Backstory: Chardonnay Go, the Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms and Other Shameless People, began as a viral video this summer as a parody of the Pokemon Go craze. I had an idea for a new app called "Chardonnay Go", which showed women where to find glasses of Chardonnay in their neighborhoods. It was an instant hit on Facebook Live! The video garnered 23 million views in less than 2 weeks and it helped our Off Broadway show "One Funny Mother" (also launched on Kickstarter) flourish this summer. After 9 months in NY, we decided to head back out on the road with the show and I began developing the initial concepts for Chardonnay Go- The Board Game.
Concept: Chardonnay Go is packaged in a distinctive wine bottle box and set in a vineyard with players facing outrageous challenges to get to the elusive tasting room. The board features spaces such as "Wine Bitch", where the player must fill everyone's glass while wearing "wine bitch" apparel, and "Time Out" and "Chardonnay Go" challenges, where players have to perform uproarious tasks while reciting absolute nonsense.
Prototype: We made 15 prototypes of the game that were mailed around the country and played by over 300 people as part of a big drunk beta test. Players signed up through Facebook and provided valuable feedback regarding the final development of the game. (Beta testing finishes Feb 26) We have also partnered with the agency that manufactures Cards against Humanity to help us find our manufacturer.
What's in the box:
- 1 Instruction sheet
- 1 Game board
- 1 Die
- 6 colored barrel playing pieces
- 70 Chardonnay card
- 70 Go cards
The object of the game: Laugh and drink* your way through the Chardonnay Go vineyard, while performing uproarious tasks until you find your way to the tasting room and WIN!!! *Drinking alcohol is NOT REQUIRED!*
How to play: Everyone grab a drink and sit next to someone you like. If you don't like anyone, you should leave. Be sure to leave plenty of room around table for game play.
Pick your favorite barrel and place it on the wine barrel near START. The game includes 6 pieces, if you have more than 6 players, improvise. You can use wine corks, coins, bottle caps, small animals, etc.
Whoever had sex most recently goes first.
Roll the die to advance through the game, following the directions on the board.
Other ways to play: 1.) Naked 2.) Set board aside and go around the table, having each person pull one "Chardonnay" and one "Go" card and perform the Chardonnay Go Challenges. There's no real winner, it's just funny as hell.
Why we need funding: Your contribution will help us manufacture an initial order of 5,000 games. This order will help us fulfill our Kickstarter rewards and leave extra games to sell. Our Kickstarter participants will be the first people to receive Chardonnay Go! We have relied on Kickstarter and our FB /One Funny Mother fans to help us recognize the need for fun, dirty games like Chardonnay Go and we look forward to bringing this game to our devoted fans FIRST. Help us bring this unique, ridiculous and somewhat uncomfortable game to market for all the moms & dads who are overwhelmed and want to unwind with a nice glass of wine, a few friends and a lot of laughs!
Risks and challenges
We are in the process of finalizing our design and are ready to place our first PO as soon as the Kickstarter is fulfilled. We plan on placing our order in March and my husband, who has worked in supply chain management for over 15 years, will manage the product once it arrives in the US. We are excited to bring this game to consumers and will be working with third party distributors to get the game in the hands of people looking for a great night of laughter and fun as soon as possible!
Disclaimer: For novelty purposes only. Chardonnay Go (TM) has been designed as an adult “drinking game” but may be played without consumption of alcohol. The Surgeon General of the United States says(1) women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects and (2) consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to operate machinery and may cause additional health problems. We DO NOT recommend misuse of alcohol including: excessive consumption, binge-drinking, drinking and driving/boating, and/or underage drinking. It is the players’ responsibility to monitor and moderate their alcohol consumption. We recommend that all players make adequate arrangements for their personal safety and transportation BEFORE playing. The makers, creators, and developers of Chardonnay Go (TM), their heirs, assigns, representatives, employees and agents bear no responsibility and are not liable for special or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, inability to use or interpretation of the contents of this product regardless of whether such parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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