We Love Playing Games
Games offer the ability to face new challenges and reward creativity. Most importantly, games offer the opportunity to have fun with friends.
We Love Playing With The English Language
In making Cards That Cross The Line, we wanted to make a game that combined the creative use of the English language with the fun that comes from throwing political correctness to the wind. (Don't worry, it turns out to be more silly than mean spirited.)
It all started with a four word insult and the curiosity to ask if there was a formula for creating new insults. Out of that question, a game was born.
Could you take random words and place them in a correct order to make a grammatically appropriate insult?
Yup. And it's a lot of fun.
It didn't take long to realise that if the words were dirtier, the game was more fun. It also didn't take long to realise that insulting only the people in the room quickly became boring (and oddly specific).
The addition of "target cards" was a game changer. Now we weren't only inventing new insulting phrases, but we had new and specific goals each round.
The most recent addition was adding the pink cards (predicates?) to make your insults even more specific
We need your support:
We've been quoted $18,000 to get things started. That includes printing professional copies of the game, storage, and shipping. So first thing we'll need from you is your money.
We need your creativity:
Part of making this game was realizing that it will never truly be finished. What that means is we need to develop a community that is interested in improving and expanding this game (think Shakespeare edition and many others in the future).
We need your outreach:
How do we gain enough funding to get Cards That Cross The Line into your living room? People. The more people that know about the game, the more funding we'll get. The more funding we get, the more likely you'll get the game. See? So tell your friends. Hit em up on the Insta-face-twitter-book. Call them. Send carrier pigeons. Tell the world that you want this game!
We'll need you...
to actually know what Cards That Cross The Line is... check it out how to play below...
Whats In the Box?
-448 Cards (344 White, 62 Red, 42 Pink)
-1 Rule Sheet
Can We Change That?
Absolutely! However, adding cards to the deck means higher manufacturing costs. So Cards can definitely be added, but we'll need to hit some stretch goals!
Risks and challenges
Hahaha what kind of risks could there possibly be when making a game around insulting people? Besides the backlash of the bad word police, there are a few risks and challenges associated with bringing a game to life.
First and foremost, is it a good game? Is it worth playing and is it re-playable? Well we've definitely lost count of the number of play tests, and still haven't gotten bored ourselves. Friend's, family, and strangers have lost track of time while playing. So all signs are pointing to a good game
Secondly, the challenge of creating a high quality, cost-effective product is a factor. Luckily, the wonderful people at AdMagic are willing and able to produce an excellent set of cards, deck, and even paper clips. Their partner Print And Play put together the prototype you've seen here.
Shipping as well as storage can be a considerable challenge as well. (Relatively) easily tackled by the good folks at Amazon.
The largest challenge, however, would be spreading the word. It doesn't matter how good the game is if no one knows it exists. Thankfully, social media has its usefulness. We're telling as many people as we possibly can about Cards That Cross The Line and if you'd like to see this idea become a reality, you will too.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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