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Ridiculous Problems, Hilarious Solutions. Help Wanted is a party game for mature adults with an immature sense of humor. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 23, 2013.

Ridiculous Problems, Hilarious Solutions. Help Wanted is a party game for mature adults with an immature sense of humor.

About this project

The Kickstarter Is over but the journey is just beginning. We will be posting regular updates keeping you guys in the loop, and will continue to answer questions in personal messages and the comments section. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/BacaForrestGames

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UPDATE: We are creeping up on Upgraded materials at 11,000$

UPDATE!: Backers have unlocked a booster pack of Kickstarter Exclusive cards ONLY for Backers!

UPDATE: WE ARE FUNDED AND IN FULL GLORIOUS COLOR!

Update: Shipping to Canada is Now $19 and International Shipping is $24!

Update: Backers Have Unlocked 3 Month Game Exclusivity! No one except for backers who want additional copies will be able to purchase this game for 3 months after it is shipped.

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HELP WANTED is an adult (ages 17+) party game in which players
compete against each other to see who can provide the best solution for another player’s problem. Help Wanted includes many different
problems to solve ranging from the ridiculous to the apocalyptic.
To solve these problems, players will have an enormous amount of
different solution cards to combine. Add in the human elements of
interpretation, imagination, and presentation and the possibilities are infinite!

With similar party games you find yourself playing one artless card, face down, in secret while a judge chooses their favorite and leaves you
wondering about their logic when your card was (clearly) the best choice. You find yourself arguing your point and explaining that everyone else is (clearly) dumb, but the decision has already been made. Bummer!

With HELP WANTED you still want the judge to choose you, but you have the opportunity to weave together a short pitch to state your case by
combining up to three different Solution Cards and wooing the judge with your keen intellect. Boosh!

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Well, honey, you see...an artist, a pre-school teacher and a graphic designer loved each other very much. They also quickly grew tired of the stale party games sitting on their shelves. One spreadsheet, two bottles of vodka, and countless shouting matches later: the dream to make an inappropriate, hilarious, and (most importantly) FUN party game full of possibilities and lewd stick figure drawings has become a realistic goal.

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The Artist – Eric Baca has been drawing since he could lift a pencil. He has studied art, experimented with a large variety of mediums, developed his craft over the years, and has received a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts. He has abandoned all of this to create morally reprehensible stick figure art for drunken adults to giggle at. Don’t tell his mom.

The Pre-School Teacher – Forrest Bower has been playing every hobby game he could get his hands on for years. Whether the game is short and simple and played with preschool children or long and in-depth with a guild, Forrest will play it. In 2012, Forrest (and Eric) started filming “Bower’s Game Corner”, a collection of detailed game review videos, to inform fellow gamers (and n00bs alike) about the games that find their way onto his shelf. 

The Graphic Designer – Dustin Garlinger, head of Garlinger Design, has been working in design for a decade and has a degree to prove it. You name it, Dustin has done it. He is the polish and shine behind the team.

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Each player is dealt 5 Solution Cards and the deck of Problem Cards is placed within reach of everyone. A judge is randomly chosen.
Each player is dealt 5 Solution Cards and the deck of Problem Cards is placed within reach of everyone. A judge is randomly chosen.
The Judge flips over the top Problem Card from the deck and reads it aloud.
The Judge flips over the top Problem Card from the deck and reads it aloud.
Each player takes their turn using up to three of their cards to explain why they would be best at helping the judge.
Each player takes their turn using up to three of their cards to explain why they would be best at helping the judge.
This player says, “I have a Halloween party going on at my place. Come over; it’ll be easy to find someone to hook-up with. I also know a pretty good prostitute that you could just pay to hang out. She’s only pretty good so her rates are amazing!”
This player says, “I have a Halloween party going on at my place. Come over; it’ll be easy to find someone to hook-up with. I also know a pretty good prostitute that you could just pay to hang out. She’s only pretty good so her rates are amazing!”
This player says, “Meh, those aren't real dates. I have an angry couple arguing in my yard. I’ll squirt the guy in the mouth with my "cat piss-tol" and when he runs off I’ll hypnotize the girl so she doesn’t turn down a date. Guaranteed date!"
This player says, “Meh, those aren't real dates. I have an angry couple arguing in my yard. I’ll squirt the guy in the mouth with my "cat piss-tol" and when he runs off I’ll hypnotize the girl so she doesn’t turn down a date. Guaranteed date!"
The judge picks the player they would want help from the most and everyone draws back up to five. This judge has a thing for feline toilet humor. Good to know.
The judge picks the player they would want help from the most and everyone draws back up to five. This judge has a thing for feline toilet humor. Good to know.
The player picked by the judge is the winner of that round and receives the problem card which symbolizes one point. The position of judge moves clockwise and the next round begins. The first player to the predetermined amount of points (not six) wins!
The player picked by the judge is the winner of that round and receives the problem card which symbolizes one point. The position of judge moves clockwise and the next round begins. The first player to the predetermined amount of points (not six) wins!

