the best pun about their own name becomes the Pundit.
Everyone draws 5 Topic cards into their hand. The Pundit takes a Scenario card from the deck and chooses a Topic from their hand and plays it with the Scenario. The players take the Scenario as truth no matter how far fetched. They then discuss the Scenario while making as many puns about the Topic as possible.
Whoever puns the best, most or worst, wins the round. The Pundit-ship passes clockwise for the next round and the game continues. The first person to 10 points - or loses all their friends- wins.
Rampunctious gives you all the tools to make the most cringe-worthy puns possible but the jokes, puns and fun are thanks to you, the player.
PUNder it €1+
Like the idea and want to keep up to date? Pledge whatever you want and we'll send you our punny updates and do our best to make you cringe at our jokes!
Get one copy of the Rampunctious base game for your punning pleasure. If you'd like to get more than one copy, add €20+shipping for each additional copy to your pledge and put a comment on the next screen.
Get one copy of the Rampunctious base game and a Kickstarter Exclusive expansion pack containing 20 unique Scenarios! If you're like more than one copy, add €20+shipping(€25+shipping for base and expansion) for each additional copy to your pledge and put a comment on the next screen
Get a chance to be immortalised in The Game of Terrible Puns! Work with the creators to have your own Scenario included in the game. And yes we mean all games. You'll also get copy of Rampunctious and the Kickstarter expansion. If you'd like more than one copy of the game add €20/€25+shipping for each additional copy to your pledge and put a comment on the next screen. Once the goal is reached we will contact you for your punny contribution.
Get 10 copies of Rampunctious straight to your door! We'll give you a discount on the shipping and you can do whatever you want with them. We suggest either selling them in a shop or building furniture.
Why Kickstarter? And a breakdown:
We're on Kickstarter to fund our first full print run of Rampunctious. We need your help to get the game manufactured to be able to start selling it. Once Rampunctious is a reality we can start selling online and stocking in shops.
Our finances can be broken down like this:
Rampunctious will be manufactured and produced by WinGo Games who have been extraordinary with helping to decide on the perfect boxes and cards for the game.
About the team:
Jen Carey, Creator/Designer. Rampunctious was born of Jen's need to find a way to torture her friends with puns while stopping them from yelling at her. Jen has worked in games for over 6 years, she's a board member of Imirt: The Irish Game Makers Association and splits her time between organising events, creating games and lecturing in games.
Basil Lim, Art Director. He makes amazing art for all forms of games, takes brilliant photographs and has an encyclopedic knowledge of modern board games.
Eveliina Durchman, Artist. Eveliina came to the rescue to create the images for the Cringe cards... We're not sure how she feels about puns... We hope she likes them
John Fitzgerald, Writer. John was kidnapped by Jen to sit in cafes for days on end helping make up ludicrous Scenarios. There was too much coffee and too little thinking but in the end everything worked out ok.
Risks and challenges
Rampunctious is just about completed now. There are a few images to finish, and the rule book needs to be made pretty but that's it!
All the work that's left is with printing, shipping and fulfillment.
We know it's a big job but everyone involved has made multiple games in the past and are looking forward to adding Rampunctious to those.
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