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Happy Hour! is a drinking card game that's fun to play & teaches you how to make popular mixed drinks!
Winning never tasted so sweet!
Happy Hour! is a drinking card game that's fun to play & teaches you how to make popular mixed drinks! Winning never tasted so sweet!
105 backers pledged $6,177 to help bring this project to life.

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LAST CALL!
LAST CALL!

How Many Cocktail Recipes Do You Know?

Vodka Tonic? Margarita? Old Fashioned? Long Island Iced Tea?

From the makers of Dinner's Ready!, Happy Hour! is the first card game to help get you buzzed, challenging players to collect and deliver cocktails based on actual recipes! Not only is Happy Hour! fun and competitive, the more you play, the more familiar you'll become with cocktails!

*Drinking IS NOT a required element of playing the Happy Hour! card game, but we do have suggested drinking rules for full enjoyment!*

Happy Hour! is easy to set up and fun to play!

Happy Hour! is a game that fundamentally parallels the bartending experience of assembling mixed drink orders as quickly as possible.

Overview of gameplay: Players are dealt a hand of INGREDIENT CARDS, containing alcohols, mixers, and toppings.

Ingredient Cards
Ingredient Cards
  • There are four kinds of alcohol ingredients: vodka, whiskey, gin, and tequila!
  • There are a handful of mixers, including triple sec, sweet & sour, club soda, tonic water, ginger beer and vermouth!
  • The topping cards consist of garnish (orange/lime/lemon/olive), cherry, and mint!
  • There are also a dozen action cards which can help or hinder your drink-making progress, including spilled drinks, restock the bar, "scratch that," make it a double, and wild cards!

THE BAR: A row of ingredient cards available during each turn.
THE COUNTER: A row of recipe cards that must be fulfilled.

Using these cards in combination, players can create any one of the 21 drink RECIPE CARDS. Drinks range on a scale of 4-7 points, depending on quantity of ingredients required.

The first "bartender" to collect 21 points wins!

The Happy Hour! Card Game
The Happy Hour! Card Game

Happy Hour! is a fun card game for 2-4 adults, with rounds typically requiring 10-30 minutes.

Drink Up!

With drink in hand, Happy Hour! combines the knowledge and speed of bartending with the excitement and entertainment of card games! The more you drinks recipes you make, the faster you'll become at recognizing drink combinations in your hand. Soon enough, you'll be a cocktail connoisseur, knowing over a dozen actual cocktail recipes off the top of your head!

Gameplay Variations Are Up To You!

Take Happy Hour! and make it your own! Just like in the kitchen, or at the bar, experimenting with ingredients is half the fun in learning! While we have play testedTake our Happy Hour! Recipe, Ingredient, and "Special Cards" to create your own gameplay dynamics and then share them the community!

$65 Reward (or higher)!

If you back the Happy Hour! card game at the $65 or higher level, you'll receive this EXCLUSIVE print from Walker Cahall of Waltronic Press.

How beautiful is that poster?

Backing the Happy Hour! card game will make you the coolest person you know! Invite your friends over and challenge their cocktail knowledge while impressing them with your new favorite drinking, card game!

If Happy Hour! is successful, it opens the opportunity for us to continue expanding the game. This could include more alcohol (rum, scotch, etc.), branded ingredients (think "Big Vodka Name"), sponsored decks ("My Awesome Bar Presents..."), and more!

Who knows, we might throw in a "thank you" treat, just for donating.

Stretch Goals

500 Donors - Offer Rum Expansion Deck. I know! We really wanted to put Rum in the game, but we just couldn't figure out a way to do it without complicating things! With the support of 500 donors, we'll create the Rum Expansion pack and throw it in FOR FREE!

1000 Donors - Offer Scotch Expansion Deck. We can't forget about Scotch! With the support of 1,000 donors, we'll add in the Scotch Expansion pack which will boost the game to six players!

 

Walker and Chris, Creators of Happy Hour!
Walker and Chris, Creators of Happy Hour!

Christopher Hills Eaton - Chris is the Creative Director at Mystery Tin, and the creator of the 2015 Kickstarter Game Dinner's Ready! He's an avid writer, photographer, and tabletop game player. During Happy Hour you'll find him drinking his favorite cocktail, an Old Fashioned.

Walker Cahall - Walker Cahall is a graphic designer, illustrator, and game enthusiast. He runs a small art studio and printshop, loves the outdoors, and is a voracious reader. When he sidles up to a bar, his drink of choice is a Moscow Mule.

Thank You for Backing Happy Hour!

Happy Hour! is a card game intended for entertainment purposes. Drinking alcohol is by no means a requirement to play the game. We ask that any drinking done in association with the enjoyment of Happy Hour! be done responsibly and please choose a designated driver.

 

Risks and challenges

Just like any other card game, there are a number of risks and challenges that we may encounter in developing and delivering the Happy Hour! card game. In 2015 we successfully launched the game Dinner's Ready! on Kickstarter and delivered the game to dozens of people internationally.

During development, we took into consideration a number of potential problems that could arise before, during, and after, the crowdsourcing campaign. At this point, the only "risk" we are taking is that we are considering using a manufacturer in the United States, a different manufacturer than we used for Dinner's Ready! Nevertheless, worst case scenario, we're confident they will be able to deliver the quality product we're hoping to provide in a timely manner.

Some other potential problems that could arise after publishing would be, due to a massive volume of orders (fingers crossed!), the printing takes longer than projected. While we have set a turnaround of 3 months for printing and shipping, we're hoping to deliver earlier than our deadline.

Another potential problem is packing and shipping out the product, especially internationally. In the event we have a huge number of units to provide, we established an efficient method of shipping during the fulfillment of Dinner's Ready!. We even have leftover boxes for shipping! And last, but certainly not least, we have a team of volunteers who are ready to help us pack and ship off the games!

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    Happy Hour! Drink Coasters (4 Pack)

    Get your very own Happy Hour! drink coasters, featuring art from the game!
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    EARLY BIRD - Happy Hour! Card Game

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    Happy Hour! is a fun, competitive card game teaching players how to make cocktails, just like a real bartender! The more you play, you more you learn!
    Happy Hour! card game contains over 120 cards, including 21 recipes, 85 ingredient cards, and special cards!
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    Happy Hour! Card Game

    Happy Hour! is a fun, competitive card game teaching players how to make cocktails, just like a real bartender!
    Happy Hour! card game contains 126 cards, including 21 recipes, 90 ingredients, and special cards!
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    Happy Hour! Game + Limited Edition Print

    Happy Hour! is a fun, competitive card game teaching players how to make cocktails, just like a real bartender!

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    Become a PRODUCER of the Happy Hour! card game and get your name listed on the official Producer Card, included with each Happy Hour! deck.

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