DECK AROUND

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Best Board Games for Adults

Posted by Madeleine Taylor on February 09, 2017. 0 Comments

“Aren’t we a little too old to be playing board games?” – Dr. No One EVER

Why? Simply because board games are awesome. That’s why! It’s not only about eating or drinking or watching episode after episode of Game of Thrones. It’s also about game night! It doesn’t matter about the theme of a reunion (unless it’s a funeral, but even then…) board games and strategy games can almost always appeal to all ages and personalities and be great silence breakers, bond makers and even be conversation starters.

We all remember hours of fun with our favorite game like the classic game Hungry Hippo, snake and ladders, scavenger hunt, card games, and other great icebreaker games - those memories stay with us forever. Nowadays, however, it's all about game play. With board games being so evolved, great game play means everything and there's a plethora...

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6 More Games Like Cards Against Humanity

Posted by Chris Lesinski on January 09, 2017. 0 Comments

 

Games like Cards Against Humanity

Image credit: Connie Ma

Cards Against Humanity is and was a smash hit for college folks and the party crowd, a behemoth among tabletop franchises, and the main reason your mother no longer comes over to play board games.

Thing is, while CAH itself is a great game and a good introductory experience for new gamers, most new players often transition straight from making hilariously offensive joke stories about celebrities to scratching their heads about resource management statistics or arguing with game store owners for their money back on a really bad indie game. The world of tabletop gaming is a vast wilderness for the uninitiated, which is why we grace your homes with our own game for Cards Against Humanity fans. It’s Deck Around and it’s...

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A Small Business Saturday Story! -- Holidays 2014 Was Total Chaos

Posted by Chris Lesinski on November 26, 2016. 0 Comments

Want to know why I sweated through my nicest suit in Dec 2014?

This is the story of my 4th quarter crisis in 2014 which I sent to email subscribers last year. I found it while looking through other things and decided it was worth re-posting in honor of Small Business Saturday. It's the perfect small biz story! 

And all the holiday deals that result are happening again in 2016 -- Enjoy! 

HOLIDAYS 2014 WAS TOTAL CHAOS

First, I want to tell you why almost had a panic attack a year ago. It's a funny story.

After that, I'll tell you about why this matters for YOU. Because it does. You're getting something free out of this whole ordeal!

Last year was the first holiday season for Deck Around. I had a feeling it would be big but I had no idea how huge it would be... I completely...

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Now Accepting Apple Pay

Posted by Chris Lesinski on November 24, 2016. 0 Comments

Not everyone has a credit card! Especially not if you're swimming in student debt (or about to be). So I'm always looking for more ways to accept more payments. And now, we're officially accepting Apple Pay -- just select it during your checkout (in the "customer information" section, above where you enter your address). 

This adds Apple Pay to my already excessive quantity of trustworthy and reliable payment methods including: 

  • Paypal - the most popular!
  • BitCoin - yes, really! 
  • The usual CC's - Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Amex - does anyone have one of these?
  • Diners club - OF COURSE

Hope all these options make Deck Around even more likely to land under the tree for you and your friends. 

Troubleshooting Apple Pay

Apple Pay is just a LITTLE finicky and the "Buy with Apple Pay" button won't appear unless you're eligible to pay that way. On an iPad or iPhone, it's...

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New Cards, New Weird Slang Words -- An All New Deck Around

Posted by Chris Lesinski on September 24, 2015. 0 Comments

Hey Deckheads!

I just rolled out some all-new updates to Deck Around thanks to your feedback. If you subscribe to the email list, you were among the first people to find out about this! (You can join the email list by downloading the free version or purchasing the complete version of Deck Around.) 

Here are just a FEW of the new updates: 

  • 14 brand-new words replacing some old words that weren't as fun
  • Completely re-written definitions to help them seamlessly blend in with your bullshit made-up definitions
  • Improved cardstock that's more durable and has a black core which means none of your dick friends will be able to see through the cards

This is the biggest update yet to Deck Around! Now's a great time to buy a copy. 

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See? I really do read all your feedback emails! Keep 'em coming. 

One of...

