Before I came to work on TGN, I was working on a Master’s degree in History. One of my favorite things about the subject is when you come across some odd bit of trivia or some obscure document that shows the people that lived hundreds and thousands of years ago had much the same sense of humor that we have now (such as dirty jokes in Shakespeare or “Yo momma” jokes in Egyptian tombs). Well, Cards of Liberty brings to light some of the more lighthearted bits of America’s founding fathers and puts them in a party card game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
The game plays much like other party card games (like Apples to Apples) in that there are Prompt and Response cards. A player reads a Prompt and the others play a Response card form their hand that they think best fits the Prompt. The difference with Cards of Liberty is that each of the Responses are little-known (or, at least, more quirky bits) parts of American history. For example, there’s Benjamin Franklin’s letter about flatulence. (Seriously, those guys wrote on pretty much any topic you can think of)
The campaign’s up and running now. They’re about halfway to their goal with still 14 days left.