Get Naked! is a silly card game about, well, getting naked.
The game takes about ten minutes to play, and is a fun, light diversion for three to eight players, ages six and up. The rules are simple enough to teach in sixty seconds.
The game includes a deck of twenty-two clothing cards, fifty action cards, and one instructions card. All decks will also include a print-and-play PDF download, if you just can't wait to Get Naked!
First you must put together your ensemble: a set of four clothing cards that show what you're wearing in the game. You can deal these randomly (which tends to result in some… interesting outfits) or if you are one of those serious gamespersons you can carefully draft your ensemble.
Then you get a hand of action cards. Each one has one or two actions on it like Unzip, Doff, or Rip. On your turn, you must play one action card on an appropriate clothing card. You can Unzip some Jeans, Doff a Balaclava, or Rip off just about anything. If you can't play on one of your clothing cards, you must play on somebody else's clothing cards. At the end of your turn, you draw a new action card.
All of your clothing cards have a special effect to make things a little interesting. If you take off your Brassiere before your Ball Gown—that's quite a trick—you get to draw an extra card. If somebody else plays on your Dress Shirt, they can get rid of an action card they don't want. And whenever anyone plays a Wriggle on the Tube Top, everybody gets an extra card.
Whoever gets rid of their last clothing card first is the winner.
If this kickstarter does well, I'll also be adding some expansions to the game. These are sets of new cards that you can add to the basic Get Naked! deck for extra hilarity. Each expansion adds eight to twelve cards.
Wardrobe Malfunction: add malfunction cards like Slipped Zip or Fumble Button to the game, putting obstacles in the path of your rival clothing-shuckers. Also includes some clothing cards that interact with malfunction cards in interesting ways. Unlocked at $366.
Defrocked: what do Shinto priests, Catholic nuns, Hindu Yogis, and Voudoun Mambos all have in common? They all need to get naked in this ecumenical expansion. Unlocked at $448.
Stitch in Time: a smorgasbord of fashions out of time, from togas to grass skirts to Member's Only jackets. Unlocked at $555.
Seat of your Pants: all the gear you've seen in your favorite action-adventure movies on your favorite action-adventure movie stars, coming off as you may have imagined once or twice. Unlocked at $648.
Garters in a Bunch: if the Victorians knew anything, it was how to layer on lots of clothing, and with this expansion, you can help take it all off again. Unlocked at $735.
Business Casual: polo shirts and sneakers on Friday, whooo! Revel in the freedom! …and then get back to work. Unlocked at $864.
Uniform Code: epaulets, combat harness, flak jacket, dress whites. Who doesn't like a person in uniform? Or very quickly out of uniform, as in the case of this expansion. Unlocked at $936.
Gertrude's Closet: everything you need to stage your own revival of your favorite Shakespeare play — at least the ones not set in Rome or Egypt or something. You know: doublet, hose, hats with giant feathers, and so on. Clothes make the man, after all! Unlocked at $1111.
Something Blue: you spend months agonizing over what you'll wear at your wedding, and then that night you can't get out of it fast enough. Because it's hot and uncomfortable and you're exhausted. Unlocked at $1236.
Emperor's New Clothes: our betters display their good breeding and hoary lineage best through the regalia of royal and noble office. Let's get them out of those stuffy things as quickly as possible. Unlocked at $1362.
Hatpocolypse: so many hats. Dear God. So many hats. Unlocked at $1488.
(Crazy numbers, huh? First person who figures out the thresholds numbers' significance gets a special clothing card that will declare them Sovereign of Nudity. I'm sure there will be heated competition for that title!)
A lot of people have asked me, "Seriously, Josh, why is everyone getting naked in this game? Is this a naughty game?"
I really have no idea where people get this idea! I just assume the players are all part of a high school field trip visiting a chemical plant and there was an industrial accident spraying everyone with something toxic—and now you and your friends need to get your contaminated clothes off before you can dash through the airlock door to safety. Obviously.
Nothing naughty about all that!
The game will most likely be printed through DriveThruCards' print-on-demand service, which produces some quality cards with good printing and durability. They also will handle the shipping, so I won't have to!
Risks and challenges
The game has already been designed, tested, illustrated, and finalized; all that remains is the actual printing of cards (and shipping to backers). All of that will be handled by DriveThruCards, which has an incredible track record for quality and service.
There aren't a lot of things that can go wrong with the project (he says, knocking on the wooden table), but if they do, I will work tirelessly to make things right as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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