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msgjuba
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Hi all,

I've come up with a board game that is a party (drinking) game. I'm still working on building it out but I've played it myself and with my friends and the basics work well. In the meantime I wanted to do some research about publishers.

It has a name and theme that I think and others I've told think is funny, but some might find offensive. I'll just say that it's native american themed, it's a drinking game and plays to some native american stereotypes.

Part of the business strategy with the game would be getting attention because it is both funny and offensive (all publicity is good publicity).

Obviously this game is in a niche segment and involves a risky business strategy, and therefore I assume would be of interest only to a certain type of publisher. Is there any publishers you're aware of that would be interested in or publish this type of games?

Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.

J

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msgjuba wrote:Hi all, I've

msgjuba wrote:
Hi all,

I've come up with a board game that is a party (drinking) game. I'm still working on building it out but I've played it myself and with my friends and the basics work well. In the meantime I wanted to do some research about publishers.

It has a name and theme that I think and others I've told think is funny, but some might find offensive. I'll just say that it's native american themed, it's a drinking game and plays to some native american stereotypes.

Part of the business strategy with the game would be getting attention because it is both funny and offensive (all publicity is good publicity).

Obviously this game is in a niche segment and involves a risky business strategy, and therefore I assume would be of interest only to a certain type of publisher. Is there any publishers you're aware of that would be interested in or publish this type of games?

Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.

J

A drinking party game is a nard nut to crack because most people don't think "board game" when they drink.

Still, that doesn't mean other games have tried.

Cards Against Humanity started as a PnP, and evolved into something people bought. You may have to start like them and make it a PnP and if it hooks, mass produce it.

But as far as companies that will accept party games, that list is something I have no clue about. Many game companies won't take drinking games because it's not a viable income strategy, but I suggest going to your local adult store, find a game sold there and research the company that published said game.

But good luck in your search.

537h
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Tell me more about this Native American stereotyes drinking game

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msgjuba wrote:but some might

msgjuba wrote:
but some might find offensive. I'll just say that it's native american themed, it's a drinking game and plays to some native american stereotypes.

I would suggest doing a play test session with some Native Americans. If they find it offensive, or if you find this idea uncomfortable, then the game is a terrible idea. Alternately, if there isn't sufficient diversity in your town to permit this, you could contact some tribal elders online and submit a copy of your game to them for review.

That said, if it is a game playing to the stereotype of Native Americans being alcoholics and uses the term "firewater" then I can save you some trouble: it's not funny, it is definitely offensive, no publisher will touch it, and you need to find a better class of friend. To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy, "You might be a racist . . ."

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