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80
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 15 2015

About


Note: A few have asked us about the legality of this game, due to other games existing with similar gameplay.  Our lawyers believe we are in the clear, and we have a more detailed answer in the FAQ Section..

Cards of Kink™ is a question and answer game built for the fetish community. It can be played by 3 or more players. It is inspired by games like Mad Libs™, Apples to Apples™, and Cards Against Humanity™.

Card Design Mockup
Card Design Mockup

The game deck includes 400 cards, and we have gone through three different prototypes in order to hone the card content for maximum fun. The card content was carefully crafted to include the top fetishes from Fetlife, a social network for Kinksters. Rest assured that your favorite fetish is included.

 Try out our Random Hand Generator

Cards of Kink™ can be played with three or more players. These are the instructions:

  • Deal Cards: Deal 10 Answer Cards to Everyone.
  • Choose a Card Dom: The person with the most subs at the table becomes the first Card Dom. Everyone else is a card sub.
  • Pick Master Card: The Card Dom picks a Question card and reads it aloud. This card is called the Master Card.
  • Create Submission Pile: All players, except the Card Dom, choose an Answer Card from their hand and pass it to the Card Dom.
  • Choose Cards: The Card Dom picks Answer Cards from the submission pile, and reads them aloud one by one.The Card Dom then chooses his favorite card.That Master Card goes to the player who submitted the favorite Answer Card. Each Question Card is worth one point
  • Choose a New Card Dom: The person to the Card Dom’s left becomes the new Card Dom.
  • Replenish and Repeat: Every player picks a new answer card. Then go to Step 3 for the next hand.

Gratitude: $5

  • Your name on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

Early Bird Backer: $25

  • One copy of the game.
  • Free worldwide shipping.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

The Game: $25  

  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer. 

Blank Cards: $35

  • Get 12 blank answer cards.
  • 6 blank question cards.
  • One copy of the game. 
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

Signed Game: $40

  • One signed copy of the game.  
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a gold backer.

Personalize a Card: $50  

  • A card created especially for you.
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a gold backer.

Make your Mark: $100  

  • You create a card to be included in the main deck sent to all backers.
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer.

 Prototype 2:  $500

  • A copy of the game’s second printed prototype,
  • A card created especially for you,
  • One copy of the game,
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer, along with a URL link to your site.

 Make a Big Mark:$750

  • You create five cards to be included in the main deck sent to all backers.
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer, along with a URL link to your site.

 Prototype 1: $1000

  • A copy of the game’s first printed prototype.
  • A card created especially for you!
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer, along with a URL link to your site.

 Party with Us: $1000

  • You and a guest can join us for the game’s launch party.in CT.
  • A card created especially for you.
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer, along with a URL link to your site.

 Party at your Place: $10,000

  • We will throw a launch party at your place for you and 30 of your closest friends.
  • A card created especially for you!
  • One copy of the game.
  • Thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer, along with a URL link to your site.

You can add additional blank cards to any pledge level that includes a copy of the game ($25 of higher).  For $10 you get 12 answer cards and 6 question cards.  For $15 you double that, with 24 answer cards and 12 question cards.  

You can add an extra copy of the game to any pledge level that includes one copy of the game ($25 of higher). For $23 you’ll have an extra copy of the game shipped to you.

To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:

1) Press the ‘Manage your Pledge’ Button above.  If you have not pledged yet, it will say ‘Back this Project’

2) Increase your pledge in the ‘Pledge Amount’ box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.  

  • If you want to add 1 set of blank cards, increase your pledge amount by $10.  
  • If you want to add two sets of blank cards, increase your pledge amount by $15.  
  • If you want to add three sets of blank cards, increase the pledge amount by $25.  
  • If you want to add four sets of blank cards, increase your pledge amount by $30.    

3) Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at, only the amount.    

4) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey to verify your preferred quantity.

Shipping and handling is included as part of your blank card add-on.

March 2015

  • Launch Kickstarter.

April 2015

  • Complete Kickstarter.
  • Throw party and sleep for 24 hours.

