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Your Friend is Sad is a hand management and card matching game where you are trying to cheer up a sad friend.

This is a game about trying to cheer up a Sad Friend.
Players take their friend on various activities in the hopes of cheering them up.

It's random whether it works or not as your friend's brain is a mess of conflicting Feelings and Brain Goops.

Sample Brain Goops - Everyone has unique brain chemistry.
Sample Feelings
Be the first player to get 11 Cheer Up Points to win!
But you also need to watch for LIFE CARDS. These let you mess with the lives of the other players, but they are a risk and can sometimes make YOUR life worse.
There are also some rare Brain Cards that spice the game up as well.

If you want more than just an overview, you can download a draft version of the Rulebook here.

The Sad Friend token acts as a turn marker for most of the game BUT the player who wins gets to flip it over revealing a HAPPY FRIEND TOKEN!
Also, you can optionally take part in an early playtest to get your name into the rulebook somewhere!

 

 

 

With each unlocked stretch goal, these cartoonist friends will contribute artwork to a card in some form. Also, click on the link and read some great comics!

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3 Sample Guest Cards from left to right: KC Green, Patabot, My Dad is Dracula (Jason Poland)

Jason Anarchy gives a quick overview of YFIS with a homemade demo:

And here is some sample gameplay from VIBE BOT on Tabletop Simulator:

Shen: Known for drawing Blue Chair, Owlturd / Shen Comix and writing Live With Yourself (drawn by Dave Mercier). Shen is a big fan of anime and also has a book called "Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes" published by Andrews McMeel. 

Jason Anarchy: Jason Anarchy makes funny tabletop games such as the Drinking Quest series, Newfoundland Jam, Millennial Manatees, Pretending to Grownup and HECK: A Tiny Card Game. He often talks about how great his biceps are on Twitter.

Aaron Lenk: Aaron has all kinds of styles and is a talented illustrator / graphic designer. He's known for The Last Giant, Dave's Wurld, and most recently Snail Comics.

Gaelen Adric Izatt-Galloway III: Gaelen has worked with Jason on the latest Drinking Quest game, is a prop maker, the voice of Vibe Bot, used to sing in a ska band and will draw your Dungeons and Dragons party for a fair price.

John Smillie: John is a master of animation and has a youtube channel full of cute and quirky videos.

We wanted to make sure that anyone struggling beyond feeling sad occasionally isn't forgotten about so we asked our friend Doctor B. (who is a leading expert in Mental Health as it relates to gaming) to address this in a more serious way:

"This game is a unique, light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek presentation of an extremely serious problem: major depressive disorder. Social contact, having a community, and feeling connected to others can all be protective factors. That said, trying to simply cheer up a friend may be helpful in the moment, but it generally isn’t a long-term solution for those who struggle with depression.

Here are some warning signs that you or a loved one might be struggling with depression: 

  • Pervasive sadness
  • No longer enjoying things  
  • Changes in sleep, energy level, and/or appetite
  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating  
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt 
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you have any questions on whether you’re struggling with depression or any mental health challenges, please reach out to a licensed health professional. Referral resources, crisis lines, and other mental health resources may be found here through Take This’ website. More information on major depressive disorder may be found here through the National Alliance on Mental Illness."

R. Boccamazzo, PsyD (“Doctor B”) – Clinical Director, Take This 

Thanks for reading the page! Please sound off in the comments if you have any questions or comments. We hope this game helps alleviate some sadness and leads to some fun game nights! 

Available Rewards:

$35CAD + Shipping

Get the Game!

Converts to approximately $25 USD.

Get the physical game, the Print and Play, and all stretch goals!

Includes:

  • Your Friend is Sad Physical Game
  • Your Friend is Sad Print and Play
  • All Stretch Goals

All prices are in CANADIAN dollars. In US dollars, equivalent prices are about 25% lower.

$55CAD + Shipping

Extra Sad Deluxe Edition

Converts to approximately $39 USD.

Get the physical game, the LIFE Meeple, the surprise Slipcover with alternate artwork, a die-cut sticker of "Standing in the Rain", the Print and Play, and all stretch goals!

Includes:

  • Your Friend is Sad Physical Game
  • Your Friend is Sad Print and Play
  • Life Meeple
  • Surprise Slip Cover
  • Standing in the Rain Die-cut Sticker
  • All Stretch Goals

All prices are in CANADIAN dollars. In US dollars, equivalent prices are about 25% lower.

$82CAD + Shipping

Sad but with a Friend

Converts to about $60 USD.

Bundle Deal that features everything in the Extra Sad Deluxe Edition tier + a SECOND COPY of Your Friend is Sad at a discount.

Includes:

  • Your Friend is Sad Physical Game
  • Your Friend is Sad Print and Play
  • Life Meeple
  • Standing in the Rain Die-cut Sticker
  • Surprise Slip Cover
  • Second Copy of Your Friend is Sad (Physical Game)

All prices are in CANADIAN dollars. In US dollars, equivalent prices are about 25% lower.

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