Problems Solved

Watch as Eric takes you inside his head during a hand to give you a feel for the storytelling aspect of the game. (Not technically gameplay because you'll be saving your unused cards for future rounds and only showing the cards you wish to play when you work them into your pitch.)

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$1+ - If you contribute one of those shiny Sacajawea coins we will give you a heartfelt thank you for supporting our dream. 

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$5 - Five Bucks will get you my personal phone number and a Print-n-Play of the game so you can make it your damn self.

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$25 - Pretty straight forward this level gets you 1 Copy of Help Wanted, a PDF of the game, my phone number, and all the stretch goals (all for the price of a used kidney!)

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$30 - Want your own personal message on a card to let Chad Bob know he can kiss your ass? (We feel you. That guy is a freaking D-Bag) Did you miss the "Hate Bob?" Early Bird Level? This levels for you! This level gets you 1 Copy of Help Wanted, a PDF of the game, all the stretch goals, my phone number, and your own personal message on a card.

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$50 - Art your thing? At this level you will receive a custom piece of artwork done by Eric Baca *Our artist, who we assure you can draw more than trashy stick figures* of anything at all you want! In addition you will receive 1 Copy of Help Wanted, a PDF of the game, My phone number, your own personal message on a card, and all stretch goals.

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$75 - Pretty sure we are taking a loss on this one, but we want to support the local gaming stores. At this level you will receive 5 games, any additional games will be $15 a piece (Limit of 10), my own personal phone number, a PDF of the game, and all stretch goals. This only applies to the US and you must provide verification you are a physical store.

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$300 - Holy hell, you like us! You really like us! This level will make you one of the family. You will be added to our private forum where we discuss all our games, call on you for ideas and play testing help (Wink, Wink. Nod, Nod. We will especially need help play testing after future games are released.) You'll get one of any Baca Forrest Games Swag we make and, hell, if you are ever in the Fort Wayne area I can probably even put you up for a night. I really hope this level grows as we grow as game designers. Any other information or questions let me know! You will,  of course get, 1 Copy of Help Wanted, a PDF of the game, my phone number, your own personal message on a card, your name on the box, and all stretch goals.

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$1000 - WOW! WE LOVE YOU! You will get everything from all the levels above (Except for 75$ Store level) but with a personal delivery of the first copy of the game EVER, months before its release. When we send Help Wanted to get created they will send us a completed copy of the game to make sure everything is correct. We will check it over and then personally deliver the game to you. If you want we can even review the game together for Bower's Game Corner once you try it out. If you are willing to invest this much into our game, I'm down for just about anything! Feel free to ask questions if you have any. ($1,500 for Canada, $2,500 for International)

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                          $8,500

$8,500 - The Game Is Funded. Our Dream is coming true and the game is going to get better and better. All the levels will be made and shipped!

                          $10,000

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                          $11,000

$11,000 - Upgraded Box and Card Material! If we reach this goal we will be telling the manufacturers to give us better card stock and box material!

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               Future Stretch Goals

We have a couple more stretch goal ideas. However, if you have an idea for a stretch goal or for the game (No matter how crazy it is) LET US KNOW! We want this first edition to kick some serious tail and make your friends envious you jumped on the train before them. Who knows? Based on how much support we receive, something outlandish could become attainable.

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Help us on our Facebook Page by giving us a like. If we can reach 250 Likes on the Baca Forrest Games page, we will be hooking you guys up with an awesome perk.

*Unlocked*: 3 Month Game Exclusivity.

*Unlocked*: Bonus Card Pack Exclusively for Kickstarter Backers.

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Preview From Bower's Game Corner

Risks and challenges

We unfortunately are not rich. Not even close. We need your support to make Help Wanted a reality. The money backed into this project will go towards Manufacturing 500 copies of Help Wanted, shipping the game from the factory to us and then to your doorstep. It will also cover storage costs, UPC fees, and covering the legal stuff we will need.

While much of the game is drawn, put into card form, and is ready to be sent to the factory, there is still plenty to get done. We hope to be able to ship the game to you sometime early next year. However, with possible stretch goals that might push the game back a couple months. Either way, we will keep you posted EVERY step of the way along the process and answers every question or concern you have along the way. If that's not enough, that is exactly why I included my personal number, consider it an added security blanket or a look inside the world of kick-starting a game.

