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French Fries. Hot Dogs. Terrible.

Posted in Other by Shawn on June 25, 2013

I’m still working on my digital games. Not as much as I would like, at this current point in time, but I’m still working on Chromality.

However, in my attempts to make all types of games, I have started to work on a card game.

These French Fries Are Terrible Hot Dogs

The name is a mouthful, yes. Initially, a lot of train rides/walks were spent brainstorming a better name. However, every time I went to tell someone about the game, I used the ‘terrible hot dogs’ name as the game’s title. Eventually, the name stuck, and I can’t really come to terms with parting from the extravagant title. So, the name of the game is These French Fries Are Terrible Hot Dogs.


It’s a card game where you must convince others that your card is another card. However, to do this, you’ll need to use true facts about your card. How are hot dogs similar to french fries? What about a wrench?

That’s the gist of the game, and it actually requires a lot more work that I thought. Unfortunately, my game logging as not been as extensive as it has been for my digital projects, but I’m hoping to change that within the upcoming days. Additionally, I may need to run a Kickstarter campaign, which is actually absolutely terrifying to me. There’s already a new design for the cards, which I am very happy with, so hopefully, the cards will be more appealing to others. The new designs weren’t done by me. The photo above is probably the extent of my design ability for now. Regardless, a lot of thought needs to be put into this before I start something.

In the meantime, I need to go out and play test this game as much as possible. Since it’s a card game, it’ll be fairly easy to set up and breakdown pretty much anywhere, something I’m happy about. After that, the plan is to make trips to various places and trick people into playing. We’ll see what happens.

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