Henry's Hotties: an irreverant party game about court life project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$1,738 pledged of $13,000 goal
backers
$1,738 pledged of $13,000 goal
backers

About

Henry's Hotties is a light-hearted tabletop game where players can poke fun at King Henry VIII's murder-happy approach to marriage. Each player takes on the identity of one of Henry's many lady-friends and tries to work their way up the social ladder of the court. Depending on how lucky, hot, or fertile you are, you might succeed in becoming queen and bearing Henry a son (or you could die).

Obviously, since the tagline is "Monogamy! Sex! Lutes! Syphilis!", we would not recommend anyone under the age of 13 be playing this game. But, just in case you feel that your fourth grader is so bright that they will understand jokes about 16th century international affairs, we kept the language pretty clean.

Each of these (un)lucky ladies had the pleasure of sleeping with Henry (except Anne of Cleves, the prude). Now you can, too! Playing as each of the characters comes with a different perk based on the their actual relationship with Henry.

If we are able to raise more than $50,000, we will throw in two more lovely ladies from the court of Henry VIII: Mary Shelton (a woman so irrelevant, scholars only recently figured out that she wasn't two people) and Catherine Willoughby (the one woman who was ever crazy enough and powerful enough to refuse Henry and live to tell the tale)!

The gameboard is a representation of the social hierarchy of the court, stretching from queen to prostitute. As events happen at court, players will move up and down the social ladder. The game is played in rounds that all players participate in. Each round a card will dictate the events at court, and depending on your social standing and how well you can roll a die, you'll skyrocket to royalty or plunge into poverty.

We'd show you more of the cards, 'cause we think they're really funny, but we're gonna keep the other 57 to ourselves for now so you have a reason to give us money.

The game, first of all. We think it's awesome and we're stoked to share it with you. Also, you'll get this epic t-shirt (if you give us more money).

If you're feeling even more generous, you'll also score a booklet on the history behind the game and an autographed portrait of King Henry himself.

Do you want to get with a man like this? Do you want to be a man like this? Do you want to lose your head to a man like this? Then please support us!

- Elise & Michael

Risks and challenges

In making this game, we have found that in order to get a board game produced at a professional level, we need to order a minimum of 1,000 copies of the game. On top of that, we need to cover the shipping for each game that we sell as well as the initial shipping to get the games to us from the manufacturer. So, while we have endeavored to make the game as beautiful and fun as possible, we have also tried to make it cost-effective to manufacture so we can get it to you for as little as possible. If we can get $13,000 in backing, we should be able to fulfill all orders by the skin of our teeth and net $7 (without being compensated for the hundreds of work-hours that have gone into this project).

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Being awesome!

    If you want to be nice and support our project, but don't want to commit to a copy of the game. We appreciate the support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    Henry's Hotties Board Game

    $30 out of pocket gets you one copy of the fantastically funny Henry's Hotties board game.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    30 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    Board Game + Henry's Hotties T-Shirt

    $40 out of pocket gets you a copy of the game and a purple Henry's Hotties T-Shirt featuring the game logo on the front and a game slogan on the back.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $64 or more About $64

    Game + T-Shirt + Other Awesome Bonuses

    $75 out of pocket will get you a booklet unpacking the extra historical information behind the game and an autographed portrait of Henry VIII in addition to the t-shirt and game.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Game Night with the Game's Creators!!

    If you live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington or Oregon), we will deliver a copy of Henry's Hotties to your door and play it with you for an evening! We promise that we are super fun and won't actually behead anyone. We will try to accommodate whatever dates work best for you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)