About this project
“The most you will ever laugh playing a game” – Shut Up & Sit Down
“Hilarious” – Boing Boing
“Will be in heavy rotation for years to come” – Polygon
“I feel sorry for the people who made it” – A valued customer
Hello! We make a party game called Monikers that is apparently a thing people like.
The rules are really simple: get your friends to guess the name on a card. But you play over three rounds, and each time, you have to give clues in increasingly weird ways. So in the 1st round, you can say anything. In the 2nd, you can only use one word. And in the 3rd, you can only do charades.
The same cards are used in each round, so by the end of the game, you've made up a bunch of dumb jokes together.
It's hard to describe what makes Monikers so much fun. But every time we play, there are these incredible moments where you end up spitting out some ridiculous word or making some totally random gesture, and—miraculously—your friends know EXACTLY what you're talking about, even if it makes no sense to anyone else.
Here's a review from the best board game site in the world, which should give you a good idea of what it's like to play:
Monikers: Something Something is our latest expansion: 112 new cards for $10 that you can play as a standalone party game, or combine with other Monikers sets. It works great either way, since this expansion has the same mix of internet weirdos, disgraced finance bros, incurable diseases, an unfortunate but unavoidable number of men, and sad humans that make the game special.
Also like last time, we're working with people who are just objectively funnier and more talented than us. For illustrations, we've got:
And contributing names are:
Risks and challenges
We've shipped thousands of copies of Monikers to backers all over the world. So despite our inevitable panic, we can finally claim semi-competency here.
The expansion is already 100% finished, so once the Kickstarter ends, we’ll be able to submit the game to press right away. Barring any big setbacks, everyone will have their copies at or even before the estimated date.
During the last expansion, we had an issue with international fulfillment. This time we'll be working with a different partner, who is set up MUCH better for international backers (<3 Blackbox).
We use the same printer (<3 Ad Magic) as big deals like Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity, so they’re definitely up to the job and get things delivered on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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