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A card game where you kill your friends and out-drink your enemies.
72 backers pledged CA$ 3,892 to help bring this project to life.

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Poison Water Wine (PWW) is a  2-6 person card game where players secretly assign drinks to one another in a deadly battle of wits as they compete to become King of Darkwood. 

Along the way there are a host of characters with unique abilities that will help players get the perfect combination of water and wine drinks for themselves, while scheming to make sure the poisonous drinks go to everyone else. 

The PWW deck has everything you need for your next game night with friends. A standard deck is made up of 50 total cards, with over 20+ unique characters, three different drink types, and the complete rules so you can start playing right away. 

Support Levels

We're spending the next 30 days trying to get this project to launch. We've put together four unique tiers with tangible awards to reward our biggest backers. All support is hugely appreciated.

  • Added to our electronic mail list (if you want) so you can get all those juicy PWW updates & gossip.
  • Added forever to our hearts.

We get it, in this economy? Between the price of upgrading your dating apps to paying your butler’s pension, not everyone has enough of that sweet, sweet cheddar left over to binge on Kickstarter games. If you just want to support the team until your bitcoin investments take off we’ll still be eternally grateful. Even the smallest eggs can turn to Dragons.  

  • Added to our electronic mail list (if you want) so you can get all that juicy PWW updates & gossip.
  • One ridiculously awesome copy of the complete PWW card game:  includes 50 cards, the complete rules, card box, and over 20+ unique characters and artwork for 3 different drink types. 

Workers of the world unite...to paaaaarty! Time to get your glow on and see if you have what it takes to be at King or Queen. This tier gives you everything you need to play the game of Poison, Water, Wine and find out for sure if NOT having this game in your life is the reason for the deep sense of unfulfillment and longing that overtakes you right before you go to sleep.  

  • Added to our electronic mail list (if you want) so you can get all that juicy PWW updates & gossip.
  • One ridiculously awesome copy of the complete PWW card game:  includes 50 cards, the complete rules, card box, and over 20+ unique characters and artwork for 3 different drink types. 
  • Champion a Card: your name will be added to the bottom of 1 card that will be printed & included with every version of this deck that we make! All names subject to review for appropriateness by creators (be cool guys, come on, we’re already pushing things by having lizards). Sort of like how wands pick their owners, the card will pick you so you won’t know who your champion is until you crack open the deck for the first time. Note: the game intentionally has duplicate characters so there may be other fellow comrades who champion the same character(s) as you - but you’ll still get your name on its own card so, I mean, it’s still bananas. 

Welcome to the Lizardhood. I...I love you man, honestly, I don’t say it enough and you deserve it - no you do - cause you’re sucha’ good, sucha good dude you know? If you love the game and artwork and want to permanently be a part of it by enshrining your OWN name to a card than this tier is for you.  

  • Added to our electronic mail list (if you want) so you can get all that juicy PWW updates & gossip.
  •  One ridiculously awesome copy of the complete PWW card game:  includes 50 cards, the complete rules, card box, and over 20+ unique characters and artwork for 3 different drink types. 
  • One unique limited edition never-to-be-printed-again Ale Card that is playable (if you want?). Yes, you’re literally paying significantly more for ONE card. Why? We don’t know… but we wanted to give our closest friends and backers a special thank you card to show you were here at the GROUND LEVEL and went above and beyond to back our Kickstarter like the boss Dragon you are. 
  • This tier DOES include the previous reward of having your name on a card.

 DOOOONT STOOOP, BELIEEEEVING na-na-na-na-new-na’ FEELING! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Wow, wow, wow, you like us.. you REALLY like us.  Eternally grateful for the support and love you show.  

Stretch Goals

  •  $3,000: We Ride - Kickstarter success. Alpha leader this is Bravo1 project is a GO the pigs are in the blanket, repeat, the pigs are in the blanket. 
  •  $7,500: Suit Up - Box art for every deck we print.
  •  $10,000: Party Time - Sir Chesterfield Bonus Card added to every deck!

More to come maybe...?

About the Game & Creators 

Long ago it was prophesied that a glorious card game would come to Kickstarter and bring joy to millions of people across the world... that game actually happened and it's known as Exploding Kittens - you should totally get yourself a copy it's a real blast. Seriously it's great.

There was, however, ANOTHER less well known prophecy that a second Kickstarter card game would be created based on one profoundly simple idea: create a game that allows you to screw over your friends in as funny a way possible.

