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Reality Check: The Game of Privilege

A board game about privilege & systemic oppression.

Reality Check: The Game of Privilege

A board game about privilege & systemic oppression.

$11,248
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
163
backers
29days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 20 2019 5:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Reality Check: The Game of Privilege is an engaging game of circumstance and self-determination. Set in contemporary America, it's a modern take on classic games like Life and Monopoly injected with a bit of satire and a whole lot of reality.

To play, each player randomly receives a set of four Circumstances with goals, privileges, and limitations. To win the game, be the first to complete your Life Achievements while the game and your friends actively check your privilege. Help others or fight the power with Righteous Action cards that change the rules and awaken special characters. Collect Woke Tokens to advance around the board towards your goals. Battle the realities of hate and systemic oppression while you pursue life fulfillment. The American Dream comes crumbling down in this unforgettable adventure!


That's a fact.

Cards in the game include informational factoids that ground scenarios in data. Each factoid is cited and expanded upon on our website.

Copies of Reality Check also include a glossary of terms and a discussion guide.

 Mobile Integration!

We've developed mobile tools that enhance gameplay! Both our Citizenship Test and Math Workbook can be accessed on your mobile device so you'll never run out of questions that test your knowledge and ensure you're a model citizen.

All reward tiers come with a copy of Reality Check: The Game of Privilege. If you're interested in 10 or more copies of the game, please email us at gameofprivilege@gmail.com


WINNING THE GAME

Be the first to complete all Life Achievements on your Circumstance Cards!

Download our Quick Start Guide with the game's base rules.

Note: The Rules will continue to be updated until the game is sent to the manufacturer.

More testimonials

priv·i·lege /ˈpriv(ə)lijnouna special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.

In America, it's a difficult time to have heart-to-heart conversations about the unique challenges our fellow citizens are facing every day. In an effort to give people the keys to more empathy in their lives, we created a game that uses the lens of privilege to demonstrate the complexities of American life in an entertaining and thought-provoking way.

It is our intention to create an effective, fact-based experience without minimizing the lived experiences of marginalized individuals and communities. We’ve formed an Advisory Board to help guide Reality Check in that process.

Stretch Goals are additional campaign benefits that are unlocked when we surpass our initial goal. If we reach any of the dollar amount goals below, we'll include that Stretch Goal benefit in all reward levels.

Shipping is included for all backers in the United States.

We've included flat-rate shipping options for all backers outside of the USA that cover additional customs and taxes. We're working to find the lowest cost shipping options for overseas, and will pass saving on post-campaign if possible.

If you're purchasing multiple copies from outside the USA and/or in a group, or have any questions about shipping please email gameofprivilege@gmail.com.

Reality Check is the creation of a team of diverse and hard-working people. It is the result of many, many hours of playtests, discussions and headaches with people representing many walks of life.

Our goal as an organization is to bring people closer together with engaging games that tackle challenging issues.

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Risks and challenges

Welcome, intrepid backer, and congratulations! You have reached the end of our campaign page. If you're still on the fence because of what might go wrong with our project, just rip that band-aid off, amigo.

This is our first published game, but the board game community has been a tremendous resource in figuring out how to bring a new game to market.

Over the course of over two years of development, we've extensively playtested Reality Check: The Game of Privilege both internally, and with advocates and community leaders at meetups, local and afar. The end result is a balanced and fun conversation-starter that we are sure you'll love.

For production and fulfillment, we have several competitive quotes, so we know our project is financially feasible.

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    The Game

    Inject yourself and your friends with a dose of reality. One copy of Reality Check: The Game of Privilege.

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    The Game + Microaggression Pack

    You get Reality Check AND the Microaggression Booster Pack, a bonus deck of 36 cards. Hurl microaggressions at your friends and family as you battle for life fulfillment.

    PLUS your name will be included in a special THANK YOU section of the Official Rule Book.

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    **FLASH SALE ** Two-Pack ($11 OFF)

    Give the gift of Reality Check. You get the game and a Microaggression Booster Pack. But wait, there's more.

    You get a SECOND GAME with Microaggressions shipped to absolutely anyone in the USA!*

    *For international backers, we can also send your two copies to any one international location.

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    Create a Card with Us!

    Work with us to write a card about your personal life experience that will go into the final version of Reality Check!

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    The 1%er

    We'll fly to your home to hand-deliver your copy of Reality Check on a silver platter. Then we'll be your butlers for a catered meal as you and up to 5 friends play the game.

    It will be an evening to remember, or probably just a regular Thursday night for you rich folk.

    (Note: Must reside in the USA, where all the money is.)

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