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Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge is a new trivia game that is deceptively simple and endlessly fun.

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge is a new trivia game that is deceptively simple and endlessly fun.

$3,190
pledged of $999pledged of $999 goal
47
backers
10hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 21 2019 1:21 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Common Knowledge is a simple trivia game with a few twists.

The goal is to collect the most cards by the end of the game.

Most of the questions have two parts. Two facts that the answer has in common. Sometimes if you know one fact you can get the answer and sometimes the answer is defined by both facts.

You win cards by answering questions correctly or asking a question that someone gets wrong or stealing a card by answering a question correctly that someone else got wrong.

This Is What Makes This Game Different

1. It’s simple. You just need the cards and you can play anywhere.

2. Anyone can win. It helps to know trivia but there’s strategy and luck involved as well. That’s why we say it’s the Trivia Game for Anybody Who Knows Anything.

3. You can learn something. Because of the dual nature of the questions, there’s often a fact that you might know and a fact that you didn’t know. Players are always saying that they learned something and, in fact, we are considering making versions of the game specifically for AP History students. That’s why it’s the Non-Trivial Trivia Game.

4. Unlike most trivia games, who asks the question is as important as who answers the question. You can win a card by asking a question that someone gets wrong!

5. You think you know the answer but it's not your turn? You can steal that card! 

What Your Support Will Help Us Do

The first version of the game is completed. All the questions are written, the cards are designed and, using the amazing game publishing site Game Crafter, we can fulfill orders of the game. There is no risk that you will not get the game by Christmas if this campaign is successful.

With the money we raise with this Kickstarter, we will be able to bring Common Knowledge to a wider audience by going to Gaming Conventions and investing in advertising.

Your support and feedback will help us create improved versions of the game including making educational versions of the game for students.

The Rewards

  • Supporters ($1 or more) will get a weekly Common Knowledge question in their email box along with news about the game and discounts when the full game launches.
  • Sampling Supporters ($11 or more)NEW REWARD LEVEL JUST ADDED! Support at this level will get you a sample pack that you can play!
  • Smarties ($65 or more) will get a full version of the game delivered before Christmas.
  • Super Smarties ($75 or more) will get a signed full version of the game delivered before Christmas
  • Generous Geniuses ($122 or more) will get two copies of the game. We can ship both copies to you or send one to you and one to someone else. Unfortunately, we can't gift wrap them but they will both be delivered before Christmas.
  • Family of Geniuses ($350 or above): If you pledge support at this level, I will send you a questionnaire about yourself and the people in your household. From your answers, I will craft 10-25 personalized trivia questions that will be included in a super-special, one-of-a-kind edition of Common Knowlege. 

Risks and challenges

The questions for the first version are written and the cards are designed and we are working with an excellent, just-in-time, game publisher called Game Crafter so we are all set to ship our game as soon as we reach our milestone. In other words, there is very little risk as far as we can see. Except for the printing, the work is done. The card printing has been tested and it works well.

We have not printed the boxes and rules so there is a chance that will increase production time but we believe we have left enough wiggle room that we should be able to get everything delivered by Christmas.

We have timed this Kickstarter so that we should be able to deliver everything before Christmas. If there is some unforeseen delay or glut at Game Crafter over the holiday, we may not make our deliveries by December 25th.

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    Knowledge is Power

    Get a weekly trivia question emailed to you and a discount when the game is officially published.

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    Sampling Supporter

    Since we reached our funding goal so quickly, our next goal is to get 1000 backers.

    I know there are tons of folks who are excited or curious about the game but maybe they haven't jumped in because of the high pledge level to get the full set.

    So far, everyone who plays the game loves it so we want to get it out to as many people as possible.

    To that end, we've added a new reward for everyone who pledges between $11 and $65.

    We'll send you a sample version of the game so you can try the game out. You and your family and friends will be able to play a few times before you start running into repeated questions.

    It won't include a box and we'll email the directions but other than that you'll have everything you need to play.

    We'll include a discount code so you can get a full copy when you fall in love with the game!

    Note that we'll take care of the shipping! We want you to check it out!

    Thanks in advance for all your support!!

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    A copy of Common Knowledge

    Hot of the presses! A copy of the first edition of Common Knowledge. Includes 200 question cards in 9 different categories as well as the special cards you need to start playing immediately! Fun for the whole family! You also get on our mailing list which will include a weekly question and discounts on future products.

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    2 Copies of Common Knowledge!

    Get a copy of the game for yourself and one to give as a gift!

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    Signed Copy of Common Knowledge

    A special copy of the Common Knowledge Game signed by John Sylvain. Kind of a nice collector's item plus you can have a great time playing this game with anyone almost anywhere!

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    Personalized, One of a Kind Version

    For a few supporters at this level, I will create 10-25 special Common Knowledge questions about you and your family and friends. These questions will be integrated into the full game. A wonderful way to celebrate the group you're most likely to play with!

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