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A fun, strategic card game based on "The Mennonite Game" where people discover that they are connected in various ways!
A fun, strategic card game based on "The Mennonite Game" where people discover that they are connected in various ways!
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Find your connections to various characters with this family friendly strategy game! Whether you are Mennonite or not, you will find this game fun and entertaining! 

Origin

 The Mennonites play a game predictably called "The Mennonite Game," in which people try and discover how they might be connected. For example, I might find out that you were my brother's roommate's sister's ex-boyfriend's high school teacher. The game that I have created is a card game inspired by the Mennonite game, thus the title "The Mennonite Game Card Game."

I began this project a couple of years ago to put my passion of drawing, design, and fun into one final product. Everything was drawn and designed by me, but I have had lots of help from family and friends to play test and work out the gameplay.

The game is easy to learn and includes:

  • 4 Starter Cards 
  •  40 unique Character Cards 
  • 45 Connection Cards 
  • 32 Event Cards 
  • Instructions 

for a grand total of 121 cards. The Mennonite Game Card Game takes 30-60 minutes to play, and is suggested for ages 8 and up.

Each person begins with a Starter Card, which is you!

Starter Card
Starter Card

The object of the game is to be the first to collect 10 Character Cards. 

Character Card
Character Card

The Character Cards you acquire branch off of the Starter Card to form your character tree:

Character Tree
Character Tree

The trick of the game is collect characters that benefit you, while also fitting into your character tree. 

You gain characters by turning in Connection Cards. There are 4 different types, and a wild card that can be used for any one connection type.

Connection Cards
Connection Cards

The third type of card is the Event Card. These cards can be played at any time during your turn to draw cards, block someone's Character tree, remove effects, and much more!

Event Card
Event Card

 

Here is the basic order of play:

1. Draw Cards

Draw 4 cards from the Connection and Event Card draw piles (You may choose from drawing any combination of cards, e.g. 2 event cards and 2 connection cards, or just 4 connection cards, etc.)

2. Get Character Card(s)

Turn in the correct type and amount of connection cards to add a character card to your character tree. You may get as many characters as you can, or none at all.

 

3. Playing Event Cards

You may play Event Cards at any point during your turn (even before drawing cards) by placing them down in front of you.

Once you have completed what the card says, place it in the discard pile. You may play two Event Cards every turn!

4. Discard 

If you have more than 8 cards in your hand, discard the extra cards into their respective discard piles.

5. Flip Next Character Card(s)

Flip over the top character cards until all four spaces have a card. If there is not an open space, you can choose one character card to cover.

6. Next players turn

Keep going around the table clockwise until someone wins!  

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter project; however, the game is 99% completed already!

Thus the challenges would remain in the printing and delivery. There may be hiccups along the way with printing logistics, but every project has the possibility of obstacles.
I am limiting shipping to the USA and Canada for this game, mainly because I don’t have a good handle on international costs and delays. Rather than put that uncertainty on you, I am keeping it simple to insure fast, free shipping.

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