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A casual card game for grownups who feel like they're pretending.
A casual card game for grownups who feel like they're pretending.
5,988 backers pledged CA$ 220,266 to help bring this project to life.

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Are you technically a grownup but don't feel like it?

Pretending to Grownup is a casual card game with 100 unique cards featuring common grownup situations. You can face these problems or use the power of your imagination to bend the rules.

Throughout the game you'll see which player is the most grownup by using the only three resources at a Grownup's disposal: time, money and energy.

However you can get a Unipegasaurus card which helps you bend the rules of being a grownup by using your imagination. (Uni-pega-saur-us)

All of the artwork is done by Megan McKay of webcomic Doodle for Food. When I discovered this comic I just fell in love with the likeable art style and wanted to base a game around it. When I thought of the Grownup hook, I contacted Megan and the game came together beautifully.

We also have some stretch goal cards being done by some of the absolute best webcomic talent out there. You'll likely recognize some of the comics below.

Have fun checking out the campaign while I go eat a whole box of cookies.

- Jason "Anarchy"

3 out of 100 original cards featuring grownup situations
3 out of 100 original cards featuring grownup situations

 

Optional: You can combine two decks and have up to eight players!
Optional: You can combine two decks and have up to eight players!

 

 

On your turn you can "Take on More Responsibilities" by drawing two cards or you can challenge another player to see who's more grownup.
On your turn you can "Take on More Responsibilities" by drawing two cards or you can challenge another player to see who's more grownup.

 

You can challenge the player to your right by choosing a card and picking either the time, money or energy score to challenge.
You can challenge the player to your right by choosing a card and picking either the time, money or energy score to challenge.

 

Declare:“I have more time”  “I have more money” or “I have more energy”. If that player chooses to play a card, the player to THEIR right also has the option to challenge, which can set up combos for bigger scores.
Declare:“I have more time” “I have more money” or “I have more energy”. If that player chooses to play a card, the player to THEIR right also has the option to challenge, which can set up combos for bigger scores.

 

If a challenge occurs, all players reveal their score at the same time to see who wins. The winning player keeps all played cards as points. First to 12 points wins!
If a challenge occurs, all players reveal their score at the same time to see who wins. The winning player keeps all played cards as points. First to 12 points wins!

If nobody challenges the initial grownup card, that player keeps it as a point without the other players knowing the value. This adds a fun bluffing mechanic to the game!

A unipegasaurus is part unicorn, part pegasus and part dinosaur. This was an original creation of Megan's that was added to the game to represent imagination.

You can play these cards to bend the rules of the game (uni-pega-saur-us)
You can play these cards to bend the rules of the game (uni-pega-saur-us)

 

This adorable guy is featured on 15 of the 100 cards getting into a bit of mischief. CUTENESS OVERLOAD!
This adorable guy is featured on 15 of the 100 cards getting into a bit of mischief. CUTENESS OVERLOAD!

 

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It's a Drinking Game and a Tabletop RPG! You're on an adventure but when your hero dies you must chug your drink in real life! Click for more info
It's a Drinking Game and a Tabletop RPG! You're on an adventure but when your hero dies you must chug your drink in real life! Click for more info

  

A simple RPG adventure for 1-4 players. Instead of being funny because it's loud and obnoxious, Haiku Warrior is funny because it's quiet and introspective and told entirely through haiku! Click for more info
A simple RPG adventure for 1-4 players. Instead of being funny because it's loud and obnoxious, Haiku Warrior is funny because it's quiet and introspective and told entirely through haiku! Click for more info

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are always a few things that could slow things down but I've been designing and publishing games for five years now and am definitely not figuring everything out for the first time.

The games are being printed with an established company and there is a nice safety bubble of time in place.

I'm a professional and my rep is on the line if I don't keep backers happy. I make games because they're great fun and I want everyone to have a really positive experience!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Digital Grownup

    About $7.50 US dollars or $10 Canadian

    You get the Print & Play version of Pretending to Grownup! Even if you don't print and play it, the cards will still be a lot of fun to read through for a laugh!

