About this project
Bored Room is the first party game you actually get paid to play. Think about the gravity of that...you're a professional gamer (sort of)!
This easy-to-learn, but hard (and potentially embarrassing) to master game pits players against their co-workers, competing to accomplish ridiculous goals during work meetings. This game can be played at any variety of meetings, from morning shift meetings at a fast food restaurant to corporate town halls at a tech company.
The rules are very simple:
- Roll the dice before the meeting starts
- Compare the results to the list of activities in the rule book
- Attend the meeting and try to accomplish the rolled activities
- Compare results after the meeting
- Declare a winner!
Bored Room is compact and perfect for the workplace. This small plastic tube holds everything you need to play, as well as the spoils of war that is organized work gatherings. Each plastic tube comes with:
Bored Room is a unique party game that isn't played at parties. Not your typical game by any stretch of the imagination. We've playtested at multiple companies, multiple con panels, and even gotten some thoughts from the online community. What are people saying about Bored Room?
$2 gets you a print and play (PnP) copy of the rules and employee award URL. You provide your own dice and a makeshift lapel pin, if you so desire. Of course, you could always purchase additional lapel pins by adding $2 to your pledge during checkout.
$6 gets you a full copy of the final game, plus all free stretch goals unlocked. This includes all the content listed above, packaged in a sturdy, yet compact plastic tube case. That's a real win-win! You can add additional copies of the game or additional lapel pins by increasing your pledge during checkout.
$25 gets you (5) full copies of the game, plus all free stretch goals unlocked for each copy. This includes all the content listed above, packaged in a sturdy, yet compact plastic tube case; times five. More copies and a $1 savings on each one. Now, that's what I call a win-win-WIN! You can add additional 5 packs, additional copies of the game, or additional lapel pins by increasing your pledge during checkout.
Show your style with additional lapel pins. This makes it easier to spot other Bored Room players at your workplace. It'll be like Fight Club without all the punching...and other stuff. You can add as many extra lapel pins as you'd like for $2 each.
Additional responsibilities and/or project scope creep? Yes please! Let's reach that funding goal and the sweet, sweet stretch goals will start to roll in. How big do you want this game to be? Added gameplay, longer lists, additional versions, other great promises from a company that you feel little allegiance to at this point? Wow, this is just like work!
$500 - ACHIEVED!: When the campaign reaches $500, we will have raised enough to produce the game! Backers will get their rewards!
$1,000 - ACHIEVED!: Thicker gloss-stock rule book, 16mm dice, and iron soft enamel lapel pins. In addition, the rule book will be longer and include some alternate play styles. And finally, we'll be adding a 4th die with 6 blanks in the rules for players to personalize the game to their workplace!
$1,500: Manager/Presenter Expansion - This expansion allows those of you running meetings to participate in the game. You can try to catch and slyly acknowledge when players score, plus you'll have a single action you need to try to slip into your presentation. Costs an additional $2.
$2,000: When the campaign reaches $2,000, we will unlock a third stretch goal, giving you even more gaming options for playing!
MORE STRETCH GOALS TO COME!
Risks and challenges
Game publishing processes are sometimes prone to mistakes and mishaps. The good news is Bored Room is a simple party game without a lot of the custom components that typically cause delays. Be aware there are always potential delays that may occur with products that are being produced - especially the custom lapel pin.
We've mitigated this risk by working ahead of time with the lapel pin and plastic tube manufacturers to reduce the time for prototype and ordering after the campaign ends.
Of course there's a chance you might not like Bored Room. I understand there are a lot of stuffy people out there that hate fun (like the reverend in Footloose). We also know that there are you that will shake your Bacon, no matter what the man says. Keep in mind, some employers may frown on Bored Room. Be aware of that while playing. Some meetings where it might be inappropriate: yearly performance review, employee improvement plan meeting, disciplinary hearing, and funeral (even though it has fun in the name).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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