- One faux vintage 19mm die
- One staple-free rulesheet
- A smug sense of self-satisfaction
- Rules No One Reads
- This shirt is very secret. You haven't heard of it.
Optional Rule: Hipster 9-Ball
Because 8-balls are so gauche. When you want to decide what to do tonight, roll the die.
Vinyl record. Go to a concert. It should be a band that very few people have heard of. Bonus points if you've never heard of them.
Coffee mug. Find a coffee shop and spend a few hours drinking shade-grown organic chai tea lattes and judging everyone who wanders in.
Typewriter. Better start working on that article for the underground zine you write for. Your subscriber needs to know what's happening.
Moustache. Go find a secondhand clothes store and buy some new clothes. Don't spend more than $15 total.
Film reel. I hear there's a foreign art film playing in the revival theater by the park. Go see it.
Cheese wedge. Go out and have a nice dinner, as long as it's organic, vegan, gluten-free, locally sourced, and cruelty-free.
Optional Rule: Sneer-Fest
When it's your turn, instead of coming up with something too cool for the rest of the table to have heard of, come up with something that has sold out, and explain why it's too mainstream for anyone to be caught dead near it now. Don't bother keeping score; your sense of smug self-satisfaction is enough.
Optional Rule: Ficton Dice
It's like Hipster Dice, except that you pick an alternate universe from a book, movie, or whatever and pretend you're in that universe. If you can come up with a piece of trivia so obscure that more than one person challenges you, let it happen. You collect a hipster cred from each of them, plus one extra from the center, if you prove that the trivia's real, in the fictive sense of the word. If you can't prove it's real (fictively), they each get a hipster cred from the center. Play to at least 7 hipster cred.
Optional Rule: Dice Tricks Are So Commercial
If you roll the die and it falls off the table, the person to your right gets to choose your category for you, because merely being transgressive doesn't prove you have any insights. Poseur.
If you can keep the die on the table but make it come up cocked, you can pick any category, because you have highlighted the weakness of the mechanical routine that your friends have bought into.
Optional Rule: The Internet Is So Mainstream
When someone challenges your claim, you can still use the Internet to prove that person wrong. But if you use a physical reference, like a dictionary, coffee house flyer, or music album, you get one additional hipster cred from the center. If you use a physical encyclopedia to show your friends how unlearned they are, you immediately win the game.
Optional Rule: I'm Way Too Cool For This
Laughing at something indicates that you find it funny, which indicates that you actually care about it on some level. As if. Steal one hipster cred from anyone who laughs at the claim you make on your turn. (Yes, this means that people with no hipster cred can laugh with impunity. But isn't that true in general?)
Designed by Samuel Mitschke
Developed by Leonard Balsera and Brian Engard
Art by Samuel Mitschke
Based on the underground German phenomenon, Nichteinechteswürfelspiel, and updated with vintage rules, Hipster Dice is poised to be the perfect game to play while you're waiting in line at the second-hand clothes store. Get it before it's cool.
Expand your hipster cred with the random extra rules to the right. If you want.
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