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$7,039
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
128
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 3 2014 4:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

Drawing (blanks) is a classic draw and guess game for adults.  You will need three or more people split into two or more teams.  To play, one player pulls a card and sketches onto the drawing surface while the other players on their team try to guess the word on the card.  It can be wildly inappropriate, often absurd, and facilitate a hilariously unconventional experience with your friends.

The deck of drawing (blanks) are divided into 6 color-coded categories:

  • (RED) Fifty-Fifty: Tame or not.  Flip and find out.
  • (GREEN) Modern Ways of Living:  Pop culture, demented & minus the culture.
  • (ORANGE) Let's Talk About Sex:  Ok, let's.
  • (BLUE) Things That Suck:  Think of things that suck.
  • (WHITE) If You Know What I Mean:  *wink wink*
  • (BROWN) You People:  What do you mean "you people"?

Included in the rulebook are several variations to the basic rules that allow expanded playability to ensure the game can be replayed again and again.

During our testing, some of our players said:

     "I'm glad its not charades."  -Saraya P.

     "I'm impressed.  This game is fun, offensive, and very engaging."  -Joel Z.

     "My wife and I had a great time drawing @%#&s this afternoon.  Thanks!"  -Ryan K.

What's in the box:

  • 72 Fifty-Fifty category cards
  • 72 Modern Ways of Living category cards
  • 72 Let's Talk About Sex category cards
  • 72 Things That Suck category cards
  • 72 If You Know What I Mean category cards
  • 72 You People category cards
  • Rule sheet
  • Dry erase marker
  • Erasable drawing surface
  • 60 second timer
***Drawing (blanks) is intended for a mature audience ages 17+.

 The Basics

Prepare yourself:

Place timer and shuffled drawing (blanks) card stack so all players have access to them. Divide players into two or more teams. Establish a drawing surface using the provided materials or any suitable surface for play. Flip a coin, roll a die, make an agreement like adults, either way, determine which team and which person on that team will be drawing first.

How to be a player:

The first sketcher selects a card from the top of the deck, takes a moment to review, the timer is started, and drawing begins. The sketcher must be sure to follow these simple rules:

  • Rule 1: Permitted: Drawing
  • Rule 2: Not Permitted: Anything that is not drawing

The sketcher’s team can make multiple guesses of the card that is being drawn as long as the timer is still running. If the sketcher’s team is not able to guess the card before time is up, the opposing team(s) can steal the card but only have one guess to do so. Play for a predetermined number of rounds or number of cards guessed correctly.

Options, options, options:

Berserker:

As soon as the sketcher’s team guesses the word, quickly draw another card and continue drawing. Retain the card for each correctly guessed drawing. No Passing. Increase the time from 60 to 120, one flip of the timer.

I Trust You Will Do The Right Thing:

The opposing team selects three cards and chooses one of them for other team’s sketcher. In this style of play, the ability to steal is not available.

There Can Be Only One:

For the duration of the game, there is only one sketcher. The sketcher draws every round for both teams.

We’re All In This Together:

Give each player a notepad, stack of index cards, or something suitable to draw on. A card is flipped for all players. Each player draws the word on the card being careful not to show the other players. The drawings are folded and placed into a pile. The person who pulled the card starts by matching a player to their drawing. On success, the matched player is eliminated and will not be able to guess during this round, the active player gets a point and guesses again. On failure, the next player in turn tries to make a match. Play for a predetermined number of rounds or points.

Pursuit of the Trivial:

To prepare, separate each category by their respective color and arrange each stack so they are accessible to all teams.  The objective is to collect three of each category.  The sketcher chooses a card from any category and their teammates must guess correctly to collect the card.  The play continues to the next team after each sketch.  First team to complete their collection wins.

A copy of the rules can be downloaded from the drawing (blanks) website.

Each copy of drawing (blanks) includes 432 UV coated, heavy weight cards that are professionally printed and cut. The card dimensions are 2.25" x 3.5" and are full color on both sides. The two piece, lift off box is sturdy and contains a plastic insert to hold each category of cards.  Just for our kickstarter supporters, we have included 18 exclusive cards that will not be in the core set after the Kickstarter is completed.

International backers!  We haven't forgotten about you.  At this time we are not able to ship overseas.  We are balls deep in apologies.  The US shipping infrastructure is less than desirable for overseas shipping.  GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!!!  We created a printable PDF just for you.  The PDF is color and formatted for duplex printing (front and back) that you will be able to give to a professional printer so you can play the game as we intended.  Of course, you will need to track down your own timer and drawing surface.

At the collector's edition level, the game box is custom designed and decorated by the drawing (blanks) team of artists.  Each box is numbered and signed by the artist.  In addition to the 18 Kickstarter exclusive cards, the collector's edition also has 18 unique cards lovingly dubbed the impossible set.

At the First! level, you will receive the first copy of the collector's edition; numbered 1, custom designed box, a photo of the artist decorating the box, a certificate of authenticity, the 18 Kickstarter exclusives, the 18 cards from the impossible set, and the ability to claim First!

***Shipping is only available for US and Canada.

All design elements were developed in-house.  Drawing (Blanks) is printed and packaged expertly by AdMagic.

Drawing (blanks) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  After the Kickstarter is complete, the full printable version of the game will be available online on our website.

Designers

Jason Stankevich, Corey Franco, Derek Myers, and Shannon Forrest are gamers (and game designers) from Gainesville, Florida.  The idea for drawing (blanks) formed as a way to spice up a regularly occurring game night.  The laughs throughout that night were encouragement to expand the idea and design a production ready party game. Several hundred hours of work later, long meetings, and sleepless nights, drawing (blanks) is near completion.

This is the first game we designed and published as a team.

Elements

The Look and Feel of drawing (blanks) was primarily designed by Jason.  Jason has a web design business and used the knowledge gained from that endeavor to create the drawing (blanks) visual experience.

The Content of drawing (blanks) was created by Corey, Derek, Shannon, and Jason together.  Countless hours of creating, reviewing, and perfecting the list of cards were filled with laughter and determination.

Using his contacts and knowledge of internet marketing, the Social and Marketing aspects of drawing (blanks) has been led by Corey.  Derek manages the game's Production and Distribution.  The Website and Web Presence is handled by Shannon.

Drawing (blanks) is printed and packaged by AdMagic.  The knowledge and expertise at AdMagic has been integral in moving this project forward.  Their responsiveness and advice is top notch.

As a team, we have the necessary resources and knowledge to make drawing (blanks) successful.

Funding

All funds raised through Kickstarter will be used to cover actual manufacturing costs and the shipping of rewards.

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Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project and the first game we have created that will be printed and shipped in bulk. Over the past 3 months, the team has reached out to several printing companies to ensure we get the best quality print at the best price possible. We have already received our initial proof of the product from our most favorable printer including all components expected for the production run of drawing (blanks). With the design, rules, and printer prepared for our order, the game is ready to move into full production.

Throughout the process, our biggest challenge has been to ensure the drawing surface included in the box meets our standards of quality and usability. We understand that many people playing drawing (blanks) will use a larger dry erase surface purchased separately, however, we want our game to ship ready to play right out of the box.

After being funded, our primary challenge will be to prevent any shipping delays. We are being proactive by ensuring printing and packaging will begin as soon as we are funded. All reward fulfillments will be shipped directly from us. Arrangements can be made for pickup if you are local to Gainesville to reduce time of delivery.

With your help and contribution, you can be part of the solution to surpass our final hurdle, funding.

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