The Heck does THAT say?!
The Heck does THAT say?!
The hilarious dice game of poor penmanship and a race to decipher it all.
The hilarious dice game of poor penmanship and a race to decipher it all. Read more
About this project
Have you ever tried to read someone else's handwriting and failed? How many times have you seen someone's signature and were convinced it was simply a well-practiced, although unintelligible scribble? Ever tried to make sense of that chicken scratch and only succeed in deciphering gibberish?
Well, now we've made a game of it! "The Heck does THAT say?!" is a fast-paced dice game where each player attempts to figure out the phrase built by arranging dice with various scribbles on them. The trouble, however, is that what YOU see may not always be what the Phrase-maker sees. With only a short time to decrypt the dice, players often have to go with their first-best guess. This, of course, is sure to lead to wild answers and lots of laughs.
Smaller than a deck of cards, "The Heck does THAT say?!" can be taken and played anywhere there is a surface to roll the dice on. School lunch room? Check. Bar? Check. River rafting on the Colorado? ...well, probably not, but you can play it on shore!
One of the best things about "The Heck does THAT say?!" is that it can be played with any number of players (as long as that number isn't one)! So gather your friends, decipher the dice, and have a great time with some horrible handwriting!
"The Heck does THAT say?!" is printed on soft-edge acrylic dice using a UV printing process. This results in a professional grade die that is durable, with faces that won't scratch or peel off with use. They are even water proof! This is the same printing process that many game companies use for custom dice. In fact, UV printing actually allows us to produce higher quality dice than many companies that simply engrave their dice; engraving can lead to a relatively lower-resolution image which loses small details or can be confusing if poorly painted after being engraved.
Fun Fact: This game was invented on a dare that we couldn't make a game called, "The Heck does THAT say?!" Although the name WAS worded slightly differently at the time.
Risks and challenges
Producing a dice game, in particular, is challenging because the printing processes involved are such they are either extremely time-intensive for a relatively more DIY business, or are cost-prohibitive when dealing with a third party printer. This is simply due to the fact that all six sides of each die must be printed or etched separately and the dice must be rotated en masse between each printing. Our team at Azroc Games ( http://azrocgames.com ) has devised a method to quickly and efficiently rotate and print our dice with high quality UV printing.
However, this method has diminishing returns when printing small batches. In order to make this game affordable with competitive pricing analogous to other similar dice games already on the market, we need to produce enough sets for our method to be fully utilized. Otherwise, small batch sets could run upwards of $30-$40 just to cover the costs of printing. In order to be competitive, we need to be able to offer our sets at about a third of that price point.
The good news; we've run the numbers, done the math, and perfected our printing methods. We can do this, we just need your help and support to get us past our minimum printing quantity so we can produce this game for a reasonable price and provide a fun game that can be taken and played almost anywhere.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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