We're One Years Old!

You did this.

It’s our release-date anniversary! That’s right, it’s been one year since Cheer Up! was released into the wild and we decided to celebrate the only way we know how: weirdly.

If you are on our mailing list, you may remember we had you jot down your favorite word for no reason. This started as a little joke just to catch people off guard, but then people started asking us what we were gonna do with them. At this point, we had thousands, so what better way to celebrate a year of Cheer Up! by giving back what you, the community, gave to us?

So we present to you, the fans, the World's Worst Word Cloud, created entirely with a list of your horrible words. Like in all word clouds, the more frequently a word appears on the list, the bigger it is in the cloud. Draw your own conclusions about yourselves there, but we had to censor, like, the entire center. (Click on the image for an enlarged version!)

It's been a crazy year so far. Here’s what we’ve accomplished:

  • We attended dozens of conventions and events

  • We gave away almost $750 of prizes in our seasonal giveaways and at our events

  • Slept a couple times

  • And more importantly, a silly game that started as a little hobby has turned into a bona fide hit, almost selling out in the first year.

And here’s what’s coming up in the next year:

  • Way more events, and bigger ones too.

  • An expansion pack coming to Kickstarter

  • Continuing work on multiple new game prototypes, some of which you might get to play soon.

  • Maybe some more sleep

  • So much more

We couldn’t do this without you, so once again, THANK YOU!!

Introducing The First Expansion for Cheer Up!

We assume, like us, you’ve been playing Cheer Up! nonstop 24/7 since you first opened the box. And now you’re probably wondering “Gee, I wonder when those lazy poopheads will give me the next thing?” Well, we’ve been hard at work on something BIG and we are so excited to share it with you.


Cheer Up! - The Big D Pack!

It’s purple! Coming Spring 2019!*

Let’s dive right into what’s new! (Note that all designs and all content are in prototype stage and are subject to change.)

A New Type of Answer Card!

NOTE: Art and content NOT final. Click on images to make them bigger.

You’re probably familiar with how the answer cards in Cheer Up! let you combine words into silly phrases to answer questions. Now we’re introducing a totally new type of answer card to compliment the A’s, B’s, and C’s already in the game. Naturally, it’s a D!

You know the A, B, C’s as adjectives, nouns, and verbs, so now the D cards feature locations and situations that will help you answer new outrageous questions. We’ve been spending a lot of time testing out how the new cards work together, and we can honestly say they are freakin’ hilarious.

New Questions and Combos!

With the addition of D answer cards comes new combos. The cards slip seamlessly into the main game, and that means more hilarious ways to use the same cards you already have from the main game. On a technical note, we’ll also be cleaning up some of the sentence structures to make the Q&A’s more natural and slick. (NOT by taking out the swear words. Don’t worry, we’re getting to those!)

The cool thing about the D cards is that you can create new relationships between the same cards just by changing the way you say the answer.

Put locations on top, below, or inside of each other. The basement of a farm. A country music festival on top of a nursing home. A rave under a bridge. Every card can be paired uniquely with every other card. Put your own words in between them and make them your own!

Something New For The Dealer To Do!

Some of the new Questions in the D Pack have “Fill-in-the-blanks” which will finally give the dealer something fun to do! If one of these cards comes up, the dealer draws a couple cards of that type and chooses one to use as a fill-in. This creates even more variety - every time one of these questions comes up, it’s completely different!

New Rules!

Of course, we also will be adding some amazing new rules to the D pack. They’ll be some new twists on old classics (new accents and bonus phrases) and totally new options as well. The dealer will get to be even more involved this time, and some rules can only be used for certain types of questions.

But wait, there’s more!

The Big D cards are only one piece of the new expansion. In fact, this new expansion is four expansion packs in one because we are straight up crazy.

We’ve got even more to show you this week - stay tuned tomorrow! In the meantime, leave a comment below and let us know what you think!


Part 2

Part 3

Part 4 (and an FAQ!)