$8,508
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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 26 2018 4:59 PM UTC +00:00.

575 Games LLCBy 575 Games LLC
First created
575 Games LLCBy 575 Games LLC
First created
$8,508
pledged of $12,000 goal
150
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 26 2018 4:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

*** WARNING - PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.  TOPICS AND LANGUAGE FOUND IN THIS GAME MAY BE DISTURBING TO BORING PEOPLE.

How to Play

To start the game each player draws three 5 syllable cards and two 7 syllable cards. One player will read to the group a "Performance Card". The Performance Card will give all players a note on how they should perform their Haiku for the rest of the group.  

Performance Card
Performance Card

Based on this Performance Card, players will use their cards to create a 5,7,5 Haiku. Players may use either side of the 5 and 7 cards to create their poem.

The player who initially read the Performance card will select their favorite.  

You'll find that sometimes a well crafted haiku is the key and at other times a strong performance with a bunch of nonsense can be your best friend. If we have one recommendation for playing this game, it is to go all in and have fun with the performance aspect.

The Cards

Each deck comes with 500+ cards.

400+ 5 & 7 Syllable Cards

100 Performance Cards

As you may have noticed from the images, each 5 and 7 syllable card has two sides, so your 400 cards are really more like 800 cards (go ahead... do the Keanu Reeves "whoa").

Our Process

We stared deep into the solar eclipse in August 2017. Everyone had warned us not to, but in our search for a hot new card game for adults we defied NASA and did what had to be done. And in our blindness we created Horrible Haikus. 

Then, after months of writing, designing, and editing we discovered some interesting stuff... mostly that we had just created a game that would make our parents very disappointed in us.  We decided to scientifically analyze what we had just created and we learned quite a bit.  As the graph below illustrates, this game apparently sees high frequencies of F-bombs, but much lower frequencies of Crap, deuce and other bathroom stuff.

 We then discovered we have a very high "butt" to "weiner" ratio.  This finding did not surprise us.  And it shouldn't surprise you.

 In our final graph we decided to look at some topics you may encounter.  All your favorites are here, from "boner" to "wallet".  If you haven't taken notice yet, we called this HORRIBLE Haikus for a reason.

Current Status

We've climbed the mountain, fallen down the hill, and lost our wallets. After almost a year of development and play testing we have taken the thousands of horrible Haikus we've written and whittled them down to the most horrible and functional. Our deck contains 500+ cards that offer millions of combinations of incredibly offensive and pointless poetry. We have a printing partner lined up and we're ready to get into production with your help.

Budget

We've vetted dozens of manufacturing companies and settled on one that we feel is the best combination of price, quality, and reliability. The $12,000 we are seeking to raise simply covers the production of the games and their inbound shipping. We're budgeted out to spend our own money on all rewards, taxes, and processing fees, so your contribution is really just intended to go towards the production of the actual game. That's why we use the term 'partner'. You're helping us to achieve a goal and realize a really horrible dream, but we want you to know we have skin in the game too. If this all seems too serious for you, feel free to bring both palms up to your mouth and make a fart noise... that will relieve all the stress.

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is an amazing discovery platform for games. Many of our favorite games found their beginnings on Kickstarter and the community support for game creators here is second to none. We think we've got a hilarious game that will save the day at those boring house parties and test the limits of how much your parents really respect you and your life choices. Become a partner by contributing any amount, big or small.

Rewards

Horrible Haikus Game
Horrible Haikus Game
Horrible Haikus Sticker
Horrible Haikus Sticker
Horrible Haikus T-Shirt
Horrible Haikus T-Shirt
Horrible Haikus Book
Horrible Haikus Book

Risks and challenges

Our first and main challenge is getting our parents to forgive us for writing such terrible things. This is surely not what they thought our college tuition was working towards.

Also, our printer is based outside the US. If there are domestic issues that impede their work, there may be shipping delays. The good news is, Brad, who is one of the creators, has been in the printing business for over a decade and speaks the boring printer speak, so he will do his best to keep things on track.

We are fully committed to delivering all orders in a timely manner. Our love for you is deep, our commitment is endless, our pants are around our ankles.

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    Holy fucking shit! You've achieved a level of greatness in this world that few have ever known. It's you, the Dali Lama, and Kurt Russell. You're 2 times greater then the average person, so you're getting 2 copies of the game (because you're so cool, you probably have friends), 2 copies of our original Horrible Haikus book, 2 stickers and... drum roll... 2 T-shirts. Plus, thanks on our website and email updates.

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    If you're willing to donate this amount of money, you're either our moms or a saint. Let's be honest, there's literally nothing we can give you to thank you enough for your generosity. Here's what you'll get: 5 copies of Horrible Haikus, 5 official t-shirts, 5 copies of the Horrible Haikus poetry book, 5 stickers, and a can of your favorite soup, unless you tell us your favorite is Clam Chowder... then you get a bottle of generic mustard. Plus, thanks on our website and email updates.

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