A downloadable reminiscence

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I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once is a hack of I Went to Seattle Once by Lucky Newt Games which is itself a hack of I Went to Japan Once by James Lennox-Gordon. As per the original, you are friends, family, or perhaps random strangers bored in line at a gas station who all suddenly realize you've been to Bourbon, Indiana, a small little town without much to do. Did you visit either (or both!) of the town's dollar stores? Check out the town gazebo, a local hangout spot? Or perhaps you hit up the Redbox kiosk and relaxed for the night.

Players roll dice and share experiences blending the results of two separate tables, but once too many players tell the same stories over again (as we Midwesterners are wont to do), everyone goes their own way and the reminiscence concludes.

Find out what you did in a town I've spent over a third of my life in! ๐Ÿ˜€

Note: the demo versions are the same as the full version, they're merely missing the background art. If that's all you want, then enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€ The paid version includes the plain text version as well as a full color one, each of which comes in Legal or A5 page size and as an .svg or a .pdf. If you're willing and able, support via purchase is greatly appreciated and will encourage me to make even more games, but it's certainly not necessary ๐Ÿ™‚


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this reminiscence you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - A5 Full Color - SVG format (images).zip 10 MB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - A5 Full Color.pdf 3 MB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - Letter Full Color - SVG format (images).zip 9 MB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - Letter Full Color.pdf 8 MB
Plain Text Files.zip 3 MB

Community Copies

Support this reminiscence at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Community Copy

No reason needed; if you want a free copy of the full game, please take one.

If you want to support the game in one or more of the following ways, you can add one more copy...

- ...for each $1 spent on purchases of this game (so if you pay $2 I'll add 2 copies, if you pay $5 I'll add 5!)
- ...for each rating the game receives (be honest plz, even a 1-star review counts!)
- ...for each tweet about the game where you tag me (@bethmakesgames) so I can make sure I see it

And for each comment left on the game (below), I'll add THREE copies (not including replies to comments)

I'll add copies once a week if any of these things are done, but if they happen to run out earlier than that, plz message me here or on Twitter and I'll get on it!

Download demo

I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - A5 Plain Text - SVG format (images).zip 2 MB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - A5 Plain Text.pdf 61 kB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - Letter Plain Text - SVG format (images).zip 1 MB
I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once - Letter Plain Text.pdf 58 kB


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huh, i didnt know i lived in bourbon, indiana lmao. if you don't have trinkets, you could use the leg slap & "welp, time to get going" -> stand up -> finally leave midwestern goodbye instead


OMG LOL yes, the leg slap is an iconic piece of midwestern life for sure, and I LOVE this series of three events since, yes, they are almost always very gapped out just like this ๐Ÿคฃ