Rooster Teeth’s “Million Dollars, But…The Game” Finishes Kickstarter Round & Captures $1.3M

A Million Dollars, But 2Success! Rooster Teeth’s new board game, Million Dollars, But… The Game, has successfully secured $1,353,024 from 30,546 backers during its Kickstarter campaign. Last month, Rooster Teeth hit the crowdfunding giant to raise only $10,000 for the game’s creation and within mere hours of the campaign’s launch, the project raised its initial goal and had captured nearly $575,000.

Million Dollars, But… is described as a game that puts the player’s morals and imagination to test by posing the common question, “What would you do with a million dollars?” Each player creates scenarios with a Trigger and Rule card to reveal what he or she would or wouldn’t do for the big sum of ash. All players then debate which scenario is the best.


Set up for the game is fairly simple: each player holds four Trigger and four gold Rule cards. They are then to pick a judge to determine which scenario is the best. Once the scenarios are given to the judge, he or she will read them out loud to the group. All players will then attempt to “glorify or downplay” each scenario. The judge then picks the scenario they would not do for a million dollars. First player to have five best scenarios wins.

A Million Dollars, But 3Rooster Teeth revealed that the game idea was part of the Million Dollars, But show, which was genuinely created overnight. Brian Reilly, associate producer for Rooster Teeth Games, was intercepted by Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth’s Chief Creative Officer about the game and simply stated, “Oh yeah, totally. No brainer! I bet we could mix this and that mechanic and mimic the show pretty easily.” Within less than 24 hours, next day there was a prototype with about 80 cards. The games team pitched their prototype to the cast and crew of Million Dollars, But… and with that plans were made to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

During a recent update, Rooster Teeth announced that backers whose perks that were in the first production run will receive their packs in June (yes, this month!) while those in the second production run will have their core decks in June and the rest of the perks by late June/early August.


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