What is Principle Dilemma?
Principle Dilemma is an intellectual card-based board game which aims to give each player the opportunity to use their creative thinking and moral compass to delve deeper into their own minds, thoughts, and discomforts, as well as those of their opponents.
Among the many diverse groups and situations in which Principle Dilemma has been played, two constants remain:
- Every person learned something about themselves, and something about those they were playing with.
- They couldn't wait to play again.
This party game for thinkers can be played seriously or just for fun. Either way, it shatters the ice in a meaningful way by providing a stage for authentic and exciting conversation between friends and strangers alike.
The concept is simple. For a PDF of the current rules (subject to minor change) please visit here: Principle Dilemma Guidebook
Below is a demonstration of how a basic round of principle dilemma might look, and outlines several of the different possible outcomes for each player.
Hear what some of our play testers have to say:
- "Principle Dilemma is my go-to game for just about any gathering." - Max A. (Play tester)
- "A deep dive into your mentality and decision making...I found myself enjoying the game the more I played. It was interesting to have to defend your point of view and why you would do something. I can't wait to play it again." - Michael L. (Blind play tester & professional game designer)
- "A round of Principle Dilemma left my table of friends with a genuinely heartfelt conversation about how we allow the scales of humanity to tip. This game gets straight to the point of what it’s trying to accomplish and is open ended enough to adapt to whatever needs your game group might have.” - Jennifer G. (Writer - Play Satellite)
- "Right from the artwork, to the box, to the unique scenarios and dilemmas - all hit the right spot!" - Pranav S. (Play tester)
- "Whether you’ve known someone for years or are playing the game as an ice breaker, Principle Dilemma is a great way to learn more about people."- (Lucas D. - badda-bing badda-blog) Read the full review here!
To read more reactions from the game, check out our page on Board Game Geek
If you would like to purchase one or more of our add-ons, we will be sending out a survey allowing you to add them to your pledge following the completion of our campaign.
Why We Need Your Help:
This game has been in development for almost two years, and although we have come really far, we need your help and funding to help us bring Principle Dilemma to the market. The main game is just about complete, however, we would like to do some refining of the text on the cards, and we would also like to add some more dilemma cards to share the love for our supportive Kickstarter backers. We also need to manufacture Principle Dilemma at an economical price. We have done our best to bring Principle Dilemma into existence, and we couldn't be more excited about the results and reactions from our hundreds of play testers. Together, we can help spread this passion to the rest of the world!
Our goal is to have your rewards arrive just before the holiday season (middle of December.) However, our top priority is to make sure you get the best game possible. If we run into any logistical difficulties that might delay shipping, we’ll notify you as soon as we become aware of the challenges, and update you with a new ETA.
- All US shipping: $9 - Will be added at checkout.
- All International shipping: $15 - Will be added at checkout.
- International shipping may take longer, however, our goal is for your reward to arrive by the end of 2019.
Shipping Logistics: In order to reduce shipping costs for you, our customers, all international orders will be shipped by our eCommerce fulfillment partner. All domestic orders (US) will be fulfilled by the creators of the project, with our fulfillment partner stepping in to help with exceptional volume.
Note for international customers: All copies of Principle Dilemma will be printed in English.
If you are a retailer interested in carrying Principle Dilemma, please send a contact email to email@example.com for pricing information and other details. Thank you for helping us spread this game to the world!
Risks and challenges
Principle Dilemma is in the final stages of editing and refinement, and as with most new products, hiccups are a risk. However, transparency is key with all our processes from refining cards, to final playtesting, to manufacturing and shipping. And we’ll be keeping you in the loop from start to finish.
The upside, Principle Dilemma isn’t our first crack at high-volume order fulfillment, and we’re confident we’ll be able to ship games as they arrive from our manufacturer in a jiffy. That said, if orders exceed a certain volume, we’ll hand it over to the pros. We’re excited to have partnered with a distributor that boasts a proven track record in successful Kickstarter fulfillment.
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