    Includes:
    • Pretending to Grownup Digital Print & Play Game
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    Grownup Game Delivered

    About $20 US dollars or $26 Canadian

    We will mail the Pretending to Grownup game to you with all stretch goals.

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    The Power of Imagination Pack 3.0

    About $27 US dollars or $36 Canadian

    This is a copy of the previous tier but I bumped it up a dollar because the demand is crazy and this will be A LOT of hours to do. We still want to offer it but hoping to curb demand a bit. Seriously this is 1250 cards total to write jokes om.

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Double the Grownup

    About $38 US dollars or $50 Canadian

    Get two physical copies of Pretending to Grownup + two sets of stretch goals

    Combine the games for up to eight players or give one as a gift to another grownup

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About $42

    Pretending to Grownup + Drinking Quest

    About $42 US dollars or $55 Canadian

    You get a physical copy of Pretending to Grownup, all stretch goals and a physical copy of Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught

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    Dealer Package

    About $68 US dollars or $90 Canadian

    Get a six physical copies of Pretending to Grownup

    Also six sets of Pretending to Grownup stretch goals

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    Pledge CA$ 34 or more About $26

    The Power of Imagination Pack

    About $26 US dollars or $34 Canadian

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
    **Additional (but discounted) shipping Globally

    Includes:
    • Pretending to Grownup Physical Game
    • All Stretch Goals
    • Set of 3 Unipegasaurus Stickers
    • 1 extra card with arbitrary compliment signed by Megan McKay
    • 1 extra card with arbitrary insult signed by Jason Anarchy
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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    The Power of Imagination Pack 2.0

    About $26.70 US dollars or $35 Canadian

    This is a copy of the previous tier but I bumped it up a dollar because the demand is crazy and this will be A LOT of hours to do. We still want to offer it but hoping to curb demand a bit.

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
    **Additional (but discounted) shipping Globally

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 500 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 37 or more About $28

    The Power of Imagination Pack 4.0

    About $28 US dollars or $37 Canadian

    This is a copy of the previous tier but I bumped it up a dollar because the demand is crazy and this will be A LOT of hours to do. We still want to offer it but hoping to curb demand a bit. Seriously this is 1750 cards total to write jokes on. This will likely be the final tier that offers this... INSANITY!

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
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    Pledge CA$ 38 or more About $29

    The Power of Imagination Pack 5.0

    About $29 US dollars or $38 Canadian

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This is a copy of the previous tier but I bumped it up a dollar because the demand is crazy and this will be A LOT of hours to do. We still want to offer it but hoping to curb demand a bit. Seriously this is 2250 cards total to write jokes on. This will likely be the final tier FOR REAL THIS TIME!

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
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    Pledge CA$ 39 or more About $30

    The Power of Imagination Pack 6.0

    About $30 US dollars or $39 Canadian

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This is a copy of the previous tier but I bumped it up a dollar because the demand is crazy and this will be A LOT of hours to do. We still want to offer it but hoping to curb demand a bit. Seriously this is now 2350 cards each that Megan and I will be writing jokes on. This is actually the last chance to get this one. For realsies, no take-backs.

    You get:

    - The physical game
    - All stretch goals
    - Set of 3 Unipegasaurus stickers (to be chosen by backer consensus)
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary compliment about how grown up you are by artist Megan McKay
    - An extra loose card with an arbitrary insult about how NOT grown up you are by the black hearted designer of the game, Jason Anarchy

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
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    Jason Anarchy's Greatest Hits

    About $53 US dollars or $70 Canadian

    Get a physical copy of Pretending to Grownup as well as Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught and Haiku Warrior by designer Jason Anarchy

    Also all Pretending to Grownup stretch goals

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
    **Additional (but discounted) shipping Globally

    Includes:
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    • Haiku Warrior Physical Game
    • Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught Physical Game
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    Jason Anarchy's Greatest Hits 2.0

    About $53 US dollars or $70 Canadian

    Get a physical copy of Pretending to Grownup as well as Drinking Quest: Journey into Draught and Haiku Warrior by designer Jason Anarchy

    Also all Pretending to Grownup stretch goals

    *Shipping already included in USA & Canada
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