If you enjoy inventing names for fake bands, and are not easily offended, this is the party game for you! WARNING: Mature Content! Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 8, 2013.
About this project
ATTENTION: We will be relaunching a streamlined version of the Offensive Band Name Generator with a lower goal by the end of 2013. If you're interested in finding out more, please visit and Like our Facebook page.
The reviews are unanimous!
"As a music fan, this is a really awesome game!... I really enjoyed it!
It's definitely a game I would throw together with Cards Against Humanity... There's a lot of re-playability in this box!" -The Party Gamecast
"Ever come up with a name for band you thought was hilarious? Well now it’s a game and we had a great time playing it." -Beer and Board Games
"The question I kept asking myself, and my fellow players, was this: “It’s the end of game night. You’re not ready to leave yet, as you still have a half glass of adult beverage to consume. You are looking for a game that is fast and fun. Is TOBNG the game you reach for?” The answer to that question is “YES!” -Marc Specter
Have you ever said, "that would be a great name for a band"? Do you enjoy party games that some people consider offensive? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you should consider backing The Offensive Band Name Generator! It's a massive party game for 3 to 20 adults, where the goal is to create band names and album names using finely tuned word cards.
With over 1400 words to choose from, and a ruleset that encourages creativity and choice, you'll get more miles out of the Offensive Band Name Generator than most party games of its type. In fact, with the cards in the box, you can build over 23 QUINTILLION different band names. How's that for replay value? But as the name suggests, it can get pretty risqué depending on the group you're playing with.
You have been warned!
The following video is NOT SAFE FOR WORK and contains profanity!
The Offensive Band Name Generator will be professionally manufactured to ensure the highest quality. This is not a "print at home" or "print on demand" project! The game will include:
- 330 3.5"X3.5" Word cards
- 60 3.5"X3.5" Album Cover cards
- 15 3.5"X3.5" Free Word cards
- 2 Band Name Theme Lists
- 1 Rulebook
- High quality telescoping box
In addition, all backers will have the opportunity to suggest and vote on words to include on 5 Kickstarter exclusive Word cards. These cards will never be sold and will only be available by pledging here.
The latest version of the the rules can be found here. Please note, the rules have not yet been through editing or graphic design.
ADD ONS: Blank Word Cards - Add $5 to your order for each pack of blank word cards you would like (5 to a pack). This pack will let you add 20 words to the Offensive Band Name Generator, and provides a great opportunity to personalize your game. These cards will be exactly the same as a standard Word cards, except they will not have any words printed on them. Write in your own words with a black Sharpie®.
The Super Offensive Expansion: This expansion includes 20 truly horrible Word cards. I can't list them here since my mother might see this page. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER THE EXPANSION IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY BAD WORDS.
Digital Files: All pledge levels of $10 and up include the digital files for the game that you can print at home. Please note, these will be individual files that you can pick and choose from. They will not be laid out for printing.
Personalized Cards: The $50 pledge level includes a personalized Word card and a personalized Album Cover card. These cards will be high quality, and will be printed on demand in the US. Although we will try to match the color and texture exactly, they may differ slightly from the mass produced cards.
$35,000 - We will add 5 more Word cards to the base game and another Kickstarter exclusive Word card
$40,000 - ???
$50,000 - ???
Risks and challenges
Robert Burke Games will make every effort to deliver this project on time, but delays are common when manufacturing a product from scratch. As our track records shows with our previous successful projects, you will receive your rewards!
We have run successful projects that have shipped on time or early, but have also run projects that missed their ship dates.
Although we will do everything in our power to have the final product shipped on time or early, sometimes manufacturing delays can be unavoidable. When making a choice between product quality and hitting production dates, we will always opt on the side of quality. For example, in our last project, we had to do some updates to fix colors that were not quite right, and a plastic insert had to go through some revisions. Each change or correction we made added two or three more weeks to the project timeline.
