THANK YOU TO ALL
OUR AMAZING SUPPORTERS !!
We did it together. We not only funded but we ended up way above the minimum target and we're now able to add in the great stretch goals too.
We will still accept orders via our website and look forward to providing this game to you for the benefit of yourselves and many other couples through out the world.
Love to you all, Bradley and Jo.
Our games help people connect, get closer, learn more about life and each other.
This ‘Couples Intimacy’ social game is the first in a series of communication games and is designed for one couple to play, or two against each other or just close friends. It's guaranteed to get conversation flowing and be the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Move through the icebreaker style questions first, then emotional intimacy/relationship topics then the physical intimacy/sex topics. It’s all above board, respectful and about communication.
You can even skip any question and modify the game as you see fit. The aim is to learn more about each other, have a laugh, regain a focus on your intimate life as a couple from verbal to physical connection. After this who knows what might happen ;-)
Whats in the box:
- Rules sheet in English, accordion-fold
- 4-fold game board
- 2 mini-meeples (16mm tall)
- 50 each of 1, 2 and 3 chilli question cards = 150 (280 gsm)
- 25x 4 chilli image cards in a sealed tuckbox (280 gsm)
- 25x Perform or Pamper cards (280 gsm) Blindfold
1. Setup the board, cards, meeples and blindfold
2. Recite the Pledge card to each other
3. Player 1 selects a 1 chilli card (icebreaker style questions) and reads the card title and question to Player 2 for answering. Player 1 scores their answer and Player 2 moves their meeple based on the score
4. Player 2 takes their turn selecting a 1 chilli card, asks the question of Player 1, scores the answer and Player 1 moves their meeple
5. Play continues moving up to 2 chilli cards (emotional intimacy/relationship topics) then 3 chilli cards (physical intimacy/sex topics), until the first player reaches the finish
6. The Winner receives a 1 minute massage from the loser, while selecting and reading the top 5 Perform or Pamper cards from the deck, selecting 1 card for them self and another for the loser to perform within 14 days.
SKIP. You can skip any question, put the card aside and the next person takes their turn.
4 CHILLI CARDS. These are optional and in a sealed section so only select them if you want to change things up a little. They have stylised images on them of sex positions, toys and hair styles for you to make names up for.
BLINDFOLD. When a Touch and Trust card is selected, the blindfold is used and the player guesses what item from the table is being rubbed on their arm.
While the questions are targeted to a couple or intimate friends, they can also play as a team to verse another couple.
Some non-intimate friends also played in game testing. They learnt about their own views, started discussions and developed an understanding that brought them closer together. Some more personal questions were skipped but this is a normal choice in the game.
Customise the game to suit what you want. Add more of the 4 chilli cards, less, leave certain chilli cards out or if someone is really pensive, let them go through the cards and pick out 50 or so they are happy playing and just use those.
Ultimately this is a game of learning, sharing and developing a more intimate trust with the other player. Winning is a bonus if that's what you’re in to.
Every pledge/contribution helps our chance to see the project through by reaching our minimum funding goal and showing Kickstarter you care. All pledges allow you to be part of the process, see updates and receive 40 sample questions as a pdf and because there is no cost of goods or shipping for us, even $1 can help.
One game, shipping contribution, attained stretch goals.
Shipping contribution AU$10 (US$ 7) which makes many countries FREE shipping. Check the details further below.
Two games, 2x shipping contribution, attained stretch goals.
Receive two complete games with attained stretch goals, so you can get one for yourself and another to help out a friend or as a wedding gift.
Shipping contribution AU$20 (US$ 14) which makes many countries FREE shipping. Check the details further below.
Four games, 4x shipping contribution, attained stretch goals.
Receive four complete games at $175 which is 10% off retail. Keep one and give the rest to friends to play, as wedding gifts, in your clinic or professional practice as conversation starters, or Tantra/couples workshops etc.
Shipping contribution AU$40 (US$ 28) which makes many countries FREE shipping. Check the details further below.
Packaging. All games will be packaged in their own larger outer box to reduce the risk of damage in transit. This increases the manufacture and freight cost, but should ensure most if not all games arrive in perfect condition.
