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TOXIC LOGIC® logo

TOXIC LOGIC®

Warning: This game is recarded.

Welcome to the card-based party game for adults where you create bizarre and hilarious "IF/THEN" statements, which we call TOXIC LOGIC®. The game is easy to learn, portable, and tons of fun for 4 or more adults.

IF and THEN cards
IF and THEN cards

Here’s how it works:

Everyone is dealt 5 magenta “THEN” cards. The Dealer flips over a green “IF” card with the beginning of a conditional statement, like “IF you put a habanero pepper up your butt …” The other players each play one “THEN” card face down to the Dealer. The Dealer shuffles the “THEN” cards and then reads each “IF/THEN” combination:

  • “IF you put a habanero pepper up my butt …”
    “THEN we're in for a big, sloppy surprise”
  • “IF you put a habanero pepper up my butt …”
    “THEN these blueprints are all wrong”
  • “IF you put a habanero pepper up my butt …”
    “THEN my new nickname is 'Sharty McFly'”

The Dealer picks a favorite “THEN” card and reads the winning IF/THEN combination out loud:

  • “IF you put a habanero pepper up my butt …”
    “THEN my new nickname is 'Sharty McFly'”

The player of the winning “THEN” card gets a point. Everyone draws back up to 5 “THEN” cards, and the player to the left of the Dealer becomes the Dealer for the next round. You can keep your winning “THEN” cards to keep track of your own score. The first person to reach 5 points wins the game.

TOXIC LOGIC® box and contents
TOXIC LOGIC® box and contents

TOXIC LOGIC® is great for parties with 4 or more adults. You and your friends will have hours of laughs putting together “IF/THEN” statements which are absurd and so funny. Remember, “Toxic Logic” is not for kids! Some of the cards are filthy, and some of them are bizarre. While there is plenty of adult language and potty humor, rest assured that there is no racist or hate-based content. We want it to be fun for all adults! Put it all together, and you've got almost endless hilarity.

The Kickstarter-funded physical copy of TOXIC LOGIC® will come with 385 high-quality poker-sized cards:

  • 100 IF cards
  • 285 THEN cards

... along with an instruction booklet, all in a glossy 2-part box.

This means you can create 28,500 IF/THEN combinations! We hope you're ready to party.

About us:

We're Carrie and Ryan Parmenter, a couple from Michigan who met in 2007 in a Second City improv class. We love crafting, music, comedy, and games. We both graduated from the Second City Conservatory in 2009, the same year that we debuted our weird characters Shim and D'rothy on stage at Go Comedy Improv Theater in Ferndale, Michigan. Carrie and Ryan both did a lot of performing in improvised and scripted shows, with Ryan doing a one-man show featuring crooner "Guff Guyman" (the fictional "last surviving member of the Rat Pack"). Ryan wrote and produced the instrumental score for "RoboCop: The Musical," for which the soundtrack album was successfully Kickstarted in 2012. " We got married in 2012. Later that year Carrie was a finalist in the Go Comedy BITS tournament as part of the improv duo "Man Hands," and Ryan self-published his novel "Hyperbole." In 2017, Ryan published 3 volumes of his original coloring book series, Absurd Earthlings. Ryan released his 6th music album, "One of a Different Color" in early 2018. In February 2018 we established Shim and D'rothy Products Worldwide LLC, a startup company through which we are producing tabletop games, original T-shirt designs, and other "Fun Stuff for Funny Adults." Carrie currently performs regularly with the 5-woman improv troupe "Karen From Accounting." Clearly, we are passionate about creative projects, and we see them through to completion.

Shim and D'rothy logo
Shim and D'rothy logo

The origins of TOXIC LOGIC®:

When we, Carrie and Ryan, were in the early stages of dating back in 2008, we made up a game we called "If/Then." We would each write a list of "IF" clauses and "THEN" clauses and pair them up randomly, finding that they were frequently hilarious. Years later, playing the game again, we realized that it would work well as a card-based game. That's how we began developing TOXIC LOGIC®.

Rewards:

The main reward is the game itself, TOXIC LOGIC® in its 385-card glory. Check out our various support tiers offering rewards including customizable IF and THEN cards, T-Shirts, and original Shim and D'rothy board games, including one for KIDS! If you support us at the $100 level, we will create five personalized cards for you! If you support us at the $500 level, you get the personalized cards and a personalized TOXIC LOGIC® trophy! See pictures of some rewards below.

