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Cast & Capture is a highly accessible game for players of all skill levels to enjoy during group get-togethers and family game nights.
Cast & Capture is a highly accessible game for players of all skill levels to enjoy during group get-togethers and family game nights.
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Cast & Capture is a highly accessible card game for 2-5 players that plays in 30 minutes or less, where players become powerful mages that use a selection of spells to collect unique fantasy creatures for the Arcane Academy. Using light tactics, critical thinking, and simple permutation recognition, this game forces players to always pay attention if they want to make the best of each turn. Designed to be the perfect palate cleanser for groups to enjoy between larger games, and a staple of family game night, Cast & Capture is a great addition to your gaming collection.

"Cast and Capture is a really simple game that does what it is supposed to do very, very well. It is absolutely worth $20." - Daniel Zayas, The Meeple Mechanic.

"This game has cast a spell on me with its charming play and captured a permanent spot in my gaming bag" - Maurice Fitzgerald, Board Game Reviewer for Club Fantasci.

"Non-gamers, casual players, and more enthusiastic Parent Geek gamers all enjoyed the game both with their peers and with their families... I would recommend Cast & Capture to Child Geeks and Parent Geeks, to casual players and non-gamers." - Cyrus Kirby, Editor-in-Chief, Father Geek.

 See more reviews and videos below!

During gameplay, each player receives spells that they use to collect creatures on the field. Each turn, a player must make a capture using one of these spells, or they are forced to place a spell in a community pool. In order to capture a creature, an exact match must be made using the power and element of the spell.

Using the pool, players may also alter the power or element of the spells in their hand to create new spells and improve their chances to make a capture. Mages may also group creatures together, creating a new element and power combination. As the number of mixing and matching options increase, each player must be vigilant and clever if they want to find the best move each turn.

Cast & Capture It is easy to teach and quick to play, but full of deep gameplay moments. It is a game that appeals to a large audience while still holding a subtle complexity that will keep seasoned gamers coming back. We are confident that it is game you'll play for years to come.

But don't take our word for it, click below for the free print and play and check it out for yourself! Or click here for just a PDF of the rules.

** Production quality Print and Play PDFs will be delivered to all applicable backers when final assets are sent to the manufacturer. Anticipated delivery for this reward is July, 2015.

"This game has cast a spell on me with its charming play and captured a permanent spot in my gaming bag" - Maurice Fitzgerald, Board Game Reviewer for Club Fantasci.

"Cast and Capture is a really simple game that does what it is supposed to do very, very well. It is absolutely worth $20." - Daniel Zayas, The Meeple Mechanic.

"Non-gamers, casual players, and more enthusiastic Parent Geek gamers all enjoyed the game both with their peers and with their families... I would recommend Cast & Capture to Child Geeks and Parent Geeks, to casual players and non-gamers." - Cyrus Kirby, Editor-in-Chief, Father Geek.

"The game is a win due to the variability, ease of teaching, and overall enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend this game to a family with younger children, to help them refine strategy-building skills at an early age. These features, combined with an attractive art style and solid component quality will solidify Cast & Capture as a keeper in your collection." - Glenn Doncer, Board Game Authority.

"Cast & Capture was a pleasant surprise for us — games that are touted as "kid-friendly" sometimes come across as "kids-only," but this was not the case...What we found instead was a fun casual game that was engaging and rather satisfying" - Chris James, Director/Editor-in-Chief Casual Games Revolution.

"Cast & Capture is a lot of fun... and my daughter really, really likes it. Any game that my daughter says, 'can you get that game out?' Any time she asks to play something, I know it's a good game." - Lance Myxter, Undead Viking.

 "Cast and Capture is a light card game with a surprising amount of depth. It has a family-friendly theme, and the mechanisms are as well, but it has enough bite to it that more gamerly gamers are going to enjoy it." - Nick Meenachan, Board Game Brawl.

“An accessible and family-friendly take on the classic combination/match game.”– Kevin G. Nunn, Designer of duck! duck! GO! and Sentinel Tactics

“A great game for children to learn about light tactics and pattern recognition while destroying their parents.” – Dave Ferguson, Designer of The Great Debate.

The simple and unique design of Cast & Capture cards makes them the perfect resource for development, and we plan to take advantage of that with our stretch goals. If our funding goes well, we will add as many twisted new games modes as time and money will allow.

As you can see, this isn't just a single, one-time, project for us. With these beautiful, striking cards there is an almost endless stream of interesting gameplay experiences to share and we plan to continue to support these cards with new game types far into the future.