Privacy. The label will say Archisoul Trading Pty Ltd as the sender, How Game Are You? as the product and Tabletop game as the goods. The word Intimacy will be removed for your privacy.
Rates. Due to negotiated rates and us paying A$10 contribution to shipping, the following rates should apply:
Method. For our game size and weight, the fastest and most efficient shipping method to you is to ship individual packages directly from China using specialist logistics companies and their post. These specialists deal with these type of shipments regularly and have a proven track record, so we intend using them for all individual shipments.
Unknowns. Due to the current American trade negotiations with China and currency fluctuations, shipping costs may change substantially over the next 60 days. At present it costs around AU$10 to ship the games from China to US, UK, Canada, Australia and NZ. We commit to paying this for you as a contribution so SHIPPING SHOULD BE FREE ! Other countries will have to pay a little more on top of our contribution, but still minimal.
In the event there are big changes, and in the hopefully unlikely situation that some additional shipping cost is needed by the pledger, we will advise you within 30 days of the Kickstarter campaign finishing, so that you know the cost and can agree to pay it, or request a refund of 100% of your money pledged, no questions asked.
After this 30 day period, any further shipping cost increase will be worn by How Game Are You? without any extra cost to you.
In the past. Ideally we would have love to just say FREE SHIPPING with no proviso's which is what many Kickstarters have been able to offer in the past, but present day politics and the timing of trade negotiations are making this more difficult to predict. We hope the reality is that most pledges will receive free shipping anyway.
Please Pledge AU $7 token deposit as Pledge 1 so you stand out in our database, and Private Message us here or via Facebook so we can confirm the usual retailer terms, timing and freight expectations. We will need to verify your company details, store location etc as this pledge is for bona fide bricks and mortar retailers only.
The game has been developed over the last 2 years, extensively play tested and industry feedback sought and implemented. In the last year we’ve also made several small run manufacturer prototypes and spoken to several larger scale manufacturers so we are confident in the process and requirements.
As the game is 95% finished with only some editing and minor artwork improvements, we do not require any further development time nor expect delays here.
We do welcome your feedback on extra ideas, inclusions, improvements so please send these through and these will be balanced with the costs and delivery schedule to assess if we can use them or not.
Each of us and the world benefits from more meaningful/intimate connections of the heart and body. Through the improved ability of each person to communicate and feel loved, we might even save tens of thousands of families the grief of being in a dysfunctional, separated or lonely relationship. Please like our page then share some posts to pay the love forward if you can ♥
So many others! We’ve received enormous industry support from game designers, psychologists, publishers, marketers and many play testers. This is an amazing industry of supportive people and each has made contributions to our product, delivery and with some help from you, a launch success.
Risks and challenges
Finalisation of the game. We chose to wait and come to the market with a very advanced and well tested game. We always welcome feedback and find small things to tweak or adjust, but basically there is little risk in finalisation as we have prototypes here already, costings done, tested with many, many people and we know it will work.
Digital Production. We have already printed 3 iterations of the game at a professional printer using digital systems. Preparing files for the last iterations should not pose any problems so we feel confident that the digital files will be supplied to the manufacturer with no delays.
Manufacturing. We have chosen to work with a large established manufacturer that specialises in board games. While their minimum quantities are higher, they have all the experience in production, drying, packaging etc. This will be remotely managed, but the company chosen has been recommended by other game publishers that have used them before and we have already met with representatives.
Shipping and Delivery. As mentioned, our Plan A for backers is postal delivery from a specialist company in China. In the event they can’t do it we have a second company of equal reputation to approach. If a trade war breaks out between U.S. and China that affects their subsidised rates, then we have costed sea freight to major countries distribution points and will make it work, albeit slower.
There is always the risk of delays during shipping/customs as we're not in control of the weather or import/customs handling.
Currency fluctuations. We expect there to be some variations, but we’re are not anticipating major moves, although we have factored in a buffer and we will have to wear any changes.
Terms and Conditions. By pledging to this Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the final appearance, materials and content of the rewards (and the Kickstarter) are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter project is active.
You agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret this Kickstarter campaign is unable to ship to PO Boxes.
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