We have not decided whether to manufacture The Offensive Band Name Generator in the US or overseas, but if we do manufacture in the US, manufacturing delay risks may be reduced.
Other risks that can delay the final product include:
Copyright and or trademark issues with existing products
Overseas shipping delays
Acts of God
Quality issues that require adjustments or reprints
Graphic designer illness or scheduling issues
Distribution issues or delays
Yes, it's a card game. But we have quotes from two different high quality manufacturers we trust. Both of them have quoted around $17,500 for 1500 units shipped to our warehouse. (1,500 is the minimum order) The game has over 400 cards that are not a standard size.
Add on to this $2,000 in Amazon fees, $10,000 minimum in shipping, and we are still going to have to spend more of our own capital to get the game out. This does not include the money we are spending on art, graphic design, advertising and development.
So $25k is the bare minimum we need to produce the game to our standards.
Pledge $1 or more
Wallflower: Rock on rocker! You're an official member of the fan club and will get all the project updates reserved for backers only.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Exclusives and DIY: You get the 5 Kickstarter exclusive Word cards, plus any exclusive stretch goal cards (if we reach them). Plus the digital files to print yourself!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
87 backers Limited (1 left of 88)
Early Bird: Yep, you get the game for just $20, plus 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards, but you must pledge within the first 72 hours. This pledge level will be unavailable when 72 hours are up. You get an incredible deal for jumping in early. Great for starving artists! Includes the digital files, and any stretch goals too man! Add $10 if you want the Super Offensive Expansion.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
The Game: You get the game, plus 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards. Includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
The Game Plus Expansion: You get the game, 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards, PLUS the Super Offensive Expansion. The expansion includes 20 additional cards that feature 80 of the most offensive and horrible words known to mankind. You'll have the opportunity to make some truly offensive band names with this one. DO NOT ORDER THE EXPANSION IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY DISGUSTING WORDS! Includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $48 or more
The Duo: You get two copies of the game and two sets of the 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards. Add $10 for each Super Offensive Expansion you would like to add. This level includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
The Game, Personalized: You get the game, 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards and you may send us an image and 4 words for us to print your very own Album Cover card, and your very own Word card. Put your face on the album cover, your dog, a photo of your band, your own artwork, we don't give a rat's ass. As long as you pledge at this level we'll print it and send it with your game! You will also get to create your own personalized Word card that contains 4 words of your choosing (16 characters per word limit and no censor board to pass). Please note, the image file you provide must be 1125px X 1125px, PNG or JPG. This level includes the digital files, and any stretch goals too man! You may add $5 for each additional personalized card that you want, and/or $10 for each Super Offensive Expansion.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
The Game Plus Another Game: You get the game, 5 Kickstarter exclusive word cards, the Super Offensive Expansion, plus you may pick one of the following games from Robert Burke Games. 1. Battle For Souls 2. Cartoona 3. Gnomes: The Great Sweeping of Ammowan AND the Cartoona expansion. This level includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (28 left of 30)
Get in the Game: You get two signed copies of the game, two sets of the Kickstarter exclusive word cards, two packs of blank Word cards, and two Super Offensive Expansions. You also get to send us an image for an Album Cover card that will be included in EVERY copy of the game sold. It can be anything you wish, but we have the final say on whether it is acceptable. Sorry, but text is not allowed. Your name will also appear in the rulebook under "Creative Consultants". You must provide a High Resolution image! This level includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,600 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
Executive Producer: You get 3 copies of the game, 3 sets of the Kickstarter exclusive word cards, 3 expansions. One copy of Cartoona, one copy of the Cartoona Expansion, one copy of Battle For Souls and one copy of Gnomes: The Great Sweeping of Ammowan. Also, Three Album Cover card images you provide will be included in every copy of the game and your name will appear on the back of the box as the "Executive Producer". You will receive an open invitation for a night of gaming with Robert Burke and friends anytime you are in the Charlotte, NC area or at a convention that Robert is attending. This level includes the digital files, and any stretch goals!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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