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If you are interested in Marrying Mr. Darcy and the Emma Expansion but you missed our Kickstarter, please visit MarryingMrDarcy.com for information about purchasing our games.
ABOUT THE GAME
2-6 Players, 30-60 minutes, Ages 13+
KS backer Zaccheus says "I got my game and we had a blast... I'm very impressed. Hands down the best project I've backed on kickstarter."
KS backer Robert H says "Hey just got my game... Looks awesome, will break it out tonight! I have to say this is one of the most well run Kickstarters I've participated in."
Now we're launching a new expansion! The Emma Expansion uses the characters and events of Jane Austen's novel "Emma" and puts them into a game of Marrying Mr. Darcy.
Marrying Mr. Darcy is a strategy card game where players are one of the female characters from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Players work to earn points and attract the attention of available suitors. Our heroines do this by attending events and improving their characters, but advantage can be gained by the use of cunning. All of their efforts are in hopes of marrying well and becoming the most satisfied character at the end of the game!
The Emma Expansion includes 6 new Heroine Cards, 5 new suitor cards, and 60 new event cards all inspired by Jane Austen's "Emma." Just replace your Marrying Mr. Darcy Heroine, Suitor, and Event cards with the new Emma Expansion and you are all set to play! You'll enjoy new Emma-appropriate activities such as Blunders, Interference, Gossip, and Revelations. Additionally, each new playable Heroine features a new "lady power" for variation in gameplay every time!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The Emma Expansion includes: 78 Cards (60 Events, 6 Heroines, 5 Suitors, 1 rules card, 6 player guides), 1 tuck box.*
*Please note that you will need the base game of Marrying Mr. Darcy: the Pride and Prejudice Card Game in order to play the Emma Expansion. The base game is NOT included in some reward tiers.
The new playable Heroines are Emma Woodhouse, Jane Fairfax, Harriet Smith, Augusta Hawkins, Miss Bates, and Anne Taylor. The new Suitors are Mr. Knightley, Mr. Elton, Frank Churchill, Robert Martin, and Mr. Weston.
LEARN TO PLAY
You can get a brief overview of the rules and how to play Marrying Mr. Darcy by this video, or by reading the full rules here. The Emma Expansion will simply have new Heroines, Suitors, and Event Deck!
$10,000 The minimum amount needed to launch the Emma Expansion. WE DID IT!
$12,500 We will solidify our "Mash-up" rules for mashing up Emma and Marrying Mr. Darcy cards and publish them online. Want Emma to marry Mr. Bingley? Now she can! See FAQ for details! WE DID IT!
$15,000 We will include 3 cards in every Emma Expansion that will make it playable with the Undead Expansion. Because zombies. WE DID IT!
$20,000 We will design a new expansion based on another Austen novel in 2016. WE DID IT!
$25,000 We will make the new 2016 expansion (from the $20,000 stretch goal) Beta test version available to all Emma expansion backers as a free PDF Print & Play. WE DID IT! THANKS EVERYONE!
Still not sure this is for you? Check out our reviews here!
Does the $15 reward come with a hard copy of the expansion? YES! If you pledge the $15 tier, you'll get a hard copy (printed cards in a nice tuck box) shipped to you in January! In addition, you'll also get a PDF version emailed to you in August.
I want to add another copy of the expansion to my order. Can I do that? Yes, you may add ONE additional copy of the Emma Expansion to the $15 reward tier or higher. To do this, add $12 US or $16 international to your total. You must also indicate you've done this on your survey when the campaign ends.
I want to add another copy of Marrying Mr. Darcy to my order. Can I do that? Unfortunately, no. That will make our shipping and pricing a lot more complicated, and we also have a certain number of games allocated for this Kickstarter. US customers can buy another copy from Amazon, and international customers should check out this blog. I'm sorry we can not accommodate that!
Can't I just buy the base game now? Why is that included in some rewards? Yes, you can purchase the base game now by visiting here. However, selecting that reward tier will help us fund our new expansion. Additionally, while Marrying Mr. Darcy is widely available, there are some non-US locations where it is difficult to acquire. If you do choose the $45 reward tier, please note that everything will be shipped to you once the expansion arrives from the printer (estimated January 2016).
