The Oneupmanship Blog
It's all about "playing the game" — with guts and heart... but Oneupmanship is also about living life like you have a pair, and a brain, and how.
April 3, 2014
CALLING ALL CHEAPSKATES.
Nothing is cheapest. Introducing One Up! — The Wicked/Smart Word Game as a free PDF download, which includes the rules and construction instructions. Making it yourself will only take about an hour and cost under $1, but it'll give you a million hours of terrific frustration.
Here's how we did it: first we pasted the tile sheet onto a piece of black construction paper before cutting out the letters, carefully. We then spray painted an Altoids tin silver, slapped on the logo, and Bob's your uncle.
February 20, 2014
There are no cowboys in our movie.
"Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me..." I decided to film a documentary about the original American motorcycle. Indian Summer is a seat-of-the-pants feature-length love letter to the pioneering days of two-wheeling — check out this classic clip (and quip) of Irenee duPont riding his 1953 Chief in the house.
January 21, 2014
Let's do another launch.
We've had another launch of sorts here at Oneupmanship, a soft one, and thought you might want to check out our smart-alecky guide to living comme il faut:
November 11, 2013
Let's do launch.
We had the official debut celebration on Saturday night for all the friends and family who have helped to make this quixotic idea a reality, and to let the world know that ONEUPMANSHIP HAS ARRIVED. A bunch of people stopped by and had a drink, got a picture or two taken, and left with a complimentary first-edition of the "game-changer", as well as the smug satisfaction that they got in on the ground floor of something that is actually going to shift a paradigm. Somewhere. We hope!
October 30, 2013
ONEUPMANSHIP has arrived!
The proverbial slow boat from China finally pulled in the driveway this morning (looking more like a rusty tractor-trailer truck with Jersey plates), so it seems like it will be ONEUPMANSHIP for everybody who behaved this year! Or didn't behave, as the case might be. Ha ha! Calling all first-dibbers, pushy A-types, and the hopelessly, constitutionally impatient — here's your golden opportunity to seize the moment and buy ONEUPMANSHIP now. What are you waiting for, Christmas?
August 4, 2013
We just received the "tooling" sample, which is essentially the first printed prototype, with the gold foil leaf on the box and everything. We decided to partner with Grand Prix International to manufacture the games, and we couldn't be happier. Looks classy and like we actually know what we're doing!
A shot of what's inside the black box — capitalist pig*, priceless art and private jet included.
May 29, 2013
We are finally ready to push the button on the initial manufacturing run, and we thought we'd turn to the Kickstarter community to see whether there are enough closet capitalists out there who want to join us as partners in crime. We set the bar low (our M.O.) and are asking for only $5,000 — so if you haven't gotten on board yet, hurree y'up!
UPDATE — Here's what an old friend replied when I sent him an email about our Kickstarter campaign (click play button):