close menu
YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS is a Card Game for People Who Want to Ruin Their Friends’ Lives

YOU’VE GOT PROBLEMS is a Card Game for People Who Want to Ruin Their Friends’ Lives

Whatever games we have at our disposal, the best way to pass time with friends is with those fun, weird thought experiments like “Would You Rather” or “What Would You Take to a Desert Island?” I don’t know if my favorite of the bunch had a name but it went sort of like this: On the one hand, something amazing will happen to you (like you’ll be beautiful forever). On the other hand, that prize is contingent on something equally awful happening to you (like you’ll have to wear a T-shirt that says “I’m With Stupid” for the rest of your life). The objective is choosing whether or not it’s worth it to accept both. This time-honored thought experiment basically became a meme with the advent of “Will You Press the Button,” and now its being adapted into a new Cards Against Humanity-style game called You’ve Got Problems.

According to publisher Jack Dire’s Kickstarter project page, the gameplay is relatively simple. You have perk cards and problem cards, which spell out awesome things and terrible things that will happen to you. During each round, one player is selected to be the judge, and everyone else tries to put down their best perk cards, all the while adding their own worst problem cards to their opponents’ perks. Then the judge picks their favorite selection and the cycle continues.

252698504da9181cb87e55e003f324bd

f7b3ddd04542e8e84986bc66dcf80d82

The OG version of the game comes with 600 green cards, but according to the Kickstarter page there’ll also be two 100-card expansion packs in the near future–one with orange geeky cards, and one with red R-rated cards. And you don’t have to worry about whether or not this game will actually get made; as of writing it’s already $16,000 over its goal, and Jack Dire already has plenty of experience bringing Kickstarter-backed games to life. In fact, this is his third; he also created Superfight (which is a time-honored Nerdist favorite), Red Flags, and Blank, Marry Kill, and is currently working on another game called Business Panda Beach Party.

Of course, even though the game has hit its goal, donating a few bucks might get you a fun Kickstarter perk, like a special Early Bird core deck that comes with 18 extra cards, or one of those awesome expansion decks. Which one would you want to get first, the nerdy one or the raunchy one? Tell us all about it in the comments!

Images: Jack Dire on Kickstarter

Final Images from Cassini Are Stunning

Final Images from Cassini Are Stunning

article
Stephen King's 8 Favorite Films

Stephen King's 8 Favorite Films

article
Here's Your Official First Look at David Harbour as HELLBOY

Here's Your Official First Look at David Harbour as HELLBOY

article