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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 11 2016
$2,567
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
113
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 11 2016

About

You know how when you play Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples and at the end of the game you're a little bummed that everyone's still alive? Then maybe Bored: The Game is exactly what you've been looking for.

Short Rules - 

It's a horrible version of Truth or Dare mixed with a dash of Russian Roulette. Don't do what the card says, move your game piece forward on the game board. The last person still on the board wins! 

So while it is easy to just sit down with friends and play a nice, pleasant game of Truth or Dare, it's not always easy to come up with questions or dares for your friends that aren't lame, or that don't make you feel bad for asking or making them do. 

What if the dare was "kiss me" and you just happened to dare someone that wasn't your boyfriend or girlfriend while they are there watching this all unfold? You're gonna have a horrible night/week/life. That's what. But now, if the card comes up and something like that happens, YOU don't get blamed. It's the game's fault. 

Simply put; Don't hate the player, hate the game. 

Liz got banned from a grocery store for stealing when she was 15. (She hasn't stolen since.)
Liz got banned from a grocery store for stealing when she was 15. (She hasn't stolen since.)

Less Short Rules -  

Ages 16½ +, for 2 to 8 players (tell that 9th person to sit this one out).

No one should play this game, ever. Seriously this is going to ruin your night. The makers of Bored: The Game are not responsible for any of your actions if you decide to play this game. Doing something listed on a card within this game does not create a binding contract between the players and the creators of Bored: The Game. Don’t be stupid. You are stupid, but don’t be stupid. We’re not rich, don’t sue us, you’ll be very disappointed. 

Really hope you wore underwear.
Really hope you wore underwear.

All cards are open to interpretation and/or negotiation by the players and should be agreed upon by the group as a whole. If you’re not willing or able to complete what’s on a card, try to work out a version of what’s on the card that everyone agrees upon instead of refusing to do the card. 

The object of the game is to not move to the last space on the game board. 

I had this card during play testing. I still don't know who's number I lost.
I had this card during play testing. I still don't know who's number I lost.

The game contains approximately one game board & exactly 200-ish Turn Cards. To set up the game; place the board game on a table, or desk, floor or like on top of a car or some other flat surface, place the stack of turn cards somewhere in reasonable proximity to the game board, placing the Turn Cards in another room will just make it complicated so let’s keep them close. 

Place your game piece in the first space marked "Start". (Game pieces are not included – go grab something that you want to represent you on the board, this game is cheap and now you know why.)

First player is the person that everyone likes the least in your group. They’ll know who they are. Don’t try to make them feel better, at least they get to go first. On your turn pick up one Turn Card and do what it says to do. If you do what it says to do, don’t move your game piece at all. If you refuse (or don’t have the means to complete the task), then move your game piece forward one space on the board. If your game piece reaches the last place on the game board you're out and you lose. The last person to not be in the last place on the game board wins Bored: The Game. That person is now the player that everyone likes least in the group. But they get to go first next time so there’s that… 

For harder gameplay: punch one another randomly during gameplay. (Again, the makers of Bored: The Game are not responsible for how hard you hit or get hit.)

They're not ALL bad! Just most of them.
They're not ALL bad! Just most of them.

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Please note: The original name for this was "The Bored Game" but after sitting on our butts for a few years and not launching this, a couple moms in California that couldn't keep their kids entertained properly grabbed that name and the dot com that I SWEAR was available just a year ago (although the WHOIS states otherwise). So they get the name that we used in the video and original designs, and we'll keep not having kids because we know better. 

Risks and challenges

The game is ready to go, we've gotten our printer quote, figured out how much things cost to ship and got an estimate on how long things will take from when we're funded to when the items should be delivered to your door. All that prep means zip when it comes to natural disasters that delay overseas shipping or when dock workers go on strike.

So while we see minimal risk on a very straightforward project, I don't want to say there's zero risk. Things happen that are beyond the control of those involved in the project coming to completion, but we'll keep everyone updated if anything out of the ordinary occurs.

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    Baby Got BACK(ers)!

    If you're afraid of playing the game but just really want a velvet painting of a butt by Liz, this perk is here for you. No judgement.

    Can't guarantee excellence, can guarantee butt.

    No physical version of the game is included with this perk but you'll still get a downloadable version when the campaign ends as well as the velvet painting.

    The paintings will be roughly 5"x7" and vaguely sexy.

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    Butt. At this level you get a copy of the game, the instant download and Liz will paint you a picture of a butt on velvet.
    These will be roughly 5"x7" and vaguely sexy. Can't guarantee excellence, can guarantee butt.
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    We Know You Just Got Paid!

    So here's a fun way to get rid of that money - Send an "I Don't Care Package" to an enemy! This includes a copy of Bored: The Game and several novelty items. At least one of the items will be fart related. We will include a personalized note if requested.

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    Retailer Wholesale Option

    You'll get 10 copies and an 11x17 poster for promotional usage.

    PLEASE NOTE - Check with your insurance company to make sure the liability doesn't fall back on your store if someone buys this game and gets divorced and then tries to sue you. We're sure you're probably okay, but maybe check to be sure. But it's probably all right. But just check.

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    The "Conceited Player"

    This level gets you added to the game with you as the subject matter. It'll be something along the lines of (but not actually); "Tweet/FB/Instagram that no one is cooler than PERSON McNAME."

    You'll also get five copies of the game to pass out to people that really don't care that your name is in it.

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    Simply put, you'll never lose the game. We'll print an exclusive version with your name on the cards so that each card works in your favor.

    "All other players must give PERSON McNAME a dollar."

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    "Pour out an entire beer/soda that belongs to you, unless you're PERSON McNAME - then just take a sip and enjoy the night."

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