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Fail BrandsBy Fail Brands
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Fail BrandsBy Fail Brands
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$2,121
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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 5 2016

About

Fail Dates is a daring game of great bad dates

Combining strategy, romance and humor, you face off against friends in a game of not so delicate date destruction. The point of the game is to ruin a date through very very horrible lines. Meet some characters you date.

And wonderful things you say to ruin dates. The content ranges from safe for Church to X-rated. It gets 10x filthier than these examples. You have been warned. 210 cards and hours of awkward fun.

The following is what can happen to your life after Fail Dates. Meet Larry Gold, our first success story.

No one will remember the old you. 

You will start saying things at random that make you memorable, disgusting and loveable. You will text friends with glorious examples of your new-found wisdom including “bark twice if you want dinner” or “so, what’s your safe word?” Some will delete your phone number. The rest will respond with emoji hearts, trophies and hands-clapping. You will have a natural reordering of your friend group. 

Look at you, you little evolution accelerator. Family dinners will be hard to sit through without asking someone if they’ve ever dated a guy with a ponytail and a mustache named Wolf. Ever wanted to smile at random? Wish granted. You’ll sit across from a stranger and imagine them saying “yes, you can touch my outty belly button.” 

Finally, life has begun. You now live in beast mode.

You’ll show up at a random party, dinner or pregame and whip out your box of cards. People will either nod and smile or look at you in utter disgust. Time saved. The girl in glasses will at-first deny and then confidently accept playing the card “you don’t need to use a condom, I’m already pregnant.” You’ve already won. Your friends will point at you from across the room like you’re the stud quarterback or their humiliating criminal brother. 

Regardless you are now ‘The Masterdater.’ Your dating options will multiply. Good dates are still good and bad dates are now great. Life has more ups. You’re welcome. 

Your goal is to gloriously fail a date better than the other players through the use of horrible line cards. Phrases such as, “You don’t need to use a condom, I am already pregnant,” or “I’ve been hard since you stopped talking” are just a few of the jagged, date-crushing lines the judge must decide between to select a soul-crushing winner. The first player to win 5 rounds wins.

Rotate gracefully between shock, laughter and triumph. Fact.

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It was unintentional. The team noticed a high frequency of first-date-gone-wrong stories and laughter fits in response. After a few particularly laughable failed date stories, the idea hit like a bolt of lightning—the hilarity could not only be reproduced, but amplified by juicing the details and placing them in a game-setting for groups of friends everywhere. Quickly, we tested ideas on our first test subject, Larry Gold. Larry’s life changed after adding the game into his life, and we knew we had something.

Here are some early drafts:

This game is an absurd card game which might feel like others against humanity - which we love - but Fail Dates is an enhanced experience:

  • Content Fatigue Reduced: each round characters are introduced differently, creating a totally different feel from the same cards. 
  • No Dull Utility Cards: there was immense effort to make all the cards ridiculous and insane. There is no room for just ok here.
  • Deviant Content Overload: we listened to our reviewers and made the content as filthy and fun as possible. 
  • Educational and Practical*: we want to empower you with humor and lines that can help your love life. Use them carefully.
  • Full color character cards: your dates are in full-color - OMG COLOR.
  • Ice Melter: Don’t break the ice, melt it and melt it hard.

A beautiful 210 card deck in a sexy durable black box. This includes 45 character cards and 165 line cards. Ideal for 4-6 players. The content is NSFW or "safe for monsters."

Fail Dates team: Dan LaMorte, Claire Chappel, Dayne Katz and Jody Miller. The widely tested content first became a success story with Mr. Larry Gold (Twitter: @faildateslarry).

 Follow us and participate in the movement. Happy masterdating!

Risks and challenges

We tested Fail Dates a ton and are excited to share it with you.

Our team has worked with experts in manufacturing and shipping to estimate scheduling, however, there is a chance the schedule may change. We communicate early and often and strive to hit our schedule.

We are printing with a world-class game manufacturer who is rush and scale tested and believe we have the right team to deliver. Rewards will be shipped to you by a best-in-class fulfillment company.

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