Loving Being Wired and Tired
Hi, friends! With only eight days left to go, I'm excited and exhausted. I'm having trouble sleeping at night, in a good way! I keep waking up and checking my phone and seeing the love, and I'm elated.
All but one of the five "Make A Card with Me" limited top-reward tiers are now taken, and we're just about to reach 500 backers! I really appreciate the outreach all of you have done—more backers means a bigger print run, which means putting more of these games out into the world beyond the Kickstarter project.
Press & Podcasts
People keep saying nice things about You Think You Know Me, and it's the best.
The brilliant Cory Doctorow wrote about the game on Boing Boing, with some funny cracks from their peanut gallery of commenters. "This would be a great way to get to know my friends. All I need is this game. And some friends."
Trendhunter wrote about You Think You Know Me as an example of intimate social card games, and on Laughing Squid, Lori Dorn featured the game, writing that "the cards help people open up in a safe, trusted way with questions and open statements."
On Monday, I was interviewed on Portland-based podcast The Jeff Peart Show, and the episode's out now! We played the game live, a very silly episode where we learned all about each other. For any of you who haven't played the game, this is a great peek into how it works.
Tabletop gaming podcast Going Last also covered it this week, in their roundup of upcoming Kickstarter games.
Where I've Been
Over the weekend, I tabled at Portland Mini Maker Faire, showing my game thanks to an intro to Game Lab organizer Robert LaCosse from our old friend and fellow game designer, Rael Dornfest. We went to the first two Maker Faires when it got its start in the Bay Area, so it was an honor to be invited to participate in such an inclusive and creative event.
Last week's game night at Bottles was super fun, I handed over stacks of cards for people to play while they ate and drank, and I ended up playing with a large group of friends where a not-so-secret secret was revealed to roaring laughter.
The project ends on Thursday night, September 28 at 7pm PT, one week from tomorrow, and we're going to celebrate at Victoria from 6-8pm, livestream the countdown on Kickstarter Live from the bar, and you're all invited. Kids welcome until 8pm!
Before then, I'm bringing the game to Bottles again tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8pm, and we'll be at Century tomorrow night (Thursday) from 6-8pm.
SEE YOU THERE!