About this project
Meow!! Cats love boxes! In the card game Cat Box, players will help get their cats into the boxes they love!
Cat Box is a unique game of bluff, misdirection and CUTE KITTEEZ!
Grail Games is pleased to announce plans to produce a new, English edition of this game, previously published in Taiwan. Designed and illustrated by Aza Chen (Cat Tower, Kitty Paw) this game is purrfect for a having a good time with friends! We hope you will support us in making this game a reality!
Cat Box will be game number 6 in our Mike Line. Please see below for more details on our other great card games in this series.
Cat Box is for 2-5 players, aged 6 & up and takes about 15-30 minutes to play.
Curl up on the sofa and watch these awesome how-to-play preview videos. Here you can see what Cat Box looks like and plays like! (Components on show are of the original Taiwanese printing of the game.)
>> You can also read Family and Games' written review here!
Cat Box is played with cards divided into quadrants each showing an empty box or one of five cats (in a box). Players take turns playing these cards to a shared display, overlapping previous cards by one or two quadrants.
Each player is assigned a secret identity; if you are a cat you want as many of your cats showing at the end of the game as possible, and as large a group of them as possible, but if you are the chihuahua you want empty boxes and groups of exactly three cats. Players can play cards held by themselves or any of their opponents, but one side of the card is used when playing your own cards and the other (mirror image) side when playing other peoples'.
The advanced game adds five single-use tokens for each player which have different effects.
- All backers will also receive a thank you micro poster of Trixie and Tom playing Cat Box (as seen above) inside their copy!
- The cards will be 70mm x 70mm square and the tokens will be made out of 1mm cardboard. BUT, all components will be improved should we meet our stretch goals!
- Everything comes contained within a compact, sturdy and storable two-piece cardboard box (110x110x50mm).
With your support, upon reaching the following stretch goals we will be able to afford to make each copy of Cat Box even better! More details on every addition will be revealed as we approach each over-funding target.
Upgrading the card stock to 310gsm Ivorycore will increase the quality and longevity of your game!
Being able to print the cards on a linen finish card stock will make the game even more pleasurable to see and to play.
All tokens will be printed on 2mm thick cardboard. Increasing this thickness will improve the quality and longevity of these components.
Meow! Meow! Wow! All 5 player aid cards will be increased in size from 70x70mm to 90x90mm! You will see clearly now!
Should we get to this level of funding, the 25 tokens used in the game will no longer be made of cardboard, but wood (25x3mm discs), with screen-printed designs.
Ooh! Purrty! Hitting this funding goal will allow us to print all the game's cards on 310gsm black core card stock. The best in the business!
We hope to have the opportunity to announce more stretch goals as the campaign continues. Thank you for your support!
For any pledge level (above $1) you can add-on as many copies of Cat Box as you would like, Simply increase your pledge amount by $20 for every extra copy of Cat Box you want!
Don't worry that your pledge description doesn't reflect this change - we will send you every copy you pledge for.
Unfortunately, our other titles are not available as add-ons as our quantities on hand are extremely limited.
By supporting Cat Box on Kickstarter, not only are you helping us to produce the game in the first place, but you are ensuring that:
- You will receive your copy of Cat Box at or below retail cost with worldwide shipping included!
- You will receive your copy of Cat Box at least a few weeks prior to the game being made available at online and bricks & mortar game stores.
- All copies of the game in this first print-run will include a micro poster of Trixie and Tom playing the game inside the box.
- Your support will make the game better! More stretch goals means more components and a better quality.
Note: Grail Games runs no-frills Kickstarter campaigns without promotional extras that increase costs and time-frames. We intend to get a high-quality product to your door as quickly as possible. All our campaigns thus far have delivered on time or earlier.
Thank you for your tremendous support!
Well... yes and no. Worldwide shipping is certainly not free, however we are happy to swallow this cost if it will mean getting this great little game into your hands! Don't worry - your pledge includes shipment to you, no matter where you live.
Backers who pledge for our other titles will receive these within two months from the end of the campaign.
(Only available to certain countries.)
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Grail Games is a card and board game publishing studio located in Sydney, Australia. Founded two years ago, we have already run five successful Kickstarter campaigns, all of which delivered games to backers at least one month early. We have published seven games in total, with the much touted reprint of Reiner Knizia's Medici on the way!
Grail Games’ aim is to produce board and card games that are:
- Family-friendly: We believe that games can strengthen friendships and families. All of our games can be enjoyed by players of a variety of ages.
- Fast to teach: our games have clean, straight-forward rules sets to decrease the number of barriers to entry.
- Deep and replayable: Games blossom when they offer a variety of pathways to explore. All our games have a high Depth>Box Size ratio.
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Risks and challenges
Grail Games has already produced six games, all currently available in game stores around the world. Since our first Kickstarter campaign was received EARLY by backers in January 2015, we have continued to send high quality products to backers on time! We have our systems well in place and use a top manufacturer to produce and ship quality games around the world. Grail Games is beginning to forge a track record of delivering fun games with quality components… on time!
However, unforseen circumstances can hold up a project. This can happen at the point of manufacture or during shipment. Grail Games has given a time-frame for delivery of Cat Box that we believe is certainly achievable. If anything does affect the project, backers will be kept in the loop via regular backer updates at every step of the production and shipment process.
Note that the currency conversions in the pledge level blurbs are a guide only. Currency values may fluctuate during the campaign.
Also note: Pledge levels do include all shipping costs, and backers will receive their games before retail stores, but Grail Games cannot guarantee that retailers will not sell Cat Box at a cheaper price than Kickstarter supporters will “pay.”
Finally, Grail Games will happily send replacement copies of any game damaged in shipment to backers, etc., but if backers fail to inform Grail Games of a change in shipping address or similar, backers may be asked to pay extra costs for a replacement copy of the game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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