Drink! is an easy icebreaker for your house parties. It gets people laughing and chatting. The game keeps your brain moving and your eyes peeled as you joke around with friends and goad them into downing more and more of their beverages. Drink! brings all the fun of a game without slowing down the party.
The rules of Drink! are simple. Every player draws a card from the game box. On that card is an action or phrase they should watch for. Whenever someone does what the card says, the card holder commands that person to “drink” (take a sip of their beverage). They can wait a few seconds or trick people into performing their action, if they want to be cunning. If anyone can guess what the card says, they keep that card for the rest of the night and can still call out that rule. If they guess wrong, they must drink. If you lose a card, you get a new one. The winner is whoever has the most cards at the end of the party.
Here's a pictorial example:
Drink! is straight-forward, intuitive, and a blast to play. It’s hilarious to watch someone try to recall the last few seconds of their life as they are suddenly commanded to drink. It’s exhilarating to finally figure out you’ve been saying “like” too much and snatch the card from your buddy’s hand in defiance. Best of all, nothing is interrupted by the game. People can come and go, have conversations, and no one is bogged down watching two other people play beer pong.
Drink! adds a level of enjoyment to any house party, game night, or wedding reception. You’re going to be hanging out and drinking anyway, why not toss in a fun little game? The CPG site has the full rules and blank prototype cards: go try out Drink! now.
Drink! comes with 150 cards and a small rule sheet. We have taken care with each card by providing colorful illustrations and ensuring their rules are fun. We have been hard at work throwing parties to determine what makes the best Drink! actions. After all, who wants to be penalized for laughing or stuck watching for someone to pick their nose?
Mostly because we had a great time last project… Kickstarter cuts out the middleman and gives people the games they want. We have proven capable of making and delivering a game. We want to repeat that success. More importantly, we want to you have fun and play a sweet drinking game.
The funds go directly towards a production run of Drink! We need physical boxes, cards, rule sheets, and rewards.
Print-and-Play Copy (Every Tier) – A PDF file with the rules and cards. Budget gaming perfect for a red-cup party.
Physical Copy (Cheers! Tier and Up) – Drink! comes with 150 playing cards, a rule sheet, and an elegant box. Great for the college graduate wanting possessions. (Want an extra copy? Add $14+shipping - see Update #3 for details).
Recipe Chapbook (Santé! Tier and Up) – A pocket-sized bartender’s guide for 25 punches, pitchers, and other house-party concoctions (both alcoholic and not), as provided by some of Seattle’s best bartenders. Impress guests by making something fancier than rum and Coke.
Shot Glasses (Ganbei! Tier and Up) – A set of four shot glasses with the Drink! logo. Start the pre-funk off right.
Pint Glasses (Prohst! Tier and Up) – A standard American pint glass emblazoned with the Drink! logo. Perfect for beer or ambitious whiskey drinkers.
Coasters (Prohst! Tier and Up) – Two elegant coasters (leather, glass, or stone depending on final pricing and backer preferences) with the Drink! logo. Rest your drinks properly after a toast.
Underwear (Kanpai! Tier and Up) – Two pairs of underwear (mix and match briefs, thongs, boxers, or panties) with Drink! branding. Wear these when you’re feeling optimistic about winning (or losing) a game of Drink!
Accessorize a House Rules Card (Skål Tier *Limited*) – You will help design one of the ten wildcards in the game. These are cards without rules on them to let people write things specific to their friends, towns, and inside-jokes. To help guide them, you will equip a card’s character with clothes, gear, or whatever stuff will inspire future Drinkers. You’ll also get your name and a brief toast on the card.
Coaster Art (Şerefe! Tier and Up) – In homage to the house rules of college drinking games, we will make your Drink! rule sheet into art. We will write and draw a one-of-a-kind version of the rules on paper coasters, then mount and frame them for your living room wall.
Drinking Song (Sláinte Tier and Up) – We will compose a catchy tune for your next rallying toast. You will coordinate with us on the style, instrumentation, and themes to ensure you and your friends will want to chant this song again and again.
