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What Just Happened is a competitive/cooperative storytelling game similar to CAH, but with awesome art and infinite replays.
79 backers pledged $3,169 to help bring this project to life.

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What Just Happened is a competitive storytelling game for 3-6 players that takes 30-45 minutes to play. Each player picks a character, plays an item on a character, and then tells the story that they feel transpired using the cards in play. The catch? You only have 60 seconds.

 

The basic rules of the game are as follows:

  • Each player draws 3 WHO (character) cards and 3 WHAT (equipment) cards
  • The first player chooses a location from the location deck
  • Starting with the first player each player then chooses a character to use in their story
  • Once all characters have been chosen, each player can choose to place a piece of equipment on ANY character 
  • After the last piece of equipment is played, the first player then has 60 seconds to tell a story using all of the cards in play
  • Points are earned by correctly using the cards and the player with the most points wins the round
  • Win 3 rounds and you win the game

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Base Game

 

The base version of the game will contain:

  • 20 Location Cards (Where?)
  • 30 Character Cards (Who?)
  • 30 Equipment Cards (What?)
  • 6 Blank Create Your Own Cards
  • Bob's ID (First Player Card)
  • Rules Sheet

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition of the game includes:

  • Base Game (86 cards)
  • 8 Piece Bob's Brain Token Set

Collectors Edition and Alpha Edition

The Collectors Edition of the game includes:

  • Base Game (86 cards) 
  • 16 Piece Oversized Bob's Brain Token Set
  • WJH Game Crate by Broken Token

The Alpha Edition of the game includes:

  • Base Game (86 cards) 
  • 16 Piece Oversized Bob's Brain 
  • Numbered and Personalized WJH Game Crate by Broken Token
  • All 1000 cards of the game as the expansions are made available

UPDATE!

All Backers

We have listened to your feedback and added some additional items for all backers. These items are:

  • 6 Blank Create Your Own Cards
  • 10 card "Adventure" deck including the amazing Chithulhu card

The adventure decks add new gameplay elements by adding the monster, quest, and treasure cards. In each adventure, you will make your way through by defeating monsters, completing quests, and earning treasure. Monsters are defeated by telling a story using the objectives on the card.

Alpha and Collector Backers

We are also going to include clear sleeves for all the cards and a 1 minute sand timer for those who have backed at the Collectors and Alpha reward level.

Broken Token WJH Game Crate

Speaking of that sexy Broken Token Game Crate, here are some larger pictures to see it in all of its glory.

It is made of 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood and is laser engraved with our logo and an image of Bob. The Alpha Edition box will come pre-assembled, individually numbered, and personalized just for you.

 The crate was designed to hold all 1000 cards of the game including the future expansions and booster packs. The cards can be sleeved, but the capacity will decrease depending on the thickness of the sleeves.

Do You Speaky English? No?

After we put our promo cards into the BattleBin subscription box in June, we had a few people suggest that we make it in other languages. So we are hoping to do just that through this campaign. We have had a few people step up to help with the translations and we want to reward them by paying them for their time. So if you would like the game in one of the following languages please back the Globalization reward.

Translations in process now:

 

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 The translated games will have all of the elements of the game in the native language including the box, cards, and rules.

Something New - Battle Ready!

We have partnered with our local printing company and the good folks at BattleBin to make this campaign Battle Ready! What does that mean? We will begin producing the games as soon as the project funds so that they will be ready to ship as soon as Kickstarter releases the funds. That means your game could be shipping in as little as 30 days from launch!

Why Make A Game

Some of the most fun we had playing Cards Against Humanity and Crabs Adjust Humidity was when someone had terrible cards, but went out of their way to explain to the judge why there cards worked. After the first couple times of playing with friends it became an unspoken rule that you had to explain why you played the card you did. This led to the game getting much more play that it had before and some of the stories became legend. So we wanted to create a game that focused more on WHY people chose their cards instead of just throwing down cards from your hand. The story element of the game gave the game a life of its own now that there were characters, places, and things that needed to have their existence explained and justified. During play testing and demoing, my use of the pineapple, Hitler, and Santa Claus became a running joke as it was such a fast way to explain the game.

The Kids

So it goes without saying that we loved playing Cards Against Humanity with our friends, but as our children got a bit older and able to read the game lost most of its appeal. The previous version of the game was very well received, but we got lots of requests from parents, teachers, and church groups to make it a bit more kid friendly. So we listened and made the base games playable for all ages and created the "Red Deck" as a completely different game altogether. This way we could play one of our favorite games along with our kiddos.

 Kicktraq

Better late than never I always say. Here is our fancy Kicktraq link to our project page that shows our progress graph. Feel free to check it out and see how well we are doing:

Let's Kick It!
Let's Kick It!

 

Risks and challenges

We tried to work out all of the risks prior to the campaign, so hopefully we did not miss anything. As of right now, the only things that could go wrong is:
We sell more than 5,000 copies of the game and it takes us a bit longer to get the print run finished.

We sell too many crates and it takes Broken Token a bit longer to make them.

We have made thousands of games through our local printing partner and are confident that we will be able to produce the game with no issues.

Our shipping partner, BattleBin, ships thousands of subscription boxes and Kickstarter rewards each month and will handle all shipments to backers worldwide.

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    What Just Happened Base Game

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    Battle Ready Deluxe WJH Set

    You get the game as soon as the campaign ends with all stretch goals included. FREE US Shipping.

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    • WJH Bob's Brain Token Set
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    What Just Happened Collectors Set

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    • Broken Token WJH Game Crate
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    Battle Ready WJH Collectors Set

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    Retailers Kit

    This reward is for retailers and will include 11 copies of the base game, a Bob's Brain token set, and 10 FLGS exclusive promo sets (20 cards).

    Includes:
    • 11× Retail Base Game
    • 10× FLGS Retailer Promo Set
    • WJH Bob's Brain Token Set
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    What Just Happened Alphas

    Customized and numbered Broken Token Game Crate with your backer information engraved on the lid. Includes "alpha" copies of all future expansions as they are available (over 1000 cards) and all stretch goals. FREE US Shipping.

    Includes:
    • WJH Kickstarter Edition
    • WJH Bob's Brain Token Set
    • Broken Token WJH Game Crate
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    Omega

    Customized and numbered Broken Token Game Crate with your backer information engraved on the lid. Includes "alpha" copies of all future expansions as they are available (over 1000 cards) and all stretch goals. 500 Unique cards per OMEGA backer. Right to design one card per expansion (8 expansions). FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!

    Includes:
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    • WJH Bob's Brain Token Set
    • Broken Token WJH Game Crate
    • Alpha Set
    • 500 Custom Cards for Only You
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