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What The DubBy What The Dub
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What The DubBy What The Dub
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$1,714
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 24 2018 5:13 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Before you roll your eyes and go "Oh Gee Whiz, another adult party game??" hear me out!

By now, you may have seen videos of "The Whisper Challenge" played by big names like Jimmy Fallon, The Rock & Kevin Hart, Joe Santagato and other people way more famous than me. If you haven't, it's where someone is listening to headphones playing loud music while the other is trying to figure out what the other person is saying by reading their lips. That's where the similarities end with "What The Dub"

"What The Dub" is a team-based card/party game that is seriously one of the funniest games you will ever play. I wouldn't lie to you. Two teams go at it to be the first to 25 points by solving hilarious phrases that were created by the other team using "Dub" cards. In each round, one player will be listening to loud, distracting music and their teammate will have to repeat the phrase, a "Dub", given by the other team.

Note: For this Kickstarter, the game will be geared towards a "mature" audience for ages 18+. If the goal is hit, we plan on releasing a family friendly version as well. 

 Every copy of What The Dub comes with the following:

  • 200 Dub Cards
  • 10 Gamechanger Cards
  • 10 Award Cards
  • 10 Blank Cards
  • Rule Sheet w/ QR Code

Sorry, headphones are NOT included with this Kickstarter campaign, but any ol' pair will do!

What The Dub is pretty simple, but it's even more simple to learn how it's played by example. So here's a video. 

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- Make sure you have a playlist good to go (The Official Spotify playlist can be found on whatthedub.com and Facebook page!), headphones, a timer, and a notepad to keep score.

Scoring: First to 25 points wins! You get 4 points for solving the Dub in 90 seconds, and 8 for solving it in under 45 seconds. You must say the Dub in it's entirety without interruptions in order to score points. Remember, hints and clues are allowed, but you will only receive half points. 

Here are some actual, unedited, full length rounds played during our many, many play tests. Words in bold were from the Dub cards. (Keep in mind some of the audio may contain NSFW audio!)

 "It's a Success! Pizza gave me Diabetes!"

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"Hotter Otters Love Fornicating Graffiti While Playing Nintendo"

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 "I overdose on coffee when I hunt Sasquatch"

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Well...

  • No Pre-Written Phrases on Cards! The phrases aren't pre-written on any cards, so you never have to worry about memorizing cards or Dubs. Each and every phrase is created by you and your hilarious friends, so the possibilities are endless; giving it endless replay value!
  • Strategy! Believe it or not, unlike typical games in this genre, there is a bit of strategy to it. What kind of music would distract Marie the best? Should we solve this Dub without charades for more points, or use charades to increase our odds of winning? 
  • Fast Paced Intense Rounds! 90 seconds go by fast, so games get pretty hectic with your friends shouting at each other that they lost a condom in a Wendy's cheeseburger. Going for bonus points by solving it in under 45 seconds just adds to the intensity! 
  • Distracting Music! In order to trip up players, loud, distracting music is blaring from the headphones. Distracting music doesn't necessarily have to be bad, but try focusing on lip reading while "Friday" by Rebecca Black is playing in your ears. 
  • Custom Team Names: This adds nothing to the game, but in play testing players had a lot of fun coming up with their team names and from there they were really into the game and knew they were in for a good time.
  • Gamechangers! These are basically the "Draw Four" of What The Dub. Just when you think you ensured victory, Frank draws a Gamechanger and now you have to switch places with a member from the other team! Gamechangers can be a gift or a curse.
  • Award Cards! Just because the game is over, doesn't mean the fun has to stop! When a winning team has been declared, the event's host typically will pass out Award Cards to deserving players. 
  • Compact Design! All of the cards in the game are smaller than typical playing cards, making traveling with What The Dub as simple as shoving it in your pocket, or bra, if you feel the need. 
  • The future! If the goal is hit, we have a lot of plans for What The Dub! Besides themed expansion packs, we are already talking with developers to create a companion app that will keep track of time, score, a social feature, and more. We'd also like to make a kid-friendly version as well as including a pair of custom What The Dub wireless headphones! 
  • It's f***ing funny. Seriously. It may sound biased, but What The Dub is honestly the funniest game we've ever played. So many elements make it such an up-roaring, hilarious, unique experience and players will want to keep playing again and again. It will no doubt be a must play at game nights from now on.

Shipping

Shipping is included for all US backers! For any international backers, we are unable to include shipping so any costs will have to be paid separately. 

Origin Story

Hi! My name is Nick and I'm just some guy living in Ann Arbor, Michigan (born and raised) with his amazing wife and super awesome kids. What The Dub came about after my friend introduced me to some videos on YouTube called "The Whisper Challenge" over 2 years ago. After laughing at them for a good while, the idea to make it into a party game hit me.  Since then, I've been working hard at perfecting What The Dub to the thing it is now. We've play tested and tweaked the game rules, contents, features, etc countless times now and I have a version I'm finally happy with so I felt it was time for the world to try it out and set a Kickstarter date. 

What was most important to me, besides having a great time, was having a high replay factor. Many party games have pre-written phrases on cards that get old after 2-3 times, or have to rely on expansion packs. The best part after all the play testing is the genuine laughter, fun, and competitiveness that players have while playing. Just testing out a new idea or rule turns into extended game nights, which end up lasting late hours (into Taco Bell 4th Meal). Besides that, even when I want to have a normal game night and give What The Dub a break, it's always requested and good times are had. 

Risks and challenges

​The biggest challenge is that no matter how much research I've done or people I've talked to, I've never done this before. All of the artwork and cards are all designed and ready to be sent to the printers. I'm using a trusted printing company, Longpak Games, so as long as everything there goes smoothly, the next challenge is fulfilling all of my rewards on time. Being a simple card game with not many frills or extras, I can't imagine it being too difficult. My number one priority is to make sure everyone receives their game on time and in your hands (and ears) ASAP! I'm hoping you can all be playing this with your friends and family by the holiday season!

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