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Find your opponent, defend your position and sway the audience in order to win…The Great Debate!
Find your opponent, defend your position and sway the audience in order to win…The Great Debate!
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Don't Panic!  You can Pre-Order your copy of The Great Debate from our website. 

http://www.castleproductions.co/store.html

Ages: 13+   Number of players: 3-10  Time: ~4 minutes per player

We are a Dallas Designer Group endorsed product.

The Great Debate is a card game designed to get people debating quickly over dozens of interesting subjects in a light and casual manner. It plays best from 5-10 players and each round takes mere minutes to play (but you’ll likely find yourself playing it all evening).

We all debate with our friends, family and co-workers over numerous topics every day, and even play Devil’s Advocate once in a while. We debate issues from the trivial, such as “Is bacon the ultimate ingredient?” to the profound, such as “Does charity breed poverty?” This is why we created The Great Debate. It’s a party game that not only provides a highly interactive way for people to voice their opinions about these subjects in a safe and playful environment, but also uses our unique “Icebreaker” system to help you learn more about the people you’re playing with. Who knows, the person you just met might become your new hiking buddy, skydiving mentor, or scrap booking partner! 

The Great Debate is not just fun, but also educational and enlightening. Since it covers a wide array of topics, people often learn about topics they might not know about. They may hear, or even pose, a different opinion that gives them cause to reflect or laugh. Even those who are initially shy about speaking in groups can quickly overcome their fears since they’re only given 30 seconds to talk on a subject – and they don’t even have to believe what they say. The point is not to be right, but to be more convincing than your opponent and to have fun while doing it. The time limit teaches people how to hone their debate skills by thinking on their feet, and delivering their points in a short, concise fashion. Play our game, and you’ll soon find yourself having an engaging, thought provoking, laughing great time with your friends and family.

Here is a limited print and play version prototype to give you idea of the questions in the game.

  • 80 Unique Debate Cards – hand selected and play tested for fun!
  • 5 Blank Cards to make the game unique for your group
  • 10 “A” Vote Cards
  • 10 “B” Vote Cards
  • Rules

It's a party -- do you really need rules?  Every good game has them and here are ours.  You’ll receive the instructions for the basic game play. Once you start playing, you might think of your own variations. After you receive and play your game, let us know your favorite new way to play.  We might feature your ideas in new rules updates!

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A few of our players in action!

Calvin Patton from Moore Than Just Cards

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More Nerd Night Action

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 Josh Watson as Riddler

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 BACK IT VIDEOCAST 11-26-14

We want to take this awesome idea and give it legs.  We feel this game has something for everyone.  Anyone from teen hipsters to grandpa can play around the table,  on car rides, in line at conventions, at coffee shops, or in student lounges and have a great time together.  Your support will help take this from an expensive upload and print demo deck to a full professionally printed and packaged game that will be an appealing part of any game collection.  It will also help us cover other incidental costs incurred while getting this exciting game into the hands of individual supporters and retailers like you.  With your support to a fully funded project, we will be able to continue making quality games, bringing to life new and awesome ideas as well as future expansions for The Great Debate.

More Reviews are Coming Soon.  Below is a list of Placeholders.

Patrick Gary, Wally's Free Thoughts Gaming Blog

The Vodka Press Podcast

Gamertell

 Zero Fortitude podcast.

Other testimonials

Day 1 Staff Pick on Kickstarter

National Debate & Speech Association said -  "Awesome game"

"Quite challenging and engaging!" CW Karstens, designer of Dragon Valley

"This should be in the Mensa Select Games"- Dallas Mensa

"This game has great elements of fun!" Shawn Storie, designer of Quintessential: The Fifth Element

"This game can be played anywhere.  I would play it at Thanksgiving"-Bernie Monsanto, Zero Fortitude

Made the Kickstarter Badger top 10 11-9-14

Foxhole Fiver Interview with Meeple Mechanic

"The game is okay" - Timmy after I paid him $5

US supporters add $15 per extra copy of The Great Debate.

EU supporters add $20 per extra copy. $15 for the game and $5 for shipping for each additional item.

$5000 FUNDED!!!  WOO HOO!!

$7,500 We will upgrade our quality of cards

$10,000 We will send you the first expansion 2014 Year in Review 55 more cards as well for each game you bought!

$19,000 We will create an iOS App for the game

We have other goals to add once we get past these levels.

Risks and challenges

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.

Our goal is to deliver the product to you, our backers, first before we go to any distribution channel. No one likes to back a project and see what they backed in a store months before they get their copy. As backers who believe in the product and making it possible, you will be mailed your copy before we send to any distribution channel.

We are Partnering with a reputable printing company with a strong history of delivering quality products.
While there is always the potential for unforeseen challenges, our partnership and open communication with the printer will allow us to provide you with the most up to date information possible.

Castle Productions will make every good faith attempt to fulfill this project to everyone who has backed this project by the estimated date.

You can pledge with confidence that you will receive a quality product at a reasonable price while helping us make this a reality for us all.

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    Novice - We will send you the files for the print and play version. Not quite the experience as having the full product but still enough to get you started and hooked on playing The Great Debate.

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    J.V. - One physical copy of The Great Debate for you and your friends to play! You will also receive any unlocked stretch goals. $5 off MSRP!

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    Varsity - In addition to the one physical copy of The Great Debate, we will put your sponsorship or dedication on one of the cards in the deck. We will put your name in the special thanks section of our rule book. You will also receive the Print and Play version of the game, and any stretch goals.

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    Bonus pack. This is a 5 pack of The Great Debate with a little off the price and ripe for international pledging, as we make shipping cheaper.

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    Judge - This is our retailer kit for store owners who want to get in on the greatness that is The Great Debate. This will get 10 copies to put on your shelves. We will also list your store in the special thanks section of our rule book.

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    Master Debater - In addition to the one copy of The Great Debate, we will personally work with you to create a new debate to add to the debate deck that will also be sponsored by you! We will put your name in the special thanks section of our rule book. You will also receive the Print and Play version of the game, and any stretch goals.

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