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A card game embracing everything one could hate about games, gaming & gamers created to be silly but turned out to be a fun little game
A card game embracing everything one could hate about games, gaming & gamers created to be silly but turned out to be a fun little game
A card game embracing everything one could hate about games, gaming & gamers created to be silly but turned out to be a fun little game
649 backers pledged $15,804 to help bring this project to life.

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  • Kingmaking? Gloating? Cheating? Recursion? Silliness? Player Elimination? Broken Cards? Denial? Kibitzing? Ganging up?

All this and more are packed into this tiny game, each with its own card and effect on the game making this:

But this title isn't entirely accurate. Even though it was initially created as a silly exercise in game design, when those elements we all love to hate were combined, I realized I'd stumbled upon a game that is QUICK to play, EASY to learn, and a ton of FUN!

Want to see for yourself? Print out the Print N Play version and give it a try

www.siadek.com/worstgameever.pdf

(Rules in Pig Latin and English)

Worst Cards Ever
Worst Cards Ever

Complete Card List at bottom of page

An example of how this game takes something that can be a drag like "Deck Searching" and makes it fun is that instead of one person reading all the cards, the deck is split up so everybody gets to search. This way there is no downtime except for the player who played the card but they get their pick of the searched cards and the player who picked that card gets one of the rest.

If you would like to get a properly printed game, it is going to cost somebody some money so we can publish it.

When we reach the goal of one dollar, I'll have enough money to print out the game on my printer as a hand made prototype with 50 cards in it. I fronted the dough for the snazzy logo and art for 9 of the cards. You can be part of bringing this collection of pet peeves to market. Every dollar we get makes this game that much more professional.

The stretch goal of $3k will allow us to actually going to press with a real printer.

$500 Logo - REACHED

I'll get a professional logo for the card box and card backs.

$1,000 Actually Printing the Game

REACHED!

This would be a pretty weak printing. I'd go to kinko's and run it on fairly stiff card stock and cut it myself on a cutter. It would be a step up from the prototype but not far.  If we don't get to this level, you're all getting prototypes that I hand-make from "Cannibalism" cards leftover from my first printing of Lifeboat.

$3,000 Chinese Printing

REACHED!!

This will be a quality printing in a telescoping box that frankly is better than this game deserves but as a valued backer YOU deserve this and more!

$4,000 Art on all of the Cards

REACHED!!!

We can pay the artist to do art for all of the cards except the ones with too much text.

$5,000 Fifty more cards

REACHED!!!!

I don't know what these cards are yet. I'm assuming based on the fact that everybody I've playtested with has had an idea for a card that we'll find plenty of material. The low hanging fruit is gone but I know of some games that expand into thousands of cards. Even if you don't back the game please add your peeves in the comments section.

$10,000 Die, wooden cubes and Plastic winks included in the game

It took me a while to figure this out but if we get to this level, I can put a die, some wooden cubes and plastic winks included in the box.

$30,000 Custom Die included in the game

At this point, I'm just grasping at straws. Nobody needs a custom die but I want to somehow justify the fact that I'm getting $30 Grand for the worst game ever. I hate custom dice because you can't tell whether the special face is a 6 or a 1. This die will say "Worst Game Ever" on one of the faces. I haven't decided whether it will be the 1 or the 6. Both?  Maybe we'll do a poll for that.

$50,000 Celebrity Endorsement

I'll find somebody more famous than me to say this is the worst game ever. How hard can that be?

I've always believed my brilliant rules and pithy remarks speak for themselves. I've always been wrong. Let's make this funny little game great by dialing up the production values with high quality printing and spiffy art!

Here's a list of all the cards and which have been sponsored with the $50 card sponsor backer level. Find a card you want to back and post in the Comments section after you back at the $50 level.

Get Your Card Now!
Get Your Card Now!

Risks and challenges

Sure, there are risks, so I won't tempt fate by saying it is beneath me to address your childish fears. Even if the gaming gods strike me dead, my children (ages 9 and 12) will be able to fulfill the destiny of the worst game ever. It is the simplest product to produce of the dozens I have published. I'm 3 for 3 with kickstarters funding and shipping at least nearly on time.

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    Is it possible I left out your pet peeve? Create your own card (subject to approval) that goes in all copies of the game. You'll get a copy of the game shipped anywhere in the world and 10 copies of your card. Any of these slots unfilled will become promo cards for my other games because we all hate those cards, too, don't we? Add $12 to any backer level per additional copy you want.

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