Well folks, we did it again. We've teamed up with Shut Up & Sit Down to create a HUGE new box of Monikers!
At 330 cards, it's TRIPLE the size of our last collaboration.
And at $20, it's only DOUBLE the price. What a steal!
But for real, the cards are so funny and good:
The box is full of pure comedy writing perfection, all 100% created by Shut Up & Sit Down and friends of the show!
If you've never heard of Monikers before, the rules are super simple: get your friends to guess the name on the card.
The twist is that you play over three rounds, and each time, you have to give clues in different ways. So in the 1st round, you can say or do anything. In the 2nd, you can only use one word. And in the 3rd, you can only do charades.
The same deck of 50 or so cards are used in each round, so by the end of the game, you and your friends have made up a bunch of hilarious jokes together.
Here's a really fun let's play video from Polygon that'll give you a good idea of what Monikers is like:
And if you're still on the fence about the whole thing, here are some nice things people have said about the game:
So if you like party games and laughing and just fun in general, we think you'll get a kick of out it.
If you can believe it, the original Monikers kickstarter was 5 YEARS AGO.
We want to keep things going for another 5 years AT LEAST—sorry in advance—so we've completely revamped our product line for how we want to release new games in the future.
And we wrapped everything up in all new packaging, illustrated by the *brilliant* Cécile Gariépy as one long, ridiculous, interconnected party:
Here's how the boxes are organized now:
- Monikers - The base 440-card set. For completionists, the base game has had about 30-40% turnover since the initial 2015 release, so if you have a super old copy, now might be the time to update.
- Monikers: Classics - This box combines all our previous small box expansions: Shmonikers, Something Something, and the original Shut Up & Sit Down Nonsense Box from a couple years ago.
- Monikers: More Monikers - The big box set from last year, condensed down to 330 cards and a normal sized box. We moved some of the leftover cards to Monikers and Classics, and cut a few that we think didn't age as well as the rest.
- Monikers: Serious Nonsense - The brand new set from Shut Up & Sit Down! It also includes the MUCH REQUESTED return of the 12 Hopelessly Stupid Fourth Rounds!
ALL boxes come with rulebooks and are completely playable on their own! And because we hate AIR, all the cards have the same snug and compact fit as the old base game.
We're so so so thrilled with the new box and CANNOT WAIT to get everything to you later in the year.
Risks and challenges
Despite being awful at business, over the past few years we've managed to ship tens of thousands of copies of Monikers to backers all over the world.
The new box is 100% FINISHED, so we just need your help funding the actual printing! Once we have that, we tell our printer to press go, and that's that.
Speaking of, we're working with the same partners as usual: Ad Magic for printing and Blackbox for fulfillment. They're both total pros.
The big unknown this time is tariffs in the US, but we're going to shoulder 100% of those costs if they happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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