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A party game by Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings
A party game by Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings
8,885 backers pledged $327,621 to help bring this project to life.

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Half Truth is a party game for all ages and people, created by legendary game designer Richard Garfield and 74-time Jeopardy winner Ken Jennings. With art by well-known artist Ian O'Toole, the game comes with 500 trivia question cards and each card has a category on it, like "Animals with blue tongues." There are six possible answers, three right and three wrong, and players have to place bets on answers they believe are correct. Players are usually surprised by how well they do. We're all smarter than we think. 

The game has been evolving for the past 13 years. It's been a process of writing questions, playtesting them and figuring out how the scoring works best. 

The game was initially called Inconceivable! but after several iterations, we decided to go with the name Half Truth since it ties more closely with gameplay. 

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Check out TheGameBoyGeek's Review Here.

Please note that we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes via the Backerkit platform. 

Once the campaign concludes, we will send out surveys via Backerkit to collect your delivery address. After your final pledge is in, we will calculate the shipping based on your address and any add-ons that you might have included. Shipping varies depending on the country, state and even county that you are in, so it's hard for us to charge a flat shipping rate for everyone.

The Kickstarter pledges will ship from four locations: 

  • US: for all domestic orders and Canada orders
  • UK: for all EU and ROW orders
  • AU: for all Australia and New Zealand orders

Risks and challenges

In developing the game we have been obsessive with the details throughout designing, prototyping, and planning for production so we can get the game to all of you ASAP. Unfortunately, there is always the chance that things can go wrong.

In the event that there are any changes, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.

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    Local Champ

    This pledge comes with a standard game, which includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + All stretch goals
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    This pledge comes with a standard game, which includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + Exclusive Half Truth Game Mat
    + All stretch goals
    + Free shipping in the US

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    Dynamic Duo

    This pledge comes with two standard games. Each game includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + All stretch goals
    + Free shipping in the US

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    Bookworm

    This pledge comes with a standard game. Each game includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + A copy of the book Brainiac by Ken Jennings
    + Exclusive Half Truth Game Mat
    + All stretch goals
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    Defending Champ

    This pledge comes with a standard game. Each game includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + A copy of the book Brainiac by Ken Jennings
    + Exclusive Half Truth T-Shirt
    + Exclusive Half Truth Game Mat
    + All stretch goals
    + Free shipping in the US

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    National Champ

    This pledge comes with a PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED standard game, which includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    Both Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings will sign the game

    + All stretch goals
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    World Champ

    For Retailers: 30 copies of the standard games. Each game includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + All stretch goals
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    Quizmaster

    For Collectors:
    * You get a chance to have a custom card, with your name, in all future versions of the game after the Kickstarter. Richard and Ken will collaborate with you to create the card.

    * Each backer for this pledge will also receive the custom card framed and hand signed by Richard and Ken.

    + Standard signed game, which includes:
    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + All stretch goals
    + Free shipping in the US

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    This pledge comes with a standard game, which includes:

    * 500 cards
    * Board with three tracks
    * Players pawns for 6 players
    * Answer chips for 6 players
    * Victory track
    * 1 custom die

    + All stretch goals
    + Free shipping in the US

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