Alright everybody. Drop everything. Neil Patrick Harris has just backed OdiousLists. Deep breaths. Deep breaths.
Watch the hilarious guys at Beer and Board Games play OdiousLists
Have you ever been somewhere without cell service and actually had to interact with your friends? It's pretty brutal. That's probably why party games are so popular... playing them is way easier than having to come up with random shit to talk about.
But what if your friends are super immature, and prefer something a bit more offensive than the standard G-Rated party games you probably played as a kid?
Introducing OdiousLists: Classic party game. R-Rated content. Perfect for those of us who may have grown up, but haven't really matured.
What is OdiousLists?
In OdiousLists, players have a limited time to come up with answers to outrageous, irreverent, and offensive prompts... with all answers for a given round starting with the same letter of the alphabet. Points are only awarded for unique answers - with extra points for the funniest answers - so you'll have to be creative AND dirty. Which we're sure comes naturally to you given your sordid past.
The prompts have gone through multiple rounds of edits based on feedback from literally hundreds of play-testers. Our goal has been to determine the prompts that best allow players to come up with hilarious answers. To give you an idea of what we mean, here are a few of the prompts from the game:
- I'd never date someone who is [blank]
- Things you do when you're blackout drunk
- Things found on the set of a porno shoot
- Fox News claims that welfare recipients spend taxpayer money on [blank]
- Words or phrases that could describe a sexually transmitted infection
- The BuzzFeed piece "26 Ways to [Blank] Yourself" changed my life
What comes in a set?
What sort of feedback are we hearing?
- "We played and had a really great time." -Aaron, Beer and Board Games
- "Excellent concept! A combo of my two favorite games!" -Beta Tester
- "The lists were perfect!" -Beta Tester
- "Fun, easy, great social game." -Beta Tester
- "Wait. You're really doing this? Have you lost your fucking mind?" -Ken's mom
- "Like Scattergories, but penis." -Beta Tester
- "Amazing. Couldn't stop laughing. The lists were super funny." -Beta Tester
- "SO: Dirty Scattergories, Dirty Taboo, Jenga Meets Truth or Dare... Yeah, fuck these guys." -Twitter user @JackFeerick
- "Fun, challenging, quirky, shocking." -Beta Tester
- "A great game. Looking forward to seeing where it goes in the future." -Beta Tester
(Beta Tester quotes collected from surveys that were filled out anonymously after play-tests)
Who are we?
We're Bekka and Ken. We've been friends since meeting in a comedy club back in college.
About a year ago, we went on a vacation in a place with no cell service, and were forced to actually interact with each other (gasp!). We started by playing classic board games. A few drinks later, we added some of our own R-Rated content.
We learned two things:
- dirty board games are more fun
- we're really immature
We started by asking for input from a large and diverse group of people to help write and edit the content. We play-tested with friends, had our friends play-test with their friends, and finally used the interwebs to find complete strangers to play-test and provide feedback (THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYBODY WHO HELPED ALONG THE WAY!!!!!).
With contributions from literally hundreds of people, we're confident that this game is ready to go. OdiousLists is creative, competitive, belly-laugh inducing fun, and the first in a series of Odious games with mature content for immature people.
Risks and challenges
We've really busted our asses to lay the groundwork to make sure we can be successful and deliver on our promises. We have a printer lined up and should be ready to hit go the second the Kickstarter gets funded. Our printer has assured us that, assuming we start the printing process by the end of March, the games should be ready to ship to customers by August (I know that seems like a long way out, but we want to be sure we can ship on time, if not early... and apparently dock workers don't really feel like working much these days, so we have to account for that).
Of course, there are a hundred things that could get in the way. But fuck those things. We're better than that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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