Your dream of having the funniest party game of all time is finally fulfilled
328 total superpowers, lifetime supply items, jobs, and fulfilled dreams ready to be ruined
8 Whiteboards and dry-erase markers to stifle superpowers
24 bonus cards makes it so the Debbie downer of your group doesn't win every time
Included geek fest mini-expansion adds 42 sci-fi and fantasy items to stipulate
Do you take joy in raining on others' parades? Can you always find the opposite of the 'sier lining' for any situation? Is Debbie Downer your spirit animal? Stipulations was created to let your negativity shine! How it works: Every Stipulations card has unique options to select from 4 categories: Superpower Lifetime supply item Occupation Fulfilled dream Once the selection is announced, all other players write a stipulation (or limiting condition) for the announcement on the provided whiteboards. For example, your friend announces a lifetime supply of kittens? You can add "that constantly squirt diarrhea all over your house" or "because you give birth to them every week." Another friend has retractable claws? Stipulate them with "you constantly use furniture as a scratching post" or "they only come out when wiping in the bathroom." Your imagination and creativity are the only limits on how you can ruin players' announced superpowers, lifetime supplies, occupations, and fulfilled dreams.
From the Manufacturer
The perfect party game for negativity AND creativity
In Stipulations, you aren't simply selecting from punchlines that other people wrote. Instead, you get to create the fine print that ruins whatever wish or accomplishment announced by your friends, meaning you will never have 'a bad hand' and you get to tailor the negativity to their nightmares. This freedom results in unlimited replayability and endless laughter with any group of friends.
Easy to learn and a natural fit for any group
Some games simply don't accommodate enough people, and others might be too complicated, crass, or thematically narrow for particular groups. Eight whiteboards are provided in Stipulations for the regular game to fit up to 9 players, with variations in the rule book that can easily double that number. Best of all, it only takes a minute to learn the game and is very flexible for different audiences. As Forrest from Bower's Game Corner put it, "That's a good feature to have in a game, where grandma can have fun with this or dirty cousin Rico and his lady friends can have fun with this. [Stipulations] is what I like to call a chameleon game."
Reviewers LOVE Stipulations
"We'll cut right to the chase - Stipulations is a great family game and party game. . . . Stipulations scores very high on our 'let's play again' game meter." -The Board Game Family "Stipulations, in my opinion, is a fantastic party game that you absolutely need to [get]. If you're in the market for a party game... look no further, this is an absolutely must own game." -Bower's Game Corner
Proven game content
Every announcement in Stipulations had to earn its way into the final game by surviving various rounds of play-testing. The fittest options survived, setting you and your friends up for success with announcements that have a proven variety of hilarious ways to ruin them.
The average game of Stipulations goes through 12 announcements, which means you could play the game over 25 times without ever seeing repeat. And because the written Stipulations are usually tailored to the judge for that round, even rounds with repeat announcements are full of new and creative ideas.
Fun and laughter through negativity
As a business professor, Black Light Games founder Dustin Bluhm, PhD researches positivity in organizations and has uncovered a bit of a paradox: we crave positivity and laughter, but pay way more attention to negativity. Stipulations focuses on the negative to increase laughter, connection, and ultimately, positivity.
About the Startup
Describe your product in 3 words.
Pessimistic Party Game
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
There were about 10 of us gathered at a New Year's Eve party and we couldn't decide on what game to play. Everyone was bored with Cards Against Humanity and Telestrations, and we ended up just turning on a movie. I started working on Stipulations shortly afterward as a game that is incredibly easy to learn, could accommodate a lot of people, and results in non-stop laughter. Inspired by corrupt-a-wish Internet forums, it took nearly a dozen evoing prototypes to come up with the categories and content that brings Stipulations back to the table time and time again.
What makes your product special?
Every strategy game, board game, card game, and party game has a place with the right crowd. Stipulations manages to fit in with EVERY crowd. Because the players control the humor in Stipulations, each game of Stipulations is as unique as the group playing it.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Receiving emails, texts, Facebook messages, etc. with pictures and stories of people playing the game and how it made their evening. I'm now a contributor to thousands of inside jokes that never would have happened without Stipulations.
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