Comedy Show (L’Chaim! Tier) –We will rent out Seattle’s Atlas theatre for the evening. There, Comedy Sportz Seattle will put on a private show for you and up to 60 of your friends. The bar will be open (and possibly expanded to your preferences) and happiness is guaranteed. Stick around after the show to hang out with the comedians and Drink! team. This reward assumes you live in Seattle. If not, contact us and we’ll figure out how to do this in your town.
We need $7500 to make the game, but would eagerly use more to improve it. Our current stretch goals include expansion packs and extra swag. If we go beyond these goals, we want the community to help guide where the extra funds go.
$10000 – Game Night Expansion: Yo dawg, want to play Drink! while you play other games? Great! This expansion adds 25 cards specifically designed around a night of rolling dice or lying about werewolves. This expansion can be added to any tier for an additional $6.
$12000 – Drink! Koozies: Everyone backing at the Santé! Tier and up will get a koozie added to their rewards. Beer objectively tastes better when surrounded by a koozie.
$14000 – Sports Expansion: Play Drink! while watching your favorite team on TV (win or lose, you’ll be happier). This expansion includes another 25 cards and some extra rules for including the sports announcers. This expansion can be added to any tier for an additional $6 (you will get a survey asking which expansion you want).
$16000 – Extra Chapbook Recipes: We’ll double the number of recipes (50 total) in the chapbook. Variety is the spice of life and the bitters of the cocktail.
$18000 – Movie Night Expansion: Help your movie buff friend forget the ending by playing Drink! during movie night. This pack includes 25 cards designed for a group film viewing and additional rules based on the onscreen action. This expansion can be added to any tier for an additional $6 (you will get a survey asking which expansion you want).
$20000 – Drink! Keychain Bottle Openers: Everyone backing at the Ganbei! Tier and up gets a branded bottle opener. No more excuses for why your glass is empty.
$MORE – What do you want? Tell us. With enough cash, anything is possible.
About Cherry Picked Games
CPG is a small, local, indie, (organic?) game studio in Seattle, Washington. Last year, we funded Catalyst through Kickstarter. We shipped it to backers in May and started selling it in stores afterwards. We wanted to mix things up after launching a dark role-playing game and create something light-hearted. And thus was born Drink!
This game is being made by:
Jake Breish (Artist): Originally from California, Jake moved to Seattle a year ago and is now attending Seattle Central College for Graphic Design. His unique style of art includes wacky characters, surreal scenery, and a touch of typography. He spends most of his time with his nose buried in a sketch book but also enjoys being with friends, playing video games, watching movies, or having a drink at the bar. See more of his art here. Favorite Drink - Whiskey and Coke
Kaylee Breshon (Producer): Though previously living as a recluse in the high mountains to the North, Kaylee conquered her fear of the rising sea level by occupying attics in the Seattle area. Here, she pursued many interests, including traffic, drizzle, and falling endlessly through the grey abyss. She is survived by her cat, Mocha. Favorite Drink - 12oz Latte
Alexander Jerabek (Designer): A jack of all trades around Seattle, Alex has been designing games since childhood. He brings his varied life experiences to the table(top) and wants everyone to have a great time rolling dice, playing cards, or shouting at friends to drink (sometimes while playing the game). He writes advice about role playing on the Cherry Picked blog and whines about spiders on Twitter. Favorite Drink - Hemingway Daiquiri
Dinah Juergens (Artist): Dinah is mostly an oil painter, but she begrudgingly learned some corollary graphic art skills enabling her to help out Drink! Her website has a little icon on the tab that might be a boob, depending on how you look at it. She enjoys reading tarot, bursting into song, and sleeping at least 8 hours a night. Favorite Drink - Tea and Champagne (but not at the same time)
Thank you to Jake Kalos for the video, Justin Hansen for the smooth tunes, and our Wednesday Night Catalyst group for demo modeling.
Risks and challenges
Last year, Cherry Picked Games funded Catalyst. Six months later, we shipped the game to our backers. Admittedly, we were delayed on couple high-end rewards and the mobile companion apps. We did our best to communicate with our backers, be open about the process, and fulfill these commitments as soon as possible.
Drink! is a more straight-forward project. We are incorporating the lessons learned from Catalyst to make this an extremely smooth production and launch. We are confident in our delivery estimates and vow to remain transparent with our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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