Along the way, your plastic barrel might land in time out (where you have to turn around and face the wall until you can get out). No hand sanitizer — move back six spaces.) Or you just may be crowned the chick whose job is to keep your pals’ wineglasses filled.(Think wine and a word that rhymes with witch.) “So it’s kind of a cross between classic board game and dirty charades,” explained the 45-year-old slightly frazzled mom, comedian, wine lover, and now tabletop game creator Dena Blizzard, who soft-launched Chardonnay Go this week and plans to do an official Facebook launch next week.Games are for sale on Chardonnay and, soon she said, folks will be able to buy them on Amazon.(That fact has Blizzard so excited her stomach hurts.) “It’s a giant play date for moms who don’t have time for themselves, but they want to laugh, get together, and just have some Chardonnay Go,” Blizzard said. We’re talking a raise-your-glass, roll-the-dice kind of board game where players do a litany of silly things — for example, I had to scream at the top of my lungs while reciting the names of three boy bands.
Gone are the days, she said, when someone needs a windfall of money for their dream board game to become a reality. Exploding Kittens makers Elan Lee and Shane Small raised .8 million on Kickstarter. Blizzard made a little more than ,000 through her Kickstarter campaign and invested somewhere around ,000 to make it happen.
But, Spiro said, Blizzard’s built-in audience is the real deal.
Not only was she able to create a community of fans from that Chardonnay Go video, she hosts a Facebook live show, Tipsy Tuesdays, where she sits on a comfy couch, drinking wine and riffing.
“People are looking for ways to get away from the screens,” Mosley said.
“We have noticed that our manufacturers are adding adult offerings because grown-ups need to play, too.” Especially in this climate.