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The Singaporean Dream is a humourous & interactive card game that lets you pay, steal and sabo your way to be the perfect Singaporean.
422 backers pledged S$ 19,984 to help bring this project to life.

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THE SINGAPOREAN DREAM is a fun and interactive card game where you can pay, steal or sabo your way to be the perfect Singaporean.

First, choose a classic Singaporean Personality. Will you be the grumpy Aunty? The Complain Queen or the Ah Beng?

The goal of the game is to get as many Dream Cards as you can before the Dream Pile runs out. Like everything in Singapore, these Dreams come at a price. You can buy the Dream Cards with Cash Cards or gain them with Action Cards.

There are a variety of Action Cards that let you gain or steal Dreams and Cash from your target players! Watch out for some really powerful cards that can help to turn the game around!

On each turn, draw two cards from the Action Pile.

And play up to two actions.

How far will you go to achieve The Singaporean Dream?

In each deck of The Singaporean Dream, you can expect to receive:

  • 104 cards printed on high quality cardstock
  • Uniquely illustrated cards of hilarious Singaporean references
  • Foldable instruction manual + drinking game for those of the legal age ;)
  • Hours of fun, laughter and entertainment

But don't just hear it from us, these are what our initial playtesters have to say:

We've also been featured by the good guys at Coconuts Singapore and Mothership.sg and Vulcan Post:

COCONUTS.CO SINGAPORE: Local satirical board game ‘The Singaporean Dream’ to launch crowdfunding campaign this week

MOTHERSHIP.SG: ‘The Singaporean Dream’ board game to crowdfund S$10,000 for production

VULCAN POST: Her Card Game Will Let You Pay, Steal and 'Sabo' Your Way To Be The Perfect Singaporean

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Back this game and be one of the first in the world to own a deck of The Singaporean Dream!

 Say what? We're now FULLY FUNDED!!! A million thanks to all of you! But we're not done yet, check out our stretch goals:

1) $30,000 - IMPROVED BOX & CARDS (LOCKED): We'll laminate all cards and box so they're shiny, glossy and fancy ~

2) $50,000 - (LOCKED): Unlock the above stretch goal to reveal the next reward!

3) $100,000 - (LOCKED): Unlock the above stretch goal to reveal the next reward!

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MAY 26 2018: Launch Kickstarter Campaign

JUN 30 2018: End of Kickstarter Campaign

JULY 2018: Start production and personalized rewards

EARLY - MID AUG 2018: Local backers receive their rewards just in time for National Day

MID SEP 2018: International backers receive their rewards

END SEP 2018: All orders fulfilled and we party!

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We’ve teamed up with homegrown retail logistics company blu to offer affordable home shipping and self-collection options for our local backers! 

blu seeks to make retail logistics seamless to better the shopping experience for both retailers and shoppers by offering both parcel locker collection points (bluPort) and home delivery services in Singapore.

Select bluPort as your preferred delivery method to receive exclusive The Singapore Dream merchandise!

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Hi! My name is Theresa and I am the creator / illustrator / saikang warrior of The Singaporean Dream.

The concept of "The Singaporean Dream" came about as I was graduating from university and saw friends around me rush to get a job (myself included) / BTO flats / plan for marriage. I then thought to myself "Is this truly The Singaporean Dream?"

Armed with self-doubt and confusion, I set out to make a card game that highlights Singapore in all our beauty and flaws. I never got my answers, but I did manage to create this silly game.

From learning how to draw to spending hours getting paper cuts in the printing shop and forcing all my unwilling friends to play this card game, it's been a huge journey of learning and fun:

This project has taken close to a year in the making and not without its fair share of missteps and failures. I have put my heart and soul into creating this card game for you and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do :)

Instagram // Facebook // Website

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LIVE FUNDING WITH WE THE PEOPLE

We'll be live-funding at We The People Store at Millenia Walk #02-57 for the duration of the Kickstarter Campaign! Come by to say hi, touch and feel the product and learn more about our Kickstarter journey.

We The People Store is the only physical store in the world to exclusively retail products funded with the community Kickstarter. They have 5 stores in Singapore and 1 store in Korea. They have spaces in store dedicated to live-kickstarter campaigns where creators can display their prototypes and engage with customers, turning them into backers. An online to offline initiative.

If you'd like to see how the game works, The Singaporean Dream is available for play at The Mind Cafe, Settlers Cafe and Singapore International Board Game Meet-ups (Card Board Crew)



Risks and challenges

Being the kiasu Singaporean I am, I've spent nights worrying about what could possibly go wrong with the campaign and narrowed it down into these three:

1) PRODUCTION
The plan is go into production with one of our shortlisted printers immediately after this Kickstarter campaign ends so that you will get the product in your hands as soon as possible. Production is usually the bane of all Kickstarter campaigns which is why I've decided to keep the production of this Kickstarter run in Singapore to keep a closer eye on the quality and to reduce the chances of delays with shipping / product getting stolen by pirates at sea.

2) BACKER REWARDS AND STRETCH GOALS
To thank you guys for being so sweet, I've added a couple kickstarter-exclusive rewards that will be unlocked upon reaching the campaign's stretch goals. Given that I will only start working on these rewards when the stretch goals are met, there is a tiny chance that the campaign might be delayed because of this. Unlikely but still a tiny chance.

3) FUNDING
The biggest risk here is if the game doesn't get enough funding to get off the ground. Kickstarter has an "All-or-Nothing" policy where the campaign gets $0 funding if the campaign doesn't reach its target. It would mean so much to me if you could help to spread and share the word about this game so it becomes a reality for you (and for me).

As Murphy's law has it: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". I can't promise that everything will go according to plan but I promise to do whatever I can to deliver a quality product by the promised date.

Thanks for sticking by all the way and for all your support!

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    Thanks man, I'm feelin' da luv

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    You never jaywalk and you always pay your handphone bills on time. You'd be perfectly happy to get:

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    The Super Fan

    [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE] Welcome to the fan club. Get two decks of The Singaporean Dream (one signed copy) - one for playing and one for keeps. But if you don't want your deck signed, that's perfectly okay too.

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    Super Special Unique Deck

    [KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!] Nothing better than playing The Singaporean Dream than being in it. Send me a picture of yourself and I will personally draw a version of you in the form of a Singaporean Personality Card. Use this card in the game or just keep it as a souvenir! Only available on Kickstarter.

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    Retailer Special

    [ONLY AVAILABLE IN SINGAPORE] You're either a retailer/distributor or you're just the kind of crazy person who buys 10 decks of the same game.

    @Retailers - get in touch at thesingaporeandreamcardgame@gmail.com if you're keen on retailing The Singaporean Dream after this campaign!

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    The early bird gets the kanchiong spider. Because you got here so early, you get:

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