$1,843
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71
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 3 2019 1:02 PM UTC +00:00.

$1,843
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
71
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 3 2019 1:02 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Welcome to the 1,000 Year Beard Kickstarter campaign!

I'm D.D. O'Brien and I made a little card game about growing big beards, where players are fantasy dwarves competing to grow the longest beard!

Beards grow like this: Play cards from your hand to form a column under your face card- in sequential order, highest years at the top and least years at the bottom.

You can only add cards to the very bottom of your beard. Special cards in your deck allow you to break this rule as well as other 'magical' effects.

Stash Silver and keep your Dustpan empty and if you are the first Dwarf to total 1,000 Years (or more) at the end of a turn, you can win the game!

 CARD SPECS: Poker Size (2.5 x 3.5 inch), Thick 320gsm Paper, Premium Black-Core Matte Stock, Linen Texture, UV Coating. 

"Silver Sideburns" Full-Color Neoprene Game Mat (24 x 14 inches) Bundled With a Copy Of The Game. CLICK TO SEE FULL-SIZE IMAGE FILE
"Silver Sideburns" Full-Color Neoprene Game Mat (24 x 14 inches) Bundled With a Copy Of The Game. CLICK TO SEE FULL-SIZE IMAGE FILE
Cards "plucked" from The Whisker Wizard (as part of the Stretch Goals) will become a permanent addition to the base game, making room for more exciting cards to be added to this mini-expansion!
Cards "plucked" from The Whisker Wizard (as part of the Stretch Goals) will become a permanent addition to the base game, making room for more exciting cards to be added to this mini-expansion!
Intended for a mature audience.
Intended for a mature audience.

 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE REVIEW OF 1,000 YEAR BEARD ON THE FKG PODCAST 

Lord of the Board review of 1,000 Year Beard...combing soon!

SHIPPING INFO

All shipping fees include excellent package protection, insurance & tracking. Your country may impose additional fees upon delivery. (Any local taxes and import/customs fees will vary by destination.)

ADD-ONs: When an Add-on is Unlocked, you can easily modify your pledge to get more goodies, before the campaign ends. Be sure to include any shipping fees indicated.

  •  Games For Kids (for each copy of the game): USA $6, CANADA $10, Rest of the World $12 
  •  Deluxe Fuzztracker Sets (for each set beyond 1 per copy of the game pledged for; sent to same address): USA $1, Rest of the World $2 

 Example: I'm in the USA and I pledged for a copy of the game. The campaign funds (yay!) and the Games For Kids Add-on has been Unlocked. Now, I want a Fuzztracker Set and would like to donate a game to my nephew's school. I log-in to Kickstarter and go to the 1,000 Year Beard campaign page. There I click on “Manage Your Pledge” in the top right corner. From here, I click “Change My Pledge” and the next screen allows me to adjust the total by typing in the new amount. The original pledge was $22* ($16+6), so I add the Fuzztracker Set ($5) and a copy for a school ($10) plus shipping ($6), for a new total of $43. When the campaign is over I'll verify my rewards via the Survey.

Risks and challenges

This is the "3rd Time's a Charm" campaign for 1,000 YEAR BEARD, but I'm not counting on any magic this time. The game is at it's best and my approach to crowd-funding has changed. No longer will the project rely on a mass print run in China to be "successful". The files for the printer will be ready before the campaign ends. The games & rewards will be manufactured in November then shipped directly. Made in the USA by The Game Crafter and shipped world-wide, backers should expect delivery WELL before Christmas of this year! The manufacturer will handle all of the reward fulfilment as well as any possible damaged/returned shipments. Our contingency plan is super simple: if somehow only a few people want the game and this campaign fails to fund: we immediately go to the "Crowd-Sale" event on The Game Crafter site. Everyone gets a copy at a great price and beard-life can continue on.

I was over-excited and naive in my prior attempt to make this game, but I've learned so much in the last 2 years. I addressed all the risks the previous campaigns faced like the logistics & fees associated with freight. Simplifying the game made it more fun, but making the Kickstarter campaign "easy"... really eliminated those risks.

I feel that my biggest challenge will be running the booth at Dragonflight 40 (3 days after launch). It's a physical challenge and I will have a little help. I will stay hydrated and be sure to keep my blood sugar level from dropping.

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    Digital Whiskers

    Print & Play Edition of 1,000 YEAR BEARD.
    Ready to print pages in PDF format with all the high-resolution image files. Not available anywhere else.

    You may add $11 (+shipping) later, to get a copy of the game.

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    Get The Beard

    Your own copy of 1,000 YEAR BEARD, shipped directly from the manufacturer.

    Games/rewards are expected to be made in "Mo'vember" & then shipped out to backers before Winter!

    Unlocking the Stretch Goals will add more cards, for a total of 81. (Yes, they fit in the box!)

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    2 Beards Are Better Than 1

    2 for 1 Shipping!

    TWO copies of 1,000 YEAR BEARD, shipped directly from the manufacturer, delivered to the same address with no additional fees.

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    Unfurl Your Beard (Game Mat Bundle)

    This reward bundles a copy of 1,000 YEAR BEARD with a beautiful neoprene game mat featuring art by Lachlan Bourne.

    Cards handle/slide easily on this soft but durable surface, protecting your existing table-top.

    Measuring 24x14 inches, this mat can be rolled up for storage.

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    Box Of Beards (US Retail Store Pledge)

    One dozen copies of 1,000 YEAR BEARD for your patrons!

    This reward level is offered at cost, intended as a promotion for the game.

    Only "brick & mortar" shops in the USA, please.

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