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Are you tired of playing the same lame party games requiring no thought or creativity that quickly become boring and repetitive?     

Us too! That's why we created Cunning Linguistics!

Cunning Linguistics
Cunning Linguistics

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IT'S EASY!

1. Each player takes 9 word cards

2. One player (the reader) reads a topic card aloud

3. Everyone (including the reader) uses their word cards along with any other connecting words to create a unique, hilarious, or ridiculous answer

4. The reader reads all the answers aloud and everyone votes for their favorite (each vote counts for a point and the player with the most points at the end wins!)

5. Players then swap out used cards for new ones, and the hilarity continues with the next player as the reader

Player layout with some possible responses
Player layout with some possible responses

In Cunning Linguistics, you won't be spoon-fed pre-created answers, nor will you draw a blank having to come up with an answer off the top of your head. Instead, you'll be creating your own answers with the words in front of you.

So, rather than seeing the same answers over and over (even with a boat load of expansions), or having certain trump cards always win (I'm looking at you Super Soaker Filled With Cat Pee!), your answers will always be unique and will keep you laughing all night

Every word by itself is completely harmless. No vulgarity or swearing. It's up to you and your friends to combine them any way they choose, which is where things get really hilarious and potentially naughty.

Everyone plays! Have you ever played the role of reader and had to sit around waiting for everyone else to come up with an answer or pick a card? Good times, right? Well, you don't have to worry about that here, because the reader also creates their own answer and can score points just like all the other players!

No judging! Rather than one player having all the power and other players trying to cater to their sense of humor, everyone but the reader votes. And if you choose, you can let the reader vote as well! Each vote counts as a point, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

All this makes for a game with high replay value, tons of laughs, and lots of inside jokes you'll be sharing for years!

Cunning Linguistics is a game for people who want to have some fun and be creativeGet together with your friends and come up with your own clever answers, then see where the innuendos and laughter leads.

Side Effects May Include: Laughing uncontrollably, closer friendships, tears of joy, tears of laughter, tears in heaven*, and the best party ever.

*Eric Clapton not included

• Drunken tiddlywinks  

• Shamelessly staring at your ambidextrous thespian girlfriend’s kumquats 

• Diddling your dongle  

** These are just a few actual responses from players, and may be typical of the answers YOU and YOUR FRIENDS come up with.  

We know it can be difficult to determine if you'll like a game until you've played it, so we're making it easy:

Download the FREE Trial Version of Cunning Linguistics here right now and get ready to take your party to the next level!

  • 200 Word Cards 
  • 75 Topic Cards 
  • Rules Sheet 
  • All Unlocked Stretch Goals

Note: The Free Words card mentioned in the reviews has been eliminated from the initial version to allow for more flexibility and creative answers!

Images above are based on an initial prototype and the look of the final version may differ.

Cunning Linguistics is based on a concept by Joe Slack, #1 best-selling author of The Game Designer's Guide and member of the Game Artisans of Canada.   

Kicking It With Meg

Read the review!

"Overall, I think Cunning Linguistics is going to be a great addition to your party game library and will bring a lot of laughs to any game night." - Megan Fauci  

Bower's Game Corner

“If you are in the market for a simple, light party game this one definitely will be for you.” - Bower's Game Corner

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"It is a game that you play to have fun and hopefully some laughs with friends and family. Scoring/winning is second to having a good time. That said I actually enjoyed the scoring system in Cunning Linguistics a lot more than a lot of these party games." - Geeky Hobbies

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"To me, Cunning Linguistics has a lot of the same appeal as Once Upon a Time. The game creates a structure to spark your creativity and hilarious things can happen..." - Rum and Board

"It could be the next big hit." - To Die For Games  

A Cunningly Simple Money Back Guarantee 

Cunning Linguistics also comes with a hassle-free 30 day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you don't think Cunning Linguistics is one of the best party games you've played, simply let us know within 30 days of receiving it and we will refund your money. No Exceptions.

Risks and challenges

We PROMISE that no matter what happens, everyone who has committed to buying Cunning Linguistics WILL get a copy, even if the expense comes from our own pockets.

Delivering by the Estimated Date:

Everyone who has ever backed a Kickstarter campaign knows this is a real and valid risk. To address this, we are working with a game manufacturer, freight shipper, and distribution partner, each with a proven track record for delivering on time, and have been working out all the details over many months.

Cunning Linguistics is also fully developed, including all graphics and box design, so other than adjustments made based on backer suggestions, it is ready for production.

We've also built in buffer room in our delivery date to give us the best chance to get Cunning Linguistics to you by our estimated delivery date.

Joe and Matthew both have many years of project management experience, which has already paid off in planning this campaign, and will continue to help ensure timelines are met as best as possible.

Manufacturing Costs are Higher than Expected:

As mentioned above, we've been working very closely with our game manufacturer, but also with our freight shipping and fulfillment partners to ensure we understand all the costs involved.

We've also built in buffer room to account for any unexpected changes.

Theft, Loss, and Damage:

There is always a possibility of something going wrong or missing. We will order extra copies of Cunning Linguistics to cover any issues that may arise, will be covered by insurance, and have a built-in contingency plan for any additional costs.

We are Kickstarter backers, just like you, and we know the importance of delivering on our promises.

In short, if you support us, we will make sure you get your game!

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