May 2015

  • Finish card Redesign.
  • File relevant paperwork w/ lawyer, if applicable.

June 2015

  • Start production of main deck.

July  2015

  • Review proofs from manufacturer.
  • Survey folks and start production of special cards.

August 2015:

  • Work on scheduling launch parties.

September 2015

  • Manufacturer sends finished games to fulfillment house; 
  • Main game starts shipping.

October 2015

  • Everyone gets their awards and showers us with happy thoughts.

November 2015:

  • Start work on an expansion pack.

To create a professional product we can build a business around, our printer needs a commitment of 3,000 games, for a cost of $17,220. Fulfillment costs, bonus rewards, and Kickstarter fees take up the rest of the budget.  We estimate that we about 900 backers to break even; but our goal is 1500 backers, which can fund our next game.

Jeffry Houser is a serial entrepreneur and owner of JayT Games, LLC. Cards of Kink was just a crazy idea that spun out of the many game nights he enjoyed over the years. 

In his day job, Jeffry runs an IT consulting firm specializing in custom software development for small businesses. He has written books, produced podcasts, and presented about technology all over the US.  In his spare time he reviews computer games for JustAdventure.com, plays guitar, and chases after his next entrepreneurial dream.

Special thanks to Aaron D., Christal Hayes, Mr. Ishmael, PorcelainBunny, and Snare for believing in this project and making our video awesome.

Risks and challenges

The current prototype design you see in the video will not be the final design. We are currently working with a designer, and a lawyer, to finalize the card design. This process may delay the game going into production, because everything takes longer when lawyers are involved.

Jeffry has worked on 15 different ventures over the past 24 years, but the bulk of them have either been service based businesses, or selling digital products. This foray into real world products in large quantity could present unforeseen logistical challenges. However, we have done our research, have spoken to manufacturers, and shippers. That makes us confident we can deliver the game as promised.

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    Gratitude: We'll give you a thank you on the backer page of the Cards of Kink Web site as a gratitude backer. If you have a tight budget, you can still help us make the game a reality.

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    Early Bird Backer: Get one copy of the game; thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

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    The Game: Get one copy of the game and thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

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    Blank Cards: Get 12 blank answer cards, 6 blank question cards, one copy of the game and thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a backer.

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    Signed Game: Get a copy of the game, signed by Jeffry, the creator. This tier also includes thanks as a gold backer on our web site along.

    $5 shipping to US / CA / UK
    $20 shipping worldwide.

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    Personalize a Card: Get a single card created especially for you! Want a card with your name on it? Want your favorite pastime memorialized? We’ll make that happen. This tier also includes one copy of the game and thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a gold backer.

    $10 shipping to US / CA / UK
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    Make your Mark: Create a single card that will be included in the master deck that will be sent to all backers. This tier also includes one copy of the game and thanks on the Cards of Kink Web site as a platinum backer. Want to make your mark? Choose this option!

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    $20 shipping worldwide.

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    Prototype 2: Get a copy of the game’s second printed prototype. This tier also includes a copy of the finished game, a personalized card with your name on it, and thanks as a platinum backer on our web site along with a link to any place you wish.

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    Make a Big Mark: Create five custom cards that will be added to the master deck, sent to all backers. This also includes a copy of the finished game and thanks as a platinum backer on our web site along with a link to any place you wish.

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    Prototype 1: Get the only existing copy of our very first game prototype. This tier includes a copy of the finished game, a personalized card with your name on it, and thanks as a platinum backer on our web site along with a link to any place you wish.

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    Party with Us: Come to our launch party in Connecticut and hang out with us as we play the finished game for the first time. This tier includes a copy of the finished game, a personalized card with your name on it, and thanks as a platinum backer on our web site along with a link to any place you wish. You can bring a guest; but travel costs not included.

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    Party at your Place: We'll come to you and host a launch party for you and 30 of your friends. We'll bring a copy of the game for everyone, and pick up the tab for the food and drink. This tier includes a copy of the finished game, a personalized card with your name on it, plus thanks as a super platinum backer on our web site along with a link to any place you wish. [The party must be in the US, sorry international backers]

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