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™‚

Added December 7th, 2022: There's now a zine version of the game! It's an 8-page zine using photos taken by Angel of Bourbon, Indiana itself, and you can grab it along with the other files by purchasing the game (or if you've already purchased it). OR you can even order a copy mailed to you in the US (you'll also get all of the digital files if you do so) by selecting the option below (US addresses only, but feel free to have it mailed to someone you know in the US, it doesn't have to be you).

How Do I Fold It Though?

This video is a great example of how to fold an 8-page zine! This is only used for the zine file, though, as the others don't need to be folded :D

We're running our first Beth and Angel Make Games crowdfunding campaign in February! 

The campaign runs from January 31st through February, and you can:

  • Challenge us to make zines of your choosing
  • Buy bundles of our already-released zines
  • And even unlock your choice of Designer's Notes for our zines!

We're hyped for the event, and we'd love to have you along with us!

Did you know we have a Patreon?

You can read more about I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once there.

The vast majority of our posts are free: we share news, updates, behind-the-scenes design stuff, and more. We do have paid tiers that get access to our stuff as it releases, but even becoming a free member will get you emails when one of our free posts goes out. And psssst: sometimes we even release free stuff!


Check out all of our TTRPGs in this collection, and more of our "I Went to..." games below


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 Zine.pdf 10 MB
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

Printed, Mailed Zine

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

I Went to Bourbon, Indiana Once Physical Copy Mailed (US only)

We will mail a physical copy of this pocket-sized zine to the address provided.  (Anywhere in the United States). It is printed (with a standard hp printer) on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and hand-folded into an 8-page zine. 

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