Retro Marijuana Board Game, Pot Luck, Returns with Kickstarter Campaign
A board game where you can buy, sell, and deal pot to become the wealthiest dealer right in your own living room.
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Nov 19, 2019, 08:35 ET
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PHOENIX , Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kapcar Productions announces it has launched a Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pot/pot-luck to revive the hit game, Pot Luck. Created in 1979, Pot Luck sold over 12,000 copies worldwide during its first year.
Kapcar seeks a minimum funding goal of $10,000 with various rewards offered to backers at tiered pledge levels. The Kickstarter campaign will reintroduce this popular retro favorite back into the market, which is now primed for cannabis themed games.
“Pot Luck was a game created before its time,” said co-creator, Robbie Kaplan , “as society just wasn’t ready to accept pot as mainstream in 1980. Today, with the widespread legalization of marijuana, and renewed interest in retro games, we felt it was time to bring this favorite back.”
*Playboy Magazine wrote in their June 1980 article, “Going to Pot Luck” – “Somebody had to do it; create a game similar to Monopoly in which the players wheel and deal with quantities of marijuana rather than real estate.”
*Atlanta Constitution, Howard Posner , Nov. 22, 1979 – “Just in time to be the season’s jolly hit gag gift, Pot Luck will likely monopolize the Christmas Marketplace.”
Kickstarter Pledge Rewards
Potluck offers various rewards to its backers, US shipping included:
- “The Dope” $1 or more: A digital download of 22 color pictures of the pot title cards and the digital download of the original feature in Playboy magazine from June 1980 .
- “The Wheeler Dealer” $49 or more: One game which includes a colorful, artistic board, 16 Far-Out cards, 16 Burn-Me-Out cards, 22 Pot Title cards, Pot Luck money, 6 game tokens, pounds and bales, 2 dice, instructions.
- “The Pusher Man” $89 or more: Two complete games, ready to play.
- “The Tony Montana ” $129 or more: Receive three games and a chance to win one of the remaining original copies of the Pot Luck game from 1979. a retro treasure.
How to Play
The game begins with each player on the Straight Spot space. Each time a player passes the Straight Spot, players receive an additional $500 in play money. Players are encouraged to grow their assets by purchasing marijuana title cards in pot varieties like Colombian, Jamaican, Hawaiian, etc., and charging “toking fees” for other players who land on owned pot spaces. Landing on “dealing squares” allows players to buy, sell, broker or trade with any other player or players.
There are multiple opportunities to make and lose money, with hilarious landing spaces like “Getting the Munchies,” Running into the Law” or simply “Flying Too High.” Players may also earn extra play money by drawing a “Far Out” card, or be forced to put money in a central pot by drawing a “Bum Me Out” card.
About Pot Luck
Pot Luck originally launched with great fanfare in 1979 by two friends. It was headed for great success, even winning the Best New Product Award, at the 1979 Chicago Gift Show. Unfortunately, during the early 1980’s, the timing from Nancy Reagan’s “JUST SAY NO” campaign forced all marijuana based businesses to close.
Over the past four decades, Pot Luck has become one of the holy grails of the retro-gaming collectors’ movement, with original collectible copies now being offered for sale for over $400 on eBay and Amazon.
Now, society has changed. Pot is mainstream, and the world is ready for this exciting marijuana themed game, Pot Luck.
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Media Contact: Robbie Kaplan , 480-216-6860
/PRNewswire/ — Kapcar Productions announces it has launched a Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pot/pot-luck to revive the hit game,…