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$3,835
pledged of $9,000pledged of $9,000 goal
86
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 1 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

It's Big.

It's Purple.

It's Hairy.

Well, not that last one. But it's comin'!

Introducing Cheer Up! - The Big D Pack!

FOUR brand new expansions for the hit party game Cheer Up! with new twists, new rules, and a new deck. We just made the Ultimate Party Game even more Ultimater!

(Already own the main game? You can skip to "The Big D Pack" section)

Cheer Up! is an easy-to-learn party game that's endlessly replayable. You can learn it right now in about 10 seconds.

Step 1: The dealer draws a Question card and all other players draw two of each answer card that correspond to the letters at the top. Then the dealer reads the question.  

Step 2: Players secretly combine one of each of their answer cards to form ridiculous answers to the question.

Step 3: The dealer then draws a Rule, which provides some absurd instructions for that round. The dealer reads the question once more to each player, and everyone reads their answers out loud while keeping the Rule in mind. Cue laughter.

Step 4: The dealer awards the Q card to the answer they liked best. That's it.

The base game comes with 500 cards, which includes a free NSFGrandma Expansion Pack. That's where all the dirty words are. This is an adult party game, after all!

We call Cheer Up! "The Ultimate Party Game" because it combines all of the best elements from all your favorite games into one package - it's got judging, it's got swear words, it's got charades, accents, variability, randomness, choice, it's an ice-breaker and a buddy-maker. This isn't one of those other games that destroys friendships - this is the one that builds them.

Two years ago you helped us run a successful Kickstarter to bring Cheer Up! to life, and since then Cheer Up! has been sold all over the world! For the last few years, we've been promoting it everywhere, meeting thousands of you at conventions and events!

We've just about SOLD OUT of the first edition, so this is the perfect time to recklessly release a bunch of expansion packs (don't worry, we're printing more copies of the main game, too!).

Ok, now for the new stuff: 

(all art and content subject to change)

In Cheer Up!, players create phrases from A, B, or C cards to answer a question. Now we've got the D. 

D Cards!  

Yes, the biggest change is the addition of a "D" option, which are places and locations to help you answer even more ridiculous questions. 

When combining D cards in your answer (for a D+D question), players can add almost any transition word in between the cards - a bar in church? How about an old-timey brothel under a bridge? Any place can be above, below, on top of, or inside of another. This creates some great new combinations that weren't possible before, and even more variability when answering questions.  

Something New For The Dealer To Do!

Some of the new Questions in the D Pack have “Fill-in-the-blanks” which will finally give the dealer something fun to do! If one of these cards comes up, the dealer draws two cards of that type and chooses one to use as a fill-in. This creates even more variety - every time one of these questions comes up, it’s completely different! 

New Rules!

Of course, we will be adding some amazing new rules to the D pack. There will be some new twists on old classics (new accents and bonus phrases) and totally new options as well. The dealer will get to be even more involved this time, and some rules can only be used for certain types of questions.

This pack adds 50 D cards, 10 Questions featuring D answers, and 10 new Rules.

The D cards are more of an addition to the game than a true expansion pack, so that's why we named the next set the First Expansion: The "Cheer Up!" Holidays, or FE:TCH for short! 

Yup. There's gonna be #dogpuns.

FE:TCH adds festive new cards of every type to the game, all themed around the holidays you know and love and sometimes hate, from Halloween, to Christmas, to Valentine's Day, and everything in between. We have cards about Santa, witches, and leprechauns. Seriously, everything. Except Arbor Day. 

FE:TCH even adds holiday "D" cards, and themed rules. So now you can Trick-or-treat at the North Pole, while talking like St. Patrick.

This pack adds new A, B, and C cards (20 of each), 10 D Cards, 5 Questions and 5 Rules.

Expansion pack #2 is ARF(ED) - Animals 'R' Food (Except Dogs). Sorry for the bad grammar. Niko named this one!*

ARF(ED) is themed around food and animals, and sometimes both at once. Lots of cards about fast food and wild creatures. ("Cougar" was already in the game, though).

 Of course, we've got themed rules, too. Get ready to boop some noses people!

This pack adds new A, B, and C cards (20 of each), 10 D Cards, 5 Questions and 5 Rules.

And finally...

It's the moment you've all been waiting for.

*Sigh* You asked for it...

Not Safe For Grandma 2 is our new NSFW expansion, which adds plenty of dirty, disgusting, completely inappropriate cards of all types (A, B, C, D, Q, and R's). We can't show them here, but click this link to see a preview of the best of the worst. We know what you sickos really want. This pack adds new A, B, and C cards (10 of each), 30 D Cards, 5 Questions and 5 Rules.

So

If you've been keeping count - that's FOUR brand new expansions coming to Cheer Up! Here's the best part: the Big D Pack that you get on Kickstarter is actually a collection of ALL FOUR of the new expansions, totaling 300 brand new cards - all new answers, new rules, new questions, new concepts, and a new twist!

