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$8,914
pledged of $18,056pledged of $18,056 goal
153
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 31 2016 10:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Government Worker is a satirical card game about avoiding bureaucratic work.

The object is to get through your day while performing as little bureaucratic work as possible. The game progresses by drawing cards that assign you work tasks, cards that let you avoid bureaucratic work by dicking off, and cards that let you strategically pass off work to your coworkers, or cause you to loose or add work.

Play becomes more and more stressful as the hand continues and your chance of getting caught dicking off or getting stuck with countless hours of bureaucratic work increases. The hand ends when a worker draws a time card. The player with the least number of bureaucratic work hours recorded on their weekly time sheet is declared the winner!

Government Worker in the News!

Watch a new TV spot featuring Government Worker Card Game from Sinclair Broadcast Group's own Kristine Frazao.

Hear our interview on "Now It's the News with Derrick Blair".

Read the Government Executive Magazine article about our game.

The Backstory

Government Worker was created by [Redacted Name A], [Redacted Name B], and their designer friend [Redacted Name C].

[Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] have a lot of experience dealing with federal, state, and local government bureaucracy. On one particularly frustrating day [Redacted Name A] remarked that they should start documenting their hysterical experiences dealing with public service bureaucratic craziness. So that's exactly what they did.

[Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] started a journal as a humorous document to be enjoyed by their grandkids someday around a campfire. The journal quickly grew - became bloated if you will. Over time, the journal morphed into a card game concept. Countless hours were spent developing game concepts and rules. Next they tried to draw up the graphics and visuals for the game. Crying, and feeling dejected by their obvious lack of creative flair, they asked their designer friend [Redacted Name C] to help them visualize the various game components.

Our game perfectly balances [Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B's] work experiences and game play knowledge with [Redacted Name C's] design and print experience.

But aren't you making fun of public service?

We are well aware that public servants all over our great country perform vital, sometimes lifesaving work, every day. Without them, many of the systems we enjoy daily simply stop functioning. We appreciate their efforts, have witnessed them first hand, and have all taken part in important government work ourselves.

However, if you spend one day in a government office, at any level, you quickly realize that the processes required to get real work done are freaking bonkers. This insanity of processes can cause workers to lose their minds, give up and spend all day dicking off, OR as so many do - heroically plow through the red tape.

In a nutshell, we "heart" government workers.

Regardless of your sensitivities, everyone must agree that there is no system riper for satire than government bureaucracy. We could not avoid this truth and ask that everyone sit down with friends, put on their sense of humor hats, have one or twelve drinks and enjoy a hysterical round of Government Worker.

Reward Levels

Stretch Goals

500 Backers: Tell all of your friends and family about our game! If we can reach 500 backers, we'll add and additional 10 new cards to everyone's deck!

Re-Tweets: Help us get 200 Kickstarter launch re-tweets and we'll add 15 new cards to everyone's 250 card deck!

Selfies of Work Cards and Dick Off Cards: It's simple - from our website download our Work Card or Dick Off Card template, write in your hilarious card content, take a selfie while acting out "said" content (holding your card for us to see), and post it on Twitter or Facebook. Create 20 posts and we'll add an additional 20 new cards to everyone's deck!

1,000 Backers: Tell all of your friends and family about our game! If we can reach 1,000 backers, we'll add an additional 40 new cards to everyone's deck!

1,500 Backers: Tell all of your friends and family about our game! If we can reach 1,500 backers, we'll add an additional 40 new cards to everyone's deck!

2,000 Backers: Tell all of your friends and family about our game! If we can reach 2,000 backers, we'll add an additional 40 new cards to everyone's deck!

2,500 Backers: Tell all of your friends and family about our game! If we can reach 2,500 backers, we'll add an additional 25 new cards to everyone's deck!

When we achieve all of these stretch goals, our 250 base deck will increase to 440 cards. Add in the 60 card NSFGW Expansion Pack for a grand total of 500 cards!

Detailed Gameplay Video

Experience and Success

Each member of QuitWork Games has led many successful developmental projects. [Redacted Name C] has over 20 years of design and print production experience. [Redacted Name A] and [Redacted Name B] have over 28 years of bringing a variety of challenging projects to life. They have used their experience in research, mathematics, and engineering to prototype and optimize the gameplay.

Our new game development company is called QuitWork Games, LLC and our motto is "Quit Working and Start Playing".

For more information about the game: www.governmentworkercardgame.com

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Risks and challenges

Card games are rather low risk ventures. Our hilarious cards and slick packaging designs are complete and ready to print. We have carefully down-selected to a printer who we are confident will deliver an on-time quality product no matter how many decks we order. We also have spent a lot of time getting smart on shipping and distribution and again have down-selected to a logistics company who will ensure our success. We have simplified our rewards tiers and shipping options, with production and distribution in mind, to ensure that we can get our product to everyone as quickly as possible. We can’t wait to share the joy of bureaucratic government work!

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    HAVE YOUR NAME READ OUT LOUD... BY A DRUNKEN HAND PUPPET!

    Better than any commencement ceremony, have your name read out loud in a poorly produced video that will appear on our website and other social media.

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    GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME

    One copy of Government Worker (1st Edition), includes 250 cards.

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    To order multiples, US customers add $33 and Canadian customers add $36 per additional game.

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    GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME + OFFICIAL TIME CARDS

    One copy of Government Worker (1st Edition) - PLUS a 25 sheet tablet of Official Time Cards. These sheets allow you to track players' work progress over a five or ten day pay period.

    Order an extra copy for your friends and family members!

    To order multiples, US customers add $38 and Canadian customers add $41 per additional game.

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    GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME + THE NOT SUITABLE FOR GOVERNMENT WORK EXPANSION DECK

    One copy of Government Worker (1st Edition) - PLUS one copy of the 60 card NSFGW expansion deck. This is a deck of “for adults only” bonus cards that were too rude and racy to include in the base game.

    Order an extra copy for your friends and family members!

    To order multiples, US customers add $43 and Canadian customers add $46 per additional game.

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    GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME - BRONZE BUST PACK

    One copy of Government Worker (1st Edition) - PLUS one copy of the NSFGW expansion deck - PLUS a 25 sheet tablet of Official Time Cards.

    Order an extra copy for your friends and family members!

    To order multiples, US customers add $48 and Canadian customers add $51 per additional game.

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    GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME - SIGNATURE RED TAPE EDITION

    Everything in the Bronze Bust Pack PLUS an additional first edition copy of Government Worker Card Game signed by the creators at QuitWork Games.

    Game contents will be placed in a separate box that will be haphazardly wrapped in over 50 linear feet of Bureaucratic Red Tape.

    Backers are "encouraged" to post creative videos of their "unboxing experience" on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Good luck cutting through all of that red tape!

    Order an extra copy for your friends and family members!

    To order multiples, US customers add $153 and Canadian customers add $156 per additional game.

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    EARL!

    For $5,604 we'll swap out the name "Earl" - our accident prone coworker who appears on many of the cards with your name for this 1st edition printing.

    In addition you will receive everything in the GOVERNMENT WORKER CARD GAME - SIGNATURE RED TAPE EDITION

    (QuitWork Games, LLC reserves the right to refuse name submissions that are found to be racially insensitive, religiously insensitive, etc.)

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