This campaign offers a Kickstarter-exclusive variant pack for The Little Flower Shop - Dr. Finn's Games' light and breezy card drafting card game in which you create a beautiful flower display in your flower shop window. The Potpourri Pack is a 12-card pack that enhances the basic game by giving players additional opportunities to earn money or increase their flower power. The campaign is also an opportunity to pick up a remaining copy of the original The Little Flower Shop at an incredible price before it goes out of print.
During this campaign, you can also save on other games designed by Steve Finn by either choosing a pledge level that includes a bundle or by adding games to your pledge. See below for more info.
The Little Flower Shop is a very simple game to learn, especially if you are already familiar with "pick and pass" card drafting games. The basic game consists of 3 rounds. Players begin each round with 7 cards, they choose 1 to keep and play, then pass the remaining cards to another player. From the received 6 cards, they choose another and pass the rest. Play continues in this fashion until all cards have been used up and a new round begins.
The cards include vases, flowers, hanging baskets, money, and orders. The primary goal is to find flowers that match your vases and to earn money to buy and hang baskets. The player who best maximizes their shop window earns the most flower power and wins the game.
The Potpourri Pack adds a new and interesting twist with the simple addition of 12 potpourri cards. At the start of the game, each player receives 3 potpourri cards. Using the same drafting mechanic as the base game, players pick a card and pass, then pick another and pass. After the second pass, each player has 3 potpourri cards, which provide opportunities to earn money or increase their flower power.
Some potpourri cards give you specific goals to gain a benefit. For example, one card says: If you hang 3 baskets during the game, score 1 additional flower power. Other cards give you a special power, such as: Discard 2 cards and draw 2 cards.
The Potpourri Pack is essentially an advanced variant to the base game. Since The Little Flower Shop is best categorized as a "gateway" game (i.e., a good introduction to strategy board games for non-gamers), this variant pack is a perfect next step to introduce more strategic thinking, without overwhelming. Of course, The Little Flower Shop is also a fun diversion for those who prefer heavier games, but want a quick gaming experience requiring some interesting decisions.
The Little Flower Shop has received very positive reviews from well-established game reviewers, as seen below.
Note: The cards used in the reviews of the Potpourri Pack were prototypes. They will have a different card back than shown.
Dr. Finn's Games has worked collaboratively with Pencil First Games to create three wonderful games: Herbaceous, Herbaceous Sprouts, and Sunset Over Water. The naturalistic themes and beautiful artwork of these games, published by Pencil First Games, are a natural fit for bundled pledge levels.
Note: Not pictured below is the $35 Cosmic Run: Regeneration level that was added during the campaign to provide an low-shipping option for international backers for a Dr. Finn's game. I'll try to update this image when I get a chance.
Clarification on Kickstarter Versions Available in Pledge Levels
- Herbaceous, Sunset Over Water, and Herbaceous Sprouts are the retail versions (no KS promo pack). These games, designed by Steve Finn, were published by Pencil First Games, so Dr. Finn's Games does not provide the promo packs.
- The Little Flower Shop includes the Flower-Filler promo offered during the original campaign. If you add $5, you can also receive the 5-player version which also includes the Flower-Filler Promo.
If you are interested in adding other games from Dr. Finn's Games to your pledge, please read this section carefully.
For Backers Outside the US
Due to high shipping costs, I am unable to offer add-ons for backers outside the U.S. The $25 level does provide an opportunity for non-U.S. backers to pledge for The Little Flower Shop base game, but the shipping will be from the U.S. and is therefore expensive and might incur additional duties.
For US Backers: How to Add Games
- Choose games to add from the list below
- Total the amount of the add-on games (shipping is included in the prices)
- Add the add-on amount to your pledge level amount and enter the complete amount into your pledge
- Please do not add games to the promo pack level saying "no add ons." All other levels are limited because inventory of all my games is limited.
- After the campaign ends, you inform Dr. Finn of your add-on choices through the survey that I will send out through Kickstarter.
5th Player Pack for Little Flower Shop
If you are looking to add the 5th player expansion pack for Little Flower Shop, please increase your pledge by $10. Much of this cost is for shipping.
Clarification on the Kickstarter Versions for Add-Ons
- Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire is the retail version (no promo pack). Add $5 to receive the promo pack, which is mailed separately.
- Cosmic Run: Regeneration is the retail version (no promo pack). Add $5 to receive the Kickstarter version with Allies expansion. Add $15 to receive the Premium version with Allies expansion and special ship-shaped tokens (instead of the blocks with imprints).
- Little Flower Shop (4p and 5p) is the Kickstarter version with the Flower-Filler promo. The promo pack may be inside the box or mailed separately.
- C.O.G. is the retail version (no promo pack). For the Widget promo pack or Shifting Gears pack, add $7. To add both, add $10.
For information about these add-on games, visit Dr. Finn's Games. For information about the promo packs, visit the Kickstarter pages for each of the above games.
For those interested in Cosmic Run: Regeneration Premium version, it includes the Allies expansion pack plus custom ship tokens (replacing the rectangular ships), as shown here.
All shipping is from the U.S. Shipping prices are listed in the description. The Potpourri Packs will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service first class mail and should be under all thresholds for additional duties (though I cannot guarantee that). Games will most often be sent separately from the packs.
Here are some video reviews of the games offered in bundles and as add ons.
Risks and challenges
Please read carefully before backing this project.
NO PLEDGE MANAGER
Dr. Finn will not be using a pledge manager for this campaign. All information will be collected through the Kickstarter surveys after the campaign.
Dr. Finn's will be using the same card manufacturer on prior promotional pack campaigns. The company has a great track record and can manufacturer and deliver the cards within a couple of weeks. Previous experience with this company provides Dr. Finn's with the confidence that production risks are low. If any problems do occur, you will be notified promptly.
If you receive any rewards that are missing items, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and replacements will be promptly shipped. If the item arrives damaged, you'll receive replacements for whatever is damaged. Please send along a picture, as I may be able to get reimbursed from the shipper. For the past few projects (after switching manufacturers and shipping companies), we've had a very low defect rate (less than 1%).
Refunds are not given, unless there is a failure to deliver the games you've requested. However, if you are completely unsatisfied with any product, please contact me and we can discuss it.
LOW QUANTITY ALERT
Some Dr. Finn's games are getting low in stock and it is not feasible to track add-on items during the campaign. It is possible (but unlikely) that there is not enough of a particular game to fulfill all rewards. If this happens, you will be refunded all expenses related to adding that item on. If you want a refund on all your products as a result of missing one item, you may choose to receive no rewards and receive a complete refund.
Unlike many Kickstarter campaigns, Dr. Finn's Games has a great track record of being on time. Of course, unexpected things happen and there is chance that the game will not be shipped on time. I will keep you updated if the unexpected happens.
If you provide an incorrect address or fail to update your address and a shipment is returned, it is your responsibility to pay for the re-shipment.
Please read the shipping section above.
After this campaign you may receive updates on Dr. Finn's Games' other projects. However, such updates will be infrequent.
By backing this project, you acknowledge and accept the risks and challenges just stated.
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