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An adult card game that will have you laughing all night. You will be amazed about what you will find out about your friends.

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Dean Cox

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Hello Kickstarters. 

Thanks for taking a look at my project, Cards of Candor.  I have been working on this game for around 4 months.  After the original idea, I created a mock up game and beta tested with various social groups.  I have learned a lot and made several changes, engaged in focus groups, removed and rewritten a lot of the questions, and now I believe its ready!

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So what is Cards of Candor?

It's a simple and fun adult card game that is different every time you play, as different groups will respond in completely different ways. You will find out a lot more about your friends or new people at a party. You will be amazed and surprised about the answers you get to intimate, probing questions.  We are sure you will be surprised about what you learn about your friends.  Hopefully our video provided most answers on how to play. 

Full rules can be found here

In its simplistic form, a dealer reads a question from the deck and you anonymously answer 'Yes' or 'No'. The dealer tries to guess how many answered 'Yes' or 'No', and if they guess correctly, they keep the question card. If not the dealer decides which stories they want to hear why people answered 'Yes' or 'No'. If the dealer wants to hear the 'Yes' stories and you as a player answered 'Yes', you can choose to tell the story to win the card, or keep quiet and remain anonymous.  If there are more than one 'Yes' cards, then multiple people can tell their stories and the dealer decides which story wins.

The great thing about this game is that you have the freedom to choose to remain anonymous or to share the stories behind your answer - so you decide on what to divulge to the group you’re playing with, it allows you to freely express something in public without the repercussions. 

The game provides the environment to share stories and situations and engage in conversations that you would not normally engage in. You will be amazed what you find out about your friends. This launch version is the adult version (18+), so as you can imagine there are some pretty risque questions.  Everyone who has played the game in testing had been amazed about what they have found out about others.  What will you find out about your partner / neighbors / spouse or friends?

Here are a couple of 'tame' sample questions in the deck:

  • Have you ever had a DUI?
  • Have you ever been arrested?
  • Have you had more than __ sexual partners? (Dealer fills the blank)
  • Have you ever lied on a tax return?

The game is best played with 4 to 8 players (although more can play). Each game set will come with a total of 250 cards in a nice box, which include:

  • 80 Question cards
  • 80 'Yes' cards
  • 80 'No' cards
  • 10 'Challenge' cards.

In beta testing the game, a round took on average between 2 to 8 min depending on the stories told. The game normally is played for about an hour or two depending on the group. The game can be adapted as a drinking game for responsible players over the age of 21.

Card examples
Card examples

Why Kickstarter?

I love crowd-funding and Kickstarter is the best! I need to raise enough money to be able to print and manufacture the first production run. The funding needed allows me to pay for the rewards offered, fees (both Amazon payments and Kickstarter ~ 7%-10%) and project costs, as well as have enough product to sell online to fund the next production run.  I am looking for your help to reach my funding goal to allow me to execute this project.  If the project is not fully funded then then I can't produce it for you.  I also have expansion pack and family editions planned.

You can "Like" Cards of Candor on Facebook for further updates. I will also be posting updates right here for all backers.

Mock up game box
Mock up game box

Project Schedule

Once the campaign is successfully funded, it takes around 2 weeks for Kickstarter funds to be collected and paid. I have already been working with Ad Magic (our professional production company) so once the funds are received they are ready to start production which should be around 6 - 8 weeks. Shipping is planned for the beginning of July. I will be posting updates on this campaign throughout the process keeping everyone up to speed with what's happening and informing everyone of any changes to schedule.

High level plan
High level plan
What's Next

I have expansion packs and other ideas for the game after this initial project to keep the fun going. These include a family friendly version and themed packs. I am happy to receive your thoughts and ideas for the game.

I am also planning on getting the game translated (and adapted) in to German, Spanish and French.

Ideas for expansion pack packaging
Ideas for expansion pack packaging

I hope you enjoy Cards of Candor.  It is guaranteed to make your next game night a night to remember.

A note on Shipping outside the US

I am happy to ship outside the US. Due to high shipping costs, please email me at dean@cardsofcandor.com with your address and I will provide you a cost to ship to you, and will require Paypal payment in order to ship to you. Details on how to pay will be sent via email.

Cheers! 

Dean

Risks and challenges

I am working with Ad Magic, who are professionals in the business that produce high quality card games for the industry. You will see that they support many Kickstarter campaigns and products. The game has been well thought out and I have been working with the manufactures for several weeks prior to starting my Kickstarter campaign. I have spent over 20 years as a program manager in the aerospace industry, and have a lot of experience delivering high quality projects to schedule and budget. As the game is simple to produce and all graphics / questions have been created and tested, there is little risk to this project.

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    Receive 3 Cards of Candor game. High quality printed cards, in a lovely special box.

    Awesome bonus - your name will be added to a special card (IN BOLD) that ships with every game set made recognizing you for your wonderful support and backing this great project (it's like you're famous).

    OMG - Phat Bonus - You will also be able to write your own Question card that we will include in all games sent. (I will work with you to develop it.) - Only 10 available! - Includes shipping within the US.

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    OMG - Phat Bonus - You will also be able to write your own Question card that we will include in all games sent. (I will work with you to develop it.) - Your name will also be prinited on the question card as a credit (Serious bragging rights, will be shipped with every game ever produced) - Includes shipping within the US

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