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Luke GarlandBy Luke Garland
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Luke GarlandBy Luke Garland
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About

Examples of defensive, offensive and suicide cards.
Examples of defensive, offensive and suicide cards.

The King's Chalice

The Story

The reason I created the game was due to the repetitive nature of established drinking games at party's, pre drinks and even quiet nights in. So I thought to myself: "What do I want in a drinking game that the standard games like ring of fire or beer pong do not possess?" The answer in a nutshell is at the top of the screen, it needs to be simple enough to understand within minutes, dynamic enough so that it doesn't become almost a repetitive chore to play each time you and your friends feel like drinking, and it also needs to get you alcoholically endowed within a time-frame that suits you.

The King's Chalice is by nature a competitive game, it's you versus your friends, the aim: to keep them drinking that bit more than you, unless you feel kind, but we don't advise that. Your drinks are your lives and you must use the deck, strategy and the fact that you still have a grudge against your mate Jim because he still owes you a tenner, to get your friends to finish all their drinks and the 'super special bonus drinks' before they attempt to do the same to you.

The deck comes with over 100 cards, with several blank fronted cards incase you want to add your own ideas to help personalise future games. The cards are made of 300gsm smooth card stock, so they should resist numerous alcohol spills for when things get too boisterous. Varnishing keeps the cards from getting dirty, and provides a smooth, slightly slippery surface to aid in shuffling and handling. They also possess a blue core centre to reduce transparency and keep them looking top notch.

There are four different types of card, the primary functions are to make others drink and to protect yourself, making others drink in your stead. Other cards include mini game instructions where the loser has to drink, such as one of my favourites: 'Karaoke Superstar' - where you have to continue your chosen songs lyrics until someone fails to do so. Amongst many card functions available some cards contribute to additional non life drinks, whereas the most basic cards simply make people of your choice drink.

Rules 

Step 1: Choose number of players: 2-10 recommended. 

Step 2: Choose number of drinks which each player has as their lives. 

Step 3: Choose a cup to be The King's Chalice, fill this cup as high as you like with whatever drink you fancy. 

Step 4: Choose a cup to be The Jester's Cup, this will remain empty until certain cards are played. 

Step 5: Shuffle and deal, all cards go into one large pile, each player starts with 4 cards and will draw a card each time it is their turn. 

Step 6: There are 4 different types of card: Offensive (swords), Defensive (shield), Suicide (skull) and Epic (chalice). 

Step 7: The game is played in rounds; it will start with one player and end when it returns to that player. Each player can only use 1 offensive card each time it is their turn and 1 defensive card each round per player when they are targeted to drink. Suicide cards can be used as either offensive or defensive cards. Epic cards must be used in the first turn it is possible to do so and as an offensive card. Each player must have at least 2 cards at the start of each round. 

Step 8: The aim is to be the last person standing, once a person has no drinks left for their lives they are out. The game continues even when The King's Chalice and The Jester's Cup have been consumed. 

Please drink responsibly. 

As seen on the Wessex Scene: https://www.wessexscene.co.uk/news/2015/09/11/southampton-student-creates-new-drinking-game/ 

And Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/morton95/bored-of-ring-of-fire-theres-a-new-way-to-liven-1ugy1

The Future

Should this campaign be successful we have three main plans for the future: firstly to spread awareness of The King's Chalice to a wider audience, secondly to crowdfund and release our expansion The King's Truths and lastly we would like to develop The King's Chalice board game for those of you who would like to experience more immersive and developed story and strategy into your drinking.

Thank you all for taking the time to read our campaign and we look forward to bringing you all dynamic and fun games to produce the ultimate banter at your heart's desire! Please feel free to comment and ask any questions below.

Many thanks,

Luke Garland - Creator

Risks and challenges

As far as printing goes we are confident that there will not be any issues, our manufacturer is a market leading specialist with multiple industrial printers and over 30 years in the card making industry. They source materials originated from well-managed forests and support green printing.

Once the campaign is over it should only take approximately 5-14 days for the decks to be printed and sent to your door, although more remote areas may take a few additional days. We have arranged to have the decks sent directly from the manufacturer to cut out additional shipping costs and avoid delays, all packages will be tracked.

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