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Drinking Problems card game launching $2.5K campaign on Kickstarter

There are two types of cards: drink cards and problem quiz cards. Click to learn how to play.

Drinking Problems card game launching $2.5K campaign on Kickstarter
Vincent Cropper, founder of the Drinking Problems card game, in Washington D.C. at a community activation event recently. Cropper has been testing the game with audiences over the last six months. DRINKING PROBLEMS GAME PHOTO

It started with a simple question: Would you take $500,000 if it means you could never have kids?

Now it’s a full-fledged drinking game. Created by founder Vincent Cropper and best friend, Gary, the architects behind the Drinking Problems card game have launched a $2,500 Kickstarter campaign to bring the game to market in April.

“They say the truth comes out when you’ve been drinking, or that drunk words are sober thoughts, so that's where the idea came from to include the drinking component. I was talking basketball and sports with a friend, and the question came up; that's where we got the idea for the game,” Cropper told Black Dollar Magazine.

“It’s a great game for people who are just meeting each other or for people who already know each other well.”

There are two types of cards: drink cards and problem quiz cards.

The drink cards are a split into classic, rule, question, vote/debate, and activity sections that usually end with someone taking a drink. Players typically vote on who wins.

Meanwhile, the problem quiz cards involve five intimate questions, scenarios, and mini-games to complete in 45 seconds.

He added that he has been testing the game for six months with friends and family in Washington D.C. Moreover, Cropper mentioned he has been partnering with various cafes, local bars and companies for community activations to test the game with audiences.

One event space is Village D.C., a Black-owned café and event space in the city that caters to Black, racialized groups, and proven allies. In the future, he wants to continue finding potential sponsors and partner with local influencers to boost its popularity.

“I definitely want to keep it direct-to-consumer as much as possible. The game is made in the U.S.; that’s something that I’m really passionate about,” he said.

“People are the most important part of game night and it's a great icebreaker. I have a good idea of where I want to take this once we raise the money.”

With a background in environmental science and sustainable technology, Cropper has, in the past, also sold digital art via Opensea, an NFT marketplace, and raised $2,000 to support dogs that need surgery.

No cause has been identified yet for the Drinking Problems card game, but Cropper said efforts to select a worthy cause upon the business’ success are underway.

To donate to the Kickstarter campaign, click here.