This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, June 5 2019 4:29 PM UTC +00:00.
Now that the world finally knows how much free time a nurse has to play games, there’s no sense in keeping it a secret anymore.
It’s time to take the games out of the supply closet and bring them back to the table where nurses can finally share them with everyone.
Nurses Playing Cards is a game made by nurses to share that unique sense of humor that keeps us smiling even in the strangest of situations.
This Kickstarter was inspired as a direct response to Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh’s inflammatory comments describing her perception of a nurse’s workload. Senator Walsh stood in opposition to bill SHB 1155 that would prevent mandatory overtime for nurses as well as protect their meal and rest breaks, and on April 16, 2019 stated before the Senate that she believed nurses not only received their lawful breaks, but most likely “play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” If you, like us, couldn’t believe any person would say such a thing, please watch the video of her exact statements below.
As an individual, who has been lucky enough to have many nursing friends and family in my life, these ignorant comments filled me with frustration and anger.
As the president of Hack and Slash Game company, who has still been lucky enough to have many nursing friends and family in my life, these comments were motivating!
As a result, Hack and Slash Game company has teamed up with practicing Registered Nurses to produce a game specifically for the hardworking nurses of the world. It is a game inspired by them, made by them, and produced for them.
And if that isn't enough, if this campaign is successful, we will donate a portion of the profits to bills that will IMPROVE working conditions for nurses across the nation.
So if you are a nurse, if you are related to a nurse, if you are friends with a nurse, or if you have ever been helped by any one of the 19 million nurses in the world, help us defend the incredible service they provide for us every single day.
So come join us, show your support and back Nurses Playing Cards!
Nurses playing cards will be done in the tradition of "Apples to Apples" or "Cards Against Humanity" with the base game containing 300 cards (80 Questions and 220 Answers)
Playing is simple and easy:
1. Choose your first player “Charge Nurse” - this should be the nurse who most recently skipped a break to help a patient or fellow nurse.
If you have no nurses at the table, the person who’s been awake the longest should go first.
2. Charge Nurse deals ten answer cards to each player face down. You can only look at your own hand of cards....
3. Charge Nurse draws one question card and places it face up in the center.
4. Have each other player choose a answer card....
5. Charge Nurse shuffles and reads each answer card aloud.
6. Charge Nurse chooses the best answer....
7. Start the next round, player to the left of Charge Nurse is the now the Charge Nurse to the next round (shift).
8. Play until you're sick of it.
9. Find a nurse to make you feel better
10. Repeat PRN
Risks and challenges
Hack and Slash Game Company has already produces a number of successful games including Ophidian 2360 and the Peoples Champion Expansion. Additionally we have distributed successful games through Alliance, Hit Point Sales, and Amazon. We have secured a US based card printer with no “Card Minimum” meaning risk that Nurses Playing Cards will not be produced is minimal. We are certain that the quality of this game will more that meet your expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter