Are you up for a challenge? Direct from the game labs of Buzz Media comes Jackwagon – A party game for the deranged. If you enjoy seeing awkwardly hilarious moments and stretching the limits of your comfort zone, then gather your friends to see who is willing to ditch their dignity and win the title of Jackwagon. But wait a moment! What if you or your friends are not daring or shameless enough for Jackwagon challenges? Have no fear! Jackwagon is also a game of strategy and wits, not just moxie and big donkey balls. So get the gang together and laugh until your face hurts! Jackwagon isn’t just a game, it’s a community of like-minded Jackwagons. Join us!
Backer Levels Receive FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.A. (Includes Alaska and Hawaii)
$30 JackStarter Level
Promotional Price for Kickstarter (Retail $32.99 + Shipping)
Limited production, one-time only RED “Kickstarter Edition” copy of the game. Note: This backer level game does not include the JACKWAGON Extreme Deck.
$40 Extreme Level Backer
One (1) Limited production, one-time only RED “Kickstarter Edition” copy of the game plus one (1) coveted JACKWAGON Extreme Deck!!!
$60 BaDouble Extreme Level Backer **BEST VALUE**
Two (2) Limited production, one-time only RED “Kickstarter Edition” copies of the game with two (2) coveted JACKWAGON Extreme Decks!!!
$90 Gold Level Backer **BEST VALUE**
Three (3) Limited production, one-time only Collector’s Edition copies of the game.
Three (3) Gold “Collector’s Edition” game copies with three (3) JACKWAGON Extreme Decks!!! That’s correct… 3 games for only $90! Don’t need 3 copies? Be a hero, not a Jackwagon, and give the other two copies as Holiday or Birthday gifts.
JOIN THE THE FOUNDER’S CLUB
$120 Platinum Level Backer (Founder's Club Membership)
Limited production one-time only Founder’s Edition of the game.
Receive three (3) "Founder’s Edition" Platinum game copies with three (3) JACKWAGON Extreme Decks!!!
Additionally: ***To honor the Platinum Level Founders, we will have their name PERMANENTLY printed on a game card - which will be included in every game produced now and in the years to come. Imagine having 50 million billion game copies in circulation and your name is on a card in every game.
$333 VIP BLACK DIAMOND Extreme Level
For the VIP who wants the most exclusive level of ALL.
Receive three game copies of the Black Diamond Extreme exclusive game edition including the JACKWAGON Extreme Deck!!! (The game boxes are a unique blackout design with accents in red.) And receive PRIORITY SHIPPING to receive the game copies ahead of others.
***Each BLACK DIAMOND EXTREME Box will include a Polaroid showing the game box was personally signed by of the Co-Founders of Jackwagon for added authenticity***
Additionally: Each VIP will have their name PERMANENTLY printed on a separate VIP game card which will be included in every game produced. On our website's VIP Founders page, your name or company name is featured at the top of the Founder's List, hyperlinked to your social media page, or business website and denoted as a Black Diamond VIP Level Backer.
About the Game
Jackwagon is a tabletop party game designed for 4 to 10 players 13 years or older. Jackwagon is a timed game where players take turns drawing some deranged cards from the challenge deck where the player must read the challenge to the group, then perform the challenge to earn the Badonka Dollars listed on the card. The player with the most Badonka Dollars after 60-90 minutes is the winner.
Beware! Blended into the challenge deck are “Jacked Up” cards. If you draw a “Jacked Up” card you are now required to draw a card from the Jackwagon deck where the challenges are slightly more escalated.
But that’s not all! Feeling a bit worried you can’t perform all the challenges or think you are not fearless enough? FEAR NOT - because you are never required to perform any of the challenges. The rules state you have the option to make a “Jack-Offer” where you can pay another player who agrees to do the challenge some Badonka Dollars to perform your challenge instead! But be careful, when another player accepts your Jack-Offer, you lose your turn and your chance at the Badonka Dollars. So be strategic!
Object of the Game
Only the person with the most Badonka Dollars when time expires after 60-90 minutes will be the winner and be able to claim the title of Jackwagon!
Play with the Green Challenge Deck ONLY by removing the ‘Jacked Up’ cards and excluding the Jackwagon deck – Our family friendly version. Acceptable for teens ages 13 to adults.
Add the Jacked-Up cards to the Green Challenge Deck and put the Jackwagon Deck on the table. Jackwagon cards are escalated challenges. Acceptable for the 18 and older crowd who are willing to test the limits of their comfort zone.
