In every good story, you have the tried-and-true hero, and the fool that makes questionable choices. In Bad Decisions, you and other players set the tone for a situation in which a crisis and a fool are brought onto the scene, but it is up to you and your fellow players to determine the Bad Decision he is bound to make. He is a fool after all. Brought to you by Ian Price, the same designer behind Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools, this family effort game is trying to get funding on Kickstarter to bring this game to life.
They discuss that they were inspired by other party games such as Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, but wanted something a little less crude. They looked at other ways to find inspiration and found that spark in human error. The Story card for the round is meant to be a headline or opening sentence into what could be an article, a story hook, etc. It is up to the players to finish the situation out in the best way they feel possible.
The way the game plays is every player takes 5 of each Crisis, Fool, and Bad Decision cards. The current player, called the Bard, draws a story card and plays a Crisis and Fool card from his hand. The remaining players then play Bad Decisions card to finish out the headline-esque mini story, and the Bard chooses the best/funniest card to complete the story!
Bad Decisions has 4 days left and is hoping for that classic campaign-end funding that many projects nowadays see. Head on over and check it out! I really think the family aspect of this project is neat – how many game designers can say that their moms helped to head up a fun party game? You can get a copy of Bad Decisions for a pledge of $25, and you can vote for the theme of the set and future sets!