About this project
Cards Against Urbanity – The card game for horrible places. NEW NEW stretch goal -$25000 & everybody gets 420 cards.
Party action: 10/15 with Coalition for Smarter Growth Social - 6:30 in DC, 10/20 at Right and Proper riding StrongTowns tailcoats. Also. 6:30 in DC.
Tech Cocktail (10/10): 6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner
PRWeb (10/10): New Reward Tiers & Stretch Goal
ElevationDC (9/17) - "Cards Against Urbanity" is exactly as hilarious as you'd expect
Untapped Cities (9/18) Introducing Cards Against Urbanity: The Card Game for Horrible Places
Planetizen (9/17) - Planners, Architects Launch 'Cards Against Urbanity'
The Guardian (9/19) – Mock the City
Tech Cocktail (9/19) – Cards Against Urbanity: Because City Planning Isn’t Bullshit
Washington Post (9/23) – Cards Against Urbanity: fun for urban planners and their fans
Architect Magazine (9/24 ) Getting Snarky About Cities
Like Apples to Apples & Cards Against Humanity*, the game decks have question and answer cards. Players take turns judging a question round; he or she picks a card with a question about cities and neighborhoods. Players then try to appeal to the judge by throwing down answer cards from their hand. It’s just like how real city planning happens!
Launching September 17, 2014 in Washington DC, our Kickstarter project:
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What are the reward tiers?
What does money go to?
Funds cover the costs of designing, marketing and producing the swag (50%), shipping & storage (40%), and Kickstarter and Amazon fees (10%). We are constantly trying to drive down the costs, so any profits will be invested back into the Cards project and citizen planning.
What's in the box?
Cards - Shrink wrapped pack of 234 cards in each box, along with Cardsplainers to decipher the jargon.
T-Shirt - Tee shirts are 100% cotton tees (American Apparel) in S,M,L and XL. Cards Against Urbanity logo on the front and BACKER + yet to be determined on the back. Maybe the best card. Tell us in the comments what we should put - though head's up - only backers can add comments).
Benches - the benches are hand-made from recycled materials.
Cards Against Urbanity is our project:
GreaterPlaces is a crowdsourced How-To manual for building great cities and a member of the start-up tech incubator 1776. Contact Lisa Nisenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. @greaterplaces
DoTankDC Not just a think tank, we're a DO tank, creating urban interventions in Washington, DC. @DoTankDC
The team: The team: Emily Brown - Fellow Urbanist, Payton Chung - Writer and urbanist, Sarah Lewis - architect and urban planner, Brian McLaren - architect, Lisa Nisenson - Co-Founder tech start-up GreaterPlaces, Abbey Oklak - Architect, urban designer and planner chewed up and rolled into one. Likes active spaces and day drinking, and Ben Scarbro - D.C. Designer collaborating with neighborhoods to shape their experiences through design
*Disclaimer: Under our permission from Cards Against Humanity, Cards Against Urbanity is an unofficial expansion separate (and with no help) from Cards Against Humanity. They also instructed us to have fun.
Risks and challenges
There are risks:
1) We are not as funny as we think we are.
2) Production - we are working with top notch firms that have experience in Kickstarter projects and guiding first-timers. However, there may be production interruptions beyond our control.
3) Shipping in time for Christmas - we are busting our arses to get this out in time for the gift-giving holidays. But so is everyone else.
4) Funding - If we don't meet the target - nothing happens and neighborhoods everywhere decline into a bankrupt, weed-infested, post-apocalyptic ghost town because NOBODY cares. We don't hit $7500 = No Cards Against Urbanity.
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