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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, February 6 2019 4:32 PM UTC +00:00.

Kimelia WeathersBy Kimelia Weathers
First created
Kimelia WeathersBy Kimelia Weathers
First created
$3,741
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
74
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, February 6 2019 4:32 PM UTC +00:00.

About

There are two types of successful people. Those that know things (Albert Einstein...Marie Curie...Tyrion Lannister) and those that talk a good game (Charles Ponzi...Don King...Saul Goodman). Brilliant Or BS is a bluffing trivia game that celebrates both. To win, you’ll need to be a whiz or a real wiseguy. 

Earn points for getting the questions right. Earn even more points for convincing everyone else that you know the right answer. If you get stumped, fake it!  Nothing beats the feeling of getting someone to fall for your complete and utter BS. 

This game combines our love for trivia and lying to our friends and family (C’mon...your real life isn’t nearly as interesting as your Instagram). We’ve had fun playing it and we know you'll love it too. That's why we need your help to get it funded. 

The money we raise will be used to fulfill the minimum order to print the decks and pay the Kickstarter and Amazon fees. If we surpass our goal we can add game changing items like score pads and rigid box covers. Raise your hand if you love those tiny pencils!

There are six different categories of trivia including Sports, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Science & Technology, Geography and History.

Players take turns being the Judge by reading one yellow question card and the three multiple choice answers. 

 The other players have 10 seconds to respond by placing one of their A-B-C answer cards face down. 

Starting with the player to the Judge’s left and going clockwise, each player tries to convince the Judge that they got the question right without saying the answer. They must explain how or why they know the answer, even if they don’t. Let the BS begin! The Judge may interrogate the other players if necessary and trash talking is always encouraged.  

After everyone pleads their case, the Judge grabs the two black cards and gives the Brilliant card to the person they believe answered correctly and the BS card to the person they think got it wrong. 

There's only one of each card so the Judge better be sure. The player that receives the Brilliant card earns 2 points and the player who receives the BS card earns 0 points. 

The Judge announces the correct answer (highlighted in bold) before asking the other players to reveal their cards. The players who did NOT receive a Brilliant or BS card go first, followed by the player who received the BS card. The person who received the Brilliant card reveals their answer last. Each player that gets the question right earns 1 point. 

The Judge receives 1 point for each correct Brilliant prediction and 1 point for each correct BS prediction. But beware. For each wrong prediction, the Judge loses 1 point. 

Once all points are tallied, the player to the Judge’s left reads a different question card to kick off the next round. Play continues until each person has had the chance to be the Judge the same number of times. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. (Suggested length of game play is 1 hour.)       

**As the Judge, what happens if you think everyone got the question right? Give the Brilliant card to the player whose explanation you believe the most and hold on to the BS card. If everyone answers correctly, you earn 2 points. But if anyone gets the question wrong, you lose 2 points. 

Same rules apply if you think everyone got the question wrong. Give the BS card to the player whose explanation you believe the least and hold on to the Brilliant card. If everyone answers incorrectly you earn 2 points but if anyone gets it right, you lose 2 points**

Brilliant or BS is the brainchild of me! Kimelia Weathers, youngest daughter of legendary film star Carl Weathers better known as “Apollo Creed.” Okay I was totally BSing there. I don’t know him. The truth is I’m a challenge producer by trade. I develop clever, intense and sometimes silly mental and physical challenges for TV game shows. Now I know that sounds like BS but it’s a real job. I’ve worked on a few shows you may know including “Project Runway,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and “Ultimate Beastmaster.” In other words, I get paid to come up with fun stuff for a living.  I even have my own IMDb page

Over the past several months, I’ve worked long and hard to develop this trivia game. I’ve enlisted my closest friends to test it out and perfect the gameplay. We've shared many laughs listening to each other’s brilliant and often ridiculous explanations. Bringing people together to have a good time is my passion. That’s why I’m excited to share this game with the world.   

Every little bit helps so thank you for chipping in and believing in our project. Your support means the world. I'm a hugger. Bring it in!

For your pledge, you’ll get a copy of the full game which includes 80+ question cards and instructions. Additional charges for shipping.  

Double the fun! Get a deck for you and a Brilliant friend who loves trivia or for someone who needs to work on their BS skills. Additional charges for shipping.

For your pledge, you'll receive two standard decks plus a stylish Brilliant Or BS t-shirt available exclusively for Kickstarter backers. 

Don't just play the game. Be in the game! If you choose this reward, we'll send you the full BRILLIANT OR BS deck and we'll work with you to create a trivia card that will appear in all standard versions of the game. We'll even credit your name & hometown or your Instagram on the card. Subject to approval.

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Risks and challenges

We’ve already developed the first group of trivia and are always adding new questions to the deck. Now our biggest priority will be getting the cards printed and delivered to you in a timely manner. We’re working with a well established board game printer to ensure you receive the game on time and as promised.

Our main concern will be making sure the quality of the cards meets our standards. We want to be confident that the game you receive is as professional as anything you would buy at a major retailer. We don’t anticipate any production delays but if we do run into a snafu, we promise to keep you informed and updated. In the meantime, practice your poker face and fine tune your BS detector.

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