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A creature-building, tile-laying, tabletop game featuring the colorful pop art creatures of Robert Burke.

FUNDED! 

Stretch Goal Funding In Effect!

REACHED! At $15,000 we will upgrade the box, cards and tiles to be linen covered. This is a high-quality material that will make for an exceedingly durable game.

At $16,000 I will include the first Heads On Tails tile and the first Heads On Tails card from the Heads on Tails expansion.

At $18,000 I will include the second Heads On Tails tile and the second Heads On Tails card.

At $20,000 I will include the third Heads On Tails tile and third Heads On Tails card.

The reviews are unanimous! People love CartoonaPledge for your copy before the project ends!

"This is a fantastic family game, people are going to love putting the tiles together" -Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower

"Cartoona is an excellent game for families." -Wired .com

"My six year old was thrilled by the look and feel of the game. For the past two days we have left the game out on the table and she has spent time playing by herself building interesting creatures. During game play, she had us all laughing as she decided a new aspect was to discover and mimic the sounds her created creatures would make." -Purple Pawn

"It has a depth and level of direct aggression via the interactions between tiles and cards that may be overlooked by gamers who dismiss it for its whimsical appearance (their loss). I also appreciate the well-written rulebook, which provides well-written and illustrated examples in addition to multiple variants to scale the strategy level appropriately for children and adults." -Games and Grub 

"Truly a wonderful game for the family. Do give Cartoona a try if and when you get the chance." -Father Geek

Welcome!

Cartoona is a tile-laying, creature-building game of strategy and chance featuring the whimsical pop art creatures of Robert Burke. The game encourages creativity, strategic thinking and social interaction. Players compete by building colorful, and sometimes hilarious, cartoon creatures from different body part tiles.

The Game
Cartoona can be played in singles mode, team mode or even a solitaire mode, and there are three different game variants that will ship in the box: the full game, the basic game and a children's game. These different game variants allow for between 1 to 8 players ages 3 to adult.

Why Kickstarter?
We have chosen to use Kickstarter because our dream includes two things:
Bring Cartoona to life, AND retain creative control of the project. We have brought the game through development and testing, but we need capital to get it manufactured and distributed.  All the hard work has been done. Game mechanics are solid, artwork is complete, graphic design is complete, and manufacturing is lined up. We will continue to play test hard through the duration of this campaign, so that if funding is successful we can go to print without delay. 

Rewards
We have a wide array of rewards from stickers and signed prints, to an exclusive expansion, to original artwork, and deep discounts on multiple copies. You can nab Cartoona for well under its future MSRP of $34.99, have the game in hand before the general public, and make a dream come true! So please consider jumping in. We think you'll love Cartoona as much as our play testers and we do! 

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RulesLINK: Cartoona Rulebook

Tutorials

See more tutorial videos in the Updates section of this Kickstarter page.

LINK: "Long Necks" expansion Info

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Front of the Player's Screen

Back of the Player's Screen

Sticker Rewards
3"X5"

8"X10"

Some Original Artwork Examples

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    Single-Tile Creature: A high quality, clear vinyl, 3”X5” sticker featuring two creatures. Guaranteed to bring a smile! Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $1 for international orders.

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    Two-Tile Creature: The Single-Tile Creature reward PLUS an 8”X10”, high quality, white vinyl sticker sheet that includes six different creatures PLUS a print and play PDF version of the game. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $3 for international orders.

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    Early Bird: A full copy of Cartoona. This is a limited reward to encourage early pledges and word of mouth. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international orders.

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    Early Bird II: A full copy of Cartoona. This is a limited reward to encourage word of mouth and keep the momentum going. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international orders.

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    Early Bird III: A full copy of Cartoona. This is a limited reward to encourage word of mouth and keep the momentum going. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international orders.

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    Three-Tile Creature: A full copy of Cartoona. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international orders.

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    Four-Tile Creature: All of the Two-Tile Creature rewards PLUS a full copy of Cartoona. PLUS a signed Cartoona prototype card selected at random. Some of the prototype cards made it into the final game and some did not. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $15 for international orders.

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    Five-Tile Creature: Two full copies of Cartoona. Team up with a friend and save! Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $25 for international orders.

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    Six-Tile Creature: A full copy of Cartoona. PLUS an exclusive 6 tile/4 card expansion called Cartoona: Long Necks. This expansion will have a limited run of 200 in 2012 and may or may not be released in coming years. Each expansion will come in a one-of-a-kind box, with hand-drawn art by Robert Burke. PLUS a printed Cartoona prototype tile signed by the artist. Plus a 3"X5" sticker. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $20 for international orders.

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    Handmade: A full copy of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS a hand-painted, two-tile creature that is unique in the world. Signed by the artist, you can use these extremely rare tiles in your Cartoona games, or just display them proudly. One-of-a-kind playable art. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $20 for international orders.

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    Seven-Tile Creature: Four full copies of Cartoona PLUS a 6”X6” limited edition signed print. Team up with 3 friends and get the game for $18.75 each! Give the print to whoever wins your first game. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $35 for international orders.

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    Eight-Tile Creature: A full copy of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS an original creature painting by Robert Burke on 8”X10” canvas panel. PLUS your name as a magenta-level supporter in the rulebook. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $20 for international orders.

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    Retail Six Pack: Six full copies of Cartoona PLUS a 6”X6” limited edition signed print. That's a cost per unit of just $16.66! Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $45 for international orders.

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    Prototype Package: A full copy of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS an original creature painting by Robert Burke on 8”X10” canvas panel. PLUS your name as a magenta-level supporter in the rulebook. PLUS a complete Cartoona prototype. The prototype includes everything you need to play the game including tiles, cards, rulebook and box. This will ship immediately after the project closes along with the original painting. No waiting for manufacture! You will also receive the mass produced version on release! Only 15 of these prototypes copies exist in the world! Add $10 more if you want to add the Long Necks expansion. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $20 for international orders.

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    Nine-Tile Creature: A full copy of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS an original painting by Robert Burke on gallery wrapped canvas, 16”X20”. Plus your name as a yellow-level supporter in the rulebook. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $40 for international orders.

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    Ten-Tile Creature: Three copies of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS three copies of the Long Necks expansion, each of which will come in a one-of-a-kind box, with hand-drawn art by Robert Burke. PLUS three 3”X5” stickers. PLUS three 8”X10” sticker sheets. PLUS an original 18”X24” painting by Robert Burke on gallery wrapped canvas. PLUS three limited edition signed prints. PLUS a creature mug. PLUS your name as a blue-level supporter in the rulebook. Free shipping in the U.S. Please add $60 for international orders.

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    Retail Package: 35 copies of Cartoona, this brings the cost per unit down to $14.29! PLUS a limited edition signed print. PLUS we will put your store’s name and web address in the rulebook as an original retail supporter. Free shipping in the U.S. International backers, please contact us for shipping options before pledging.

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    Purple Award: Three full copies of Cartoona personalized with a hand-drawn creature and signed inside the box. PLUS three copies of the Long Necks expansion in a one-of-a-kind hand drawn box. PLUS three 3”X5” stickers. PLUS three 8”X10” sticker sheets. PLUS a limited edition signed print. PLUS an original painting by Robert Burke on gallery wrapped canvas, 16”X20”. PLUS all 94 of the original hand-painted Cartoona prototype tiles, which were done on 3”X4” pine wood blocks. There is only one set of these in the world. PLUS your name as the only purple-level supporter in the rulebook. Free shipping worldwide.

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