Whew, we finally made it!
OK, it's really official. The White Elephant Card Game finally arrived last week and we have been shipping it out all this week! We have shipped most of them, with just a few more left. A few people have even reported getting it in the mail already! And of course, those lucky backers who live close to me already received their copies of the game at the big launch party at Fongo Bongo Games. And for those of you who don't know Ernest at Fongo Bongo, check out the red number 10 card in the game. Yup, that's him!
The Mystery Box Promo
For those of you who received the Mystery Box promo I have a small change to the rules that I think improves game play. We found that when played as written in the current rules the Mystery Boxes usually didn't hold very good presents. I suggest you follow the current rules, except for these changes:
- Before looking at their cards players randomly select one of the cards dealt to them to be their Mystery Box gift, keeping it face down.
- Players place their Mystery Box card on top of this selected card without looking at it.
- The Mystery Boxes are then kept close to each player until it is their turn to select a gift first, and then they are the ones who bring the Mystery Box to the "party."
For those of you who frequent Board Game Geek (and even those who don't!) I would encourage you to rate the White Elephant Card Game. Here is the link. Just scroll to the bottom under "User Information" and click on "add a copy to your collection," then click on "N/A" next to "rating." The rating is from 1 to 10. As a light family game I don't expect all 9's and 10's (though a few would be nice…), but the more people who rate it the more exposure it will get on the site!
One Last Thank You!
I really want to thank all of you one more time. This project has been a lot of fun, and it wouldn't have become a reality without all of your generous support! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or funny stories about the game - I would love to hear them!
Also, several people have asked if I have any other games coming out soon. Well, yes I do. I have a cooperative Super Hero card game that is currently being looked at by a publisher. I also have an adventure board game about that delightful dandy the Scarlet Pimpernel that is nearing the final play testing phase. I will most likely email you updates about these projects!
Anyway, please have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the White Elephant Card Game!
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
The Mystery Box Promo Cards. This promo includes seven “Mystery Box” cards, and is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH KICKSTARTER. Add $5 to any level to receive an additional set of promo cards. (Does not include main game.)
Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
The Vanilla Ice Cream Level. One copy of the White Elephant Card Game. EACH game on every level includes the seven-player expansion! (US shipping included in all levels. For international shipping please add $5 per game.)
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
The Garden Gnome Level. One copy of the White Elephant Card Game and one set of Mystery Box promo cards. Add $10 to any level for an additional game.
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
The Stocking Stuffer Level. Five copes of the White Elephant Card Game.
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
The White Elephant Club Level. Five copies of the White Elephant Card Game and five sets of the Mystery Box promo cards. You will also be listed as a member of the White Elephant Club in the rules. (I give you the fame; you’ll have to find your own fortune.)
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
13 backers Limited (27 left of 40)
The Aunt Edna Fruit Cake Level. The White Elephant Club Level benefits, plus SEND IN A PICTURE OF YOUR OWN WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GAME! (Remember, this is a family game. Please don’t submit photos of anything that I couldn’t show my five year old. No “adult” oriented, racially offensive, or otherwise objectionable photos will be printed.)
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
The Polyester Leisure Suit Level. The White Elephant Club Level benefits, plus you will receive one of the actual White Elephant gifts pictured in the game. (I know you have your eye on that sweet 1983 Kodak Partytime Instant Camera…)
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
The Ultimate White Elephant Extravaganza Level. All of the White Elephant Club Level benefits plus your name on the box as “The Ultimate White Elephant Partier”. As an added bonus I will send you the special White Elephant Party Box, full of white elephant gifts and a signed copy of the White Elephant Card Game for up to 20 guests.
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