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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

Yes! It’s a brand new expansion for the card game The Metagame, about games. Now, finally, you can enjoy the ultimate creative indulgence and play a game about games. The Metagame gets even more meta, and board game scientists tell us they’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s off the scale.

These are the cards you've been looking for. 100% curated and written by the unhinged* geniuses at Shut Up & Sit Down, the smartest tabletop site there is. Who else could bring you all-new Metagame cards about your favorite videogames, tabletop games, even the most dangerous games?** LOOK AT THESE AMAZING CARDS!

This is our third expansion for The Metagame, so what better time to get seriously meta? The new expansion includes 40 culture cards and 16 opinion cards. 

UPDATE: WE CLEARED OUR STRETCH GOAL! That means everyone who gets the expansion also gets the DEEP CUTS BONUS PACK - 13 additional cards. More details down below.

Which is more work than play? Russian Roulette or A Hot Dog Eating Contest?
With no worlds left to conquer, we turn to… Minecraft or The Great British Bake-off?

 

 

It’s a social party game that pulls you and your friends into absurdly hilarious and surprisingly deep conversations about culture: comic books and classic literature, fine art and fast food. 

And there’s not just one way to play: the box comes with seven different games and you can download more from The Metagame website. Some Metagames are social. Some are strategic. Some are just silly. It’s like a game operating system you can play any way you want.***

BUT DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! Here's what the good folks at BestPlay have to say about the game:

   *Final medical diagnosis pending.
   **Actual danger ratings of different games and sports pending.
   ***The Metagame is not edible and we do not recommend playing it as an eating contest.

  

 

Shut Up & Sit Down has really outdone themselves, digging**** deep to come up with amazing cards. Just take a look!

****All digging was metaphorical. Cards are very clean. Almost no soil in box.

 

 

GOOD NEWS: We reached our stretch goal! That means every backer at $10 and up gets a copy of the DEEP CUTS BONUS PACK. 

The stupendous Games Expansion selected and written by Shut Up & Sit Down! 
  

 The Games Expansion plus either the Sci-Fi or Film 101 expansion
  

 Kit out your base game with the Games Expansion plus both Sci-Fi and Film 101 expansions
  

 The base Metagame (300 cards, 7 ways to play!) plus the Games Expansion
  

 The base Metagame and the Games Expansion plus either Sci-Fi or Film 101 expansion
  

The complete package! The Games Expansion, Sci-Fi, and Film 101 expansions plus The Metagame base game
  

Basically, you can get any combination of stuff that you want. If you are interested in multiple copies of anything, shoot us a message and we’ll sort it out with you.

To keep our international shipping costs as low as possible, we’re working with the great folks at Ship Naked - they specialize in global Kickstarter fulfillment. And good news: international customs fees are already included in all of our shipping prices.  

 

 

If you are reading this far down, the idea of The Metagame game about games appeals to your game-addled mind.***** That means our stretch goal booster pack is for you. It boasts a lucky THIRTEEN cards - 10 culture cards and 3 opinion cards - that will ONLY be available to our Kickstarter backers. And it's funded. 

The game expansion booster pack is a love letter to tabletop games - written and curated by the merry pranksters at Shut Up & Sit Down. Codenames to Cosmic Encounter. Twilight Imperium to Ticket to Ride. Warhammer 40,000! Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective! You know you want these games! The deep cuts booster pack rounds out your game with inappropriate amounts of boardgame goodness.

Everyone who supports us at $10 or more will receive a deep cuts booster pack. And after the Kickstarter campaign, these cards will NOT be available anywhere!

  ***** Nothing special to read here, we just like footnote jokes. 

 

Risks and challenges

This isn’t our first meta-rodeo and we’ve previously delivered thousands of Metagames into the warm and waiting hands of Kickstarter backers. Along the way, we've learned some lessons that will make this campaign go smoothly. In other words: we know what we’re doing.

Shut Up & Sit Down? They are total pros. Card writing and illustration has been underway for some time and is almost complete, so we’ll be able to send them to the printer shortly after the campaign ends.

We’re working with incredible people on the printing (AdMagic) and distribution (Ship Naked) to keep production snags to a minimum. Our fulfillment estimates take into account standard prep, print, and freight times (not to mention Chinese New Year), but there is always the possibility of unforeseen delays due to circumstances beyond our control.

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