Good vs. Gooder Debate Card Party Game Launched by Cincinnati Nonprofit Bespoken

"Fun debates for funny people — a family-friendly party game celebrating the gooder things in life"

Photo: Provided by Bespoken

Greater Cincinnati nonprofit Bespoken — which "exists to create transcendent entertainment by gathering a group of people together to tell stories" — has launched a new party game focused on the good — and gooder — things in life.

Good vs. Gooder was created with the concept that "what the world needs right now is more connection, more joy, and more recognition of what’s good."

"Pre-pandemic, we were getting people together to share personal stories themed around a four-letter word using our Storycards. During quarantine, we felt even more compelled to connect with new and old friends. Telling stories about the good stuff in life just felt necessary," says Betsy Wecker of Bespoken in an email. "So on a Zoom call with a few friends, one of us suggested pitting one random thing against another random thing and debating which one was 'gooder.' Our first matchup? Ketchup vs. Butterflies. That cracked us up for some reason, and we didn’t know it, but a party game was born at that moment."

The Good vs. Gooder card set, which just launched on Kickstarter, features 270 cards with illustrations of things and words on them, like tater tots, a free lawnmower, ballpark hot dogs and bonfires. Then you debate which one is "gooder."

Photo: Provided by Bespoken

Players are divided into three teams and each team captain draws five cards. During each round, two teams pull cards and then debate which one is the best and why; the third team serves as judge to select a winner. Winners draw a good or gooder card, worth one point or a mystery prize, and the team who has the most points after 12 rounds gets the title of "Goodest of All Time."

With the tagline "fun debates for funny people," the card game has raised more than $5,500 so far on Kickstarter (as of this morning).

For a $29 pledge, you get a Good Edition game pack and for $49, you'll get the Gooder one with an extra 50-card expansion pack geared toward more adult entertainment (think "not having a hangover" and "mommy's special drawer). Edition packs and pricing goes up from there, with a $99 personalized game card or $249 to get your name and likeness on the game box. 

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