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$123
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
4
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 29 2018 4:14 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello, my name is Steve. Welcome and thank you for visiting my campaign! 

My friends and I have been playing games for years. We play board games, card games, strategy games, goofy games, video games...pretty much anything and everything. Some of our favorites have been, of course, adult party games. There's just something great about laughing at something so cringeworthy that you know you shouldn't be laughing about, and from that twisted sense of humor IF & THEN was created. We have made several games over the years, but IF & THEN always seems to get the best reaction so we decided to share it with a larger audience. We hope that all of you good people out there with an equally awesome twisted sense of humor love it as much as we do. 

History of IF & THEN

IF & THEN has changed a lot since it was first thought up. In the begining, each person would write a bunch of "IF" statements and "THEN" statements on little pieces of paper. Then we would put all the "IF" statments in one pile and all the "THEN" statements in another pile and take turns drawing a statement from each pile. We would read the two statements together, and whoever had the funniest combination would win the round. 

After playing the game countless times this way, we had accumulated quite a few IF & THEN statements and the pieces of paper were beginning to pile up. Instead of continuing to waste paper, we decided to write the statements on something more permanent and we turned it into a card game. We thought other people might like playing IF & THEN as much as we do, so we created a logo, designed better cards, and here we are!

 The basis of the game is simple

There are 2 main ways that we like to play the game. 

The first way to play encourages players to add their own personality to the game. This allows for greater creativity, self-expression and a more personal experience for the group of friends playing the game at that moment. (This is how we play when we are feeling particularly creative.) 

The second way to play is an equally fun but faster way of playing the game. (This is how we play when we just want to kick back, laugh, and not have to think too much.) 

First Way to Play: 

  • Each player is dealt 6 cards. 
  • Each card has an "IF" statment and a similar "THEN" statement written on it.
An example of both "IF" and "THEN" statements from the same card.
An example of both "IF" and "THEN" statements from the same card.
  • For each round, one player will be the "Card Master": The Card Master is the player that picks the "IF" statement to present to the rest of the players and then judges the "THEN" statements from the other players. The role of Card Master moves clockwise after each round so everyone gets a chance to judge. 
  • Because every card includes both an "IF" and "THEN" statement, the Card Master can choose any card already in his or her hand as the "IF" statement for that round. Alternatively, the Card Master can pick a new card from the deck to use as their "IF" statement, if desired. 
If you are the Card Master for the round and these are your cards, you can pick any of them to use as the "IF" statement for the round.
If you are the Card Master for the round and these are your cards, you can pick any of them to use as the "IF" statement for the round.
  • If the Card Master decides to play a card that is already in their hand, they just need to be sure and pick up another card from the deck so they still have 6 cards in their hand for the next round. 
  • Once the Card Master chooses the "IF" statement for the round, they put the card face-up on the table so eveyone can see it.  
As the Card Master, let's say you decide to play the card pictured above.
As the Card Master, let's say you decide to play the card pictured above.
  • Each player now writes a "THEN" statement on one of the 10 blank laminated IF & THEN cards that is included with the game. The cards are then placed face down near the "IF" statement card.
  •  All of the cards from the players are shuffled together, and then the Card Master reads the presented "THEN" statements and chooses their favorite.  
I don't know Becky, but to some group of friends somewhere this would be really funny.
I don't know Becky, but to some group of friends somewhere this would be really funny.
  • The player whose "THEN" card is chosen as the winner for that round is given the "IF" statement card to keep and now has earned 1 point. The first player with 5 points (for a short game) or 10 points (for a longer game) wins.
  • The reason I like playing the game this way is that each group of friends has inside jokes and a common history that is exclusive to that group. By writing your own "THEN" statements you really get a chance to make jokes that another group of people might not think was funny or even understand.  
  •  When you play the game this way, you will come up with some of the best and funniest "THEN" statements and can truely make the game your own. 

Second Way to Play

  • The second way to play the game is very similar to the first way. 
  • Each player is dealt 6 cards.
  • One person is the Card Master each round and picks the "IF" statement for that round. 
Again, if you are the Card Master you can pick any of your cards to be the "IF" statement for the round.
Again, if you are the Card Master you can pick any of your cards to be the "IF" statement for the round.
  • The card is placed face up for everyone to see.
As the Card Master, let's say you choose this to be the "IF" statement for the round.
As the Card Master, let's say you choose this to be the "IF" statement for the round.
  • Each player tries to select the best "THEN" statement from the cards in their hand to complement or complete the "IF" statement that is presented by the Card Master. Once each player picks the card they want to use, they place the card face down on the table near the "IF" statement card. 
  • All of the cards from the players are shuffled together, and then the Card Master reads the presented "THEN" statements and chooses their favorite. 
If you are the Card Master and play the card "IF you know how to work the tongue," and the other players picked the cards shown above as their "THEN" cards, you would just choose the one you like the best as the winner.
If you are the Card Master and play the card "IF you know how to work the tongue," and the other players picked the cards shown above as their "THEN" cards, you would just choose the one you like the best as the winner.
  • The player whose "THEN" card is chosen as the winner for that round is given the "IF" statement card to keep and now has earned 1 point. The first player with 5 points (for a short game) or 10 points (for a longer game) wins.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk concerns come from funding. Based on other Adult Party Games that are currently availiable, we feel there is a strong market for our product but the initial production cost to get the project started is beyond what we can afford. In order to produce 1000 quality copies of the game, it will cost approximately 10-15 thousand dollars.
We allowed ourselves extra time for product delivery just in case some unforeseen event slows down production and delivery. We otherwise feel very confident that once the orders are in and the games are being made we will be able to deliver to all our customers well within the specified delivery time frame.

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