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A pocket sized game of papal influence for two players. Designed by John du Bois with illustrations by Fabrice Weiss.
A pocket sized game of papal influence for two players. Designed by John du Bois with illustrations by Fabrice Weiss. If you missed out, pre-order below.
A pocket sized game of papal influence for two players. Designed by John du Bois with illustrations by Fabrice Weiss. If you missed out, pre-order below.
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 If you missed out on Avignon, visit us at Buttonshygames.com or directly at http://buttonshygames.com/products/avignon-a-clash-of-popes. Thanks everyone!!!

Avignon: A Clash of Popes is a quick influence manipulation card game in which the two players are rival candidates for Pope in the 14th century. Players gain influence by petitioning members of the medieval Church, such as Cardinals, Nobles, and Knights, and using the characters' unique powers to pull the character cards over to their side of the table (their congregation), or force an opponent to push cards towards them. The first player to get three characters into their congregation wins.

Avignon: A Clash of Popes plays in about 15-20 minutes and is suggested for ages 8 and up.

The game consists of 12 character cards, 5 map cards, a quick reference card and rules, so it's technically a "micro game". It will be packaged in a small vinyl wallet, perfect for taking it on the go. It's pocket-sized, portable and protective... and has proven itself with or growing line of wallet games.

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You can print the game, even with the tiny amount of ink left in your printer. It's 2 pages and just black ink, with a few red and green icons. You can even just print the whole thing in greyscale. The rules are another few pages, and you can get by without even printing them out and just viewing them online. 

PRINT AND PLAY LINK - https://www.dropbox.com/s/3isfjp6yah0q5i0/AVIGNON-PNP-BW-010516.pdf?dl=0

PROTOTYPE RULES LINK (Not Final Text or Layout) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/tfhqo4ssndu2wmm/AVIGNON-RULES-010516.pdf?dl=0

At Button Shy Games, we've released a handful of wallet games. Each has its own quirky thing going on. You can purchase these today at our website http://www.buttonshygames.com or you can pledge for a package deal here and save money.

Package Deal 1 - $17 - Save $3: Avignon plus any one of the following games - Wild Cats, Cunning Folk, Smoke & Mirrors, Fever Chill, North South East Quest or a second copy of Avignon.

Package Deal 2 -$24 - Save $6: Avignon plus any two of the following games - Wild Cats, Cunning Folk, Smoke & Mirrors, Fever Chill, North South East Quest or Avignon. NOTE: You can pick multiples of the same game.

Avignon Special Edition - This version of Avignon comes with a huge playmat, featuring game art and a full map. It's not necessary to play, but it makes for a wonderful game experience for those that want to take it to the next level.

Note: Package deals will ship with Avignon in March. If you order from ButtonShyGames.com they will ship today. It's up to you!

 "Best in the series so far, so many small but significant decisions. It's not just what you do that matters, but when you make your move!" - Richard Mulholland

"A great, little 2 player push and pull control game! For $8 you’re practically stealing the game from them." - Low Player Count

Listen to designer John du Bois discuss Avignon on the Happy Mitten Games Podcast, episode 71: Board games, Business & John du Bois happymittengames.com/71/

Why pledge now and not buy later?

Button Shy is a small company (REALLY SMALL) trying to do big and different things. You won't see these in your local store on Cool Stuff for cheaper than what you see here. You most likely won't see them at your local store at all. And without Kickstarter funding, you most likely won't see these games in print. 

Art is expensive and we believe in high quality art. Short run games are ridiculously expensive, but for us it's a way to get games into your hands in a reasonable time frame (45 days as opposed to 6 months to a year - or longer!). We're doing this in a way that is different than your standard mass production game. We order in parts and hand assemble the games into wallets. So there is a personal touch to each of these. So thank you for your pledge as it makes every bit of this possible.

Shipping Notes

Shipping is expensive and we apologize. We aren't in the position to pretend like it doesn't exist, or absorb it into the pledges as bigger companies can do. Actually, right after this campaign ends, USPS shipping goes up, AGAIN. The biggest hit is small items - this is exactly what we sell :( - and under 1 lb international is going up over $5 on average. Unfortunately with small games, international shipping can sometimes exceed the cost of the game. 

"First Class Package International Service postage rates will increase by an average of 21.6% in 2016, however Commercial Base and Plus prices will remain the same next year. The average price increases by pound are:– Up to 1 lb. – Average Increase of $5.17" - USPS.com

We know it's an issue and it's just something we have to deal with and a constant struggle. On the other hand, we have an excellent track record for getting our games out on time. Our games ship within 2 months of the end of the Kickstarter, and most likely, even sooner. If shipping seems high, our timelines and package deals should help make up for it.

Shipping costs per pledge level:

ONE GAME: US - $2, CAN - $12, INT - $14

TWO GAMES - US - $3, CAN - $14, INT - $16

THREE GAMES - US - $3, CAN - $14, INT - $16

THE AVIGNON SPECIAL EDITION - US - $4, CAN - $14, INT - $20

Risks and challenges

We've done our homework and have as much ready as possible before even launching the Kickstarter, but there are always challenges once it's completed. There may be factory delays or errors, which can cause delays for fulfillment. We've had this issue previously and managed to turn it into a positive thing by providing extra content in the final version of the product.

All of our previous projects have been fulfilled as close as possible to the intended date. Our last project, You're Fired will be fulfilled within the next few weeks, a full month ahead of it's intended date.

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