Growing up as two extremely competitive childhood friends in Canada (also known as "America's Hat") Robin & Duncan learned early on that the thing they enjoy most about tabletop games is that moment when one pulls off a skillful move at their opponent's expense. The kill. The checkmate. The bluff.  

Enter Poison Water Wine (PWW). 

The idea of creating a competition where the goal is to poison your friends and out drink your enemies was the perfect fit. Loosely based around the infamous inconceivable scene from Princess Bride where the hero outsmarts the Sicilian in a battle of wits over drinks - Robin and Duncan sought to convert this more general idea into a card game with all the same level of skill and humour and more. 

The final piece, however, was of course the lizards & surrounding "lore" featured in the trailer video. As lovers of all things fantasy Robin & Duncan both wanted to create immersive, cool cards that add a little extra flavour and joy to the playing experience beyond mere numbers or classic symbols. If you look carefully, there's a joke to almost every card. 

While Robin is responsible for all the art, lore, videos, AND even came up with the original idea (you know it's true Duncan don't even start), Duncan has been invaluable in his knowledge and experience playing a wide variety of the world's most nerdy games. Together they've made a great team, especially during that time when Robin got Duncan to back away from doing an entire toast-themed deck entitled "toasting toast" (yes this actually happened).

Hilarious semi-satirical biographies aside, this has been a huge dream for both Robin and Duncan to bring a fun card game into existence.

Once players get the hang of the rules (this usually takes a few rounds) the game becomes simple with a ton of nuance and different strategies. We can't wait for all of you to try it out and let us know what you think. 

Follow us on instagram @poisonwaterwine and we'll be more than happy to answer questions, get feedback on the game, or debate the meaning of life. 

xoxo

Risks and challenges

As with every Kickstarter, there are risks in delays to receiving your PWW deck that may stem from production with our printer, mailing issues, and/or unforeseen administrative challenges tied to the campaign (payment processing etc.). While we are absolutely committed to delivering to everyone who supports us, it really is a two man operation for this entire project so hopefully we can all work together if there are any issues.

That said, the deck is 100% complete and we’ve play tested it hundreds of times so we’re extremely confident in the product itself. The only outstanding work left to do would be adding to our stretch goals if you all end up liking the project - which would be a nice problem to have!

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    SOBER EGG TIER

    We get it, in this economy? Between the price of upgrading your dating apps to paying your butler’s pension, not everyone has enough of that sweet, sweet cheddar left over to binge on Kickstarter games. If you just want to support the team until your bitcoin investments take off we’ll still be eternally grateful. Even the smallest eggs can turn to Dragons.

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    FEELIN’ GOOD PROLETARIAT LIZARD TIER

    Workers of the world unite...to paaaaarty! Time to get your glow on and see if you have what it takes to be at King (or Queen - no judgement). This tier gives you everything you need to play the game of Poison, Water, Wine and find out for sure if NOT having this game in your life is the reason for the deep sense of unfulfillment and longing that overtakes you right before you go to sleep.

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    Pledge CA$ 99 or more About $74

    BUZZIN’ BOURGEOISIE SECRET LIZARD COUNCI

    Champion a Card: your name will be added to the bottom of 1 card printed & included with every version of this deck that we make!
    All names subject to review for appropriateness by creators (be cool guys, come on, we’re already pushing things by having frickin’ lizards).
    Sort of like how wands pick their owners, the card will pick you so you won’t know who your champion is until you crack open the deck for the first time. The game intentionally has duplicate characters so there may be other fellow comrades who sponsor the same champion on a different card - but you still get your own!

    Includes:
    • Added to our electronic mailing list
    • One complete game (50 cards, 20+ unique characters, and rules)
    • Champion a Card: your name will be added to the bottom of 1 card
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    Limited 8 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About $111

    DRUNKEN DRAGON ENERGY TIER

    1 unique limited edition never-to-be-printed-again Ale Card that is playable (if you want?) and is basically our version of the infamous Black Lotus card from Magic the Gathering.
    Yes, you’re literally paying $120 dollars more for ONE card. Why? We don’t know… but we wanted to give our closest friends and backers a special thank you card to show you were here at the GROUND LEVEL and went above and beyond to back our Kickstarter like the boss Dragon you are.

    Includes:
    • Added to our electronic mailing list
    • One complete game (50 cards, 20+ unique characters, and rules)
    • One unique limited edition never-to-be-printed-again Ale Card
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 8 backers
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Funding period

- (30 days)