With our extensive gaming background, experience in art, efficient graphic design, and of course your support we are ready to bring this game to life.

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    Want to carve your name on our tree? Ewww. This level includes 1 Copy of Help Wanted, all the stretch goals, a PDF of Help Wanted, my personal phone number for drunk dialing, and your very own personalized message on the bottom of a card that will be sent out to everyone. *^*Some Restrictions Apply*^* ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    Missed out on the early bird? :( Oh well. You can still get a 1 Copy of Help Wanted, a PDF, and my phone number so you can post it on internet and have people send me lewd pictures! ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    -Check Out this Card...Heheheh Level-
    *****1 Copy of Help Wanted & PDF***** ****My Phone # & All Stretch Goals***** *A Personalized Message On A Card* Do you want to tag a card? You will get 1 Copy of Help Wanted with all the stretch goals, the PDF, my phone number for texting me spam, and your own personalized message on the bottom of a card. *^*Some Restrictions Apply*^* ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    ********Custom Piece Of Artwork********
    Is art your thing? Do you really dig our artist Eric Baca? Are you trying to butter him up with compliments so you can seduce him? Either way, this is the level for you! You will get Help Wanted with all the stretch goals, the PDF, my phone number for putting me on awkward three way calls with women you want to break up with your own personalized message on the bottom of a card. *^*Some Restrictions Apply*^*, an original piece of artwork from the game, and a piece of artwork by Eric Baca of ABSOLUTELY anything you want! ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    Do Our Job For Us Level

    *****1 Copy of Help Wanted & PDF***** ****My Phone # & All Stretch Goals***** *****Create A Card For The Game*****
    Here's hoping you don't suck at art. We want you to create a card. Come up with an idea for a card (or take one of ours) and draw it up. Include your personalized message on the bottom and become a part of every copy of the game.*^*Some Restrictions Apply*^* In addition you will receive 1 Copy of Help Wanted with all the stretch goals, the PDF, and my phone number for scribbling on truck stop walls. ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    -I Want Your Game In My Store Level-
    ****5 Copies of Help Wanted & PDF*** ****My Phone # & All Stretch Goals*****
    Let's face it. Running a game store that doesn't cater to Magic, in this day and age, is nearly impossible. We want to help as much as we can. As long as you can provide verification you own or run a game store, we would love for our game to be on your shelf. 5 copies for $75. In addition we will be sure to give your store a shout out and your name in the rule booklet. ***Add $15 for each additional copy after 5. Limit of 10 Copies. Sorry, but only in the US***

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    *****1 Copy of Help Wanted & PDF*****
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    **Meal With Forrest Bower At GenCon**
    We all have to eat. Why not eat with me at GenCon2014? We can talk games, play a game, play my game, play your game, or film a review of a game. Who the hell knows what we'll get into?! You will get 1 Copy of Help Wanted with all the stretch goals, the PDF, my phone number for finding me at GenCon, a meal plus (Fill In The Blank) at 2014 GenCon. Your own personalized message on the bottom of a card is also included. *^*Some Restrictions Apply*^* ***Add $23 for additional copies of the game. Add $40 to ship to Canada and $60 worldwide***

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    -Baca Forrest Games Super Fan Level-
    *1 Copy of Help Wanted & PDF, My Phone # & All Stretch Goals, A Personalized Message On Your Own Created Card*
    ***************So Much More!************
    Invest in us and we will love you! This Level is going to be constantly evolving as we grow and release more games. This level initially will include Help Wanted with all the stretch goals, your name on the box, the PDF, my phone number for heart-to-heart talks after break ups, and your own personalized message on the bottom of a card you create yourself!. *^*Some restrictions Apply*^*. However, as a BFG superfan we want to bring you into the fold of our game making. We will add you to our private game design forum where we discuss all our games, call on you for ideas, and play testing help. (Wink, Wink. Nod, Nod. We will especially need help play testing after the games are released.) A piece of any Baca Forrest Games swag we make will also be yours and, hell, if you are ever in the Fort Wayne area we can even look into putting you up for a night. We really hope this level grows as we grow as game designers. Any other information or questions, let us know! Sorry, only US.

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    -Baca Forrest Games Crazy Fan Level-
    Everything from the Super Fan Level and every other level (*Except for $75 Store Level*) but with a personal delivery of the first copy of the game EVER before it's released. When we send Help Wanted to get created they will send us a completed copy of the game to make sure everything is correct. We will check it over and then personally deliver the game to you. If you want, we can even review the game together on an installment Bower's Game Corner once you try it out. If you are willing to invest this much into our game, I'm down for (just about) anything! Feel free to ask questions if you have any. *Add $500 if in Canada and $1500 if anywhere else in the world.*

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