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White Reindeer is a reinvention of the classic "White Elephant" gift exchange, adding a bit more strategy and a lot more fun.
White Reindeer is a reinvention of the classic "White Elephant" gift exchange, adding a bit more strategy and a lot more fun.
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White Reindeer: A New Holiday Tradition

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White Reindeer is designed to improve upon holiday gift exchange games.

White Reindeer offers simple rules that add a lot more interaction and a TON more fun to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot to end up with the gift they want.

White Reindeer is the game you always wished "White Elephant" was.

In White Reindeer, after placing your gifts in the middle, each player is given three cards, which allow them to claim from the middle, steal from another player, lock in their gift, or any number of other actions.

On your turn, you either play a card from your hand or draw new cards. Continue until only one gift is left in the middle, and the game ends after each player gets one last turn.

Types of Cards

a special Claim, a Steal, a Lock It In, the cardback, a Block, and a card from the "Ho Ho Ho" expansion
a special Claim, a Steal, a Lock It In, the cardback, a Block, and a card from the "Ho Ho Ho" expansion

Claim: Select the gift you want from the middle, and open it immediately. If you already have a gift when you are supposed to claim, return that gift to the middle.

Steal: Select another player and take the gift they have. If you already have a gift, give it to them in return.

Lock It In: You are now the owner of the gift you hold! You have finished the game, and hopefully you consider yourself a winner. Discard the rest of your hand, and watch on.

Special Cards: There are many other cards that will pop up, like Block, Elephant, or Krampus. These cards have special rules listed on the cards themselves (the White Reindeer card is a bit more special than others).

  • Print & Play -  We'll be working on a version of the game that you can print yourself. Darren proposed to Tiahnan using a Print & Play version of this game, so you can bet it will be of high quality.
  • White Reindeer - One copy of the game
  • Holiday Cheer! - A recipe book for cocktails and mocktails that you can drink while playing White Reindeer. Likely to be full of holiday puns.
  • Holiday Card - A printable greeting card designed by Tiahnan Trent in the style of the White Reindeer cards.
  • White Reindeer Gift - Along with the games, you will also get an additional wrapped gift which could be almost anything! We won't tell you what it is, but here is a list of things it is definitely NOT! https://www.kickstarter.com/rules/prohibited (all gifts will be produced or designed by one of the creators or collaborators on this project).

Darren Caulley - Game designer

Tiahnan Trent - Illustrator and card designer

Adam Crawford - Videographer

Becca Wyant - Mixologist for the "Holiday Cheer" recipe book

Thanks to Dana Pelton, Blake Pelton, Adam Crawford, Christina Yiatchos, Jake Price, Aline Caulley, Dennis Caulley, Danielle Merseles, Brianne Tomlin, Erik Tomlin and Katie McRoberts for helping to playtest this game.

Risks and challenges

The most important thing for us is to get this out before December 1st, so that everyone can play this in time for Christmas. Personally, I've never backed a game project on Kickstarter that wasn't late.

So we don't have any stretch goals planned. We're not doing anything fancy. We're just trying to get the game to you on time. Every step of the way, we're bringing the conversation back to our timeline, because if we miss December, we know that we're not just late by a few weeks, we're very likely delaying you a chance to play until a year later.

That is our biggest risk and as such, our top priority.

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    PRINT & PLAY

    Your very own PDF of the game that you can print out and play with whomever you want

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    WHITE REINDEER

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    HOLIDAY CHEER!

    1-2 copies of the game PLUS a DIGITAL RECIPE BOOK for drinks that go well with a spirited game of White Reindeer (and the PRINT & PLAY)

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    STOCKING STUFFERS!

    Up to FIVE copies of White Reindeer AND a digital HOLIDAY CARD you can print and share with others (and the RECIPE BOOK and PRINT & PLAY)

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    CONSUMERISM!

    Ten copies of the game! Great if you are a store or a person with nine friends!

    You will also get a WHITE REINDEER GIFT! A unique gift just for you, that you will likely want to pass on to someone else as soon as you can!

    Plus a HOLIDAY CARD, RECIPE BOOK, and PRINT & PLAY!

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    • 10× White Reindeer Game
    • Recipe Book
    • Holiday Card
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    ART!

    You get everything above PLUS a large print of one White Reindeer card! (approximately 6x9 in)

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    • 10× White Reindeer Game
    • Recipe Book
    • Holiday Card
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    COMMISSION!

    EVERYTHING ABOVE PLUS--

    A commissioned work from either Tiahnan OR Darren:

    Tiahnan will create a work of art for you. You pick the subject, and Tiahnan will pick the medium. You will get a physical piece of art shipped to you.

    Darren will write a ten-minute play for you on the subject of your choice. Or if you would like him to write something else, let him know and he'll see what he can do.

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    WHITE REINDEER (EARLY BACKERS!)

    One physical copy of the game (and the PRINT & PLAY)

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