King’s Cup. It’s ubiquitous among college parties, but why stop there? Seamus James and Brett Wagner have elevated the game to a whole new level.
King’s Cup — you see it at college parties the world over. Many variations exist, but the basic premise is simple: Each card has a rule assigned to it. The cards are spread in a circle around a cup — the King’s Cup — in which an adult beverage is poured and players pick cards from the circle, acting on the rule assigned to the card they choose. Whomever draws the fourth king “loses” in that the game ends and they have to drink the cup in the center.
First, they’ve produced a carefully thought out, thoroughly tested deck of hand picked rules. These aren’t just playing cards with rules stuck on them, they’re truly a new game. That means they can have far more than the thirteen rules of old. They’re still working on a final number, but it’ll definitely be more than twenty rules, some of which appear only once, others which will appear two or four times.
Next, each card explains the rule explicitly, includes indicators of how long the rule lasts, how much one should consume, and to whom the card applies. Any confusion about the gameplay is completely eliminated. It’s their goal that someone who’s never played the game before could sit down and play immediately with no explanation.
They also added a couple features that makes the game even more fun. For example, when drawing a king, you now get to be the king of something, giving you certain powers to make others drink.
All with all a nice idea, with interesting graphics. If you like this as well, you can help them with this project, simply by going to Kickstarter and support their project!