When was the last time you had a conversation with your partner where you learned something brand new about them? For us, it had been too long. So my wife and I started writing down random questions every day. They were little things we didn't know about each other. We put them in a box, pulled one out every night and discovered something new about each other with a completely fresh conversation. Uncommon Questions is our collection of questions that you can use to reconnect daily with your loved one.
Uncommon Questions is a set of 200 conversation starters for couples. Each card will help you learn something new about your partner. Each question was designed to be fun, non-confrontational, and not-very-serious. We are 99.99999% sure you've never had these conversations. And if you have, pat yourself on the back, you are weird. This isn't marriage therapy, you won't talk about your feelings, you'll just have a quick chance to reconnect and re-appreciate your partner by learning a new random fact about them.
We made Uncommon Questions because our relationship needed some help. As parents of young kids, my wife and I realized with the exhaustion we were facing on a daily basis, we had stopped discovering new things about each other. Our conversations were mostly the same every day: money, schedules, family stuff and what to watch on Netflix.
The questions are quick, insightful and fun. Some conversations might last a minute, some might last 20 minutes. The outcome will be the same, you'll find something new to appreciate about your partner.
The topics you'll discuss are very random, and this keeps things fresh! You might answer questions about your favorite toy growing up, your favorite urban legend, what you'd do with the ability to time travel or what you'd train a domestic robot to do. All these little random discoveries add up!
You can use the cards however you want to. For us, we pick out one card to talk about every night right after the kids go down. Some of our friends have pulled out the deck and answered a bunch of cards in a single sitting. Do what works best for you!
There is no scoring system, but if you must be competitive in every facet of life, make one up. How about you try to guess your partners answer, or predict a word they are going to use in their answer. If you lose, you have to do something. There, now you have your arbitrary point system.
We have tested the game out with newlyweds, people dating, empty-nesters, DINK's, married couples, teenage couples and retirees, we found that the conversations worked great for everyone.
Uncommon Questions was designed to be gender and orientation inclusive. We hope everyone can enjoy it!
You get a sleek box that holds 200 professionally printed cards with our conversation starters.
You'll also receive 16 blank cards for you to come up with your own questions!
The cards are standard Poker size.
If we meet our stretch goals we'll have expansion packs printed for you to add to your box!
Our goal is to ship in early January 2018. We have the designs submitted and approved by a printer. If we have a larger response and meet our funding goal early, we'd love to get printing right early!
If you are outside the US and interested in our project, reach out. We'll figure out shipping!
Our first stretch goal is $10,000! If we raise $10,000 we'll add an additional 18 cards to the deck, bringing the total to 234 cards!
Risks and challenges
Uncommon Questions is ready for print. There is no more playtests to be done. The designs are all finished and submitted to the printer. We currently are looking at a 70 day timeline from when we write the check to the printer to when we receive it the shipment.
However, you are pledging for a product that does not yet exist, and while the product is fully developed, delays can happen if the proofs are not of the quality we expect, or if our manufacturing/shipping partners have unexpected issues or delays. We will address and communicate any issues beyond our control that we feel will cause any delay in delivering your rewards by the estimated delivery dates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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