EPIC PICNIC - The morally-bankrupt card game!
Build a picnic of epic proportions and prove your mental prowess in this hilarious, irreverent party game for 3-8 people.
A huge thank you to all our backers!! We missed it this time, but we'll be back!!
In the mean time, you can keep up to date on Epic Picnic as well as other projects by Devious Devices by clicking here.
Tired of running out of things to do at your parties? Why not go on a picnic?!
Epic Picnic is a no-holds-barred, blast of a party game inspired by a verbal memory game from our childhood, but corrupted with humor from our adult life. Players use cards to represent incredible and ridiculous things they're bringing on the picnic. The goal is to stay focused and remember what everyone is bringing in a hilarious, memory challenging face-off that pushes the boundaries of social convention.
This game is seriously easy to play - but don't let that fool you! This game is a challenge for even the most mentally-equipped, sober player. Don't believe us? Check out our full-play video below:
Plus, we all know that many other games can get boring over time (unlike ours). That's why we have included variants in the rules, to keep things fresh and entertaining and to vary the level of challenge. Check out the latest version of the rules below.
What's in the "Basket"?
Crack open the Retail Edition of Epic Picnic and you will find:
PLUS! Everyone who pledges at the DELUXE PICNIC or YOUR PICNIC levels will receive the Deluxe Edition, featuring everything above in the Retail box, plus expansions and all stretch goal bonuses as our campaign grows! Details under the Why Pledge? section below!
What the "Picnic-goers" are saying...
Game and a Curry sat down with us to play Epic Picnic and here's what they thought:
"I HATE PARTY GAMES!!! Except for... EPIC PICNIC"
"This one's a no-brainer for any beer and pretzels game night."
Read the full review after the jump:
We believe it is important that you, our backers, get the chance to not only play our game, but to help shape it. This is your picnic!
For those of you who would like to help us refine the rules, or even if you just want to give the game a quick test to see what it is all about, we are hosting a Print 'n Play(test) prototype on Board Game Geek. The prototype is restricted of course (otherwise how would we raise the money to get you a long-lasting, high-quality, extra-despicable version?) and contains only a portion of the cards available in the finished product, all in black and white.
PLUS! Throughout our campaign we will be hosting "Basket Battles" on Facebook to give you, our community, the chance to pick which 5 free bonus cards we will include in all editions of Epic Picnic!
- Basket Battle #1: Winner - Extraterrestrial Enemas!!
- Basket Battle #2: Winner - A st-st-stuttering problem!!
- Basket Battle #3: Winner - Heath Ledger's pharmacist!!
- Basket Battle #4: A Nicaraguan death squad VS. A voluptuous furry!!
- Basket Battle #5: Coming Soon!!
We have lots of great ideas for the future of Epic Picnic! For our campaign, and to show our thanks to Deluxe Edition backers for the couple extra bucks toward making our dream a reality, we are including The Prompt Pack and the Epic Seas Expansion ahead of their retail availability (and the Epic Party Expansion for free if we hit our stretch goal!).
All three expansions will be available for retail purchase following the successful funding of Epic Picnic and the shipment of backer rewards to a door near you. Look for them on Amazon (hopefully in time for the holidays!).
Speaking of holidays, or really for any reason, if you would like additional copies of Epic Picnic at your pledge level, simply multiply your pledge by the amount of copies you would like. Limit of 8 total copies per backer
Most stretch goals below apply to the Deluxe Edition of Epic Picnic unless otherwise labeled.
Thanks to the supply chain we’ve set up with our logistics partners, we have very cost effective ways of getting your copy of Epic Picnic to you. See each region for details below:
- Continental United States: Free shipping!
- Canada, AK, HI: Add $10.00 to your pledge
- Western Europe (UK, DE, FR, ES): Add $20.00 to your pledge
- All other regions: Add $30.00 to your pledge
- We Listen To You: Many of the cards exist because of player feedback already. We are relying on you, our community, to help shape our game.
- Get the Game First: Our backers have a special place in our hearts. For Epic Picnic, that means we'll send the game to you, before it goes on sale for the general public. As a bonus, US backers get free shipping!
- Kickstarter Freebies: As part of our campaign, all backers (even print n' play) will receive the 5 Basket Battle cards. Those who pledge for the Deluxe Edition will see it grow as we hit each stretch goal!
- We Can't Do It Without You: We've covered all the costs for the art, graphic design and prototyping for Epic Picnic, but we can't manufacture and ship the game without your support.
Anthony and I formed Devious Devices because we love playing games of all types, but in the throws of a party, you don't always have time to learn complicated mechanics and be taught new concepts. We want to make a variety of new table top games aimed at entertaining, with minimal time commitment to learning and looking up rules.
Epic Picnic is a perfect example of that. We have taught more people to play Epic Picnic accidentally than I think we have intentionally! Simply watching a few turns is enough to be able to jump in and start playing along.
We can't do it without you!
We need your help to turn our vision into reality and get games that are easy to learn, but fun to master onto gaming tables across the world. Anthony and I are firm supporters of Kickstarter's ability to fund peoples' dreams, and believe Epic Picnic is a perfect fit for what it offers.
Thank you for your pledges and support!
Risks and challenges
Epic Picnic is essentially done; our art and design is complete, and our game is ready to go. Although this is Devious Devices’ first game, we’re working with a reputable printing company, AdMagic, so we’re confident our game is in good hands. (Check them out at AdMagic.com!)
Since the game consists solely of cards, the risk is minimal. The only challenge we may face is an unforeseen production delay, of which you as backers would stay totally up to date through our regular communication. All we need is to fulfill our Kickstarter goal so that we can get this game into your hands as soon as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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