Hey folks! Once again it’s been forever since I’ve posted anything here, and once again it’s shameless self-promotion that brings me back. This time it’s for something I’m ridiculously excited about though; I created a board game!
Well, it doesn’t have a board, but it’s a party game called Buy The Rights and I think it’s pretty cool. It’s a game where players create their own movies based on four decks of cards, trying to come up with the best/funniest movie ideas and pitching them to the Producer, who then ‘buys the rights’ to the movie(s) they like best.
I’ve been working on it for quite a while now, and it’s almost done. In just a few weeks it will launch as my very first Kickstarter project. I’m working with AdMagic, the company that prints Cards Against Humanity and a bunch of other awesome games, on manufacturing, and I already hired the awesome Jason Smith to provide art for the cards. The game looks great even in prototype form, and will look even better
if when it gets funded!
Buy the Rights is a true party game. It’s meant to get people laughing and isn’t meant to have a ton of rules, and because of that, it’s my type of game. Each deck has 100 cards which makes for 100 million possible combinations, so the game will have a lot of replay value. Here are a couple of my favorite movies that have been made in playtesting sessions so far:
Players are encouraged to really pitch their ideas to the producer, who changes each round. The Producer has a budget of $20 Million to spend on their favorite movies and can divide it up however they want, and the player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
The base game will be available for a $25 pledge, and that gets you 400 cards in a 11×7 box with a molded plastic insert, custom printed Buy the Rights play money, and instructions. Then we’ll have all sorts of awesome reward tiers with rewards designed by a lot of awesome artists and friends of the site. Art prints, button packs and stickers, and an exclusive t-shirt will all be available at various pledge levels.
If you’d like to stay up to date or just find out some more information, head over to the Buy the Rights website!