Add the Extreme Jackwagon Cards (Sold separately; *also part of the higher backer levels) For Extreme Jackwagon Players only! These cards are for the ultimate risk takers who are willing to outplay their opponents and compete for the title of The Most Extreme Jackwagon.
*Rated X for extreme challenges and shameless attention seekers!
Production Timeline We Are HERE!
The game of Jackwagon is complete and is in post-production now. The printer has our artwork and is waiting on the order totals. Once the Kickstarter campaign ends, the printer will receive the orders and the games will ship approximately 30 days after the Kickstarter campaign ends.
Game Card Examples
Below are a few examples of cards featured in the video and included in the game. The game will ship with approximately 65 Challenge Cards, 42 Jackwagon Cards, 25 Extreme Jackwagon cards (if you choose the Extreme option)
Let’s talk about STRETCH GOALS!
Since we already plan to produce the best game possible using the highest quality materials and manufacturing via our printer www.admagic.com (AdMagic also produces games for Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens), we have decided to create stretch goals designed TO GIVE BACK as we grow and succeed.
Our stretch goals are simple, but we need your help!
Once we reach 5,000 total backers, we will donate $.50/backer to support the Alzheimer’s Association. If we can reach 10,000 backers, we will step it up and donate $.75/backer. But what we really want to do is reach 20,000 backers so we can commit to donating $1.00/ backer... yes, with your help, we want to donate over $20,000 to help the Alzheimer’s Association fund research to find a cure for this terrible mental health disease. Fact: Alzheimer’s disease kills more seniors than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Someone in the U.S. develops this disease every 65 seconds. (Alz.org)
About the Creators
Hi! This is Justin and together with my friend David we are bringing Jackwagon to Kickstarter. This began because of our love of board games and pushing the limits of life. Both of our families played board games growing up and our best memories are the laughs we shared. Now we share our love for party games with you! Jackwagon is unique and rivals the best features of our favorite games we have played which involve strategy, embarrassment, risk, anxiety, triumph, showmanship and most of all - laughing until your face hurts!
The original concept was to combine strategy with a game which takes a person to the edge of their comfort zone and beyond in many cases. We thought about games from our past and recalled how so many games became boring while we waited for our turn to finally come around. We wanted our game to be entertaining at every turn of a card, even for the casual observer at the other end of the table. Above all else, we wanted the game to make people belly laugh. We put our oversized heads together (see the giant heads pictured below...see, we weren’t kidding) to partner on this project. In the end, we feel we have created something which guarantees real laughter. The kind of laughs where people snort, cry, drool or inhale their drink into their nose until their eyes burn and can't breathe…..you know what we are talking about, right?
These photos are some of the earliest pics of the Jackwagon cards we created on David's home computer.
David and I are two guys who grew up in the Dallas area, went to rival high schools growing up, then attended college together in Texas. David is 2 years older, but what’s age anyway? (said by the guy 2 years younger) We were in the same fraternity and have played soccer on the same team for the last 30 years. David is the finance and numbers guy and I am the creative and technical guy. David and I both have what one might call a twisted sense of humor. We love anything Will Farrell and are always willing to make fun of ourselves for a laugh. (David actually wants to be Will Farrell when he grows up) Now that the first edition is complete, our Kickstarter launch is the official kick off to the game. We hope you enjoy playing the game as much as we do!
Special thanks to David’s boys Michael, Mark and Jack, as well as their friends Justin, Reid, Dylan, Christian, Trey, Josh and Lexi for being the first to test our game and share their experience on video.
Special thanks to our friends who contributed to our project:
Cindy Baxter, first and foremost, of Artgigs.com. Without her graphic artistry and creativity, the game design would not have been possible.
Doug Baxter, Cindy’s husband, who took the raw footage of our video shoot and created an amazing promotional video.
Sean Daylor, our webmaster who put together the foundation of our website and community.
Katie Cantu, our wordsmith, who drafted the voiceover script and simplified our rules.
Dean Wentz, the voice on the Jackwagon promo video. His voice is butter.
Sheri and Michael for sharing their home and sharing their boys, Michael and Jeffery, as well as their beautiful wife and fiancé, Baylle and Jacky. Additional shout out to Kevin as well.
Risks and challenges
The game of Jackwagon is 95% complete and is in post-production now. We are simply needing to exceed our funding goal before finalizing the order with the printer. The printer has our artwork and is waiting on the order.
When we completed the game, we had 10 prototypes made and tested the game play with friends and strangers more than two dozen times. Each tester completed a survey and provided feedback. We listened to the feedback and made adjustments which allowed us to fine tune the game and maximize the fun factor.
Once the Kickstarter campaign ends, the printer will receive the orders and the games will ship in less than 30 days.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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