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4 Best Sentences That Use Every Letter in the Alphabet -- My Favorite English Language Pangrams

Posted by Chris Lesinski on September 06, 2015. 0 Comments

Tonight I was having drinks with some family when we became consumed by a giant set of interlocking foam letters for the children which laid on the floor. The toy from Target has one of each letter and we wondered what full sentences or phrases we could spell with it. And that's when I discovered the word "pangram" -- that's a sentence that uses every letter in the alphabet at least once.

We all probably know "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" which is commonly used to demonstrate fonts and letters but there are many more pangrams and some of them really cracked us up. When you're limited to so few characters and letters, funny stuff happens. 

That's why I thought I'd share them with Deck Around fans! As dirty and hilarious as Deck Around is, it's a word game at heart that the plays on...

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Dirty Party Games -- List of Wild Games for Adult Get Togethers

Posted by Chris Lesinski on November 30, 2014. 2 Comments

Offensive, wild, energetic, immature -- whatever you're looking for in a dirty party game, I can only assume two things: 1) you're looking for fun and 2) you're hoping to laugh your asses off. If so, you've come to the right place. 

I've studied party games more than anyone, especially the "dirty" genre, and here's a list of the best options. 

Before we jump into dirty party games, let's understand their father -- the plain old "party game." Music and movies have different genres which target different audiences... and so do tabletop games. "Party games" are a whole subset of games that are designed differently to specifically meet the unique needs of a party: large groups, short attention spans (drinking!) and sometimes award relationships that need some mingling and ice-breaking. You can imagine how poorly Monopoly would work in a party atmosphere like I just described. 

"Dirty" party games are yet...

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Holiday Discount for Winter's Funniest Party Game -- Cyber Monday Deals!

Posted by Chris Lesinski on November 20, 2014. 0 Comments

I struggled with how to get you a discount on Deck Around for the holidays. I’m not Amazon or Best Buy. I can’t discount one product and hope you buy another. I only have one product! I’m an indie game.

I figured out an odd way to fix that: by turning my one game into two games. Or four.

I’m packaging Deck Around in bundles with multiple copies for Cyber Monday and Black Friday. You get a discount plus you get gifts for your friends. For the rest of the month you’ve got two great options:

Double Decker (24% off)

Two copies of Deck Around for only $55: One for you, one for a friend. Do this now >>

Finish your Holiday shopping (31% off)

Four copies for $99 because holy shit, you're probably already tired of holiday...

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IndieCade 2014 GameSlam -- 100-Second Pitches of New Indie Games

Posted by Chris Lesinski on October 12, 2014. 0 Comments

Deck Around was selected for this year's IndieCade GameSlam -- a thrilling event in the IndieCade village where 12 games got a chance to pitch their game on the main stage in under 100 seconds! Deck Around was the only physical game selected. 

The GameSlam event was hosted by (and created by) legendary game designer Teddy Diefenbach and Ashly Burch from the gaming webshow "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'" and they ensured a smooth and fun show! 

100 seconds is NO TIME. There's seriously NO TIME. I spent a lot of time thinking about how to present Deck Around this way.

I crammed in a demo round of Deck Around which went something like this: 

Deck Around is a party game; a cross between Balderdash and Urban Dictionary. It's a physical game.
There are over 100 words in the deck like Boston Blowfish and masturdating. First, you pick...
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What Does "Deck Around" Mean? -- Definition and Explanation

Posted by Chris Lesinski on September 30, 2014. 2 Comments

Every so often a curious person asks me what exactly “deck around” means outside of being the name of my fantastic game, Deck Around. I’ll tell you in a bit.

But first, because Deck Around is a game all about definitions, here’s the only definition that really matters to a newcomer:

deck around | dek əˈround | a hilarious party game about ridiculous urban language; each round, players trick friends into believing their made-up definition for slang words by anonymously writing them out and handing them in

Got it? If you need more of an explanation, visit the main page here.

Besides its new meaning as the title of this game, “deck around” is not much more than a made-up play on the phrase “dick around.” Given that most modern slang is based on innuendo, double-entendres and adult...
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