How far along are you in making this? The game design is complete, and we are about 95% complete with the art and graphic design. We will be completing the final proofreading during the campaign, and should be sending the files to our printer no later than mid-August.
What's up with the $75 "Your Own Event Card" reward tier? You can create your own Event card for use in Marrying Mr. Darcy or the Emma Expansion. You can select a vintage graphic used on any of our Event cards and write your own personalized text! Want to gossip with Mrs. Your Name, or perhaps Sir Your Name invites you over for cards? Need to propose to your significant other? We will work with you to create a special and functional Event card. We will ship you 5 printed copies of your Custom Event card. These cards will be printed at a different printer that can do small print runs, but we have found these cards match the game cards very closely. We will guarantee your Custom cards will arrive in time for Christmas 2015! If you also order a copy of Marrying Mr. Darcy, we can also guarantee that by Christmas. However, the Emma Expansion will be shipped separately (estimated Jan 2016). These custom cards will always be an exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
What's the deal with the $200 "Your Own Hero/ine Card" reward tier? Game artist Erik Evensen will draw your likeness as a Heroine, Suitor, or the Old Maid (your choice). You can select your lady powers or suitor preferences, customize text on the card, and use it to play either Marrying Mr. Darcy OR the Emma Expansion. You can see some examples of custom cards here. We will ship you 5 printed copies of your Custom card. These cards will be printed at a different printer that can do small print runs, but we have found these cards match the game cards very closely. We will guarantee your Custom cards will arrive in time for Christmas 2015! If you also order a copy of Marrying Mr. Darcy, we can also guarantee that by Christmas. However, the Emma Expansion will be shipped separately (estimated Jan 2016). These custom cards will always be an exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
Hey, can I play a mashup of the Emma Expansion and Marrying Mr. Darcy? I want Harriet Smith to marry Mr. Bingley! Our first stretch goal is to solidify our "mashup" rules and publish them online. This will involve a description of how to set up a mashup game, as well as new marriage points assigned to characters from separate books. It should be noted that these games were really designed to be played as separate entities, encapsulating the feel of each individual book. However, if you are the adventurous type and agreeable to working through unexpected scenarios in a ladylike manner, you should have a fun time making all your head canon dreams come true.
Will I eventually be able to buy this expansion in my friendly local game store? If we meet our funding goal, we will release the new expansion for distribution and sale online and in stores through our distributor after our kickstarter rewards have been fulfilled. By ordering the game on kickstarter, you help us fund the print run and will be one of the first to own the Emma Expansion.
I'm a non-US backer and I have a question about shipping costs or VAT. I am using a US based company, Game Salute, to do fulfillment of this campaign. I have made a good faith effort to estimate weight of the game and packaging and charge the correct amount to backers for shipping. I understand shipping to non-US countries is expensive. Additionally, non-US backers MAY need to pay VAT when their package arrives depending on the laws of the country you are in. If you feel the shipping or potentially paying VAT is outside what you would like to contribute, we understand. I would encourage you to read this blog on buying Marrying Mr. Darcy outside the US for links to stores that carry the game and will potentially carry the new Emma expansion in the future.
Risks and challenges
Possible risks for the project include printing, production or shipping delays. This is a self-published indie game and I am not relying on a company to manage the project. I will have no direct control over the print run, delivery of games to the warehouse or reward fulfillment, which will be completed by third parties. As you can see, the game design, art, and file preparation are nearly complete so there should not be any significant delays related to game design.
Additionally, we are working with trusted game printer AdMagic who has many years of experience and has successfully completed and delivered three fantastic looking print runs of Marrying Mr. Darcy to the Game Salute warehouse. Game Salute will be shipping kickstarter rewards to backers, and they have fulfilled many successful campaigns in the past. I have made a good faith effort to calculate all costs accurately and estimate a reasonable timeline.
I will make sure the files get to the printer, all the bills are paid, and follow up with AdMagic and Game Salute as necessary. We've worked together for the past 2 years getting Marrying Mr. Darcy into stores and so far so good! Additionally, please check out my previous campaign to see that I delivered games as promised with only a slight 2 month delay that was mostly due to our overwhelming success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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