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Tomfoolery GamesBy Tomfoolery Games
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Tomfoolery GamesBy Tomfoolery Games
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$616
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26
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 1 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Cribbage just got political!

Presidential Cribbage is the first game developed by Tomfoolery Games, an independent game company that specializes in board and card games. Presidential Cribbage uses a special deck of playing cards to introduce a new layer of strategy to the classic game of cribbage. Each card in the deck has a standard suit and number and includes the face of an American President, from Washington to Trump. However, many of the cards have special abilities that allow you to gain extra points, swap out unwanted cards, or mess with an opponent's hand!

If you love cribbage, you'll love Presidential Cribbage!

About Us

We're Casey and Dylan, the co-founders of Tomfoolery Games. We are lifelong gaming enthusiasts who are passionate about playing and designing games that bring people together.

The Story of Presidential Cribbage

As avid cribbage players, we found ourselves wanting to make cribbage a little more interesting, so we started granting abilities to certain cards, and it turned out to be a lot of fun! We developed a deck of cards with a presidential theme because presidents ... well ... sometimes they play by their own rules. We have been playing Presidential Cribbage with friends and family for over a year, so it has been thoroughly playtested and is ready to go. A standard cribbage board is required to play Presidential Cribbage but is not included with a set of Presidential Cribbage cards. The set includes two jokers and can be used as a standard deck for other games like Poker and Blackjack.

With the support of our backers, we plan to print 1,000 copies of Presidential Cribbage. The print company we use provides a significant discount when ordering 1,000 or more copies. Without funding, the cost of printing would be prohibitively expensive. We plan to sell Presidential Cribbage at local game stores and online through Amazon.

Presidential Cribbage Spoilers

Our goal is to raise $4500 in pledges, and there are 45 presidents. So, for every $100 that is pledged, we will spoil a Presidential Cribbage card to our backers in the order of the presidents. What did we come up with for those most recent presidents like George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump? Spread the word if you want to find out!

James Monroe is a card for the history buffs. The Monroe Doctrine in its simplest form intended to keep Europe from further colonizing the Americas. We think of this as Monroe telling Europe to "stay out!" and we wanted a card that any player could gain points on by saying the phrase. When we play, somehow Dylan always seems to miss the easy points on this one!

James Madison is the first card we're revealing that doesn't have a special feature. We felt that the game would be too confusing if we had every card with a special ability, so almost half of them are just regular cards. They're important, though, too!

Thomas Jefferson pretty much guarantees you points in the show. You can turn any other card into a 3 to make a pair, and it's even better if you have another 3 in hand. We've had to get creative with the cribbage rules because with this card, you can actually have five 3s if the cut card is a 3, you have the other three 3s in hand, and you make your last card a 3. For the record, five 3s would be worth a whopping 22 points if you can pull it off!

John Adams is a fantastic card, and one of the most frustrating. Just when you think the cut card is going to help your hand, your opponent drops The Revolution and takes away points.

George Washington, American's first president, deserves a dignified card. He gives a player an extra point in the play, or if he shows up in the cut, he acts like a jack in that he gives two points for knobs.

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Your Face Here

For a $100 pledge, you will receive a custom copy of Presidential Cribbage in a special tin box. This custom deck will include your image on the 7 of Diamonds with a special trick unique to this contribution level.

Risks and challenges

The cards have already been designed and playtested and are ready to go! If we are funded, we will order the cards immediately and send them to our wonderful backers!

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