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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 1 2014
$2,066
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 1 2014

About

In order to make this a successful campaign, I have decided to cancel this project. There are a few areas that need revamping and some more preparation that I need to do before relaunching. Thanks to everyone for their support, but canceling this Kickstarter will mean a better, new and improved relaunch soon, probably this July. Like us on Facebook under Graduation The Card Game and visit the website www.madebyhandgames.com for more information.

Freshman year is finally here... Your backpack is full of dreams and your locker doesn't stink yet. This is your time. But what sort of student will you be?

You heard that a cheerleader fell off the human pyramid last year, and that the class clown actually likes getting detention... but the nerds like midterms!

What kind of mess are you getting into?

Silliness and hijinks ensue in the high school portrayed in Graduation.

Find your style, get to class, and vie for status.

Choose your starting path from eight different stereotypes: Jock, Cheerleader, Nerd, Teacher’s Pet, Class Clown, Delinquent, Artist, and Band Geek. Each one has different abilities in the later grades... and will influence your strategies and goals.

You'll fight your way through four years: gaining personal status any way you can... sometimes at the expense of your fellow players!  

Taking classes progresses the game as you and your friends move through your high school experience. Taking more classes that match your favorite subject will give you an edge... Eventually, someone will take enough classes in their senior year to graduate, and a winner will be declared!  

Will you rule the school? Back Graduation today on Kickstarter and find out! 

What is this Project?

MadeByHandGames is trying to raise funds to publish its first game: Graduation. This game has gone through a series of playtests and iterations so it is ready for the public. The rules are set and the game has a funny flavor to it. It is completely ready for publishing with Kickstarter support since the basic graphics are all done. With enough support, we can even add better graphics and bring the game to life.

To see more about MadeByHandGames or Graduation, visit www.madebyhandgames.com

You can also 'like" the page "Graduation the Card Game" on Facebook to get updates by clicking HERE.

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Print and Play and the Full Rules Click HERE to get a print and play version of the game with same cards as in the basic set of Graduation cards. It's still completely playable with these cards.

Click HERE for the rules to Graduation.

How to Play?

Players (2-4) will start out as a stereotypical high school student and try to gain as much status as they can while playing Course Cards and Action Cards. Players can also try to cause other players to lose status as all players go around the game board (see below). It's not the first to graduate, but it's the one with the most status at graduation. 

THE BASIC GAME: Comes with 4 student types, 40 subject cards, and 24 action cards.

THE FULL GAME: Includes 8 student types, 60 subject cards, and 62 action cards. 

Game Board

Use the reference cards below to help. These explain how each turn should go, how players move on to the next grade, and how the symbols correlate to the subjects.

Reference Cards
Reference Cards

Here are three examples of subject cards. Notice the "Geometry" Card has four colored student symbols, but "Painting" only has two and "Outdoor Sports" has none. When cards with your student symbol is played, you get status points. Also, on the bottom, you can see if the card counts as a "Core Course" or "Elective Course" and the symbol tells you if it's a Math, Art, or Gym Subject.

Three Subject Cards
Three Subject Cards

Here are some examples of action cards. Each of these shows a symbol, but notice the "Fell Off The Human Pyramid" has a target around it and the text notes a loss of status.

Three Action Cards
Three Action Cards

Some Pics of Game Play from TotalCon

Stretch Goals

$9000- With only a small amount more than our regular goal, we will be able to publish our expansion set called "Graduation: Afterschool Activities." This set adds a new element called Clubs and more Action cards.

Examples of Clubs
Examples of Clubs

$11000-Currently the player mats have the symbol for the student type, but with this stretch goal, we can have an artist create 8 images for the player mats such as the images below.

Original Player Mat Design
Original Player Mat Design
Examples of possible art for the game
Examples of possible art for the game

$13000- Currently the cards have basic graphics (see above), but with this stretch goal, we can have an artist create images for the cards that are based off the images above and in action according to the specific card.

Don't forget to pledge your support. Pledge enough and get a t-shirt like the one seen here...

Risks and challenges

Given that the professional prototype is already complete with all the basic graphics, the risks are minimal. With the funding, Graduation can go to print immediately. If there is enough funding, we can include even better art to give the full image effect.

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    Freshman Orientation- Upon funding, your name will be put on the Made By Hand Games website as an official backer of Graduation. Your name will also appear in the rulebook as a game backer when Graduation is published.

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    Sophomore Year- Upon funding, you will receive a basic version of Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $10 fee it will ship internationally. Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Spring Break- Upon Funding, you will receive a full copy of the Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $10 fee it will ship internationally. Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Junior Year- Upon funding, you will receive a full copy of the Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $10 fee it will ship internationally. Also, the creator will arrange for a phone call or video call (i.e. via Skype or Facetime) to give tips and advice on playing Graduation. Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Senior Year- Upon funding, you will receive Applying for College benefits plus an extra copy of the full Graduation game. That's TWO full games for you plus the phone call/SKYPE with the creator. Your copy will ship within US or for a $20 fee it will ship internationally.

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    Applying for College- Upon funding, you will receive Junior Year benefits and also receive an "I helped Kickstart Graduation" T-shirt similar to the one pictured to the left. Your copy will ship within US or for a $10 fee it will ship internationally.

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    Senioritis- Upon funding, you will receive Senior Year benefits and if the stretch goal for the After School Activities expansion is met, you will receive these cards as well.

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    Vice Principal- Upon Funding, you will receive FIVE full copies of the Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $40 fee it will ship internationally. Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Principal- Upon Funding, you will receive FIVE full copies of the Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $40 fee it will ship internationally. Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Superintendant- Upon Funding, you will receive EIGHT full copies of the Graduation Game shipped within the US or for a $40 fee it will ship internationally. If the stretch goal for the After School Activities expansion is met, you will receive EIGHT sets of these cards as well.Your name will also be listed on the Made By Hand Games website and printed in our rulebook the Kickstarter backers section.

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    Graduated with Honors- Upon funding, you will receive Senioritis benefits and if the stretch goal for student art is reached, you can have your likeness used as the inspiration for one of the main student types.

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Funding period

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