If you think playing a game of Cards Against Humanity with the in-laws is awkward, how about suggesting a game of Secret Hitler?
I guess that title proves that you can fund just about anything with the help of Kickstarter, although it’s really not as bad as it sounds.
Some of the Business Insider staff were so impressed with the game’s concept that they actually backed it themselves, and here’s how they sum up what it’s all about:
Don’t judge Secret Hitler by its name. It is an excellent hidden role game, especially if you’re interested in screaming at your friends and possibly ruining some fragile relationships. Everything about this game was so well thought out, from play to the artwork. The details in every piece of the game are beautiful. It is fun for everyone: for people who love board games, and for people who haven’t played a better game than Monopoly
I love ruining fragile relationships – where do I sign up?
Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5–10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.
The majority of players are liberals. If they can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the table and win the game. But some players are fascists. They will say whatever it takes to get elected, enact their agenda, and blame others for the fallout.
The liberals must work together to discover the truth before the fascists install their cold-blooded leader and win the game.
Sounds pretty decent, but be careful about screaming out ‘you’re the secret Hitler’ too loudly for fear of the neighbours getting the wrong idea.
The next Kickstarter campaign is slightly less offensive – The Veronica Mars movie
The best thing I’ve ever backed was the Veronica Mars movie. Veronica Mars was a series about a teenage detective investigating the murder of her best friend. It starred Kristen Bell early in her career, and it was fantastic! Like many other gems, it had more of a cult following than a popular appeal. The series’ creator, Rob Thomas, turned to Kickstarter to raise $2 million to make a Veronica Mars movie. Over 91,000 people contributed and raised over $5.7 million for the movie, which was released in 2014. A
At the time, it was a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign (it might still be the most money ever raised through Kickstarter), and I haven’t regretted being part of it for a minute.
Nah, I’m good.
A silly card game with artwork from the web-comic artist The Oatmeal, this one quickly turned into a family favorite [sic].
Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.
I’m a big fan of the web comic Cyanide and Happiness, so when the creators decided to release a card game, I was instantly sold. Each card is a panel in a comic and the objective is to create the funniest comic possible. This definitely isn’t a game for kids, but if you’re planning a game night with some friends, it’s a must-have.
Again, maybe not one to play with the in-laws but great for those mates with a dark sense of humour.
So there’s three options you could use to spice up your next game night, and one movie I would avoid at all costs.
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