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Show or Tell is a fast-paced group party game that pushes the boundaries of decency…
Show or Tell is a fast-paced group party game that pushes the boundaries of decency…
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What is Show or Tell?

Show or Tell is a fast-paced group party game that pushes the boundaries of decency… 

Get ready to laugh yourself silly as you witness your friends showcase their ‘creative’ abilities - in a bid to act out or describe an eclectic mix of modern cultural references. With 500 cards ranging from controversial world leaders to socially inappropriate sexual profanities, there are endless opportunities for your friends to compromise their usual standards of dignity and political correctness.

Show or Tell is best played with an open minded and outgoing bunch of people, so leave your manners at the door and get involved! 

Box and Cards
Box and Cards

 

What's in the box?

The box includes instructions detailing how to play the game, 500 cards (250 red 'Show' cards and 250 blue 'Tell' cards) and the possibility of unlimited ways to win each round. 

The cards are 2"x3.5", professionally printed and digitally cut so they're easy to use. 

How to play

After getting into teams, one player must select a stack of Red or Blue cards from the deck, when it is their teams go. Depending on the colour their teammates must either act out or describe what’s written on the card when the player lifts the cards to their head. 

Red cards are acting cards and are worth two points when correctly guessed. Blue cards are describing cards, which are worth one point when correctly guessed.

Red 'Show' Card
Red 'Show' Card

 

Blue 'Tell" Card
Blue 'Tell" Card

Each round lasts one minute - with as many ‘passes’ as you like. When the time is up, your team keeps the cards that were correctly guessed.

When you’ve exhausted all the cards, or you’ve had too many beers to carry on – total up the number of points received from the cards that your team correctly guessed.

The team with the highest number of points at the end of the game is the winner... simple. 

Why are we doing this?

I started to develop this game whilst recuperating from balls cancer, as a way to break the awkwardness of my recovery when people came round to show their support. The simplicity of the format provides immediate laughs; from the moment the game starts. Making life a lot less serious, and a lot more fun! 

 The format of Show or Tell was inspired by the best elements of various party games that my friends and I have played together over the years – developing our absolute favourite features and layering with a distinctly adult, often controversial and sometimes ridiculous sense of humour - to create the ultimate fast-paced party game. 

My friends and I always look to find the comedy in any situation, and that is why you will find ‘testicular cancer’ as a featured bonus card in the deck. Because it is pretty funny to only have one ball, when you are supposed to have two. 

With the help of your backing, we’ll be able to spread our style of fast-paced party fun around the world to other likeminded people - who just want to have a laugh with their friends.

The Show or Tell story

The first game was played when a bunch of friends came over for pizza and beers and was pretty basic - the ‘prototype’ consisted of around 250 hand written labels (I had plenty of time!) stuck to the back of some cheap playing cards housed in an empty blueberry punnet. The concept worked straightaway – providing a whole evening of debauched hilarity. Watching your newlywed best friends act out a prostate exam (surprisingly accurately) isn’t something you can put a price on! 

Afterwards, we all started to work together to refine the format, improve the design and make the subjects of the cards as ridiculous as possible. 

With the help of some talented buddies (Cooper aka the designer, and Randy aka product development and international import guru), we now have our final prototypes, which have been played at various house parties and weekends away. And this is the point in our journey where we meet you ….. here on kickstarter! 

There are many people which I have to thank for getting the game to this stage - and hopefully I can also add you to the list, if you decide to back this project! 

Want to know anything else… contact me below!

Twitter: @showortellgame 

Facebook: fb.com/showortellgame 

Email: info@showortellgame.com

Risks and challenges

The main challenge for this project from a backer’s perspective is getting the item…

We’ve already developed a number of key relationships with other global firms to ensure you get your products. These include a leading printing company in China (who will make the best quality game in short time frame), fulfilment specialists (both in the UK and USA to ensure the product is delivered on time).

Another challenge we’ve noticed from other projects is the additional shipping and tax costs…

As mentioned we’ve already developed relationships with leading global fulfilment companies within the UK and USA who will deliver your item in line with the pricing included within our backing tiers. We’ve already paid all the duty and taxes so there will not be any hidden costs.

The final main challenge that we could face is if we receive an unprecedented number of backers and do not have enough box sets or expansion packs to fulfil all of those orders in a timely manner...

Our solution would be to create additional production runs with clear estimated ship dates for future orders.

These are the main challenges which we have already prepared for however if you have any other questions please visit our FAQ section otherwise don’t hesitate to email me on info@showortellgame.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Your Very Own Card

    Want your very own printed card with your name on it? We'll send you your very own card with whatever you want put on it!

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    The Core Box

    The core box set! Your very own copy of Show or Tell. Filled with over 500 cards this will make you next party or gathering one to remember.

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    The Expansion Set

    Want a little bit extra? Then the expansion set is just what you need. Alongside getting your own copy of Show or Tell you will also receive our expansion deck filled with an extra 80 words and phrases as well as 10 blank cards for you to personalize.

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    You and Your Friend Option

    Two core box sets and TWO expansion sets! Double up for added fun or share with a mate. Whatever you do don’t give it to your Mum and Dad… that would cause some serious issues.

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    Personalised Deck

    Let us make you your very own personalised deck with this reward. We will work with you to create a 500 card deck complete with box and rules filled with your own words and phrases. (shipping included)

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    Play with us

    Want to meet the team? Join us at our studio to create your own personalised game and we will play it with you and a group of your mates. (Travel and Accommodation NOT included)

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