When combined with the main game, that's a ridiculous 800 FREAKIN' CARDS. All the cards can flawlessly be mixed together too, leading to some amazing answers and unique situations. There's enough to take out a couple that you don't want to say in front of "the cool Aunt" and still have a staggeringly gargantuan amount of cards.

The Big D Pack - D Cards, FE:TCH, ARF(ED) and NSFG2. This is much more than a simple expansion! Seriously, you're getting too much. We shouldn't have done this!

Praise for The Big D Pack! Click the images to get taken to the published review!

Unfiltered Gamer Preview

Stay to end to see if the NSFG2 cards really are Not Safe For His Grandma!

The Big D Pack will be smaller than the original game, so $20 gets you everything.


 Still need the original game? You can get the 2nd Edition of Cheer Up! for $30...


...or pair it with The Big D Pack for a slight discount of $48. Hey, that's basically a free candy bar!

Order more copies of either game by manually increasing your pledge to cover the game and shipping (+$25 for additional copies of The Big D Pack or +$37 for additional copies of Cheer Up! 2nd Edition). You can pledge for up to five games at once. (Contact us for more than that, because that's already, like, 15 pounds of game).

Wanna get even crazier? We have some unique rewards this time too**:

Give Us Your "D"

Get your name in the game by suggesting a D card. We just need a place, location, or a situation that you think should be in included in the game. Your suggestion will be included in every version of the Kickstarter Edition of The Big D Pack, no matter how many we print!

Personalized Booster Pack

One of the best things about Cheer Up! is it's completely modular, which means you can make it completely your own. Take out rules you don't like, or write some new answers directly on the blank cards. We love the idea that each person may have a completely different "house" version of our game based on the way they play. And now we are taking it a step further. For the first time, you can work with us to write a customized booster pack that you can add to your game and we'll print it professionally. Write questions about your friends, create a D card featuring your childhood address, invent rules littered with inside jokes. It's your world. You'll be the only person on Earth who has these special cards.

**Important: See disclaimers in the FAQ for each of these special rewards before pledging to them. 

It's The Ultimate Party Game

Once you get going, it's hard to stop playing Cheer Up! Anyone can learn in seconds. Before long, you'll have inside jokes with everyone in your group, or feel like you are best friends with strangers. Try playing with older relatives, too! You'd be surprised how funny they are! Even that one!

Never-ending Fun

We guarantee that no two games of Cheer Up! will ever be the same. Because you are mixing and matching individual words, you'll use them in completely different ways even when you inevitably repeat cards after years of playing. There are more than 6 Billion combos in this game though (seriously, we did the math). The Big D Pack adds a whole new layer and even more card combinations. We're not even gonna try that math. It's a lot.

Improved Mechanics

We've added a bunch of new mechanics to the game as well. New rules let the dealer play along a little more. And the added fill-in-the-blank Questions make the rounds even more random. We've also cleaned up some of the syntax on the questions, so now they are a little easier to understand.

Be The First

The Kickstarter Edition of The Big D Pack will be printed once and never again. This is your chance to get the first copies. 

Shape The Game

As the Kickstarter progresses, you'll be able to vote on which cards should be included in the game, plus we'll have a Question Contest where ANYONE, regardless of how much you pledged, will get a chance to be in the game!

No Risk

Just like last time, we are offering a money-back guarantee for The Big D Pack. If you legitimately play this game and do not like it, we will refund your money, and you get to keep the game. We're that confident.

Our beat up prototype box.
Our beat up prototype box.

The Big D Pack has been in prototype stage for over a year. The cards are almost completely done and fully written. Because this is an expansion to an already existing game, the process has been a lot faster! We've been playtesting it almost weekly ourselves, and just recently brought it out at three different major conventions (including PAX East) to get some more live feedback.

Here we are, "playtesting."
Here we are, "playtesting."

We have tons of fun stretch goals we'll be announcing as soon as we fund. Here's a sneak peak:

- Free Print and Play versions for everybody

- Blank Cards

- Probably more cards

- More rewards levels?

- Dog...something.

- Something even crazier, like I don't know, ILLUSTRATIONS!? 

Cheer Up! is the pet project (*snicker*) of designer Chris Rio, who, with his team of rock stars (Kristi, Kristina, Katie, and sometimes Matt) combine to form Cheer Up Games. Since release, Cheer Up! has been a hit with friends, family, and strangers alike. 

Oh, and our adorable dog Niko is our mascot.

Risks and challenges

This will be our second Kickstarter and we learned a lot since last time. For this game, we are much further along in development and expect the production timeline to be a lot faster, however we have padded it with more time just in case. We'll be working with the same reliable partners for manufacturing and delivery, so we already have these relationships in place. So far we are one for one on delivering on time, so we plan to keep that streak going!

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