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An innovative party game for gays and allies that will have you laughing, drinking, and doing random yoga poses.
172 backers pledged $5,358 to help bring this project to life.

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The Gayme was successfully funded on Monday, June 30th. To follow this project, or to buy a copy, go to our website www.thegay.me

"If you're going to sit at home with a bottle of wine and be gay anyway, you might as well grab a couple of your best buds, bust out The Gayme, and make it a night to remember." - Out Front Magazine

"I pre-ordered one and look forward to playing. #Colorado represent!" - Congressman Jared Polis (CO)

$5,000 Stetch Goal!!! - "Create-a-Card" Cards

We wanted to make The Gayme even more personal & customizable than it already is. If we reach $5,000 we will incorporate 6 of these Create-a-Cards into the deck. They will come blank so you can write anything you desire on them. 

What is The Gayme?

The Gayme (pronounced "the game") is a party game that consolidates the gay lifestyle and coming-of-age experience into hundreds of unique cards. Anyone can play, LGBT or ally, it doesn't matter. For just $20, less than the price of a drink at a gay club, you can reserve your professionally manufactured copy of The Gayme and have it shipped to you for free.

How do You Play?

Grab a drink, pull a card, and enjoy endless hours of fun. The only rule is that you must read the card out loud, but how you choose to interact with that card is up to you. In a nut-shell,The Gayme's purpose is to instigate storytelling and bonding.

There are over 500 unique cards, each crafted to promote bonding, story-telling, and maybe a bit of intoxication. The Gayme is versatile, which means you can play with your bf or with 20 friends. Play in your kitchen, in your bed, at your mom's house, in a bar: all you need is a surface, drinks, and people!

Types of Cards

The majority of the cards are "All Play" and ask players to take a sip of their drink if they have done something stereotypically "gay" or "straight." Other cards have players tell stories, compete, answer gay trivia, or follow weird rules:

  • All Play - The majority of cards, everyone gets to play. Ex: If any player has experienced a pregnancy scare, everyone else drinks
  • Individual - Only the player who drew the card interacts.
  • Categories - Players go around naming something that fits into the category, first player who is unable to, must drink. Ex: Mean Girls Quotes
  • Storytime - The player must share a juicy personal experience relating to the topic. Ex: Worst First Date
  • Gay Trivia - Quiz your friends' knowledge of gay history & pop culture. Ex: Which state was the first to legalize gay marriage
  • Rule - For a whole round, the player who drew the card must strictly follow this rule. Ex: Anytime a player sticks their tongue out, you must twerk
  • Question - Any player may chose to answer the question. Ex: What sexual orientation would you want your child to have?

While The Gayme is best augmented with alcohol, it can be played with or without liquor. 

For more information you can visit our website and check out more cards! www.thegay.me

About The Creators

Matt created The Gayme after needing something to do with his gay friends on a snowy day. The initial concept was a a board game, but he soon discovered that cards were a better fit. Initially, The Gayme had only a couple dozen cards, but throughout the next year, hundreds more were created. Almost every card is derived from a personal experience or friend's story.

Cam was one of the first to play the early version of The Gayme, and immediately started contributing. As a self-described avid gaymer and overt homosexual, Cam helped turn The Gayme into the amazing card game it is now.

Update: Stretch Goal of $5,000 "Create-a-Card"

We wanted to make The Gayme even more personal & customizable than it already is. If we reach $5,000 we will incorporate 6 of these Create-a-Cards into the deck. They will come blank so you can write anything you desire on them. 

Gaymer Tanks

Gaymer tanks are professionally screen printed on white and asphalt gray American Apparel tank tops with sizes small, medium, and large available. Please specify a color and size when you pledge. Also, American Apparel sizes can run a bit small, so please take this into account when ordering.

Multiple Copies?

We've had a few inquiries about backers ordering multiple copies. If want to get a few as gifts, just add $20 per extra copy to your pledge. Also write us a note when you pledge!

Shipping

Shipping is included for all orders inside of the United States for an official copy of The Gayme ($20). If you are outside the continental US we ask that you add an extra $10 to whichever order you choose in order to account for the higher shipping costs.

If you live in the Denver or DC area, you can pick up The Gayme directly from us or stop by one of our launch parties.

Risks and challenges

We have locked in a quote from Ad Magic for production, so the biggest challenge will be fulfillment. We are working with Ad Magic and Amazon and have finalized the shipping strategy.

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    PDF VERSION

    Thank you for your support! You'll instantly receive the printable digital PDF version of The Gayme. Just download, print, and start playing with your friends!

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    THE GAYME

    Receive an official, retail quality copy of The Gayme along with a digital PDF version! Be the first to own the full 500-card version. (Please add $10 for international shipping)

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    GAYMER

    In addition to an official copy of The Gayme and the printable pdf version, you will receive a high quality "gaymer" tank top designed by us! (Please add $10 for international shipping)

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    FOUNDER

    In addition to the GAYMER tier, add your mark to The Gayme. Work with us to add your own card to The Gayme for everyone to enjoy. Also, your name will be printed on the box as one of the original founders.
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    SUGAR DADDY

    Cam or Matt will personally deliver a copy of The Gayme to your doorstep anywhere in the continental US and stick around to play it with you! Everything in the FOUNDER tier is included.

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Funding period

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