Corked Party Game Provides a Gift Solution by Literally Thinking Outside of the Box

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Georgia entrepreneur targets drinking adults for a one-of-a-kind group party game and holiday gift idea.

It's time to face the same dilemma that comes up every year during the holiday season. It’s time to buy a gift for an adult friend, and yet again, people have no idea what to get or where to start looking. For those looking for a fun and unique gift for an adult friend in 2013, a Georgia inventor focused on fun may have a quick solution.

It’s usually a chore to buy gifts for adults on the list. Precious hours are spent wandering around retail stores and clicking around on web pages to no avail. After exhaustion and frustration, the final decision is just to give up and buy something, anything, knowing it’s not a great gift. The perilous search for a cool adult gift leads us to home goods, products for entertaining, or food and beverage accessories. But when the Secret Santa partner already has the serving dishes, the cutting boards, the wine aerator, wine glass charms, and latest corkscrew, what is there to do? It's simple, just get CORKED!

“Corked” is a brand new party game released in October 2013. It is intended for a group of outgoing, fun people, and it’s sold in a reusable wine tote bag. Simply put, it’s a party in a bag. The bag contains the game itself, plus an open sleeve to hold a bottle. Just drop in a bottle of wine and head to the party.

Dr. Nate Dallas, a practicing dentist in southern Georgia, has been inventing novel products as a side passion for over a decade. His specialty is party games and his games have been sold in over 25 countries worldwide. The idea for “Corked” came into view after watching crowds playing his other party game titles over the years. He noticed that the people who liked his games the most were adults… especially adults who were having a few drinks. “It just seemed like a great fit to pair the two together,” said Dallas. “If someone is taking a game and a bottle of wine to the party, why give them a cool bag to carry it in? It just makes sense.” His team kept design and function in the forefront when developing both the game itself and the marketing approach. By thinking “outside-of-the box, they placed the game in a bag instead of a traditional box package. This helps to differentiate the product in a highly competitive space.

“Corked” is a game for 4-12 players. It involves teamwork and hilarious physical action and interaction. There are several unique features designed by Dallas’ creative team to keep the gameplay simple and up-tempo. Every player plays on every turn, and no one ever performs alone. The game can be learned in 2 minutes, and there seems to be a different winner each time.

Instead of competing with hundreds of other game titles in the game aisle, the company plans to meet the consumer in the wine shop and the gifts boutique. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dallas went into full production for the wine themed game. It is now available at the company’s website at http://www.corkedgames.com for $18.99. It can also be purchased through Amazon.com and qualifies for free shipping on the Amazon site.

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