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A party game for everyone that requires both Heart and Brain through the use of hilarious social, silly and mental challenges.
A party game for everyone that requires both Heart and Brain through the use of hilarious social, silly and mental challenges.
4,465 backers pledged $237,745 to help bring this project to life.

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The ultimate social game of wits!

From the mind of the Awkward Yeti, creator of the Kickstarter success OrganATTACK (over $500k raised) and the wildly popular New York Times Bestselling Heart and Brain comic series comes a party game that requires both Heart and Brain to win!

Channel Heart and Brain to defeat your friends in this easy-to-learn ultimate party game!  From completely bizarre to extremely logical, this game has it all: trivia, challenges, voting, truth/dare, scenarios/responses. Play Heart and Brain-themed cards and win corresponding game pieces by performing tasks, voting correctly, having the funniest answers and winning challenges. The first player to earn 3 Heart and 3 Brain game pieces is the winner!

Players: 2-6 with base game (Note: 2 player game requires minor modifications to gameplay)
Age notes: contains mild potty humor and some trivia may be difficult for younger players.

 

 

 

 

 

Gameplay:

First player rolls the die. If you get Heart, draw a card from the Heart deck. If you get Brain, draw a card from the Brain deck. If you get Heart and Brain, choose a card from either deck. If you get butterfly, flip your coin and call Heart or Brain before it lands - if it lands on the side you called, you automatically get that token (after rolling butterfly, roll again until you choose a card). After performing the action on the card, your turn ends and onto the next player. The first player to earn both 3 Heart game pieces and 3 Brain game pieces wins. You cannot earn more than 3 of either token.

How are game pieces earned?

VOTE: All players vote on the answer using their coin. The Majority earns game piece (none awarded in a tie)
Brain CHALLENGE: You challenge any player to answer a question. They earn a game piece if they are successful. If they fail, YOU earn the game piece.
Heart CHALLENGE: Choose any player to participate in the challenge with you. Winner takes the game piece.
SCENARIOS: Players all lay a RESPONSE card face down that they think is the funniest (Heart) or most logical (Brain). The player mixes them and reads them aloud and choose their favorite one. Whoever played that card gets the game piece. 
TRUTH: The player makes a statement that is either true or false, in the hopes of tricking the other players. Anyone who correctly guesses earns a game piece. Player who made the statement earns a token if they dupe all players. 
OVERTHINKER: Use these strategically to alter game play, functions vary.
DEBATE: Choose one player to debate the topic on the card. Both the choice you make and the case you make for it may play a factor in who wins the debate. Players not participating vote on the winner with their coins. No game pieces awarded in a tie.
DARE: Earn a game piece if you choose to perform the Dare on the card.
DOUBLE DARE: Choose one player to participate with you. Both players must choose to perform the Dare to earn a game piece. If either refuses, no game pieces are awarded.
CONTEST: Player who drew the card challenges one other player of choice. Player who drew the card names the first word, based on the category on the card. The challenger then names a different word, and they continue back and forth until one can't think of a word, uses one incorrectly, or repeats a word.

What's included with each game:

Enough stuff for 6 players!
70 Heart cards (Now 80 with the $150k Stretch goal!)
70 Brain cards (Now 80!)
100 Response cards (Now 108!)
6 Vote coins 
36 Total Heart and Brain game pieces
1 Die
Rulebook

Why we need your help:

Kickstarter not only allows us to afford to make the project a reality, it's a great way for everyone to get involved, ask questions, and contribute to the way the game is ultimately created! In exchange for your help, you'll get awesome rewards, but you'll also hold a special place in our heart (and brains).

Thank you for your support!

Special thanks:
The Awkward Yeti team for support in development of the game and Kickstarter
Genetti's Hole in the Wall in Northville MI for their generous use of their space (and a round of sodas)

All music was legally licensed through audiomicro.com 

No animals were harmed during the making of the game.

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Risks and challenges

Now that we've done a few Kickstarters, including a successful game, we're ready to face any challenges that may arise with manufacturing or fulfillment. To make things simpler and avoid delays out of control, we'll be fulfilling the games out of our own warehouse (in Michigan, USA). We'll be prepared to post updates about any issues and do our best to make it all run smoothly.

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