Randover Games is partnering up with We Have Goats for a fun Kickstarter cross promotion! Anyone who backs both Cast & Capture and We Have Goats for a game-level reward tier* or higher will receive one special promo card for each game!*(that's $20 Capture Specialist pledge or higher for Cast & Capture and a $29 pledge or higher for We Have Goats)

Check our FAQ section below for all of the specific on this promotion, and please head over to the Kickstarter page for We Have Goats and check them out!

Here is a breakout for the shipping information that we have on the backer reward levels. We wanted to make getting the game as easy as possible for everyone, so we have decided to absorb the first $5 of shipping for all backers, regardless of level or location.  Because of this, we are able to offer all US backers free shipping, and a reduced shipping level for everyone else worldwide.

* All shipping rates need to be doubled for the Traveling Merchant level. Also, shipping is free worldwide for backers at the Master Namer level. However, all international Backers will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after the package is shipped. That said, the low price point and small box for this game make it customs friendly and should not cause any customs fees for backers pledging for 1-2 copies.

Chelsea Flores is a young artist from Houston, Texas who is aiming to make her mark as an illustrator. Her uncommon approach to creature design adds a special flare to everything she draws, making even the most common fantasy beasts spring to life in unique and interesting ways. Using traditional drawing and shading techniques, her creations have an almost tactile appearance, as though they are ready to jump off the page. She continues to impress us with each new creature.

Keep an eye out for more projects from this up and coming artist in the future!

Ben “Dover” Stiers is the CEO and Creative Director of Randover Games. Born and raised all over the western United States, and with an eclectic work history to match such a nomadic upbringing, he is rarely without a story or connection to a conversation. Randover Games is not his first entrepreneurial venture, having previously been a founder of a successful video game focused press site.

Co-founder of Randover Games, Casey “Randar” McCormick is a former educator with a penchant for teaching everyone he meets. Raised in Texas, he is a font of creativity, preferring the “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks” approach to game design. Perpetually curious, he is probably just as interested in what you are doing as what he is working on.

Angie “Pantics” Stiers is the CFO and legal guru for Randover Games. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is a smart and savvy gamer with a friendly demeanor and fiery personality. With over a decade of experience in the legal field, Pantics is the team’s ever vigilant guardian against the rest of us doing or saying something stupid.

Risks and challenges

As a new company, there was a great deal for us to learn as we began the incredible journey of bringing a game to life, and truth be told, there is plenty more for us to learn. Manufacturing and distribution will be a new task for Randover Games, as none of us have prior experience in that field. However, we have been doing our research and listening to the wonderful advice of far more experienced individuals and companies, and we can confidently say it is something we are capable of achieving.

In light of this, the primary risk we would like to emphasize is the possibility of delays to our manufacturing and shipping schedules. We have taken careful steps to minimize this risk, including overestimating all of our timings and solidifying professional relationships far in advance of this campaign, but there is always the possibility of the unexpected.

The one promise we make regarding all of this is that we will be in constant contact with our backers and easy to reach should any questions arise. Each and every backer will be taking this journey with us, and the last thing we would do is leave anyone in the dark.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read through our entire page; we truly hope you will consider joining us.

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    PATRON SCRIBE - You get access to a Production Quality Print and Play PDF when finalized assets are sent for manufacturing; this includes all final art for all cards!

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    CREATIVE CASTER - You receive one copy of Cast & Capture, plus all unlocked stretch goals! Free shipping anywhere in the US!

    You also receive a Creator's Pack comprised of full color of Cast & Capture temporary tattoos and stickers along with special coloring pages all featuring the art of Chelsea Flores.

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    GIFT CRAFTER - You receive two copies of Cast & Capture, plus all unlocked stretch goals! Free shipping anywhere in the US!

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    TRAVELING MERCHANT - This retailer oriented reward level will get you 10 copies of Cast & Capture at a reduced price for sale in your stores.

    Additionally, we will include your shop's name on our website as an official merchant of Randover Games' products.

    Also, free shipping anywhere in the US!

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    GAME WARDEN - Design your own special creature to be hand drawn by our artist and made into a card for use in your game! (restrictions and rules apply)

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    MASTER NAMER - Join Randover Games in creating a new creature to be included in the official expansion for Cast & Capture. Additionally, you will receive a full color print of the new creature signed by the artist, and get your name included in the expansion as a co-designer! (rules and restrictions apply)

    You will also receive one copy of Cast & Capture, all unlocked stretch goals, and we will pay for you to get an expansion regardless of whether it is unlocked or not! Additionally, shipping is free worldwide!

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