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Pass judgment, label everyone, defy stereotypes, reinforce them...or don’t, it’s just a game.
Pass judgment, label everyone, defy stereotypes, reinforce them...or don’t, it’s just a game.
Pass judgment, label everyone, defy stereotypes, reinforce them...or don’t, it’s just a game.
469 backers pledged $15,420 to help bring this project to life.

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Assumptions - A Card Game

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It's Apples To Apples meets Guess Who?! It's Cards Against Humanity with pictures?! It's...no wait, that's it.

***UPDATE: We're a staff pick! Thanks Kickstarter. And here's a new video ***

Assumptions is deliciously simple and addictively fun. We know this because we printed a prototype at FedEx Office Print & Ship Center (née: Kinkos...RIP), had a few drinks, played a game, and laughed our collective asses off. Then played it again. And again.

Here's how it works:

 GAMEPLAY

Black and white and red all over
Black and white and red all over

Everyone has 7 red assumption cards in hand.

Assumptions cards have red backs, and simple text on the front. Some are ridiculous, some are serious.
Assumptions cards have red backs, and simple text on the front. Some are ridiculous, some are serious.

Player A draws a character card from the pile without looking, revealing it to everyone else. Closing your eyes works. Holding it to your forehead works. So does holding it out in front of you, like this:

Ah the old "hold it out in front of you" method.
Ah the old "hold it out in front of you" method.

Everyone else plays an assumption card from their hand about the revealed character by putting it face-down. Players draw a new assumption card from the red pile so everyone's hands contain 7 cards.

Piles of ass...umptions cards
Piles of ass...umptions cards

Player A, with the character card still a mystery, flips the played  assumptions cards one at a time, reading them aloud (and inherently drawing their own assumptions about the character they haven't seen yet). Then, FINNNALLLLY, they get to flip their character card. Lol.

We're terrible and we know it.
We're terrible and we know it.

Player A picks the assumption they think best fits the character. The person who played the chosen assumption is the winner, and keeps the character card, collecting it as a point earned.

Big winner... kind of.
Big winner... kind of.

 • That's it! Rotate Player A and repeat. The game ends when X points are reached, or Y time has passed (you make up these numbers), or everyone hates each other. Preferably, before this last one happens. Enjoy!

WHY THE KICKSTARTER?!

This campaign exists to fund the printing and packaging of 400 legit playing cards (300gsm or 310gsm, coated, rounded corners, glossy box, etc.). As much as we like our DIY prototypes, we're looking forward to the super sexy finished product. 

play on
play on

ART

The beauty of the game is brought to you by the very talented Lauren Baker. She has drawn 90 amazing characters. Here are a few:

Copyright © Lauren Baker - tinysketchbook.com
Copyright © Lauren Baker - tinysketchbook.com

The final 10 characters will come from you! Our fanciest backer reward allows you to be part of the game. Provide your photo and Lauren will turn it in to a card. Like so:

Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing

So what makes the 100 character cards even better are 300 assumption cards ABOUT these characters. Some assumptions are not appropriate for children, and teenagers, and probably some adults. We (our lawyers) recommend players be over the age of 18. Here are a few cards:

We're not afraid of proper nouns
We're not afraid of proper nouns

HOPES AND DREAMS ✨ 

We have some plans for the future of Assumptions! If this game is popular we can continue with expansions, introducing new artists to the game with more characters, and more assumptions.

Straight hustlin
Straight hustlin

Any questions: we're on Twitter at @YTthisisaG and our website is - www.youthinkthisisagame.com In the meantime, we're keeping busy testing and improving the game.

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Risks and challenges

The artwork and design have been paid for already, and do not depend on the success of this campaign for completion (in fact, aside from those last 10 illustrations, we're all done). There are very few backer rewards associated with this project, which reduces any risks considerably. The production component is also very simple: a box, cards. And we're exploring a dozen printing options to make this happen. Other than that, we risk offending people, as the game contains cards that are not suitable for children (or even decent humans). Assumptions will literally be thrown at you, or you'll do the throwing. It might create awkward situations, or as we like to say, "teachable moments."

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    Promoters - We'll write an assumption about you and post it with your name and a link to your website (or social network account, or whatever you want, really, just one link) on OUR website.

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    ASSUMPTIONS - For Early Backers - The Game!
    A box, with 100 characters, and 300 assumptions. Have fun, this is the game, and it'll ship free to you!

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    ASSUMPTIONS - The Game, for latecomers.
    Yeah the same as above, but for more money, and no free shipping.

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    ASSUMPTIONS & You
    The game, AND, we'll turn you into a character that will be printed and included in the first release of the game! Since you're such a high roller, we'll even ship it for free.

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