WHAT IS IT?
Geeks and Tonic is a hilarious, fast-paced and slightly nostalgic drinking game. With characters like "Mrs. Pongman" and "Trashd Brandycoot", it takes everything you love about your favourite games and turns it into an evening (or morning if you're into that) of inebriated bliss. The cards are easy to understand and follow even after you are well into the game, which is really helpful. The expansion possibilities are limitless!
With fast paced, turn based, PVP drinking combat! Keep up or be taken out!
NAME: Geeks and Tonic
CONTENTS: 108 card deck: 12 heroes, 60 action cards, 35 cheivables, 1 Instruction card
PLAY TIME: Generally around 30min, but can be down to 10min or up to 1 hour based on card draws and player skill.
GOAL: To get 5 Points in Chieveable cards before your opponents do; and to drink and have fun :)
Number of Players: 2-6
HOW TO PLAY?
Geeks and Tonic is a game with a simple fast paced concept with all the rules printed on their corresponding cards. This way if your ever in doubt you can simply read the card to understand what to do next. For example one card may be "Drink one, deal one damage." indicating that by taking a drink you can deal one damage to any hero. Another would be "Share drinks with target player." Indicating that you and the target player now share drinks.
There are 3 types of cards, I will go through and explain them all here.
HERO CARDS: Hero cards are the representation of you in this game, each player gets to choose their starting hero. Each hero card has a special ability to help you win. These special abilities for example are "Look at an opponents hand once per round.." or another would be "When you drink, you may make another player drink." Every hero also has a health bar representing how much damage they can take before dying. Generally a hero with a better ability has lower health. If your hero ever dies, you must draw a new hero at random and discard your hand drawing new cards up to the amount you had. You can also opt that players must finish their drink when their hero dies.
CHEIVABLE CARDS: Cheivables are cards that you want to collect. There is always a number of chievables equal to the number of players, laid out in the center of the table. Any achievable in the center can be taken by completing the condition on the card. Some conditions are: "Drink 7 different drinks throughout the game." or "Kill two players in consecutive turns." or simpler "Drink 4 times in one round". Almost all chievables are bronze, however there are some silver and gold chievables which count as 2 points and 3 points respectively toward the 5 you need to win. You do not lose chievables when you die. Whenever a chievable is claimed, another is put into the center to replace it, so there are always the maximum available for players.
ACTION CARDS: Action cards are the main part of the game. They represent the actions you can perform on your opponents. There are 2 types: Action and Response. Action cards can only be played during your turn. Response cards can be used anytime in response to an opponents card. An example of this would be that you lay "Target player drinks 2.", they would respond with "Redirect a card that targets you to another player." You can only lay 1 Action card a round and 1 Response card a round, so choose wisely...well as wisely as you can :P
MEET THE HEROES!
All images above are subject to change as the game develops. But they will probably be close ;)
$2,000 - Our first expansion "The Heroic & Drunk" will become a 54 card expansion as opposed to a 36 card expansion.
$3,000 - Our first planned expansion for the game will become a standalone expansion!
$5,000 - We will work on an 10 player expansion for the game with more heroes, actions, and chievables. This will be a standalone expansion!
$10,000 - We will design a team based addon for the game with more heroes, actions, and chievables. This will be a standalone expansion!
$20,000 - We will design another expansion for the game with heroes, actions, and Cheivables; however this time our backers will vote on the heroes to add, and we'll design a cool new game mechanic ;) This will be a standalone expansion!
WILL ADD MORE AS WE APPROACH HIGHER GOALS :D
Risks and challenges
This is meant to be a fun game for gamers, geeks, drinkers, and fans of anything in between. Our risk is not being able to provide you guys with the game.
If we miss our goal we will be unable to produce the game. This is our only risk, but it is not so much a risk as we can always try again. We are already through 50% of the way to being able to print the game in it's entirety so as soon as we can afford to print the game we can get our drinks on! ... I mean get started :P
Also, if we go over the goal, more money will go to artwork :DLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (45 days)