About the Game

It started in 2008 when it was really popular to use the phrase, “play the race card from the bottom of the deck” or “pulling out the race card.” It bothered one of us that certain idiomatic ‘cards,’ like the wild card or the trump card, actually existed in some games, while the race card didn’t exist anywhere. This was a mere aesthetic trouble, as we realized life wasn’t living up to its potential.

So we made a stylized race card. Over time, we came up with more card puns (the Man cardthe Credit cardthe Business card, etc.). One night, the other one of us saw a pile of these cards sitting on a coffee table and decided to make them into a drinking game. The next day, we began designing the game in earnest. Since then, we have worked on elaborating the game by adding more and more cards that are variations on the card game theme. We decided to dub the game “Dose” as a double entendre that not only refers to the action of drawing two cards in the game but also a dose of alcohol. After months of editing the cards, organizing them into colorblind-safe colors, finessing the gameplay, and play-testing it with new people, Dose is now ready for public dissemination.

About the Creators

We’re two disaffected former graduate students! 😀