Check out more of our stuff at the Shim and D'rothy website.

TOXIC LOGIC® box
TOXIC LOGIC® box
"You Did What?" Laminated poster board game for adults
"You Did What?" Laminated poster board game for adults
"Root Guy Farm" - Full-color laminated board game for all ages
"Root Guy Farm" - Full-color laminated board game for all ages

Risks and challenges

The great news:

We have already written all game content, designed the look and feel of the game, and produced prototypes for our thorough playtesting. We're good to go. All we need is your financial support in order to get up and running with production of lots of copies of the game. We think our budget is solid and accounts for all production costs for the game and supporter rewards.

Risks:

The main risks we foresee are those regarding logistics and timing of deliverables. We have solid quotes for production, manufacturing, and freight of the final products, but those are always subject to fluctuation. We've done our best to include ample "padding" so that we can make sure that our supporters receive their games and rewards in the timeframe predicted. We believe in the "under-promise and over-deliver" philosophy.

One other item to bear in mind is that this is our first Kickstarter campaign, and our first attempt at large-scale game production. We've been researching and planning this campaign for months, but we must be honest about this being new territory for us in many ways. We think we've got a solid plan, but there's always a chance that unforeseen events could cause delays.

We've already done our legal legwork (TOXIC LOGIC® is a registered trademark of Shim and D'rothy Products Worldwide LLC), and we have acquired a barcode as required for commercial distribution.

We hope that you'll feel confident in supporting our game, and that you will be able to say that you helped to bring TOXIC LOGIC® into the pantheon of great adult party games!

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    You get a copy of TOXIC LOGIC, the 25 extra customizable cards, and a black T-shirt with the “TOXIC LOGIC” logo screen-printed in full color. You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list. (You choose the T-shirt size.)

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    TOXIC LOGIC + T-Shirt + Adult Game

    You get a copy of TOXIC LOGIC, the 25 extra customizable cards, “TOXIC LOGIC” T-Shirt, and Shim and D’rothy’s laminated poster Board Game “You Did What?” -- a drinking game for adults. You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list. (You choose the T-shirt size.)

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    TOXIC LOGIC + T-Shirt + All-Ages Game

    You get a copy of TOXIC LOGIC, the 25 extra customizable cards, “TOXIC LOGIC” T-Shirt, and Shim and D’rothy’s full-color laminated poster Board Game “Root Guy Farm” for kids and all ages. You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list. (You choose the T-shirt size.)

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    TOXIC LOGIC Personalized Hero Pack

    You get a bundle! You will receive a copy of TOXIC LOGIC, the 25 extra customizable cards, “TOXIC LOGIC” T-Shirt, and two of Shim and D’rothy’s laminated poster Board Games (“You Did What?” drinking game for adults and full-color “Root Guy Farm” for kids and all ages). Fun for the whole family, and then lots more fun after the kids go to bed! Plus, we will work with you to create 10 personalized cards just for you: 5 IF cards and 5 THEN cards*. You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list. (You choose the T-shirt size.) *No hate speech allowed.

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    Holy moly, you like us! You get everything from the $100 pledge level, plus extra copies of the game and a personalized trophy! You get five copies of TOXIC LOGIC, five sets of the 25 extra customizable cards, a “TOXIC LOGIC” T-Shirt, and two of Shim and D’rothy’s laminated poster Board Games (“You Did What?” drinking game for adults and full-color “Root Guy Farm” for kids and all ages). Fun for the whole family, and then lots more fun after the kids go to bed! Plus, we will work with you to create 10 personalized cards just for you: 5 IF cards and 5 THEN cards* Plus, you will get a personalized TOXIC LOGIC trophy with your name on it! You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list. (You choose the T-shirt size.) FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE! *No hate speech allowed.

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    TOXIC LOGIC Earlybird -- FREE SHIPPING

    Available to the first 100 backers through June 7 at 11:59 PM. You get a copy of the TOXIC LOGIC game, which includes 385 cards and an instruction booklet, all in a glossy two-part box. Earlybird backers will get FREE SHIPPING to any address in the USA. You will be thanked on our backers appreciation list.

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